Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA

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2019 Population
113,297
1.19% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
35.8
0.562% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
11.9%
3.49% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$62,814
3.41% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$226,500
7.81% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
46,252
1.51% 1-year growth

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In 2019, Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA had a population of 113k people with a median age of 35.8 and a median household income of $62,814. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA grew from 111,962 to 113,297, a 1.19% increase and its median household income grew from $60,741 to $62,814, a 3.41% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (64.5%), White (Hispanic) (16.2%), Other (Hispanic) (10.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.55%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.73%). 26.5% of the households in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 90.6% of the residents in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA are Walla Walla Community College (1,291 degrees awarded in 2019), Walla Walla University (478 degrees), and Whitman College (374 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA was $226,500, and the homeownership rate was 68%. Most people in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Washington. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Community Mobility

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Diversity

Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA is home to a population of 113k people, from which 90.6% are citizens. As of 2019, 45.6% of Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA residents were born outside of the country (51.6k people).

In 2019, there were 3.98 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (73.1k people) in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.4k White (Hispanic) and 12.3k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA are Spanish (25,055 speakers), Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (568 speakers), and Russian (507 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    73.1k ± 1.14k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    18.4k ± 1.66k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    12.3k ± 1.64k
29%
Hispanic Population
32.8k people

In 2019, there were 3.98 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (73.1k people) in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.4k White (Hispanic) and 12.3k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

29% of the people in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA are hispanic (32.8k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    25,055 speakers (23.6%)
  2. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)
    568 speakers (0.535%)
  3. Russian
    507 speakers (0.477%)

26.5% of Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA was Spanish. 23.6% of the overall population of Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA are native Spanish speakers. 0.535% speak Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) and 0.477% speak Russian, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

45.6%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
51.6k people
13.1%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
14.6k people

As of 2019, 45.6% of Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA residents (51.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA was 13.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Age by Nativity

34
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.1

In 2019, the median age of all people in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA was 35.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA residents was 36.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    11,221 ± 2,469 people
  2. Canada
    585 ± 592 people
  3. Philippines
    369 ± 471 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA was Mexico, the natal country of 11,221 Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA residents, followed by Canada with 585 and Philippines with 369.

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Citizenship

90.6%
2019 Citizenship
91%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 90.6% of Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA was 91%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,689 ± 299
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,557 ± 293
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,060 ± 230

Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA is $62,814. In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA was Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA with a value of $150,669, followed by Snoqualmie City, Cottage Lake, Union Hill & Novelty Hill PUMA, WA and Redmond, Kirkland Cities, Inglewood & Finn Hill PUMA, WA, with respective values of $144,935 and $133,649.

Males in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,681. The income inequality in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA employs 46.3k people. The largest industries in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA are Farming (4,595 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,544 people), and Construction (2,946 people), and the highest paying industries are Other health care services ($169,262), Offices of physicians ($160,387), and Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills ($119,355).

Wages

Median Household Income

$62,814
2019 value
± $1,843
3.41%
1 Year Growth
± 4.04%

Households in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA have a median annual income of $62,814, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $60,741 in 2018, which represents a 3.41% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$63,011
Average Male Salary in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA
± $9,937
$46,681
Average Female Salary in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA
± $7,858

In 2019, full-time male employees in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA
  1. Asian
    $64,716 ± $74,977
  2. American Indian
    $56,321 ± $59,388
  3. Black
    $50,959 ± $48,712

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.15 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA.

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Wage Distribution

0.453
2019 Wage GINI in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA
0.453
2018 Wage GINI in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA

In 2019, the income inequality in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA was 0.453 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.138% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA was Sammamish, Issaquah, Mercer Island & Newcastle Cities PUMA, WA with a value of $150,669, followed by Snoqualmie City, Cottage Lake, Union Hill & Novelty Hill PUMA, WA and Redmond, Kirkland Cities, Inglewood & Finn Hill PUMA, WA, with respective values of $144,935 and $133,649.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA (12.7k out of 106k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 18 - 24.

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
    9,492 ± 754
  2. Hispanic
    5,467 ± 659
  3. Other
    2,150 ± 408

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

46.3k
2019 Value
1.51%
1 Year growth
± 1.51%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA grew at a rate of 1.51%, from 45.6k employees to 46.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA, are Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders (3,624 people), Other managers (1,244 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,191 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders (3,624 people), Other managers (1,244 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,191 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Firstline supervisors of farming, fishing, & forestry workers (30.1 times higher than expected), Chemical processing machine setters, operators, & tenders (16.7 times), and Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders (14.8 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA, by average salary, are Physicians ($302,556), Chief executives & legislators ($215,675), and Firstline supervisors of construction trades & extraction workers ($129,022).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

46.3k
2019 Value
1.51%
1 Year growth
± 1.51%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA grew at a rate of 1.51%, from 45.6k employees to 46.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA, are Farming (4,595 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,544 people), and Construction (2,946 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA, though some of these residents may live in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, 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 Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA, by number of employees, are Farming (4,595 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,544 people), and Construction (2,946 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA has an unusually high number of Farming (16.7 times higher than expected), Beverage manufacturing (10.6 times), and Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (9.29 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA, by average salary, are Other health care services ($169,262), Offices of physicians ($160,387), and Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills ($119,355).

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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. $79.3B
  2. $39.1B
  3. $32.9B

In 2018, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $79.3B, followed by Mixed freight ($39.1B) and Electronics ($32.9B).

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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$443B
2018 Value in Washington
$972B
Projected 2045 Value in Washington
120% growth

In 2018, total outbound Washington trade was $443B. This is expected to increase 120% to $972B 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. $31.9B
  2. $19.7B
  3. $10.9B

In 2018, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $31.9B, followed by California with $19.7B and Illinois and $10.9B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 52.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (36.8%), followed by Gary Johnson (4.85%). The most partisan county was King County, WA with 71.9% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Washington
52.5% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Washington
  1. 71.9% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 71.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 68.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Washington was King County, WA with 71.9% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Washington colored by their party leaning.

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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 2019, universities in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA awarded 2,143 degrees. The student population of Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA is skewed towards women, with 3,399 male students and 3,682 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA are White (1,480 and 69.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (294 and 13.9%), Two or More Races (88 and 4.16%), and Black or African American (80 and 3.78%).

The largest universities in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA by number of degrees awarded are Walla Walla Community College (1,291 and 60.2%), Walla Walla University (478 and 22.3%), and Whitman College (374 and 17.5%).

The most popular majors in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (255 and 11.9%), Registered Nursing (175 and 8.17%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (136 and 6.35%).

The median tuition costs in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA are $40,678 for private four year colleges, and $4,700 and $6,200 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 56 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 55 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 42 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA was General Biological Sciences with 56 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,291 degrees awarded
  2. 478 degrees awarded
  3. 374 degrees awarded
$4,700
Median In-State Public
$40,678
Median Private

In 2019, the Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Walla Walla Community College with 1,291 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,009
Degrees Awarded to Men
1,134
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 1,009 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA, which is 0.89 times less than the 1,134 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,480 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    294 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    88 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA was White students. These 1,480 degrees mean that there were 5.03 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 294 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA was $226,500 in 2019, which is 0.942 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $210,100 to $226,500, a 7.81% increase. The homeownership rate in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA is 68%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA have an average commute time of 17.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$226,500
2019 Median
± $5,968
$210,100
2018 Median
± $5,537

In 2019, the median property value in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA grew to to $226,500 from the previous year's value of $210,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, 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 Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$62,814
Median Household Income
± $1,843
39.2k
Number of Households
± 1,335

In 2019, the median household income of the 39.2k households in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA grew to $62,814 from the previous year's value of $60,741.

The following chart displays the households in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, 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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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

68%
2019 Homeownership
67.8%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 68% of the housing units in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

17.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA have a shorter commute time (17.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.27% of the workforce in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (76.2%)
  2. Carpooled (11.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.64%)

In 2019, 76.2% of workers in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.4%) and those who worked at home (5.64%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, 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, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

90.4% of the population of Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA has health coverage, with 43.1% on employee plans, 21.4% on Medicaid, 11.2% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 1.23% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Washington see 1184 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0845% increase from the previous year (1183 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1198 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 251 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Wahkiakum County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.8%). Additionally, Pend Oreille County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (41.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,184 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington

Primary care physicians in Washington see an average of 1,184 patients per year. This represents a 0.0845% increase from the previous year (1,183 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,913
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Washington
$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

9.64%
Uninsured
43.1%
Employer Coverage
21.4%
Medicaid
11.2%
Medicare
13.4%
Non-Group
1.23%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, WA declined by 2.34% from 9.87% to 9.64%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Walla Walla, Benton (Outer) & Franklin (Outer) Counties PUMA, 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. 14.8% prevalence
  2. 14.2% prevalence
  3. 14% prevalence

Wahkiakum County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Washington, at 14.8%.

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

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