Garfield County is located in the Southeast corner of Washington State, and bordered on the north by the Snake River and on the South by the Blue Mountains.


Historically an agricultural region, Garfield County’s business economy is based largely in service, retail and small production. The county supports one port district, the Port of Garfield, and is serviced by overland transportation along U.S. Highway 12, with connections to major interstates.


Friendly customer service, quality K-12 education, local health services, and year-round recreation add to the rural charm of this neighborly community, creating a safe and inviting environment for families and businesses.


General County Information

Population 2007: 2,250
Unincorporated 725
Incorporated 1,525
Land Area in Square Miles 710.55
Density (Persons per Square Mile) 2007: 3.2
Assessed Value 2006
Total $ in Thousands $196,468
Per Capita $/Person $66,954
Personal Income 2005
Total $ In Thousands $43,401
Per Capita $/Person $85,421
County Seat Pomeroy


Climate & Topography

Average Temperature 82 F (summer)
Average Temperature 42 F (winter)
Elevation of Pomeroy 1,850 ft.
Garfield County Area 710.5 sq. mi.
Annual Rainfall 17″


Median Home Prices
2004 ~ $111,200

2005 ~ $127,500

2006 ~ $142.900

% Chg ~ 28.5%


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(509) 743-9411


Walla Walla Union Bulletin (Daily)
(509) 525-3300


East Washingtonian (Weekly)
(509) 843-1313


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