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Walla Walla County, Washington (WA)

County population in 2014: 59,844 (83% urban, 17% rural); it was 55,180 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 8,886
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,876
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 12,817
Renter-occupied apartments: 7,957 (it was 6,830 in 2000)
% of renters here:

35%
State:

36%

Land area: 1271 sq. mi.

Water area: 28.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 47 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Walla Walla County: 84.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (28.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.6%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (12.2%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 53%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Walla Walla County, Washington:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (74.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (19.7%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.7%)
  • Asian alone (1.2%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  36.0 years
Washington median age:  37.0 years
Males: 30,374  (50.8%)
Females: 29,470  (49.2%)

Walla Walla County,WA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Walla Walla County:

2.0 people
Washington:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,875 ($35,900 in 1999)

This county:

$45875
Washington:

$58405

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $595 (lower quartile is $450, upper quartile is $824)
This county:

$595
State:

$867


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $186,784 (it was $109,100 in 2000)
Walla Walla:

$186,784
Washington:

$250,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $123,734 - $278,258
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,340
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $436

Institutionalized population: 2,695

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 14
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 20
  • Burglaries: 84
  • Thefts: 282
  • Auto thefts: 27

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 21
  • Burglaries: 100
  • Thefts: 300
  • Auto thefts: 30
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 211 buildings, average cost: $244,700
  • 2008: 139 buildings, average cost: $206,400
  • 2009: 87 buildings, average cost: $176,500
  • 2010: 66 buildings, average cost: $180,300
  • 2011: 80 buildings, average cost: $196,200
  • 2012: 102 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2013: 134 buildings, average cost: $237,100
  • 2014: 183 buildings, average cost: $195,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,144 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,915 (1.1%)

Walla Walla County household income distribution in 2009 Walla Walla County home values distribution Walla Walla County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.6%
(15.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.9% for Black residents, 27.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.4% for American Indian residents, 67.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 37.2% for other race residents, 17.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.0%
Walla Walla County:

19.0%
Washington:

14.1%
(16.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.5% for Black residents, 27.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.0% for American Indian residents, 68.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 33.6% for other race residents, 19.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 37 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 34 years old, Asian residents: 45 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 35 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Walla Walla County is $440 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $581 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $835 a month.

Cities in this county include: Walla Walla, College Place, Burbank, Walla Walla East, Eureka Flat, Waitsburg, Garrett, Touchet, Prescott, Dixie.

Walla Walla County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Carlton County, Minnesota , Garfield County , Morrison County, Minnesota , Menominee County, Michigan .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
Washington:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 5,541
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 5,206 (32% naturalized citizens)

Walla Walla County:

9.4%
Whole state:

10.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,231
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,020
  • 1985 to 1989: 1,029
  • 1980 to 1984: 774
  • 1975 to 1979: 324
  • 1970 to 1974: 181
  • 1970 to 1974: 86
  • 1965 to 1969: 561

Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 86.3%

Walla Walla County marital status for males Walla Walla County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 13,985
  • One, attached: 612
  • Two: 879
  • 3 or 4: 872
  • 5 to 9: 714
  • 10 to 19: 594
  • 20 or more: 1,162
  • Mobile homes: 2,300
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 29

Housing units in Walla Walla County with a mortgage: 6,126 (610 second mortgage, 546 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,793

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

75.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Walla Walla County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,03644
Catholic6,6305
Mainline Protestant3,10912
Other2,76112
Orthodox1601
Black Protestant721
None35,013-
Walla Walla County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Walla Walla County:

2.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.70 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Walla Walla County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 34
This county:

5.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Walla Walla County:

8.2%
Washington:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Walla Walla County:

24.8%
State:

25.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.8%
State:

13.9%

Agriculture in Walla Walla County:

Average size of farms: 787 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $381,004
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $306,349
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 45.15%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 27.47%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $113,872
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 80.45%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.48
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.10%
Corn for grain: 4145 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 200247 harvested acres
Vegetables: 15,957 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 12,624 acres

Earthquake activity:

Walla Walla County-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 148% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 265.9 miles away from Walla Walla County center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 209.0 miles away from the county center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 392.0 miles away from the county center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 209.0 miles away from the county center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 392.0 miles away from Walla Walla County center
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 203.4 miles away from the county center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • WashingtonSevere Winter Storm and Record and Near Record Snow, Incident Period: December 12, 2008 to January 5, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1825): March 2, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1825, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snow
  • WashingtonColumbia Fire Complex, Incident Period: August 22, 2006, Fire Management Assistance Declared: August 22, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-FM-2668, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • WashingtonHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3227): September 7, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3227, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • WashingtonEarthquake, Incident Period: February 28, 2001 to March 16, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1361): March 1, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1361, Natural disaster type: Earthquake
  • WashingtonSevere Winter Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: December 26, 1996 to February 10, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1159): January 17, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1159, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • WashingtonSevere Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: January 26, 1996 to February 23, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1100): February 9, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1100, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • WashingtonVOLCANIC ERUPTION, MT. ST. HELENS, Incident Period: May 21, 1980, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-623): May 21, 1980, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-623, Natural disaster type: Volcanic Eruption
  • WashingtonHeavy Rains & Flooding, Incident Period: December 29, 1964, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-185): December 29, 1964, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-185, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain

The number of natural disasters in Walla Walla County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 1

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (70%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Russia (2%)
  • Korea (1%)
  • Germany (1%)
  • United Kingdom (1%)
  • Philippines (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Walla Walla County (%):

  • German (20%)
  • English (11%)
  • United States or American (8%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • Norwegian (4%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)

Walla Walla County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 16,965 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 2,920 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 153 (1%)
  • Motorcycle: 18 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 319 (1%)
  • Walked: 1,844 (8%)
  • Other means: 192 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 829 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Walla Walla County, Washington in 2000:

  • 2,364 people in state prisons
  • 1,652 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 545 people in nursing homes
  • 383 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 175 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 85 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 39 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 27 people in other group homes
  • 24 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 4 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

People in group quarters in Walla Walla County, Washington in 2010:

  • 2,300 people in state prisons
  • 1,571 people in college/university student housing
  • 285 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 110 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 82 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 55 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 50 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 36 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $53,144.

6.71% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,815 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.71%
Washington average:

6.54%


0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($565 average AGI)
Walla Walla County:

0.05%
Washington average:

0.14%

2.92% relocated from other counties in Washington ($16,749 average AGI)
3.73% relocated from other states ($21,501 average AGI)
Walla Walla County:

3.73%
Washington average:

3.33%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Umatilla County, OR  0.84% ($29,609 average AGI)
from Benton County, WA  0.45% ($33,189)
from Franklin County, WA  0.44% ($37,136)
from King County, WA  0.33% ($50,343)
from Spokane County, WA  0.25% ($37,647)
from Columbia County, WA  0.23% ($32,413)
from Pierce County, WA  0.15% ($53,600)


6.46% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,356 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.46%
Washington average:

6.20%


0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries ($659 average AGI)
Walla Walla County:

0.13%
Washington average:

0.14%

2.85% relocated to other counties in Washington ($15,218 average AGI)
3.48% relocated to other states ($16,479 average AGI)
Walla Walla County:

3.48%
Washington average:

2.98%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Umatilla County, OR  0.72% ($28,368 average AGI)
to Benton County, WA  0.63% ($38,976)
to Franklin County, WA  0.39% ($39,795)
to King County, WA  0.35% ($34,478)
to Spokane County, WA  0.31% ($28,484)
to Yakima County, WA  0.14% ($33,741)
to Multnomah County, OR  0.13% ($31,769)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.4

Births per 1000 population in Walla Walla County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Walla Walla County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.5

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Walla Walla County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Walla Walla County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Walla Walla County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 9,520 (8,143 aged, 1,377 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,242 (9%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Walla Walla County, Washington in 1999 - 2014:

  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (559)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (546)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (513)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (467)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (360)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (278)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (126)
  • Pneumonitis due to food and vomit (122)
  • Malignant neoplasm of prostate (121)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (114)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.23
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13256.27
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 367.890
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 39758.34

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1184.890
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1052.850
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10.42

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 39.1
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 83.39

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13.9
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 149.7. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 81.2
  • Other - 68.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 54,292
  • In family households: 44,533 (10,190 male householders, 3,942 female householders)
    10,891 spouses, 15,317 children (14,090 natural, 470 adopted, 757 stepchildren), 1,045 grandchildren, 474 brothers or sisters, 363 parents, 580 other relatives, 1,438 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 9,759 (3,423 male householders (2,606 living alone)), 4,164 female householders (3,526 living alone)), 2,172 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,489 (2,695 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 6,542 2-persons, 2,845 3-persons, 2,458 4-persons, 1,362 5-persons, 539 6-persons, 386 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,132 1-person, 1,076 2-persons, 191 3-persons, 95 4-persons, 57 5-persons, 23 6-persons, 13 7-or-more-persons.

9,334 married couples with children.
2,826 single-parent households (693 men, 2,133 women).

83.8% of residents of Walla Walla County speak English at home.
13.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (48% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (62% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 11% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $351,582,000 ($6130 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $32,229,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $146,239,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $62,452,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $21,722,000
Federal grants: $58,808,000
Federal procurement contracts: $21,311,000 ($14,110,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $41,050,000 ($11,211,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $119,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $34,991,000
Federal Government insurance: $92,725,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 3,613
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,768
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,037
Here:

+18 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +593
Here:

+10 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Walla Walla County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 12.18 millions of gallons per day (20% from ground, 80% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

3.9

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 527
  • 2000 to 2004: 2,255
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,454
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,577
  • 1970 to 1979: 4,047
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,321
  • 1950 to 1959: 2,771
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,054
  • 1939 or earlier: 4,760
Rooms in houses/apartments in Walla Walla County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 135
  • 3 rooms: 374
  • 4 rooms: 1,148
  • 5 rooms: 2,481
  • 6 rooms: 2,617
  • 7 rooms: 2,184
  • 8 rooms: 1,638
  • 9+ rooms: 2,228
  • 1 room: 464
  • 2 rooms: 868
  • 3 rooms: 1,123
  • 4 rooms: 1,917
  • 5 rooms: 1,141
  • 6 rooms: 567
  • 7 rooms: 370
  • 8 rooms: 196
  • 9+ rooms: 184
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Walla Walla County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 47
  • 1 bedroom: 518
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,796
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,082
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,499
  • 5+ bedrooms: 875
  • no bedroom: 562
  • 1 bedroom: 1,830
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,686
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,199
  • 4 bedrooms: 401
  • 5+ bedrooms: 152
Cars and other vehicles available in Walla Walla County, Washington in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 405
  • 1 vehicle: 3,313
  • 2 vehicles: 5,570
  • 3 vehicles: 2,467
  • 4 vehicles: 727
  • 5+ vehicles: 335
  • no vehicle: 1,182
  • 1 vehicle: 3,154
  • 2 vehicles: 1,737
  • 3 vehicles: 546
  • 4 vehicles: 203
  • 5+ vehicles: 8

53% of Walla Walla County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 48% lived in Washington.

Walla Walla County:

52.9%
State average:

50.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 26327
  • Northeast: 1354
  • Midwest: 4772
  • South: 3321
  • West: 13559

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $78,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Walla Walla County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (47.1%)
  • Electricity (38.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.8%)
  • Wood (3.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.4%)
  • Electricity (61.9%)
  • Utility gas (27.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.5%)
  • Wood (2.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 829
Here:

13.0%
Washington:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 383
Here:

10.9%
Washington:

7.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,068
Here:

60.2%
Washington:

15.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Walla Walla County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,763,000
    Police Protection: $278,000
    Health - Other: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $6,687,000
    Regular Highways: $5,664,000
    Police Protection: $3,608,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,631,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,591,000
    General - Other: $2,317,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,697,000
    Financial Administration: $1,363,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,035,000
    General Public Buildings: $548,000
    Housing and Community Development: $499,000
    Parks and Recreation: $117,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $109,000
    Corrections - Other: $101,000
    Local Fire Protection: $71,000
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $92,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $357,000
    Police Protection: $333,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $87,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $73,000
    Health - Other: $51,000
    Financial Administration: $19,000
    Central Staff Services: $11,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,000
    Regular Highways: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,575,000

Walla Walla County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,216,000
    Parks and Recreation: $729,000
    Housing and Community Development: $20,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $311,000
    Natural Resources: $236,000
    Health and Hospitals: $59,000
    Housing and Community Development: $55,000
    General Local Government Support: $39,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $3,119,000
    All Other: $1,091,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $803,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $312,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $303,000
    Rents: $188,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $72,000
    Sale of Property: $17,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,827,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,971,000
    All Other: $2,881,000
    Housing and Community Development: $569,000
    Education: $76,000
    General Local Government Support: $74,000
    Public Welfare: $15,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,334,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,966,000
    Other License: $711,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $304,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $293,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $235,000
    Other Selective Sales: $194,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $114,000
    Severance: $45,000

Walla Walla County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,745,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,490,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $255,000

Walla Walla County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,048,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $42,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,103
  • Number of aged recipients: 90
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,013
  • Number of recipients under 18: 191
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 724
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 188
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 397
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 504
Walla Walla County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Walla Walla County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Walla Walla County, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John35576.7 years
William31377.9 years
Mary27082.5 years
Robert26873.7 years
James21973.6 years
George21879.1 years
Charles18276.9 years
Margaret16583.2 years
Dorothy15778.8 years
Helen15781.1 years
Most common last names in Walla Walla County, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith15076.8 years
Johnson11378.7 years
Anderson10480.3 years
Miller9780.0 years
Brown8579.3 years
Jones8576.2 years
Williams7278.5 years
Davis7076.0 years
Nelson6078.8 years
Martin5978.7 years
Businesses in Walla Walla County, WA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1MasterBrand Cabinets2
AT&T2Maurices1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's2
Albertsons1Motherhood Maternity1
Applebee's1Nike6
Arby's1Nissan1
AutoZone1Panda Express1
Baskin-Robbins2Pizza Hut1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Quiznos1
Best Western1RadioShack1
Budget Car Rental1Rite Aid1
Burger King1Safeway2
Chevrolet1Sears1
Circle K1Sprint Nextel2
Comfort Inn1Staples1
Curves1Starbucks5
Dairy Queen1Super 81
FedEx5T-Mobile1
GNC2Taco Bell2
GameStop1Toyota1
Goodwill6Travelodge1
H&R Block2True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1
Home Depot1UPS7
Jones New York2Vans1
KFC1Verizon Wireless1
Kmart1Vons2
La Quinta1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1Wendy's1
Macy's1YMCA1