Washington Wahkiakum County Public Libraries

By | January 2, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Wahkiakum County, Washington. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Washington Wahkiakum County.

1. Library System CATHLAMET
Street Address: 100 Main St, Cathlamet, WA 98612
Phone Number: (360) 795-3254 Wahkiakum 9,152 N/A

2. Central Library CATHLAMET
Street Address: 100 Main St, Cathlamet, WA 98612
Phone Number: (360) 795-3254 Wahkiakum N/A N/A

Overview of Wahkiakum County, Washington

Wahkiakum County is a county located in the state of Washington. As of 2000, the population is 3,824. The county seat is at Cathlamet. It is named after Chief Wahkiakum (“Tall Timber”) of the Chinook.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 743 km² (287 mi²). 684 km² (264 mi²) of it is land and 58 km² (22 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 7.83% water.

Geographic features

  • Columbia River
  • Grays River
  • Puget Island

Adjacent counties

  • Pacific County, Washington- northwest
  • Lewis County, Washington- north/northeast
  • Cowlitz County, Washington- east/southeast
  • Columbia County, Oregon- south/southeast
  • Clatsop County, Oregon- south/southwest


As of the census of 2000, there are 3,824 people, 1,553 households, and 1,108 families residing in the county. The population density is 6/km² (14/mi²). There are 1,792 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (7/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 93.46% White, 0.26% Black or African American, 1.57% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 1.65% from other races, and 2.51% from two or more races. 2.56% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 1,553 households out of which 26.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.40% are married couples living together, 6.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.60% are non-families. 24.40% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 2.83.

In the county, the population is spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 5.30% from 18 to 24, 22.20% from 25 to 44, 30.60% from 45 to 64, and 18.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 44 years. For every 100 females there are 100.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $39,444, and the median income for a family is $47,604. Males have a median income of $37,123 versus $27,938 for females. The per capita income for the county is $19,063. 8.10% of the population and 5.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 11.00% of those under the age of 18 and 2.70% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

  • Cathlamet
  • East Cathlamet