Clallam County is a county in the U.S. state of Washington. As of the 2010 census, the population was 71,404. The county seat and largest city is Port Angeles. The name is a Klallam word for "the strong people". The county was formed on April 26, 1854. Located on the Olympic Peninsula, it is south from the Strait of Juan de Fuca, which forms the Canada–US border, as British Columbia's Vancouver Island is across the strait.
Clallam County comprises the Port Angeles, WA Micropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,671 square miles (6,920 km²), of which 1,738 square miles (4,500 km²) is land and 932 square miles (2,410 km²) (35%) is water.Located in Clallam County is Cape Alava, the westernmost point in both Washington and the continental United States, with a longitude of 124 degrees, 43 minutes and 59 seconds West (−124.733). Near Cape Alava is Ozette, the westernmost town in the continental United States (see Extreme points of the United States for more information).
DemographicsAs of the 2010 United States Census, there were 71,404 people, 31,329 households, and 19,713 families residing in the county. The population density was 41.1 inhabitants per square mile (15.9/km²). There were 35,582 housing units at an average density of 20.5 per square mile (7.9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 87.0% white, 5.1% American Indian, 1.4% Asian, 0.8% black or African American, 0.1% Pacific islander, 1.8% from other races, and 3.8% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 5.1% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 21.4% were German, 16.4% were English, 12.6% were Irish, 6.5% were Norwegian, and 5.2% were American.