College Place, WA

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Population

9,041

0.5% growth

Median Age

35.5


Median Household Income

$40,236

1.25% decline

Poverty Rate

14.2%


Number of Employees

4,570

4.75% decline

Median Property Value

$177,000

2.25% growth

About

In 2017, College Place, WA had a population of 9.04k people with a median age of 35.5 and a median household income of $40,236. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of College Place, WA grew from 8,996 to 9,041, a 0.5% increase and its median household income declined from $40,747 to $40,236, a -1.25% decrease.

The population of College Place, WA is 77.3% White Alone, 17.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.65% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in College Place, WA speak a non-English language, and 91.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in College Place, WA are Walla Walla University (473 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in College Place, WA is $177,000, and the homeownership rate is 57.1%. Most people in College Place, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 11 minutes. The average car ownership in College Place, WA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of College Place, WA employs 4.57k people. The largest industries in College Place, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (898 people), Educational Services (896 people), and Retail Trade (767 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($52,990), Public Administration ($45,703), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($44,265).

Median household income in College Place, WA is $40,236. Males in College Place, WA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,882. The income inequality in College Place, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,236

2017 value

± $4,271

-1.25%

1 Year Growth

± 15%

Households in College Place, WA have a median annual income of $40,236, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,747 in 2016, which represents a -1.25% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$73,040

Average Male Salary

± $1,385

$53,882

Average Female Salary

± $1,130

In 2017, full-time male employees in Washington made 1.36 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,555 ± $3,156

  2. White

    $57,225 ± $943

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,049 ± $3,328

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Washington workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.15 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Washington by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for College Place, WA is from Washington.

0.467

2017 Wage GINI

0.467

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Washington was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.104% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Washington across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in College Place, WA was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in College Place, WA (1.15k out of 8.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 12 - 14 and then Males 45 - 54.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,091 ± 283

  2. Hispanic

    148 ± 152

  3. Two Or More

    18 ± 87

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

4.57k

2017 Value

± 541

-4.75%

1 Year decline

± 17.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in College Place, WA declined at a rate of -4.75%, from 4.8k employees to 4.57k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in College Place, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (745 people), Sales & Related Occupations (547 people), and Management Occupations (378 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of College Place, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of College Place, WA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (745 people), Sales & Related Occupations (547 people), and Management Occupations (378 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, College Place, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.69 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.79 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (2.45 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of College Place, WA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($135,167), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($76,641), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($73,594).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.57k

2017 Value

± 541

-4.75%

1 Year decline

± 17.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in College Place, WA declined at a rate of -4.75%, from 4.8k employees to 4.57k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in College Place, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (898 people), Educational Services (896 people), and Retail Trade (767 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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Most Common

The most common industries in College Place, WA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (898 people), Educational Services (896 people), and Retail Trade (767 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, College Place, WA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.42 times higher than expected), Educational Services (2.12 times), and Retail Trade (1.47 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in College Place, WA, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($52,990), Public Administration ($45,703), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($44,265).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $38.6B

  2. $37.2B

  3. $28.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $38.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($37.2B) and Gasoline ($28.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Washington products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$296B

2015 Value

$444B

Projected 2045 Value

50.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Washington trade was $296B. This is expected to increase 50.1% to $444B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Washington trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $26.3B

  2. $14.2B

  3. $9.45B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $26.3B, followed by California with $14.2B and Tennessee and $9.45B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Washington shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

91.2% of the population of College Place, WA has health coverage, with 40% on employee plans, 20.7% on Medicaid, 12.8% on Medicare, 15.1% on non-group plans, and 2.62% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of College Place, WA was $7,913 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,609).

Primary care physicians in College Place, WA see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1192 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1254 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 335 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14%). Additionally, Adams County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (36.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Washington see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1,192 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,913

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,328

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,851

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,997

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Washington (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,609 to $7,913.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.81%

Uninsured

40%

Employer Coverage

20.7%

Medicaid

12.8%

Medicare

15.1%

Non-Group

2.62%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in College Place, WA declined by 20.8% from 11.1% to 8.81%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in College Place, WA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14% prevalence

  2. 13.6% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Washington, at 14%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Washington by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

College Place, WA is home to a population of 9.04k people, from which 91.4% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of College Place, WA residents were born outside of the country (1.11k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of College Place, WA is composed of 6.99k White Alone residents (77.3%), 1.56k Hispanic or Latino residents (17.2%), 240 Two or More Races residents (2.65%), 96 Asian Alone residents (1.06%), 71 Black or African American Alone residents (0.785%), 58 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.642%), 18 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.199%), and 12 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.133%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in College Place, WA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 4.8

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 13.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in College Place, WA was 35.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in College Place, WA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all College Place, WA residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    1.11k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of College Place, WA residents (1.11k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in College Place, WA was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    237,445 ± 11,764 people

  2. Philippines

    67,799 ± 6,362 people

  3. India

    67,429 ± 6,345 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 237,445 Washington residents, followed by Philippines with 67,799 and India with 67,429.

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Citizenship

91.4%

2017 Citizenship

91.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91.4% of College Place, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in College Place, WA was 91.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    6.99k ± 502

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.56k ± 582

  3. Two or More Races

    240 ± 134

In 2017, there were 4.48 times more White Alone residents (6.99k people) in College Place, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.56k Hispanic or Latino and 240 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in College Place, WA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of College Place, WA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in College Place, WA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of College Place, WA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    184 ± 121

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    181 ± 103

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    130 ± 91

College Place, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in College Place, WA awarded 473 degrees. The student population of College Place, WA is skewed towards women, with 906 male students and 988 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in College Place, WA are White (355 and 75.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (55 and 11.8%), Asian (30 and 6.41%), and Black or African American (8 and 1.71%).

The largest universities in College Place, WA by number of degrees awarded are Walla Walla University (473 and 100%).

The most popular majors in College Place, WA are Social Work (98 and 20.7%), Registered Nursing (61 and 12.9%), and General Business (49 and 10.4%).

The median tuition costs in College Place, WA are $26,100 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 61 degrees awarded

  2. 45 degrees awarded

  3. 42 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in College Place, WA was Registered Nursing with 61 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in College Place, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

473 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$26,100

Median Private

In 2016, the College Place, WA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Walla Walla University with 473 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

174

Degrees Awarded to Men

299

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 174 men were awarded degrees from institutions in College Place, WA, which is 0.582 times less than the 299 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    355 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    55 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    30 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in College Place, WA were to White students. These 355 degrees mean that there were 6.45 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 55 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in College Place, WA was $177,000 in 2017, which is 0.813 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $173,100 to $177,000, a 2.25% increase. The homeownership rate in College Place, WA is 57.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in College Place, WA have an average commute time of 11 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in College Place, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$40,236

Median Household Income

± $4,271

3.62k

Number of Households

± 457

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.62k households in College Place, WA declined from $40,236 from the previous year's value of $40,747.

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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$177,000

2017 Median

± $11,841

$173,100

2016 Median

± $14,189

In 2017, the median property value in College Place, WA grew to to $177,000 from the previous year's value of $173,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in College Place, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In College Place, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in College Place, WA 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 $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

57.1%

2017 Homeownership

56%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 57.1% of the housing units in College Place, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in College Place, WA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

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, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

11 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in College Place, WA have a shorter commute time (11 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.209% of the workforce in College Place, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    72.9%

  2. Walked

    14%

  3. Carpooled

    7.55%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in College Place, WA was Drove Alone (72.9%), followed by those who Walked (14%) and those who Carpooled (7.55%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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