Whitman County, WA

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2022 Population
47,141
2.19% 1-year decline
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
26
4% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
23.9%
3.34% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$49,345
13.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$298,500
21.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
22,847
0.379% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Whitman County, WA had a population of 47.1k people with a median age of 26 and a median household income of $49,345. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Whitman County, WA declined from 48,197 to 47,141, a −2.19% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,613 to $49,345, a 13.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Whitman County, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (75.8%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (7.98%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.96%), White (Hispanic) (2.94%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.18%).

None of the households in Whitman County, 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.

93.3% of the residents in Whitman County, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Whitman County, WA are Washington State University (9,043 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Whitman County, WA was $298,500, and the homeownership rate was 45.2%.

Most people in Whitman County, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Whitman County, WA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Whitman County, WA is home to a population of 47.1k people, from which 93.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.44% of Whitman County, WA residents were born outside of the country (4.45k people).

In 2022, there were 9.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (35.8k people) in Whitman County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.76k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 2.81k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.3%
2022 Citizenship
92.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 93.3% of Whitman County, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Whitman County, WA was 92.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Whitman County, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    35.8k ± 396
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    3.76k ± 316
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.81k ± 494
6.71%
Hispanic Population
3.16k people

In 2022, there were 9.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (35.8k people) in Whitman County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.76k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 2.81k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.71% of the people in Whitman County, WA are hispanic (3.16k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Whitman County, WA as a share of the total population.

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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

9.44%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.45k people
10.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.1k people

As of 2022, 9.44% of Whitman County, WA residents (4.45k 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 Whitman County, WA was 10.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    610 ± 118
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    524 ± 141
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    310 ± 108

Whitman County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Whitman County, WA employs 22.8k people. The largest industries in Whitman County, WA are Educational Services (6,958 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,157 people), and Manufacturing (1,848 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($72,153), Manufacturing ($69,289), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,625).

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

22.8k
2022 Value
± 1,115
−0.379%
1 Year decline
± 6.75%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Whitman County, WA declined at a rate of −0.379%, from 22.9k employees to 22.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Whitman County, WA, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (3,624 people), Management Occupations (2,685 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,854 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Whitman County, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

22.8k
2022 Value
± 1,115
−0.379%
1 Year decline
± 6.75%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Whitman County, WA declined at a rate of −0.379%, from 22.9k employees to 22.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Whitman County, WA, are Educational Services (6,958 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,157 people), and Manufacturing (1,848 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Whitman County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Whitman County, 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

$40,257
Median earning men ± $5,446
$24,551
Median earning women ± $1,949

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($75,021), Construction ($52,545), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,635).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($57,500), Public Administration ($47,222), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($37,212).

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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%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 309
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 212
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 171
    Wholesale Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Whitman County, WA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 52.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (42.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.6%).

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 Whitman County, WA awarded 9,043 degrees. The student population of Whitman County, WA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 12,687 male students and 14,852 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Whitman County, WA are White (5,528 and 66%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,201 and 14.3%), Asian (607 and 7.25%), and Two or More Races (497 and 5.93%).

The largest universities in Whitman County, WA by number of degrees awarded are Washington State University (9,043 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Whitman County, WA are General Business Administration & Management (578 and 6.39%), General Psychology (482 and 5.33%), and Registered Nursing (433 and 4.79%).

The median tuition cost in Whitman County, WA for a public four year colleges is $10,708 for in-state students and $26,392 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Whitman County, WA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 83.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 24.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 27,539 (46.1% men and 53.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 27,539 students enrolled in Whitman County, WA, 46.1% men and 53.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 16,190 records, of which 54.1% were women and 45.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 265 degrees awarded
  2. 466 degrees awarded
  3. 370 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Whitman County, WA was Mechanical Engineering with 265 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
9,043 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Washington State University with 9,043 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 3,924 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Whitman County, WA, which is 0.767 times less than the 5,119 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 5,528 degrees mean that there were 4.6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,201 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($10,708) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,993) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($960) 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 Whitman County, WA was $298,500 in 2022, which is 1.06 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $245,100 to $298,500, a 21.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Whitman County, WA is 45.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Whitman County, WA have an average commute time of 16.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Whitman County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Whitman County, WA is $49,345. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Whitman County, WA was Census Tract 3 with a value of $93,713, followed by Census Tract 7 and Census Tract 10, with respective values of $77,333 and $67,232.

In 2022, 24.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Whitman County, WA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.468%.

Property

$298,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$17,526
$8,123
Median Property Taxes
±$538

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Whitman County, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

45.2%
Homeownership
2022
68.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 45.2% of the housing units in Whitman County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 44.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3
  2. Census Tract 7
  3. Census Tract 10

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Whitman County, WA was Census Tract 3 with a value of $93,713, followed by Census Tract 7 and Census Tract 10, with respective values of $77,333 and $67,232.

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

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Household Income

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$49,345
Median Household Income
± $3,719
18k
Number of Households
± 936

In 2022, the median household income of the 18k households in Whitman County, WA grew to $49,345 from the previous year's value of $43,613.

The following chart displays the households in Whitman County, 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 < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Whitman County, 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 (61.6%)
  2. Walked (12.3%)
  3. Carpooled (10.6%)

In 2022, 61.6% of workers in Whitman County, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (12.3%) and those who carpooled to work (10.6%).

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Commute Time

16.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Whitman County, WA have a shorter commute time (16.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.751% of the workforce in Whitman County, 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 Whitman County, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Whitman County, WA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 24.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Whitman County, WA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.468%.

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Poverty & Diversity

23.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Whitman County, WA (9.8k out of 41.1k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Whitman County, WA is White, followed by Asian 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 11% of the children was living in poverty in Whitman County, WA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 181 in Whitman County, WA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 54.7 per 100,000 population.

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Health

95.5% of the population of Whitman County, WA has health coverage, with 57.7% on employee plans, 14% on Medicaid, 8.37% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 1.31% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Whitman County, WA see 1670 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.602% increase from the previous year (1660 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2475 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 596 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.5% were men and 49.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,670 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Whitman County, WA

Primary care physicians in Whitman County, WA see an average of 1,670 patients per year. This represents a 0.602% increase from the previous year (1,660 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.6% under 18 years, 43.4% between 18 and 34 years, 25.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.5% were men and 49.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.53%
Uninsured
57.7%
Employer Coverage
14%
Medicaid
8.37%
Medicare
14.1%
Non-Group
1.31%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Whitman County, WA grew by 2.76% from 4.41% to 4.53%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Whitman County, WA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 29.3% in Whitman County, WA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.94% in Whitman County, WA.

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