Walla Walla, WA

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2022 Population
33,842
0.228% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.2
1.92% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.6%
0.619% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$58,179
4.55% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$314,500
19.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
15,002
7.47% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Walla Walla, WA had a population of 33.8k people with a median age of 37.2 and a median household income of $58,179. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Walla Walla, WA grew from 33,765 to 33,842, a 0.228% increase and its median household income grew from $55,648 to $58,179, a 4.55% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Walla Walla, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (66.6%), White (Hispanic) (8.47%), Other (Hispanic) (8.26%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.94%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.75%).

None of the households in Walla Walla, 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.

96.1% of the residents in Walla Walla, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Walla Walla, WA are Walla Walla Community College (813 degrees awarded in 2022) and Whitman College (389 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Walla Walla, WA was $314,500, and the homeownership rate was 60.4%.

Most people in Walla Walla, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 12.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Walla Walla, WA was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Walla Walla, WA is home to a population of 33.8k people, from which 96.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 10.3% of Walla Walla, WA residents were born outside of the country (3.5k people).

In 2022, there were 7.87 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.6k people) in Walla Walla, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.87k White (Hispanic) and 2.8k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.1%
2022 Citizenship
96.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.1% of Walla Walla, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Walla Walla, WA was 96.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Walla Walla, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    22.6k ± 736
  2. White (Hispanic)
    2.87k ± 683
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    2.8k ± 579
23.6%
Hispanic Population
7.99k people

In 2022, there were 7.87 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.6k people) in Walla Walla, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.87k White (Hispanic) and 2.8k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

23.6% of the people in Walla Walla, WA are hispanic (7.99k 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

10.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.5k people
8.74%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.95k people

As of 2022, 10.3% of Walla Walla, WA residents (3.5k 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 Walla Walla, WA was 8.74%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    610 ± 158
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    412 ± 175
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    395 ± 159

Walla Walla, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Walla Walla, WA employs 15k people. The largest industries in Walla Walla, WA are Retail Trade (2,132 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,120 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,092 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($79,023), Public Administration ($76,071), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($74,955).

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

15k
2022 Value
± 1,066
7.47%
1 Year growth
± 9.22%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Walla Walla, WA grew at a rate of 7.47%, from 14k employees to 15k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Walla Walla, WA, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,025 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,687 people), and Management Occupations (1,449 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Walla Walla, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

15k
2022 Value
± 1,066
7.47%
1 Year growth
± 9.22%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Walla Walla, WA grew at a rate of 7.47%, from 14k employees to 15k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Walla Walla, WA, are Retail Trade (2,132 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,120 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,092 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Walla Walla, WA, though some of these residents may live in Walla Walla, 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

$44,484
Median earning men ± $3,900
$31,254
Median earning women ± $3,370

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($90,893), Public Administration ($80,658), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($66,250).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($74,167), Construction ($69,453), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($53,516).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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%.

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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.

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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 Walla Walla, WA awarded 1,202 degrees. The student population of Walla Walla, WA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,013 male students and 2,142 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Walla Walla, WA are White (739 and 63.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (228 and 19.5%), Two or More Races (61 and 5.2%), and Unknown (50 and 4.27%).

The largest universities in Walla Walla, WA by number of degrees awarded are Walla Walla Community College (813 and 67.6%) and Whitman College (389 and 32.4%).

The most popular majors in Walla Walla, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (196 and 16.3%), Registered Nursing (107 and 8.9%), and General Business Administration & Management (81 and 6.74%).

The median tuition costs in Walla Walla, WA are $58,200 for private four year colleges, and $4,965 and $6,306 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Walla Walla, WA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 47.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 12.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 4,155 (48.4% men and 51.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 4,155 students enrolled in Walla Walla, WA, 48.4% men and 51.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,327 records, of which 53.1% were women and 46.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 107 degrees awarded
  2. 46 degrees awarded
  3. 196 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Walla Walla, WA was Registered Nursing with 107 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 813 degrees awarded
  2. 389 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Walla Walla Community College with 813 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 500 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Walla Walla, WA, which is 0.712 times less than the 702 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 739 degrees mean that there were 3.24 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 228 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($58,200) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($422) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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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 Walla Walla, WA was $314,500 in 2022, which is 1.12 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $262,600 to $314,500, a 19.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Walla Walla, WA is 60.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Walla Walla, WA have an average commute time of 12.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Walla Walla, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Walla Walla, WA is $58,179. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Walla Walla, WA was Census Tract 9202 with a value of $80,125, followed by Census Tract 9207.02 and Census Tract 9208.01, with respective values of $66,180 and $54,572.

Property

$314,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$16,080
$7,774
Median Property Taxes
±$650

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Rent vs Own

60.4%
Homeownership
2022
62.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 60.4% of the housing units in Walla Walla, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9202
  2. Census Tract 9207.02
  3. Census Tract 9208.01

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Walla Walla, WA was Census Tract 9202 with a value of $80,125, followed by Census Tract 9207.02 and Census Tract 9208.01, with respective values of $66,180 and $54,572.

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

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Household Income

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$58,179
Median Household Income
± $4,913
12.9k
Number of Households
± 933

In 2022, the median household income of the 12.9k households in Walla Walla, WA grew to $58,179 from the previous year's value of $55,648.

The following chart displays the households in Walla Walla, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Walla Walla, 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 (66.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.2%)
  3. Carpooled (8.98%)

In 2022, 66.8% of workers in Walla Walla, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.2%) and those who carpooled to work (8.98%).

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Commute Time

12.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Walla Walla, WA have a shorter commute time (12.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.853% of the workforce in Walla Walla, 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 Walla Walla, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Walla Walla, WA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Walla Walla, WA (4.14k out of 30.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Walla Walla, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

91.9% of the population of Walla Walla, WA has health coverage, with 41.7% on employee plans, 21.8% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 1.48% 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).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.7% under 18 years, 23.5% between 18 and 34 years, 34.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.3% were men and 52.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.08%
Uninsured
41.7%
Employer Coverage
21.8%
Medicaid
13.2%
Medicare
13.7%
Non-Group
1.48%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Walla Walla, WA grew by 6.33% from 7.6% to 8.08%.

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