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Walla Walla County
Postcard featuring the Walla Walla Court House in 1906
Location within the U.S. state of Washington
Washington's location within the U.S.
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|Founded||April 25, 1854|
|Named for||Walla Walla people|
|Largest city||Walla Walla|
|• Total||1,299 sq mi (3,360 km2)|
|• Land||1,270 sq mi (3,300 km2)|
|• Water||29 sq mi (80 km2) 2.2%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||46/sq mi (17.8/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−8 (Pacific)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−7 (PDT)|
|Congressional districts||4th, 5th|
Walla Walla County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. As of the 2010 census, its population was 58,781. The county seat and largest city is Walla Walla. The county was formed on April 25, 1854 and is named after the Walla Walla tribe of Native Americans.
Walla Walla County is included in the Walla Walla, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Walla Walla MSA is the second smallest metropolitan area in the United States, after the Carson City, Nevada MSA.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,299 square miles (3,360 km2), of which 1,270 square miles (3,300 km2) is land and 29 square miles (75 km2) (2.2%) is water.
- Columbia River
- Snake River
- Blue Mountains
- Touchet River
- Ponderosa Pines
- Banana Belt
- Walla Walla River
- Columbia County - east
- Umatilla County, Oregon - south
- Benton County - west
- Franklin County - northwest
National protected areas
- McNary National Wildlife Refuge
- Umatilla National Forest (part)
- Whitman Mission National Historic Site
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 58,781 people, 21,719 households, and 14,132 families living in the county. The population density was 46.3 inhabitants per square mile (17.9/km2). There were 23,451 housing units at an average density of 18.5 per square mile (7.1/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 84.5% white, 1.8% black or African American, 1.3% Asian, 1.0% American Indian, 0.3% Pacific islander, 8.0% from other races, and 3.1% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 19.7% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 23.5% were German, 13.3% were English, 12.7% were Irish, and 6.6% were American.
Of the 21,719 households, 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.1% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.9% were non-families, and 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.05. The median age was 36.7 years.
The median income for a household in the county was $45,575 and the median income for a family was $55,773. Males had a median income of $42,704 versus $35,586 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,027. About 12.4% of families and 17.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.6% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.
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