College Place, WA

Census Place

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2022 Population
9,796
0.585% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
32.2
0.923% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
11.7%
14.5% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$60,417
7.04% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$294,700
18% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
4,400
2.11% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, College Place, WA had a population of 9.8k people with a median age of 32.2 and a median household income of $60,417. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of College Place, WA grew from 9,739 to 9,796, a 0.585% increase and its median household income grew from $56,442 to $60,417, a 7.04% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in College Place, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (73.8%), White (Hispanic) (7.68%), Other (Hispanic) (7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.8%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.97%).

None of the households in College Place, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.9% of the residents in College Place, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in College Place, WA are Walla Walla University (422 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in College Place, WA was $294,700, and the homeownership rate was 65.5%.

Most people in College Place, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 12.3 minutes. The average car ownership in College Place, WA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

College Place, WA is home to a population of 9.8k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.78% of College Place, WA residents were born outside of the country (860 people).

In 2022, there were 9.61 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.23k people) in College Place, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 752 White (Hispanic) and 686 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.9%
2022 Citizenship
96.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.9% of College Place, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in College Place, WA was 96.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in College Place, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.23k ± 415
  2. White (Hispanic)
    752 ± 315
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    686 ± 198
18.1%
Hispanic Population
1.78k people

In 2022, there were 9.61 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.23k people) in College Place, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 752 White (Hispanic) and 686 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

18.1% of the people in College Place, WA are hispanic (1.78k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    244,390 ± 11,943 people
  2. India
    101,527 ± 7,771 people
  3. China
    86,360 ± 7,174 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 244,390 Washington residents, followed by India with 101,527 and China with 86,360.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.78%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
860 people
8.23%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
802 people

As of 2022, 8.78% of College Place, WA residents (860 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in College Place, WA was 8.23%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    248 ± 141
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    220 ± 125
  3. Korea
    47 ± 37

College Place, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of College Place, WA employs 4.4k people. The largest industries in College Place, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (906 people), Educational Services (736 people), and Retail Trade (591 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($93,333), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($89,226), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($66,250).

Males in Washington have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $73,054. The income inequality in Washington (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

4.4k
2022 Value
± 508
−2.11%
1 Year decline
± 16.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in College Place, WA declined at a rate of −2.11%, from 4.5k employees to 4.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in College Place, WA, are Sales & Related Occupations (616 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (515 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (515 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of College Place, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.4k
2022 Value
± 508
−2.11%
1 Year decline
± 16.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in College Place, WA declined at a rate of −2.11%, from 4.5k employees to 4.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in College Place, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (906 people), Educational Services (736 people), and Retail Trade (591 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of College Place, WA, though some of these residents may live in College Place, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,389
Median earning men ± $12,868
$24,762
Median earning women ± $6,140

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,431), Manufacturing ($53,478), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($47,500).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($59,574), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($54,375), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($38,594).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.62%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.58M people employed in Washington. This represents a 3.62% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.3%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Washington.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (38.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.97%).

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing the state of Washington. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Washington

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Patty Murray
Senator from Washington3
Assumed office on January 3, 1993
Maria Cantwell
Senator from Washington1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing Washington.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Washington over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Washington

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Washington have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in College Place, WA awarded 422 degrees. The student population of College Place, WA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 698 male students and 734 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in College Place, WA are White (284 and 69.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (62 and 15.1%), Two or More Races (35 and 8.52%), and Asian (18 and 4.38%).

The largest universities in College Place, WA by number of degrees awarded are Walla Walla University (422 and 100%).

The most popular majors in College Place, WA are Social Work (85 and 20.1%), Registered Nursing (53 and 12.6%), and General Business Administration & Management (32 and 7.58%).

The median tuition cost in College Place, WA for private four year colleges is $30,672.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2018 in College Place, WA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 50.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 35.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,432 (48.7% men and 51.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,432 students enrolled in College Place, WA, 48.7% men and 51.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 759 records, of which 51.6% were women and 48.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 17 degrees awarded
  2. 53 degrees awarded
  3. 32 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in College Place, WA was General Biological Sciences with 17 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
422 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Walla Walla University with 422 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 186 men were awarded degrees from institutions in College Place, WA, which is 0.788 times less than the 236 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 284 degrees mean that there were 4.58 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 62 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($30,672) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,086) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($942) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.975% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.954% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.41M), Some college (1.4M), and Bachelors Degree (1.33M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in College Place, WA was $294,700 in 2022, which is 1.05 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $249,800 to $294,700, a 18% increase. The homeownership rate in College Place, WA is 65.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in College Place, WA have an average commute time of 12.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in College Place, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$294,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$27,482
$2,193
Median Property Taxes
±$326

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In College Place, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in College Place, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

65.5%
Homeownership
2022
63.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.5% of the housing units in College Place, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.8%.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the places in College Place, WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$60,417
Median Household Income
± $13,490
3.35k
Number of Households
± 444

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.35k households in College Place, WA grew to $60,417 from the previous year's value of $56,442.

The following chart displays the households in College Place, WA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $100k - $125k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for College Place, WA is from Washington.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in Washington
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Washington

In 2022, the income inequality in Washington was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (72.6%)
  2. Walked (9.89%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.37%)

In 2022, 72.6% of workers in College Place, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (9.89%) and those who worked at home (9.37%).

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Commute Time

12.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in College Place, WA have a shorter commute time (12.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in College Place, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in College Place, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in College Place, WA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in College Place, WA (1.03k out of 8.73k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in College Place, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95.6% of the population of College Place, WA has health coverage, with 42.7% on employee plans, 20.2% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 19.4% on non-group plans, and 2.24% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Walla Walla County, WA see 832 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.09% increase from the previous year (823 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1332 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 314 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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832 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Walla Walla County, WA

Primary care physicians in Walla Walla County, WA see an average of 832 patients per year. This represents a 1.09% increase from the previous year (823 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Walla Walla County, WA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25% under 18 years, 28.7% between 18 and 34 years, 27.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.3% were men and 54.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.39%
Uninsured
42.7%
Employer Coverage
20.2%
Medicaid
11.1%
Medicare
19.4%
Non-Group
2.24%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in College Place, WA declined by 17.7% from 5.33% to 4.39%.

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