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Whitman County, Washington (WA)

County population in 2019: 50,632 (72% urban, 28% rural); it was 40,740 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,788
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,114
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,300
Renter-occupied apartments: 9,566 (it was 7,957 in 2000)
% of renters here:

52%
State:

36%

Land area: 2159 sq. mi.

Water area: 18.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 23 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Whitman County: 87.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (41.3%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (11.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 37%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 4%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Whitman County, WA (2019)
    • 39,09077.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,5199.0%Asian alone
    • 3,2856.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,9883.9%Two or more races
    • 1,1472.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1490.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1140.2%Some other race alone
    • 820.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

24.8 years
Washington median age:

37.9 years
Males: 25,883  (51.1%)
Females: 24,749  (48.9%)
Average household size:
Whitman County:

2.0 people
Washington:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $45,590 ($28,584 in 1999)
This county:

$45,590
Washington:

$78,687

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $805 (lower quartile is $630, upper quartile is $1,054)
This county:

$805
State:

$1230


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $248,796 (it was $110,100 in 2000)
Whitman:

$248,796
Washington:

$387,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $160,325 - $374,536
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,492
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $491

Institutionalized population: 164

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 6
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 30
  • Thefts: 56
  • Auto thefts: 10

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 41
  • Thefts: 65
  • Auto thefts: 7
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 62 buildings, average cost: $111,000
  • 1998: 102 buildings, average cost: $109,100
  • 1999: 71 buildings, average cost: $122,000
  • 2000: 63 buildings, average cost: $112,000
  • 2001: 69 buildings, average cost: $129,300
  • 2002: 78 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 2003: 103 buildings, average cost: $151,000
  • 2004: 106 buildings, average cost: $157,900
  • 2005: 138 buildings, average cost: $188,700
  • 2006: 98 buildings, average cost: $215,400
  • 2007: 125 buildings, average cost: $190,800
  • 2008: 80 buildings, average cost: $205,000
  • 2009: 67 buildings, average cost: $208,700
  • 2010: 62 buildings, average cost: $216,400
  • 2011: 33 buildings, average cost: $225,900
  • 2012: 70 buildings, average cost: $215,400
  • 2013: 100 buildings, average cost: $225,600
  • 2014: 75 buildings, average cost: $252,900
  • 2015: 81 buildings, average cost: $255,900
  • 2016: 78 buildings, average cost: $269,700
  • 2017: 80 buildings, average cost: $268,300
  • 2018: 126 buildings, average cost: $197,500
  • 2019: 128 buildings, average cost: $249,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Whitman, WA residents
Average permit cost in Whitman, WA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,569 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,021 (0.9%)

Distribution of median household income in Whitman, WA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Whitman, WA in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Whitman, WA in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 24.0%
Whitman County:

24.0%
Washington:

9.8%
(22.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.4% for Black residents, 27.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.0% for American Indian residents, 81.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 30.7% for other race residents, 22.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 24.8 years old
(Males: 24.8 years old, Females: 24.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 26.2 years old, Black residents: 22.2 years old, American Indian residents: 25.9 years old, Asian residents: 23.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.0 years old, Other race residents: 22.9 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Whitman County is $449 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $583 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $823 a month.

Cities in this county include: Pullman, Colfax, Rock Lake, Steptoe, Palouse, Tekoa, Rosalia, Garfield, Endicott, Albion.

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

2018 air pollution in Whitman County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 5.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Barnes County, North Dakota , Cascade County, Montana , Griggs County, North Dakota , Kidder County, North Dakota , Nez Perce County, Idaho , Richland County, North Dakota .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.1%
Washington:

5.9%

Unemployment by year in Whitman, WA
County total employment by year in Whitman, WA
County average yearly wages by year in Whitman, WA

Current college students: 15,058
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 96.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 51.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 5,989 (22.0% naturalized citizens)

Whitman County:

11.8%
Whole state:

14.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4,2662010 or later
  • 1,1252000 to 2009
  • 8851990 to 1999
  • 4611980 to 1989
  • 2031970 to 1979
  • 190Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 88.5%

Whitman County marital status for males Whitman County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,517
  • One, attached: 901
  • Two: 1,067
  • 3 or 4: 1,172
  • 5 to 9: 2,533
  • 10 to 19: 2,941
  • 20 to 49: 1,259
  • 50 or more: 730
  • Mobile homes: 1,354
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 1

Housing units in Whitman County with a mortgage: 4,643 (34 second mortgage, 406 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,484

Here:

57.1% with mortgage
State:

67.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Whitman County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,78235
Catholic3,6289
Mainline Protestant2,64420
Other2,38810
None31,334-
Whitman 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: 12
Whitman County:

2.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Whitman County:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 32
This county:

7.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Whitman County:

5.4%
Washington:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Whitman County:

24.1%
State:

25.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.1%
State:

13.9%

Agriculture in Whitman County:

Average size of farms: 1222 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $149,614
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $203.85
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.92%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 4.54%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $120,842
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 57.33%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.66%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $161,794
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 66.33%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.18
Corn for grain: 111 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 486853 harvested acres
Vegetables: 6,582 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 58 acres

Earthquake activity:

Whitman County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Washington state average. It is 1077% 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 262.4 miles away from Whitman County center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 363.3 miles away from the county center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 241.8 miles away from the county center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 245.2 miles away from the county center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 MD, Depth: 32.2 mi) earthquake occurred 252.2 miles away from Whitman County center
On 3/31/2020 at 23:52:30, a magnitude 6.5 (6.5 MW, Depth: 7.5 mi) earthquake occurred 202.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Washington Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4481-WA: March 22, 2020, FEMA Id: 4481, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Washington Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: November 12, 2015 to November 21, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4249: January 15, 2016, FEMA Id: 4249, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • Washington Severe Winter Storm and Record and Near Record Snow, Incident Period: December 12, 2008 to January 05, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1825: March 02, 2009, FEMA Id: 1825, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snow
  • Washington Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3227: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3227, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Washington Severe Winter Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: December 26, 1996 to February 10, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1159: January 17, 1997, FEMA Id: 1159, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Washington Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: January 26, 1996 to February 23, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1100: February 09, 1996, FEMA Id: 1100, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Washington Fires, Incident Period: October 16, 1991 to October 24, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-922: November 13, 1991, FEMA Id: 922, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Washington Heavy Rains, Flooding, Mudslides, Incident Period: March 08, 1989 to March 17, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-822: April 14, 1989, FEMA Id: 822, Natural disaster type: Mudslide, Flood, Heavy Rain
  • Washington VOLCANIC ERUPTION, MT. ST. HELENS, Incident Period: May 21, 1980, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-623: May 21, 1980, FEMA Id: 623, Natural disaster type: Volcanic Eruption
  • Washington SEVERE STORMS,MUDSLIDES, FLOODING, Incident Period: December 10, 1977, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-545: December 10, 1977, FEMA Id: 545, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Whitman County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 5, Mudslides: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Whitman

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 15,877 (63.5%)
  • Carpooled: 2,791 (11.2%)
  • Bus: 1,286 (5.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 181 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 284 (1.1%)
  • Walked: 3,629 (14.5%)
  • Worked at home: 973 (3.9%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Educational services (35%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Educational services (41%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (5%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (20%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (28%)
  • India (8%)
  • Mexico (7%)
  • Saudi Arabia (4%)
  • Russia (3%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Vietnam (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Whitman County


  • German (10%)
  • European (8%)
  • American (6%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Norwegian (3%)
  • English (3%)
  • Italian (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 5,079 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 178 people in nursing homes
  • 51 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 48 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 44 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 34 people in other group homes
  • 15 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 10 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 3 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 2 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

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

  • 5,738 people in college/university student housing
  • 126 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 38 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 28 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 7 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $65,568.

10.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,293 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.58%
Washington average:

7.39%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.97% relocated from other counties in Washington ($15,573 average AGI)
5.62% relocated from other states ($24,721 average AGI)
Whitman County:

5.62%
Washington average:

3.93%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Spokane County, WA  1.04% ($37,281 average AGI)
from Latah County, ID  0.99% ($50,872)
from King County, WA  0.89% ($34,874)
from Pierce County, WA  0.42% ($23,518)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.26% ($35,771)
from Benton County, WA  0.25% ($30,545)
from Clark County, WA  0.22% ($29,172)


14.63% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,536 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

14.63%
Washington average:

6.40%


2.23% of residents moved to foreign countries ($7,086 average AGI)
Whitman County:

2.23%
Washington average:

0.13%

6.28% relocated to other counties in Washington ($14,748 average AGI)
6.13% relocated to other states ($20,702 average AGI)
Whitman County:

6.13%
Washington average:

2.89%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Spokane County, WA  1.35% ($43,558 average AGI)
to King County, WA  1.31% ($30,408)
to Latah County, ID  0.98% ($45,949)
to Pierce County, WA  0.44% ($23,177)
to Snohomish County, WA  0.38% ($30,870)
to Clark County, WA  0.34% ($40,625)
to Asotin County, WA  0.30% ($36,238)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.0

Births per 1000 population in Whitman County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 5.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Whitman County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Whitman County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 2.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Whitman County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Whitman County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Whitman County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Whitman County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Whitman County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Whitman County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,390 (3,793 aged, 597 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,018 (15%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Whitman County, Washington in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (368)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (361)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (264)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (208)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (127)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (74)
  • Parkinson disease (11)
  • Hypertensive heart disease with (congestive) heart failure (10)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.98
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,551
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 147
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 23,963

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 889
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 500
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 5

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 41
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 92

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 2

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 50,632
  • Male householders: 9,852 (3,177 living alone), Female householders: 8,679 (2,854 living alone)
  • 7,137 spouses (7,022 opposite-sex spouses), 1,013 unmarried partners, (939 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 8,789 children (8,175 natural, 400 adopted, 216 stepchildren), 273 grandchildren, 326 brothers or sisters, 311 parents, 33 foster children, 170 other relatives, 6,940 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 7,013

Size of family households: 4,772 2-persons, 1,734 3-persons, 1,436 4-persons, 635 5-persons, 166 6-persons, 52 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 6,057 1-person, 2,462 2-persons, 781 3-persons, 200 4-persons, 78 5-persons, 40 6-persons, 12 7-or-more-persons.

5,495 married couples with children.
1,710 single-parent households (663 men, 1,047 women).

84.1% of residents of Whitman speak English at home.
4.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (84% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
3.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
5.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (55% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other language at home (58% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $282,084,000 ($7,026 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $19,928,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $65,487,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $45,403,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $32,412,000
Federal grants: $113,148,000
Federal procurement contracts: $8,813,000 ($3,482,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $16,822,000 ($1,183,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,492,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $11,658,000
Federal Government insurance: $71,621,000

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

Births: 2,073
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,139
Here:

28 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,436
Here:

+36 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -2,894
Here -72 per 1000 residents
State +13 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Whitman County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.32 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.7
State:

4.0

Year house built in Whitman County, Washington
  • Year house built in Whitman County, Washington
  • 9872014 or later
  • 1,1402010 to 2013
  • 2,3412000 to 2009
  • 3,1741990 to 1999
  • 1,8861980 to 1989
  • 3,1251970 to 1979
  • 2,3261960 to 1969
  • 1,4481950 to 1959
  • 9351940 to 1949
  • 3,8741939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Whitman County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Whitman County, Washington
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Whitman County, Washington
  • 471 room
  • 122 rooms
  • 2413 rooms
  • 6094 rooms
  • 1,2805 rooms
  • 1,4056 rooms
  • 1,1967 rooms
  • 1,1628 rooms
  • 2,1319+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Whitman County, Washington
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Whitman County, Washington
  • 5391 room
  • 1,3452 rooms
  • 2,5463 rooms
  • 2,9244 rooms
  • 1,4585 rooms
  • 7606 rooms
  • 3117 rooms
  • 2558 rooms
  • 3119+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Whitman County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Whitman County, Washington
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Whitman County, Washington
  • 50no bedroom
  • 2511 bedroom
  • 1,3362 bedrooms
  • 3,4983 bedrooms
  • 1,9864 bedrooms
  • 9595+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Whitman County, Washington
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Whitman County, Washington
  • 579no bedroom
  • 2,2411 bedroom
  • 4,8052 bedrooms
  • 2,0043 bedrooms
  • 4984 bedrooms
  • 2495+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Whitman County, Washington in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Whitman County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Whitman County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 224no vehicle
  • 1,8201 vehicle
  • 3,2422 vehicles
  • 1,8333 vehicles
  • 6254 vehicles
  • 3555+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Whitman County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Whitman County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,483no vehicle
  • 4,7581 vehicle
  • 3,0182 vehicles
  • 8743 vehicles
  • 1164 vehicles
  • 1395+ vehicles

63.6% of Whitman County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in Washington.

Whitman County:

63.6%
State average:

82.3%

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

  • This state: 25,458
  • Other state: 18,301
  • Northeast: 1,186
  • Midwest: 2,427
  • South: 2,610
  • West: 12,151
Year householders moved into unit in Whitman County, WA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Whitman County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 49.2%Utility gas
  • 34.9%Electricity
  • 5.8%Wood
  • 5.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 80.6%Electricity
  • 14.3%Utility gas
  • 2.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 288
Here:

8.7%
Washington:

10.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 63
Here:

4.3%
Washington:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 192
Here:

1.3%
Washington:

15.1%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Whitman County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $3,259,000
    Other: $2,207,000
    Regular Highways: $208,000
    Parks and Recreation: $91,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $24,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,295,000
    General - Other: $1,856,000
    Central Staff Services: $9,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,267,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,955,000
    Police Protection: $2,650,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,596,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,300,000
    Financial Administration: $2,252,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,649,000
    Health - Other: $1,276,000
    General - Other: $1,033,000
    Central Staff Services: $764,000
    General Public Buildings: $546,000
    Parks and Recreation: $297,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $237,000
    Local Fire Protection: $229,000
    Housing and Community Development: $161,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $412,000
    General Local Government Support: $56,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $553,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $947,000
    Other - General - Other: $151,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $132,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $66,000
    Other - Health - Other: $50,000
    Other - Police Protection: $8,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $5,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Natural Resources - Other: $32,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $785,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,826,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,776,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,086,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $974,000
    General Revenue - Other: $91,000
    Rents: $58,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $9,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $640,000
    Solid Waste Management: $539,000
    Regular Highways: $201,000
    Central Staff Services: $78,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $22,000
    Police Protection: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $441,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,912,000
    Other: $4,647,000
    Health and Hospitals: $519,000
    Housing and Community Development: $95,000
    General Local Government Support: $39,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,413,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,626,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $317,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $198,000
    Other License: $146,000
    Other Selective Sales: $128,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $114,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $91,000
    Severance: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,873,000

Whitman County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $3,259,000
    Other: $2,207,000
    Regular Highways: $208,000
    Parks and Recreation: $91,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $24,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,295,000
    General - Other: $1,856,000
    Central Staff Services: $9,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,267,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,955,000
    Police Protection: $2,650,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,596,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,300,000
    Financial Administration: $2,252,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,649,000
    Health - Other: $1,276,000
    General - Other: $1,033,000
    Central Staff Services: $764,000
    General Public Buildings: $546,000
    Parks and Recreation: $297,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $237,000
    Local Fire Protection: $229,000
    Housing and Community Development: $161,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $412,000
    General Local Government Support: $56,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $553,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $947,000
    Other - General - Other: $151,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $132,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $66,000
    Other - Health - Other: $50,000
    Other - Police Protection: $8,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $5,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Natural Resources - Other: $32,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $785,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,826,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,776,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,086,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $974,000
    General Revenue - Other: $91,000
    Rents: $58,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $9,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $640,000
    Solid Waste Management: $539,000
    Regular Highways: $201,000
    Central Staff Services: $78,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $22,000
    Police Protection: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $441,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,912,000
    Other: $4,647,000
    Health and Hospitals: $519,000
    Housing and Community Development: $95,000
    General Local Government Support: $39,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,413,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,626,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $317,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $198,000
    Other License: $146,000
    Other Selective Sales: $128,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $114,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $91,000
    Severance: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,873,000

Whitman County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $3,259,000
    Other: $2,207,000
    Regular Highways: $208,000
    Parks and Recreation: $91,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $24,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,295,000
    General - Other: $1,856,000
    Central Staff Services: $9,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,267,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,955,000
    Police Protection: $2,650,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,596,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,300,000
    Financial Administration: $2,252,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,649,000
    Health - Other: $1,276,000
    General - Other: $1,033,000
    Central Staff Services: $764,000
    General Public Buildings: $546,000
    Parks and Recreation: $297,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $237,000
    Local Fire Protection: $229,000
    Housing and Community Development: $161,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $412,000
    General Local Government Support: $56,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $553,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $947,000
    Other - General - Other: $151,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $132,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $66,000
    Other - Health - Other: $50,000
    Other - Police Protection: $8,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $5,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Natural Resources - Other: $32,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $785,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,826,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,776,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,086,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $974,000
    General Revenue - Other: $91,000
    Rents: $58,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $9,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $640,000
    Solid Waste Management: $539,000
    Regular Highways: $201,000
    Central Staff Services: $78,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $22,000
    Police Protection: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $441,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,912,000
    Other: $4,647,000
    Health and Hospitals: $519,000
    Housing and Community Development: $95,000
    General Local Government Support: $39,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,413,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,626,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $317,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $198,000
    Other License: $146,000
    Other Selective Sales: $128,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $114,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $91,000
    Severance: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,873,000

Whitman County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $3,259,000
    Other: $2,207,000
    Regular Highways: $208,000
    Parks and Recreation: $91,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $24,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,295,000
    General - Other: $1,856,000
    Central Staff Services: $9,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,267,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,955,000
    Police Protection: $2,650,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,596,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,300,000
    Financial Administration: $2,252,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,649,000
    Health - Other: $1,276,000
    General - Other: $1,033,000
    Central Staff Services: $764,000
    General Public Buildings: $546,000
    Parks and Recreation: $297,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $237,000
    Local Fire Protection: $229,000
    Housing and Community Development: $161,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $412,000
    General Local Government Support: $56,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $553,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $947,000
    Other - General - Other: $151,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $132,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $66,000
    Other - Health - Other: $50,000
    Other - Police Protection: $8,000
    Other - Regular Highways: $5,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Natural Resources - Other: $32,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $785,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,826,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,776,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,086,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $974,000
    General Revenue - Other: $91,000
    Rents: $58,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $9,000
    Interest Earnings: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $640,000
    Solid Waste Management: $539,000
    Regular Highways: $201,000
    Central Staff Services: $78,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $22,000
    Police Protection: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $441,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $1,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,912,000
    Other: $4,647,000
    Health and Hospitals: $519,000
    Housing and Community Development: $95,000
    General Local Government Support: $39,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,413,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $4,626,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $317,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $198,000
    Other License: $146,000
    Other Selective Sales: $128,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $114,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $91,000
    Severance: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,873,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 352
  • Number of aged recipients: 24
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 328
  • Number of recipients under 18: 43
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 254
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 55
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 139
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 191
Most common first names in Whitman County, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John23376.5 years
Mary18081.5 years
William15477.8 years
Robert15175.0 years
James12678.0 years
George11578.5 years
Charles10676.9 years
Margaret9380.5 years
Dorothy9279.5 years
Ruth8181.8 years
Most common last names in Whitman County, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson8979.2 years
Miller7278.4 years
Smith6879.2 years
Anderson5476.7 years
Davis4779.9 years
Brown4480.1 years
Clark4079.7 years
Moore3981.7 years
Hatley3976.9 years
Taylor3876.4 years
Businesses in Whitman County, WA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2New Balance1
Arby's2Nike2
Baskin-Robbins1Panda Express1
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Blockbuster1Quality1
Budget Car Rental1Quiznos1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
Dennys1Safeway1
FedEx4Sprint Nextel1
Ford1Starbucks2
GNC1T-Mobile1
H&R Block1Toyota1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul3
Jack In The Box1UPS3
La-Z-Boy1Vons1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets1YMCA1
McDonald's2

Whitman County on our top lists:

  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"