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Overview

Introduction to Walla Walla, Washington

Walla Walla, Washington, in Walla Walla county, is 39 miles E of Kennewick, Washington (center to center) and 212 miles E of Portland, Oregon.

Walla Walla History

The present day city of Walla Walla was originally known as Steptoeville, named after Colonel Steptoe. Later on, the area was named after the Walla Walla Indian tribe who once inhabited the region. During 1836, Marcus Whitman and his wife, Narcissa Whitman, visited the place and established Whitman Mission in order to convert the local Walla Walla tribe to Christianity. However, they were killed by the Cayuse tribe. Walla Walla was incorporated on January 11, 1862.

Walla Walla and nearby Attractions

  • Whitman Mission National Historic Site
  • Fort Walla Walla Museum
  • Walla Walla Skatepark
  • Lewis and Clark Trail State Park
  • Bruce Memorial Museum
  • Children's Museum of Walla Walla

Things To Do In Walla Walla

In the city of Walla Walla, you can visit the Children’s Museum of Walla Walla and the Kirkman House Museum to explore the history of the region. Leisure hours can also be spent at Jefferson Park, Fort Walla Walla Park, Tietan Park, Pioneer Park, Wildwood Park, and Lions Park. You can shop for vintage collections at the Antique Mall of Walla Walla. You can also enjoy shopping at the Southgate Shopping Center, Eastgate Shopping Center and Plaza Shopping Center.

Walla Walla Transportation

Walla Walla Regional Airport is nearby.

Walla Walla Higher Education

Walla Walla Community College and Whitman College are the local colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population31,952
Male Share of the Population52.1%
Female Share of the Population47.9%
Senior Citizens15.6%
Employed Population 16+12,766
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married37.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.6%
Median Earnings25+$30,096
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,117
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,302

Wealth

Median Family Income$55,602
% Above Poverty Level78.1%
% Below Poverty Level21.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work13.5%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone37.6%
Median Gross Rent$775
Median House Value$173,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)37.4%
German20%
English12%
Irish11%
Italian3.8%
Norwegian3.7%
French Except Basque3.3%
Scottish2.3%
Swedish2.1%
African1.4%
Dutch1.4%
Welsh1.3%
Danishn1.1%
Polish0.9%
Russian0.6%
Swiss0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Greek0.2%
Arab0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Nigerian0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Croatian0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Walla Walla Almanac

CategoryValue
County Walla Walla County
Standard Zip Codes99362
Phone Area Codes509
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude46.11
Approximate Longitude-118.3

Walla Walla Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationWALLA WALLA RGNL AP
Distance3.7 miles
Jan Temp29 to 41 F
Apr Temp41 to 64 F
Jul Temp61 to 90 F
Oct Temp44 to 66 F
Annual Precip20.8 inches
StationMILTON FREEWATER
Distance8.7 miles
Jan Temp27 to 42 F
Apr Temp42 to 64 F
Jul Temp60 to 88 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip15.9 inches
StationPENDLETON BR EXP STN
Distance27.9 miles
Jan Temp26 to 41 F
Apr Temp36 to 62 F
Jul Temp52 to 88 F
Oct Temp35 to 65 F
Annual Precip17.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
College Place8,996$54,147
Prescott386$29,100
Waitsburg1,163$67,692

Walla Walla Public Libraries

Walla Walla County Rural Library District
37 JADE ST.
Walla Walla, Washington
(509) 527-3284
Walla Walla Public Library
238 E. ALDER STREET
Walla Walla, Washington
(509) 527-4550

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Walla Walla Hospitals

Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial Va Medical Center
(Government - Federal)
77 Wainwright Dr
Walla Walla General Hospital
(Non-profit)
1025 2nd Ave S
(509) 525-0480
Providence St. Mary Medical Center
(Non-profit)
401 W Poplar St
(509) 525-3320
Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial Va Medical Center
(Government - Federal)
77 Wainwright Drive
(509) 525-5200
Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial Va Medical Center
(Government - Federal)
77 Wainwright Drive
(509) 525-5200

Walla Walla Public Schools

Alternative Education Program
500 Tausick Way
ZIP: 99362
(509) 527-4687
High
Total Enrollment 114
Berney Elementary School
1718 Pleasant St
ZIP: 99362
(509) 527-3060
Primary
Total Enrollment 436
Blue Ridge Elementary
1150 W Chestnut St
ZIP: 99362
(509) 527-3066
Primary
Total Enrollment 387
Edison Elementary School - Walla Walla
1315 E Alder St
ZIP: 99362
(509) 527-3072
Primary
Total Enrollment 465
Garrison Middle School
906 Chase St
ZIP: 99362
(509) 527-3040
Middle
Total Enrollment 605
Green Park Elementary School
1105 E Isaacs Ave
ZIP: 99362
(509) 527-3077
Primary
Total Enrollment 440
Head Start/eceap Preschool
1150 W Chestnut St
ZIP: 99362
(509) 526-1780
Primary
Total Enrollment 14
Homelink
1718 Pleasant St
ZIP: 99362
(509) 527-3060
Other
Total Enrollment 46
Lincoln High School
421 S. 4th Ave
ZIP: 99362
(509) 527-3083
Other
Total Enrollment 177
Pioneer Middle School
450 Bridge St
ZIP: 99362
(509) 527-3050
Middle
Total Enrollment 662
Prospect Point Elementary
55 Reser Rd
ZIP: 99362
(509) 527-3088
Primary
Total Enrollment 451
Se Area Technical Skills Center
525 Campus Loop Dr
ZIP: 99362
(509) 526-2000
High
Sharpstein Elementary School
410 Howard St
ZIP: 99362
(509) 527-3098
Primary
Total Enrollment 461
Walla Walla County Juvenile Detention
455 W. Rose Street
ZIP: 99362
(509) 527-3275
High
Walla Walla High School
800 Abbott Rd
ZIP: 99362
(509) 527-3020
High
Total Enrollment 1873

Walla Walla Private Schools

Assumption School
2066 E Alder St
ZIP: 99362
Elementary
Total Enrollment 223
Desales Catholic High School
919 E Sumach St
ZIP: 99362
Secondary
Total Enrollment 114
Liberty Christian School
3172 Peppers Bridge Rd
ZIP: 99362
Elementary
Total Enrollment 74
R-kidz Early Childhood Education Inc.
410 S Wilbur Ave
ZIP: 99362
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
St Basil Academy Of Classical Studies
2346 S Wilbur Ave
ZIP: 99362
Elementary
Total Enrollment 34
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