Live, Work, and Play!
According to the 2020 Census, the county population is 42,369:
- Omak, the largest city in the county, has a population of 4,752.
- Okanogan, with a population of 2,552, is the second largest city in the county, and the county seat.
- Other cities within the county are: Brewster (2,370), Conconully (193), Coulee Dam (1,074), Elmer City (250), Nespelem (240), Oroville (1,921), Pateros (714), Riverside (271), Tonasket (1,015), Twisp (991), and Winthrop (419).
- The unincorporated population of 27,404, while the incorporated population is 14,965, with a density of 8 persons per square mile.
Agriculture and forestry are the major economic generators for the county and are the foundation for the region, which employs approximately 5,756 people. Government, retail trade, services, and manufacturing are a few of the major employers within the county.
- The City of Omak, the regional center for services and trade, is experiencing a great deal of growth. There is also increasing commercial development in the area between the Canadian border and the City of Oroville.
- The City of Coulee Dam is the location of Grand Coulee Dam, one of the largest concrete structures in the world, and largest electricity producer in the United States. The Dam also has a visitor center with guided tours, background movies, and extensive information of the region.
- The Methow Valley, located in the western portion of the county, is quickly becoming a destination for outdoor lovers and enthusiasts and includes hundreds of square miles of cross-country ski trails, snowmobile parks, mountain biking, fishing, camping, hiking, and offers many tourist accommodations and weekend get-a-ways, and a possible four seasons destination resort.