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Encyclopedia > Walla Walla County, Washington
Walla Walla County, Washington
Seal of Walla Walla County, Washington
Map
Map of Washington highlighting Walla Walla County
Location in the state of Washington
Map of the U.S. highlighting Washington
Washington's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded April 25, 1854
Seat Walla Walla
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,299 sq mi (3,364 km²)
1,271 sq mi (3,292 km²)
29 sq mi (75 km²), 2.21%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

55,180
44/sq mi (17/km²)
Website: www.co.walla-walla.wa.us

Walla Walla County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. It is named after the Walla Walla tribe of Native Americans. In 2000, its population was 55,180. The county seat is Walla Walla, which is also its largest city. Image File history File links Walla_Walla_County_wa_seal. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Washington_highlighting_Walla_Walla_County. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_WA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Washington ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1854 (MDCCCLIV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Walla Walla is both the county seat of Walla Walla County, Washington, and the countys largest city. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... Walla Walla is a Native American group that lives on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Walla Walla is both the county seat of Walla Walla County, Washington, and the countys largest city. ...


Walla Walla County was formed on April 25, 1854.[1] is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1854 (MDCCCLIV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,299 square miles (3,365 km²), of which, 1,271 square miles (3,291 km²) of it is land and 29 square miles (74 km²) of it (2.21%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Geographic features

The Columbia River (French: fleuve Columbia) is a river in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. ... For other uses, see Snake River (disambiguation). ... The Blue Mountains The Blue Mountains are a mountain range located largely in northeastern Oregon and stretching into southeastern Washington in the United States. ... The Touchet River Valley in the fall. ... Binomial name Pinus ponderosa Douglas ex C. Lawson Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) is a widespread and very variable pine native to western North America. ... The term banana belt is a typical informal geographic term used to describe a relatively small region in an area (such as a state, a part of a state, a mountain range, etc. ... The Walla Walla River is a tributary of the Columbia River located in northeastern Oregon and southeastern Washington in the United States. ...

Major highways

U.S. Route 12, or US 12, is an east-west United States highway running from downtown Detroit almost 2500 miles (4000 km) to Grays Harbor on the Pacific Ocean in the northwest corner of the state of Washington. ...

Adjacent counties

Columbia County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... Umatilla County is a county located in the state of Oregon. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Benton County is a county located in the south central of the state of Washington. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Washington. ...

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 55,180 people, 19,647 households, and 13,242 families residing in the county. The population density was 43 people per square mile (17/km²). There were 21,147 housing units at an average density of 17 per square mile (6/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 85.32% White, 1.69% Black or African American, 0.84% Native American, 1.11% Asian, 0.22% Pacific Islander, 8.24% from other races, and 2.57% from two or more races. 15.68% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 20.1% were of German, 10.7% English, 7.7% United States or American and 7.3% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... A stereotypical German The Germans (German: die Deutschen), or the German people, are a nation in the meaning an ethnos (in German: Volk), defined more by a sense of sharing a common German culture and having a German mother tongue, than by citizenship or by being subjects to any particular... This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ...


There were 19,647 households out of which 32.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.00% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.60% were non-families. 27.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.08. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 13.40% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 20.80% from 45 to 64, and 14.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 103.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.90 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $35,900, and the median income for a family was $44,962. Males had a median income of $34,691 versus $24,736 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,509. About 10.20% of families and 15.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.80% of those under age 18 and 8.20% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Census-recognized communities

Burbank is a census-designated place (CDP) in Walla Walla County, Washington state, USA. The population was 3,303 at the 2000 census. ... College Place is a city located in Walla Walla County, Washington. ... Dixie is a census-designated place located in Walla Walla County, Washington. ... Garrett is a census-designated place (CDP) in Walla Walla County, Washington, United States. ... Prescott is a town located in Walla Walla County, Washington. ... Touchet is a census-designated place located in Walla Walla County, Washington. ... Waitsburg is a city located in Walla Walla County, Washington. ... Walla Walla is both the county seat of Walla Walla County, Washington, and the countys largest city. ... Walla Walla East is a census-designated place located in Walla Walla County, Washington. ... Wallula is a census-designated place located in Walla Walla County, Washington. ...

Other communities

  • Lowden

References

  1. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.

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External links

  • Walla Walla Washington at HistoryLink.org

Coordinates: 46°14′N 118°29′W / 46.23, -118.48 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Walla Walla, Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (794 words)
Walla Walla is the both the county seat of Walla Walla County, Washington, USA, and the county's largest city.
Walla Walla is in the southeastern region of Washington, approximately 4.5 hours by car from Seattle, Washington and six miles (10 km) from the Oregon border.
Washington State DOT is currently (2004) beginning the long-term process of widening this road into a four-lane divided highway between Pasco, Washington and Walla Walla.
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