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Demographics Analysis

The people of Columbia County, Washington give the community character. This place is unique because of factors such as population size / density, ethnic background, ratio of males to females, and average age.

Population By Sex By Age
(Columbia County, Washington)

Male:

Under 5 years : 87

5 to 9 years : 76

10 to 14 years : 162

15 to 17 years : 61

18 and 19 years : 37

20 years : 0

21 years : 0

22 to 24 years : 90

25 to 29 years : 95

30 to 34 years : 108

35 to 39 years : 89

40 to 44 years : 135

45 to 49 years : 215

50 to 54 years : 128

55 to 59 years : 109

60 and 61 years : 101

62 to 64 years : 118

65 and 66 years : 63

67 to 69 years : 43

70 to 74 years : 137

75 to 79 years : 55

80 to 84 years : 59

85 years and over : 49

Female:

Under 5 years : 44

5 to 9 years : 145

10 to 14 years : 74

15 to 17 years : 97

18 and 19 years : 31

20 years : 62

21 years : 8

22 to 24 years : 47

25 to 29 years : 74

30 to 34 years : 73

35 to 39 years : 72

40 to 44 years : 130

45 to 49 years : 151

50 to 54 years : 141

55 to 59 years : 198

60 and 61 years : 105

62 to 64 years : 96

65 and 66 years : 39

67 to 69 years : 53

70 to 74 years : 136

75 to 79 years : 41

80 to 84 years : 69

85 years and over : 81


(updated 2009)



Population By Ancestry
(Columbia County, Washington)

Ancestry specified:

Single ancestry : 1,921

Multiple ancestry : 1,508

Ancestry not specified:

Ancestry unclassified : 58

Ancestry not reported : 497


(updated 2009)



Population By Citizen Status In The United States
(Columbia County, Washington)

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 3,815

U.S. citizen, born in Puerto Rico or U.S. Island Areas : 0

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 33

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 63

Not a U.S. citizen : 73


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Columbia County, Washington)

Total:

Under 5 years : 131

5 to 17 years : 615

18 to 24 years : 275

25 to 34 years : 350

35 to 44 years : 426

45 to 54 years : 635

55 to 59 years : 307

60 and 61 years : 206

62 to 64 years : 214

65 to 74 years : 471

75 years and over : 354

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 123

5 to 17 years : 505

18 to 24 years : 89

25 to 34 years : 199

35 to 44 years : 237

45 to 54 years : 301

55 to 59 years : 141

60 and 61 years : 112

62 to 64 years : 79

65 to 74 years : 182

75 years and over : 195

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 8

5 to 17 years : 104

18 to 24 years : 186

25 to 34 years : 126

35 to 44 years : 171

45 to 54 years : 304

55 to 59 years : 141

60 and 61 years : 87

62 to 64 years : 135

65 to 74 years : 243

75 years and over : 147

Native, born outside the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 0

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 1

35 to 44 years : 6

45 to 54 years : 7

55 to 59 years : 7

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 6

75 years and over : 6

Foreign born:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 6

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 24

35 to 44 years : 12

45 to 54 years : 23

55 to 59 years : 18

60 and 61 years : 7

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 40

75 years and over : 6


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Sex
(Columbia County, Washington)

Born in state of residence:

Male : 1,092

Female : 1,071

Born in other state in the United States:

Male : 868

Female : 784

Native: born outside the United States:

Male : 20

Female : 13

Foreign born:

Male : 37

Female : 99


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Race
(Columbia County, Washington)

Born in state of residence : 1,958

Born in other state in the United States : 1,574

Native: born outside the United States : 33

Foreign born : 73


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Marital Status
(Columbia County, Washington)

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 309

Now married, except separated : 1,005

Divorced : 173

Separated : 5

Widowed : 132

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 401

Now married, except separated : 850

Divorced : 170

Separated : 15

Widowed : 167

Native: born outside the United States:

Never married : 1

Now married, except separated : 13

Divorced : 13

Separated : 0

Widowed : 6

Foreign born:

Never married : 45

Now married, except separated : 81

Divorced : 10

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0


(updated 2009)



Language Spoken At Home By Ability To Speak English (Population Of 5 Years and Older)
(Columbia County, Washington)

Speak only English : 3,644

Spanish or Spanish Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 59

Speak English less than "very well" : 83

French (incl. Patois, Cajun):

Speak English "very well" : 17

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Scandinavian languages:

Speak English "very well" : 8

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Other Slavic languages:

Speak English "very well" : 36

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Japanese:

Speak English "very well" : 6

Speak English less than "very well" : 0


(updated 2009)



Ancestries in Columbia County, Washington

  • German: 54   (22.2%)
  • English: 25   (10.3%)
  • Irish: 24   (9.9%)
  • French (except Basque): 22   (9.1%)
  • United States Or American: 22   (9.1%)
  • Scottish: 21   (8.6%)
  • Norwegian: 21   (8.6%)
  • Scotch-irish: 17   (7.0%)
  • Welsh: 8   (3.3%)
  • Swedish: 8   (3.3%)
  • Other Groups: 6   (2.5%)
  • European: 4   (1.6%)
  • Dutch: 4   (1.6%)
  • West Indian (excluding Hispanic Groups): 3   (1.2%)
  • French Canadian: 2   (0.8%)
  • Canadian: 2   (0.8%)

(updated 2010)



Total Population In Columbia County, Washington is 3,984



(updated 2009)



Male Population in Columbia County, Washington: 2,017
Female Population in Columbia County, Washington: 1,967


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Columbia County, Washington: 47.1
Median Female Resident Age in Columbia County, Washington: 48.8


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Washington is 37


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Columbia County, Washington


White


Both sexes

49.6

Male

49.2

Female

50.0

Black or African American


Both sexes

45.5

Male

46.0

Female

29.5

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

37.0

Male

32.8

Female

38.5

Asian


Both sexes

43.5

Male

51.0

Female

39.5

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

43.0

Male

48.5

Female

41.5

Other


Both sexes

33.5

Male

29.0

Female

37.5

Two or More Races


Both sexes

20.8

Male

21.5

Female

16.3

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

23.8

Male

21.1

Female

26.1

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

50.2

Male

49.9

Female

50.7


(updated 2010)



Races in Columbia County, Washington


  • White: 3,638
  • African American: 0
  • American Indian: 114
  • Asian: 26
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 12
  • Some Other Race: 118
  • Two or More Races: 76



(updated 2013)













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Education Analysis

The amount of education a person receives can deeply affect their lives. The amount of education Columbia County, Washington citizens receive, averaged as group, may also affect the community.

Education Level of Population 25 Years and Over in Columbia County, Washington

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 0   (0%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 4   (3.81%)
  • 9th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 10th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 11th Grade: 6   (5.71%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 0   (0%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 18   (17.14%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 15   (14.29%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 27   (25.71%)
  • Associate Degree: 9   (8.57%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 15   (14.29%)
  • Master's Degree: 11   (10.48%)
  • Professional School Degree: 0   (0%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 0   (0%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 0   (0%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 9th Grade: 3   (3%)
  • 10th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 11th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 0   (0%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 37   (37%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 24   (24%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 13   (13%)
  • Associate Degree: 0   (0%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 21   (21%)
  • Master's Degree: 2   (2%)
  • Professional School Degree: 0   (0%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 0   (0%)


(updated 2010)





Largest School Agency's In Columbia County, Washington

  • Walla Walla Sch Dist 140


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 364 S Park St, Walla Walla, WA 99362, Phone: (509) 527-3000, Students: 6,059 )

  • Columbia Sch Dist 400


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 755 Maple St, Burbank, WA 99323, Phone: (509) 547-2136, Students: 967 )

  • College Place School Dist 250


    ( Grades: K-8, Location: 107 Se 2nd St, College Place, WA 99324, Phone: (509) 525-4827, Students: 847 )

  • Waitsburg Sch Dist 401


    ( Grades: KG-12, Location: 605 Main, Waitsburg, WA 99361, Phone: (509) 337-6301, Students: 350 )

  • Touchet School District 300


    ( Grades: KG-12, Location: 90 Champion St, Touchet, WA 99360, Phone: (509) 394-2352, Students: 312 )

  • Prescott School District 402


    ( Grades: KG-12, Location: 207 South A Street, Prescott, WA 99348, Phone: (509) 849-2216, Students: 258 )

  • Dixie School District No 101


    ( Grades: K-6, Location: Hwy 12 & Biscuit Ridge Rd, Dixie, WA 99329, Phone: (509) 525-0191, Students: 37 )

Largest Elementary & Middle Schools (Public) In Columbia County, Washington

  • Pioneer Middle School


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 450 Bridge St, Walla Walla, WA 99362, Phone: (509) 527-3050, Students: 630 )

  • Garrison Middle School


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 906 Chase St, Walla Walla, WA 99362, Phone: (509) 527-3040, Students: 607 )

  • Prospect Point Elementary


    ( Grades: KG-5, Location: 55 Reser Rd, Walla Walla, WA 99362, Phone: (509) 527-3088, Students: 573 )

  • Sharpstein Elementary School


    ( Grades: KG-5, Location: 410 Howard St, Walla Walla, WA 99362, Phone: (509) 527-3098, Students: 448 )

  • Green Park Elementary School


    ( Grades: KG-5, Location: 1105 E Isaacs Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362, Phone: (509) 527-3077, Students: 446 )

  • Berney Elementary School


    ( Grades: KG-5, Location: 1718 Pleasant St, Walla Walla, WA 99362, Phone: (509) 527-3060, Students: 440 )

  • Columbia Elementary


    ( Grades: K-5, Location: 977 Maple Street, Burbank, WA 99323, Phone: (509) 547-9393, Students: 434 )

  • Davis Elementary


    ( Grades: K-3, Location: 31 Se Ash Street, College Place, WA 99324, Phone: (509) 525-5110, Students: 400 )

  • Touchet Elem & High School


    ( Grades: KG-12, Location: Touchet School District, Touchet, WA 99360, Phone: (509) 394-2352, Students: 312 )

  • Blue Ridge Elementary


    ( Grades: K-5, Location: 1150 W Chestnut St, Walla Walla, WA 99362, Phone: (509) 527-3066, Students: 278 )

  • Meadow Brook Intermediate School


    ( Grades: 4-6, Location: 1775 South College Avenue, College Place, WA 99324, Phone: (509) 522-3265, Students: 260 )

  • Edison Elementary School


    ( Grades: K-5, Location: 1315 E Alder St, Walla Walla, WA 99362, Phone: (509) 527-3072, Students: 245 )

  • Columbia Middle School


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 835 Maple Street, Burbank, WA 99323, Phone: (509) 545-8571, Students: 233 )

  • John Sager Middle School


    ( Grades: 7-8, Location: 1755 South College Avenue, College Place, WA 99324, Phone: (509) 525-5300, Students: 187 )

  • Waitsburg Elementary School


    ( Grades: KG-5, Location: 184 Academy, Waitsburg, WA 99361, Phone: (509) 337-6461, Students: 142 )

  • Prescott Elementary School


    ( Grades: KG-6, Location: Po Box 65, Prescott, WA 99348, Phone: (509) 849-2215, Students: 139 )

  • Preston Hall Middle School


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 605 Main Street, Waitsburg, WA 99361, Phone: (509) 337-6351, Students: 97 )

  • Paine Campus Homelink


    ( Grades: KG-8, Location: 421 S. 4th Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362, Phone: (509) 527-3083, Students: 86 )

  • Paine Campus


    ( Grades: 6-12, Location: 421 S. 4th Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362, Phone: (509) 527-3083, Students: 82 )

  • Dixie Elementary School


    ( Grades: K-5, Location: Po Box 40, Dixie, WA 99329, Phone: (509) 525-5339, Students: 37 )

Largest High Schools (Public) In Columbia County, Washington

  • Walla Walla High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 800 Abbott Rd, Walla Walla, WA 99362, Phone: (509) 527-3020, Students: 1,942 )

  • Columbia High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 787 Maple Street, Burbank, WA 99323, Phone: (509) 545-8573, Students: 300 )

  • Opportunity Program


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 919 S. 2nd, Walla Walla, WA 99362, Phone: (509) 527-3052, Students: 157 )

  • Paine Campus Aep


    ( Grades: 11-12, Location: 421 S. 4th Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362, Phone: (509) 527-3083, Students: 125 )

  • Prescott Jr Sr High


    ( Grades: 7-12, Location: Po Box 65, Prescott, WA 99348, Phone: (509) 849-2215, Students: 119 )

  • Waitsburg High School


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 421 Coppei Ave, Waitsburg, WA 99361, Phone: (509) 337-6351, Students: 111 )

  • Walla Walla County Juvenile Detention


    ( Grades: 7-12, Location: 455 W. Rose Street, Walla Walla, WA 99362, Phone: (509) 527-3275, Students: 23 )

Largest Universities & Colleges In Columbia County, Washington

  • Walla Walla Community College


    ( 2-year, Public, Student Population: 4,600; Location: 00 Tausick Way, Walla Walla, WA 99362, Web: http://www.wallawalla.cc )

  • Walla Walla University


    ( 4-year, Private not-for-profit, Student Population: 1,829; Location: 04 S College Ave, College Place, WA 99324, Web: http://www.wallawalla.edu )

  • Whitman College


    ( 4-year, Private not-for-profit, Student Population: 1,489; Location: 45 Boyer Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362, Web: http://www.whitman.edu )

Largest Schools (Private) In Columbia County, Washington

  • Rogers Adventist School


    ( Grades: K-8, Location: 200 Sw Academy Way, College Place, WA 99324, Phone: (509) 529-1850, Students: 344 )

  • Assumption School


    ( Grades: K-8, Location: 2066 E Alder Street, Walla Walla, WA 99362, Phone: (509) 525-9283, Students: 278 )

  • Liberty Christian School


    ( Grades: K-8, Location: 3172 Peppers Bridge Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362, Phone: (509) 525-5082, Students: 69 )

  • Jubilee Christian Academy


    ( Grades: 8-12, Location: 29 Jubilee Circle, Prescott, WA 99348, Phone: (509) 749-2103, Students: 44 )

  • Vista Hermosa Elementary School


    ( Grades: K-6, Location: 1111 Fishhook Park Road, Prescott, WA 99348, Phone: (509) 749-2138, Students: 43 )

  • Palouse Community School


    ( Grades: 7-12, Location: 330 S Palouse Street, Walla Walla, WA 99362, Phone: (509) 301-6579, Students: 12 )

  • R-kidz Early Childhood Education


    ( Grades: K-K, Location: 410 S Wilbur Avenue, Walla Walla, WA 99362, Phone: (509) 529-6105, Students: 4 )

Academic Libraries In Columbia County, Washington

(updated 2005)

Public Libraries (Branch) In Columbia County, Washington

  • Burbank Heights Library


    875 Lake Road, Burbank, WA 99323

  • Plaza Library


    1640 Plaza Way, Walla Walla, WA 99362

  • Prescott Library


    103 D St., Prescott, WA 99348

  • Touchet Community Library


    161 Hanson Road, Touchet, WA 99360

  • Vista Hermosa Library


    76 Sarah Lynne Lane, Prescott, WA 99348

(updated 2012)

Public Libraries (Central) In Columbia County, Washington

  • Waitsburg (weller) Public Library


    212 Main Street, Waitsburg, WA 99361

  • Walla Walla Public Library


    238 E. Alder Street, Walla Walla, WA 99362

(updated 2012)



Museums Near Columbia County, Washington


  • Pavilion Preservation Foundation


    Po Box 2224, Walla Walla, WA 99362

  • Waitburg Historical Society


    Box 341, Waitsburg, WA 99361

  • Walla Walla Historic Memorials


    5 N Colville, Walla Walla, WA 99362

  • Walla Wlla Treaty Council Days


    717 N Main St, Walla Walla, WA 99362

  • Washington Museum Association


    37 E Maple, Walla Walla, WA 99362
    http://www.washingtonstatemuseums.org

(updated 2014)



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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to Columbia County, Washington affect how people live their lives. Natural features such as oceans, mountains, lakes, plains, and deserts all make a difference in the lives of individuals. The types of housing, heating fuels, and transportation infrastructure are largely influenced by the geography of Columbia County, Washington.

Area Features of Columbia County, Washington


Airport


(1) Carr Airport   (2) Columbia Ag Airport   (3) Compressor Station Number 8 Stolport   (4) Coopers Landing Airport   (5) Darcy S Air Strip   (6) Dayton Airport   (7) Ice Harbor Dam Heliport   (8) Lower Monumental State Airport   (9) Martin Field Airport   (10) Page Airport   (11) Sky Ranch Landing Strip   (12) Touchet Valley Airport   (13) Walla Walla General Hospital Heliport   (14) Walla Walla Regional Airport   (15) Weller Canyon Airport   (16) Woodfield Airport  

Area


(1) Tomar  

Bay


(1) Smiths Harbor  

Bridge


(1) Luckenbill Bridge   (2) Madame Dorion Bridge   (3) Wickersham Bridge  

Building


(1) Benton County Fire District 1 Station 120   (2) Bruce Memorial Museum   (3) Burbank Substation   (4) College Place Fire Department   (5) College Place Police Department   (6) Columbia County Courthouse   (7) Columbia County Fire District 3   (8) Columbia County Sheriff S Office   (9) Dayton Railroad Depot   (10) Franklin County Fire District 3 Station 31   (11) Franklin Substation   (12) Gilliam   (13) Hunt   (14) Waitsburg Ambulance Service   (15) Waitsburg Fire Department   (16) Walla Walla County Fire District 1   (17) Walla Walla County Fire District 4   (18) Walla Walla County Fire District 4 Station 42   (19) Walla Walla County Fire District 4 Station 43   (20) Walla Walla County Fire District 4 Station 44   (21) Walla Walla County Fire District 4 Station 45   (22) Walla Walla County Fire District 4 Walla Walla Regional Airport Station   (23) Walla Walla County Fire District 5 Station 51   (24) Walla Walla County Fire District 5 Station 52   (25) Walla Walla County Fire District 5 Station 53   (26) Walla Walla County Fire District 5 Station 54   (27) Walla Walla County Fire District 6   (28) Walla Walla County Fire District 8   (29) Walla Walla County Fire Protection District 7   (30) Walla Walla Fire Department And Ambulance   (31) Walla Walla Police Department   (32) Walla Walla Sheriff S Office   (33) Washington State Penitentiary  

Canal


(1) Burlingame Ditch   (2) Demaris Ditch   (3) Garden City Ditch   (4) Gardena Ditch   (5) High Lift Canal   (6) Mill Creek Channel   (7) Mousser Hall Ditch   (8) Mud Creek Canal   (9) Mud District Number 2 Canal   (10) Mud District Number 7 Canal   (11) Short Low Ditch Historical   (12) Touchet East Side Ditch   (13) Touchet West Side Ditch   (14) Whitman Ditch   (15) Williams Ditch  

Cemetery


(1) Blue Mountain Memorial Garden   (2) Bundy Hollow Cemetery   (3) Fort Walla Walla Military Cemetery   (4) Independent Order Of Odd Fellows Cemetery   (5) Ivy Cemetery   (6) Mount Hope Cemetery   (7) Mountain View Cemetery   (8) Pioneer Cemetery   (9) Valley Chapel Cemetery  

Census


(1) Burbank Census Designated Place   (2) Dixie Census Designated Place   (3) Garrett Census Designated Place   (4) Touchet Census Designated Place   (5) Walla Walla East Census Designated Place   (6) Wallula Census Designated Place  

Channel


(1) Homly Channel   (2) Wallula Gap   (3) West Channel  

Civil


(1) Burbank Division   (2) City Of College Place   (3) City Of Dayton   (4) City Of Prescott   (5) City Of Waitsburg   (6) City Of Walla Walla   (7) Eureka Flat Division   (8) Touchet Division   (9) Waitsburg Division   (10) Walla Walla County   (11) Walla Walla-college Place Division  

Dam


(1) Blalock Lake Dam   (2) Dayton Lumber Company Mill Dam   (3) Ice Harbor Lock And Dam   (4) Mill Creek Dam   (5) Mill Creek Diversion Dam   (6) Robison Dam   (7) Stiller Dam   (8) Twin Reservoirs Dam  

Flat


(1) Eureka Flat  

Gap


(1) Goose Gap  

Hospital


(1) Dayton General Hospital   (2) Saint Mary Medical Center   (3) State Penitentiary Hospital   (4) Veterans Affairs Medical Center Walla Walla   (5) Walla Walla General Hospital  

Island


(1) Badger Island   (2) Casey Island   (3) Crescent Island   (4) Foundation Island   (5) Goose Island   (6) Lasts Island Historical   (7) Peavine Island   (8) Strawberry Island   (9) Tanglefoot Island   (10) Two Rivers Islands  

Lake


(1) Burbank Slough   (2) Casey Pond   (3) Curlew Pond   (4) Mound Pond   (5) Palmer Pond   (6) Quarry Pond   (7) Switch Pond   (8) Villard Pond Historical   (9) Yellepit Pond  

Locale


(1) Big Y Shopping Center   (2) Blue Mountain Boys Ranch   (3) Broetge Orchards   (4) Dayton And Columbia County Fairgrounds   (5) Drum   (6) Dry Creek   (7) East Pasco   (8) Eastgate Mall   (9) Eastgate Shopping Center   (10) Green Park Playground   (11) Hair Farm   (12) Hill Top   (13) Hover   (14) Lasater Farm   (15) Locust Grove   (16) Mccall   (17) Plaza Shopping Center   (18) Pleasant View   (19) Port Of Walla Walla   (20) Reser   (21) Riffle   (22) Sapolil   (23) Southgate Shopping Center   (24) Spring Creek   (25) Stewart Cabin   (26) Tausick Swimming Pool   (27) Touchet Valley Golf Course   (28) Tracy Junction   (29) Tucker Farm   (30) Twilight   (31) Veterans Memorial Park And Golf Course   (32) Village Square   (33) Waitsburg Junction   (34) Walla Walla Country Club   (35) Walla Walla Ranger Station   (36) Wallula Station   (37) Whitman   (38) Whitney  

Military


(1) Walla Walla Army Air Field Historical  

Park


(1) Big Flat Habitat Management Unit   (2) Borleske Stadium   (3) Charbonneau Park   (4) Charbonneau Recreation Area   (5) Fishhook Park   (6) Fort Walla Walla Historical Monument   (7) Fort Walla Walla Park   (8) Frenchtown Monument   (9) Hood Park   (10) Hover Park   (11) Jefferson Park   (12) Kennewick Game Farm Historical   (13) Kiwanis Park   (14) Levey Landing Park   (15) Lewis   (16) Lewis And Clark Trail State Park   (17) Lions Park   (18) Lyons City Park   (19) Madame Dorion Memorial Park   (20) Martin Field   (21) Mcnary National Wildlife Refuge   (22) Mill Creek Reservation State Wildlife Recreation Area   (23) Pioneer Park   (24) Preston Park   (25) Sacajawea State Park   (26) Tietan Park   (27) Wallula State Park   (28) Whitman Memorial   (29) Whitman Mission National Historic Site   (30) Wildwood Park  

Plain


(1) Columbia Plateau  

Populated Place


(1) Adkins   (2) Ainsworth Junction   (3) Alto   (4) Ash   (5) Attalia   (6) Babcock   (7) Baileysburg   (8) Baker-langdon   (9) Berryman   (10) Bolles   (11) Burbank   (12) Burbank Heights   (13) Buroker   (14) Calhounville   (15) Climax   (16) Clyde   (17) College Place   (18) Coppei   (19) Dayton   (20) Dixie   (21) Dixie Crossing   (22) Dumas   (23) Eastman   (24) Elwood   (25) Ennis   (26) Eureka   (27) Farrington   (28) Finley   (29) Five Points   (30) Gardena   (31) Garrett   (32) Gilliam   (33) Hadley   (34) Harbert   (35) Harsha   (36) Harvey   (37) Hatch   (38) Hedges   (39) Humorist   (40) Huntsville   (41) Kibler   (42) Kooskooskie   (43) Lamar   (44) Langdon   (45) Le Grow   (46) Lee   (47) Levey   (48) Long   (49) Lowden   (50) Martindale   (51) Mckay   (52) Menoken   (53) Minnick   (54) Mojonnier   (55) Paddock   (56) Pedigo   (57) Pickard   (58) Port Kelley   (59) Prescott   (60) Reese   (61) Robinson   (62) Ronan   (63) Rulo   (64) Russell   (65) Sapolil   (66) Scott   (67) Sheffler   (68) Slater   (69) Stateline   (70) Sudbury   (71) Thiel   (72) Thomas   (73) Tompkins   (74) Touchet   (75) Tracy   (76) Two Rivers   (77) Valley Grove   (78) Varna   (79) Villard Junction   (80) Waiilatpo Historical   (81) Waitsburg   (82) Walker   (83) Walla Walla   (84) Wallula   (85) Wallula Junction   (86) Welland   (87) Windust   (88) Yellepit   (89) Zangar Junction  

Post Office


(1) Two Rivers Post Office Historical  

Range


(1) Skyrocket Hills  

Reservoir


(1) Blalock Lake   (2) Dalton Lake   (3) Dayton Lumber Company Mill Pond   (4) Iowa Beef Processors Waste Pond   (5) Mill Creek Lake   (6) Robison Pond  

Ridge


(1) Biscuit Ridge   (2) Blacksnake Ridge   (3) Green Ridge  

School


(1) Assumption Grade School   (2) Berney Elementary School   (3) Blue Ridge Elementary School   (4) Braden School   (5) Clara E Rogers Elementary School   (6) Columbia Elementary School   (7) Columbia High School   (8) Columbia Middle School   (9) Columbia School   (10) Davis Elementary School   (11) Dayton Elementary School   (12) Desales High School   (13) Desales Junior-senior High School   (14) Edison Elementary School   (15) Finley Elementary School   (16) Garrison Junior High School   (17) Green Park Elementary School   (18) Jefferson School   (19) John Sager Middle School   (20) Pietrzycki High School   (21) Pioneer Middle School   (22) Prescott Elementary School   (23) Prescott High School   (24) Prospect Point Elementary School   (25) River View School   (26) Saint Patricks School   (27) Saint Pauls School   (28) Sharpstein Elementary School   (29) Touchet Elementary School   (30) Touchet Junior-senior High School   (31) Vocational Technical School   (32) Waitsburg Elementary School   (33) Waitsburg High School   (34) Waitsburg Upper Elementary School   (35) Walla Walla College   (36) Walla Walla High School   (37) Walla Walla Valley Academy   (38) Washington School   (39) Whitman College  

Spring


(1) Cold Spring   (2) Colville Springs   (3) Coppei Springs   (4) Fountain Springs   (5) Sheep Spring   (6) Smith Springs  

Stream


(1) Big Spring Branch   (2) Birch Creek   (3) Blue Creek   (4) Bryant Creek   (5) Caldwell Creek   (6) Cold Creek   (7) Coppei Creek   (8) Cottonwood Creek   (9) Doan Creek   (10) Dry Creek   (11) East Little Walla Walla River   (12) Gardena Creek   (13) Garrison Creek   (14) Little Blue Creek   (15) Little Mud Creek   (16) Mckay Creek   (17) Mill Creek   (18) Mud Creek   (19) North Fork Coppei Creek   (20) North Fork Dry Creek   (21) North Fork Mill Creek   (22) North Fork Touchet River   (23) Paradise Creek   (24) Patit Creek   (25) Pine Creek   (26) Reser Creek   (27) Russell Creek   (28) Snake River   (29) South Fork Coppei Creek   (30) South Fork Dry Creek   (31) South Fork Touchet River   (32) Spring Creek   (33) Stone Creek   (34) Titus Creek   (35) Touchet River   (36) Walla Walla River   (37) Walsh Creek   (38) West Little Walla Walla River   (39) Whetstone Creek   (40) Whisky Creek   (41) Wilson Creek   (42) Yellowhawk Creek  

Summit


(1) Clover Hill   (2) Jasper Mountain   (3) Klicker Mountain   (4) Lewis Peak   (5) Rice Hill   (6) The Butte   (7) Twin Sisters  

Swamp


(1) J Line Pond  

Tower


(1) Khss-fm Walla Walla   (2) Ksmx-am Walla Walla   (3) Ktel-am Walla Walla   (4) Kuj-am Walla Walla   (5) Kwcw-fm Walla Walla   (6) Kzhr-fm Dayton  

Valley


(1) Ash Hollow   (2) Badger Hollow   (3) Bouvey Canyon   (4) Box Canyon   (5) Bundy Hollow   (6) Burr Canyon   (7) Colville Springs Hollow   (8) Davis Hollow   (9) Dry Hollow   (10) Dustin Hollow   (11) Hogeye Hollow   (12) Johnson Hollow   (13) Laird Gulch   (14) Lower Smith Canyon   (15) Mckay Hollow   (16) Mustard Hollow   (17) Nightingale Canyon   (18) Nine Canyon   (19) Ninemile Canyon   (20) Payne Hollow   (21) Piper Canyon   (22) Railroad Canyon   (23) Rose Gulch   (24) Smith Springs Hollow   (25) Sorghum Hollow   (26) Spaw Canyon   (27) Spring Gulch   (28) Spring Valley   (29) Thorn Hollow   (30) Touchet Valley   (31) Vansycle Canyon   (32) Walker Canyon   (33) Walla Walla Valley   (34) Warm Springs Canyon   (35) Webber Canyon   (36) Weller Canyon   (37) Whetstone Hollow   (38) Whoopemup Hollow   (39) Wilson Canyon   (40) Winnett Canyon   (41) Woodward Canyon  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in Columbia County, Washington

99362 (pop. 37,950) 99324 (pop. 8,455) 99323 (pop. 3,629)
99361 (pop. 1,929) 99348 (pop. 1,699) 99360 (pop. 1,171)
99363 (pop. 235) 99329 (pop. 231)  


Counties Nearby Columbia County, Washington

Garfield County, WA  (pop. 2,129) 20.1 Miles
Walla Walla County, WA  (pop. 59,481) 25.9 Miles
Asotin County, WA  (pop. 21,966) 40.3 Miles
Whitman County, WA  (pop. 46,026) 48.6 Miles



Area Code(s) in Columbia County, Washington

509



Elevation in Columbia County, Washington is 761.0 ft. (232.0 meters)





Latitude/Longitude of Columbia County, Washington

Lat: 46.337053 N        Long: -117.958346 W



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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Columbia County, Washington need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In Washington

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 4.39 4.15 2.39 3.13 0.00 3.40
  Total Electric Industry 4.39 4.15 2.39 3.13 0.00 3.40
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 4.36 4.19 2.29 3.21 0.00 3.37
  Total Electric Industry 4.36 4.19 2.29 3.21 0.00 3.37
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 4.46 4.31 2.24 3.34 0.00 3.43
  Total Electric Industry 4.46 4.31 2.24 3.34 0.00 3.43
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 4.60 4.50 2.40 3.53 0.00 3.65
  Total Electric Industry 4.60 4.50 2.40 3.53 0.00 3.65
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 4.97 4.72 2.79 3.83 0.00 4.02
  Total Electric Industry 4.97 4.72 2.79 3.83 0.00 4.02
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 4.97 4.82 2.96 3.75 0.00 4.10
  Total Electric Industry 4.97 4.82 2.96 3.75 0.00 4.10
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 5.03 4.88 2.85 3.84 0.00 4.19
  Total Electric Industry 5.03 4.88 2.85 3.84 0.00 4.19
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 4.95 4.79 2.59 4.06 0.00 4.04
  Total Electric Industry 4.95 4.79 2.59 4.06 0.00 4.04
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 5.03 4.81 2.64 3.61 0.00 4.03
  Total Electric Industry 5.03 4.81 2.64 3.61 0.00 4.03
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 2.23 0.00 0.00 2.23
  Full-Service Providers 5.10 4.86 2.70 3.66 0.00 4.10
  Total Electric Industry 5.10 4.86 2.65 3.66 0.00 4.01
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 2.19 0.00 0.00 2.19
  Full-Service Providers 5.13 4.86 3.42 3.65 0.00 4.41
  Total Electric Industry 5.13 4.86 3.30 3.65 0.00 4.33
2001              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 0.00 3.66 0.00 0.00 3.66
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 6.17 0.00 0.00 6.17
  Full-Service Providers 5.70 5.45 4.43 4.69 0.00 5.27
  Total Electric Industry 5.70 5.45 4.75 4.69 0.00 5.34
2002              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 0.00 3.54 0.00 0.00 3.54
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 10.07 0.00 0.00 10.07
  Full-Service Providers 6.29 6.11 4.23 4.94 0.00 5.77
  Total Electric Industry 6.29 6.11 4.88 4.94 0.00 5.88
2003              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 1.01 0.56 0.00 0.00 0.57
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 8.47 8.47 0.00 0.00 8.47
  Full-Service Providers 6.31 6.06 4.25 0.00 6.45 5.78
  Total Electric Industry 6.31 6.07 4.76 0.00 6.45 5.86
2004              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 0.00 0.37 0.00 0.00 0.37
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 1,600.00 4.27 0.00 0.00 4.28
  Full-Service Providers 6.37 6.17 4.28 0.00 6.44 5.80
  Total Electric Industry 6.37 6.17 4.28 0.00 6.44 5.80
2005              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 0.89 0.43 0.00 0.00 0.44
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 4.03 5.21 0.00 0.00 5.17
  Full-Service Providers 6.54 6.33 4.13 0.00 6.44 5.87
  Total Electric Industry 6.54 6.33 4.27 0.00 6.44 5.87
2006              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 0.93 0.54 0.00 0.00 0.55
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 4.14 5.66 0.00 0.00 5.62
  Full-Service Providers 6.82 6.64 4.26 0.00 5.93 6.14
  Total Electric Industry 6.82 6.63 4.44 0.00 5.93 6.14

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Columbia County, Washington

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 0   (0.0%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 0   (0.0%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 2   (1.9%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 17   (15.9%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 6   (5.6%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 16   (15.0%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 31   (29.0%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 12   (11.2%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 1   (0.9%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 2   (1.9%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 11   (10.3%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 0   (0.0%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 9   (8.4%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 0   (0.0%)


(updated 2010)



Means Of Transportation
(Columbia County, Washington)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 1,219

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 85

In 3-person carpool : 45

In 4-person carpool : 16

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 19

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 0

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 12

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 0

Subway or elevated : 0

Railroad : 0

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 0

Motorcycle : 0

Bicycle : 16

Walked : 126

Other means : 18

Worked at home : 135


(updated 2009)



Travel Time To Work
(Columbia County, Washington)

Less than 5 minutes : 312

5 to 9 minutes : 340

10 to 14 minutes : 232

15 to 19 minutes : 107

20 to 24 minutes : 80

25 to 29 minutes : 19

30 to 34 minutes : 118

35 to 39 minutes : 34

40 to 44 minutes : 81

45 to 59 minutes : 141

60 to 89 minutes : 56

90 or more minutes : 36


(updated 2009)



Social Security Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Columbia County, Washington)

With Social Security income : 787

No Social Security income : 1,001


(updated 2009)



Retirement Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Columbia County, Washington)

With retirement income : 466

No retirement income : 1,322


(updated 2009)



Family Income (Annual)
(Columbia County, Washington)

Less than $10,000 : 35

$10,000 to $14,999 : 72

$15,000 to $19,999 : 28

$20,000 to $24,999 : 75

$25,000 to $29,999 : 69

$30,000 to $34,999 : 70

$35,000 to $39,999 : 62

$40,000 to $44,999 : 54

$45,000 to $49,999 : 43

$50,000 to $59,999 : 81

$60,000 to $74,999 : 151

$75,000 to $99,999 : 228

$100,000 to $124,999 : 95

$125,000 to $149,999 : 25

$150,000 to $199,999 : 8

$200,000 or more : 40


(updated 2009)



Median Family Income (Annual)
(Columbia County, Washington)

Median family income in the past 12 months (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) : $55,192


(updated 2009)



Occupations in Columbia County, Washington

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 60  (64.5%)
  • Service Occupations: 3  (3.2%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 1  (1.1%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 13  (14.0%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 9  (9.7%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 15  (33.3%)
  • Service Occupations: 7  (15.6%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 21  (46.7%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 0  (0.0%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 0  (0.0%)


(updated 2010)





Amtrak Stations in Columbia County, Washington

Bus Station(s)


    4th and Main
    Valley Transit Transfer Center
    Walla Walla, Washington 99362

(updated 2008)



Employment Rate In Columbia County, Washington

Employed: 27,226
Unemployed: 1,580



Minority Owned Firms of 100 or More in
Columbia County, Washington

  • Total Black-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total American Indian-and Alaska Native-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Asian-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Hispanic-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Native Hawaiian-and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total women-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 17.7%
  • Other: 82.3%



Water Usage In Columbia County, Washington

Ground Water

 
Fresh 46.63 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 46.63 Mgal/d
 

Surface Water

 
Fresh 107.41 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 107.41 Mgal/d





There are 1,022 Farms In Columbia County, Washington


(updated 2008)



Banks In Columbia County, Washington

Banner Bank - 5 Branches


    Bank Assets: $22.5m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 91

Baker-boyer National Bank - 5 Branches


    Bank Assets: $2.7m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 8

Umpqua Bank - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $44.1m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 363

Jpmorgan Chase Bank, National Association - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $4b
    Industry Specialization: International
    Total Offices: 5,679

Community Bank - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $682.9k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 126

Americanwest Bank - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $8m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 96

Columbia State Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $7.2m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 141

U.s. Bank National Association - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $384.1m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 3,238

Washington Federal, National Association - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $14.7m
    Industry Specialization: Mortgage Lending
    Total Offices: 253

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Columbia County, Washington

  • Walla Walla Regional


    (about 23.1 miles in Walla Walla, Washington; Airport Code: ALW)

  • Lewiston Nez Perce County


    (about 45.1 miles in Uniontown, Washington; Airport Code: LWS)

  • Connell City


    (about 47.3 miles in Connell, Washington; Airport Code: WQI)

  • Pullman Moscow Regional


    (about 49.4 miles in Pullman, Washington; Airport Code: PUW)

  • Tri Cities


    (about 55.4 miles in Pasco, Washington; Airport Code: PSC)

  • Vista Field


    (about 60.3 miles in Kennewick, Washington; Airport Code: ZXX)

  • Pendleton Municipal


    (about 61.0 miles in Cayuse, Oregon; Airport Code: PDT)

  • Eastern Oregon Regional at Pendleton


    (about 61.3 miles in Cayuse, Oregon; Airport Code: PDT)

  • Othello Municipal


    (about 62.0 miles in Cunningham, Washington; Airport Code: FVH)

  • Richland Airport


    (about 64.3 miles in Richland, Washington; Airport Code: RLD)

  • Enterprise Municipal


    (about 71.3 miles in Lostine, Oregon; Airport Code: UXV)

  • Hermiston Municipal


    (about 71.6 miles in Hermiston, Oregon; Airport Code: HES)

  • La Grande/Union County


    (about 72.4 miles in Cove, Oregon; Airport Code: LGD)

  • Larson AFB


    (about 82.4 miles in Moses Lake, Washington; Airport Code: LRN)

  • Grant County International


    (about 87.9 miles in Moses Lake, Washington; Airport Code: MWH)

  • Prosser Airport


    (about 88.0 miles in Grandview, Washington; Airport Code: RQE)

  • Fairchild AFB


    (about 89.4 miles in Fairchild Afb, Washington; Airport Code: SKA)

  • Spokane International


    (about 90.9 miles in Spokane, Washington; Airport Code: GEG)

  • Idaho County


    (about 91.9 miles in Grangeville, Idaho; Airport Code: JZY)

  • Isaacson


    (about 92.3 miles in Fairchild Afb, Washington; Airport Code: WA4)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Columbia County, Washington

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

65.94%

Carpooled

0.0%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

0.0%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.0%

Motorcycle

0.0%

Bicycle

0.0%

Walked

11.59%

Other Means

0.0%

Worked At Home

22.46%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including Columbia County, Washington, is different from the rest based on overall architecture, appearance, occupancy, average housing square footage, average home value, and average home age.



(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Columbia County, Washington)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 936

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 65

Female householder, no husband present : 135

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 520

Householder not living alone : 132


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Columbia County, Washington)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 6

Male householder and female partner : 93

Female householder and female partner : 0

Female householder and male partner : 47

All other households : 1,642


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Columbia County, Washington)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 784

Renter-occupied housing units : 152

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 45

Renter-occupied housing units : 20

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 69

Renter-occupied housing units : 66

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 379

Renter-occupied housing units : 273


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Columbia County, Washington)

Less than $10,000 : 134

$10,000 to $14,999 : 163

$15,000 to $19,999 : 143

$20,000 to $24,999 : 143

$25,000 to $29,999 : 126

$30,000 to $34,999 : 71

$35,000 to $39,999 : 101

$40,000 to $44,999 : 70

$45,000 to $49,999 : 70

$50,000 to $59,999 : 99

$60,000 to $74,999 : 171

$75,000 to $99,999 : 307

$100,000 to $124,999 : 95

$125,000 to $149,999 : 25

$150,000 to $199,999 : 22

$200,000 or more : 48


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Columbia County, Washington)

Total : 2,120


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Columbia County, Washington)

Occupied : 1,788

Vacant : 332


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Columbia County, Washington)

Median number of rooms : 6


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Columbia County, Washington)

Built 2005 or later : 14

Built 2000 to 2004 : 130

Built 1990 to 1999 : 288

Built 1980 to 1989 : 75

Built 1970 to 1979 : 304

Built 1960 to 1969 : 226

Built 1950 to 1959 : 125

Built 1940 to 1949 : 262

Built 1939 or earlier : 696


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Columbia County, Washington)

Utility gas : 41

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 107

Electricity : 1,105

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 337

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 176

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 22

No fuel used : 0


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Columbia County, Washington)

Less than $10,000 : 0

$10,000 to $14,999 : 38

$15,000 to $19,999 : 24

$20,000 to $24,999 : 0

$25,000 to $29,999 : 14

$30,000 to $34,999 : 0

$35,000 to $39,999 : 14

$40,000 to $49,999 : 70

$50,000 to $59,999 : 52

$60,000 to $69,999 : 16

$70,000 to $79,999 : 74

$80,000 to $89,999 : 91

$90,000 to $99,999 : 55

$100,000 to $124,999 : 146

$125,000 to $149,999 : 109

$150,000 to $174,999 : 92

$175,000 to $199,999 : 83

$200,000 to $249,999 : 216

$250,000 to $299,999 : 81

$300,000 to $399,999 : 36

$400,000 to $499,999 : 16

$500,000 to $749,999 : 10

$750,000 to $999,999 : 11

$1,000,000 or more : 29


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Columbia County, Washington)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 29

Home equity loan only : 71

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 25

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 610

Housing units without a mortgage : 542


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Columbia County, Washington)

Built 2005 or later : $412,500

Built 2000 to 2004 : $216,200

Built 1990 to 1999 : $212,200

Built 1980 to 1989 : $87,300

Built 1970 to 1979 : $149,000

Built 1960 to 1969 : $103,000

Built 1950 to 1959 : $130,700

Built 1940 to 1949 : $109,300

Built 1939 or earlier : $123,200


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Columbia County, Washington: 65.6%

Percentage of Family Households in Washington: 64.4%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Columbia County, Washington

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 131 131 $19,450,065
  Two Family 9 18 $1,144,012
  Three and Four Family 4 16 $953,314
  Five or More Family 1 8 $409,860
  Total

145 173 $21,957,251
2000        
  Single Family 55 55 $8,237,334
  Two Family 2 4 $348,884
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

57 59 $8,586,218
2001        
  Single Family 107 107 $13,716,298
  Two Family 3 6 $533,391
  Three and Four Family 1 4 $236,530
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

111 117 $14,486,219
2002        
  Single Family 124 124 $16,715,103
  Two Family 5 10 $947,528
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

129 134 $17,662,631
2003        
  Single Family 140 140 $19,236,835
  Two Family 14 28 $2,401,005
  Three and Four Family 1 3 $276,635
  Five or More Family 4 48 $3,725,424
  Total

159 219 $25,639,899
2004        
  Single Family 118 118 $16,082,582
  Two Family 11 22 $1,893,600
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 2 104 $7,270,178
  Total

131 244 $25,246,360
2005        
  Single Family 211 211 $34,922,494
  Two Family 21 42 $3,166,698
  Three and Four Family 1 4 $400,125
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

233 257 $38,489,317
2006        
  Single Family 256 256 $58,497,206
  Two Family 13 26 $1,864,621
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 8 $553,200
  Total

270 290 $60,915,027


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Columbia County, WA): $37,750
Median Household Income In 2000 (Washington): $45,776


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Columbia County): $123,100
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Washington): $158,800


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Columbia County, Washington

Utility Gas: 0.0%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 2.5%
Electricity: 28.3%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 51.7%
Coal Or Coke: 1.7%
Wood: 15.8%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.0%
No Fuel Used: 0.0%


(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Columbia County, Washington

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 9.33%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 52%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 38.67%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Columbia County): $375
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Washington): $663
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Columbia County): $640


(updated 2010)



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Government Analysis

People run the government through election of representatives and officials. Local governments are important to provide cohesion between individuals who must share public places. Worthwhile laws need to be debated, passed, and then enforced for a community to remain viable. Communities such as Columbia County, Washington are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.



Health Care Centers Close To Columbia County, Washington

Adventist Health/home Care Svs


     Address: 17 North 2nd Avenue, Walla Walla, Washington 99362
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Religious Affiliations
     Certified Date: 2/27/1985

St Mary Medical Center Hh


     Address: 380 Chase, Walla Walla, Washington 99362
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Religious Affiliations
     Certified Date: 1/28/1975

Tri State Memorl Hosp Hh & Hp


     Address: 1100 Highland Avenue, Clarkston, Washington 99403
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Private
     Certified Date: 8/1/1997

St Joseph Rmc Home Health


     Address: 1250 Idaho Street, Lewiston, Idaho 83501
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Religious Affiliations
     Certified Date: 3/16/1981

Wallowa Memorial Hospital Hha


     Address: 601 Medical Parkway, Enterprise, Oregon 97828
     Ownership: Government - State/county
     Certified Date: 11/13/1985

Hospitals Close To Columbia County, Washington

St Mary Medical Center


     Address: 401 W Poplar St, Walla Walla, Washington 99362
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Church

Walla Walla General Hospital


     Address: 1025 S Second Ave, Walla Walla, Washington 99362
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Church

Tri-state Memorial Hospital


     Address: 1221 Highland Avenue, Clarkston, Washington 99403
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Local

Pullman Memorial Hospital


     Address: 1125 Ne Washington Avenue, Pullman, Washington 99163
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Hospital District Or Authority

Lourdes Medical Center


     Address: 520 N Fourth Avenue, Pasco, Washington 99301
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Church

Nursing Homes Close To Columbia County, Washington

Park Manor Rehabilitation Ctr


     Address: 1710 Plaza Way, Walla Walla, Washington 99362
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 70
     Percent Occupied: 89%

Regency At The Park


     Address: 420 Southeast Myra Road, College Place, Washington 99324
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 81
     Percent Occupied: 94%

Washington Odd Fellows Home


     Address: 534 Boyer Avenue, Walla Walla, Washington 99362
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 111
     Percent Occupied: 95%

St Mary Medical Center T.c.u.


     Address: 401 West Poplar Street, Walla Walla, Washington 99362
     Ownership: Non Profit - Church Related
     Number of Residents: 10
     Percent Occupied: 71%

Garfield County Hospital, Ltcu


     Address: 66 North 6th Street, Pomeroy, Washington 99347
     Ownership: Government - Hospital District
     Number of Residents: 17
     Percent Occupied: 85%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
Columbia County, Washington

Name: Columbia
Address: Richland, WA 99352-0968
Distance: 64 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Columbia County, Washington

    Retired Workers: 7,120
    Disabled Workers: 1,330
    Widowers Workers: 885
    Spouses Workers: 535
    Children Workers: 590


(updated 2007)



Government Finances In Columbia County, Washington


Charges


Housing & Community Development: $20,000
Parks & Recreation: $729,000
All Other: $1,216,000


Federal Intergovernmental


General Support: $39,000
Health & Hospitals: $59,000
Housing & Community Development: $55,000
Other Natural Resources: $236,000
All Other: $311,000


State Intergovernmental


Education: $76,000
General Support: $74,000
Health & Hospitals: $2,971,000
Highways: $4,827,000
Housing & Community Development: $569,000
Public Welfare: $15,000
All Other: $2,881,000


Local Intergovernmental


Health & Hospitals: $3,119,000
All Other: $1,091,000


Current Operations


Correctional Institutions: $1,697,000
Corrections - Other: $101,000
Elementary & Secondary Education: $109,000
Financial Administration: $1,363,000
Fire Protection: $71,000
Judicial And Legal Services: $2,631,000
Central Staff Services: $2,591,000
General Public Buildings: $548,000
Health Services - Other: $6,687,000
Regular Highways: $5,664,000
Housing & Community Development: $499,000
Natural Resources - Other: $1,035,000
Parks & Recreation: $117,000
Police Protection: $3,608,000
Solid Waste Management: $9,000
General - Other: $2,317,000


Construction


Health - Other: $3,000
Regular Highways: $3,763,000
Police Protection: $278,000


Other Capital Outlay


Correctional Institutions: $9,000
Financial Administration: $19,000
Judicial: $73,000
Central Staff: $11,000
Health - Other: $51,000
Regular Highways: $2,000
Natural Resource - Other: $87,000
Police Protection: $333,000
General - Other: $357,000


General


Interest On Debt: $92,000


Tax


Property: $12,334,000
Total General Sales: $4,966,000
Public Utilities: $304,000
Other Selective Sales: $194,000
Motor Vehicle License: $235,000
Occupation & Business License, Nec: $114,000
Other License: $711,000
Documentary & Stock Transfer: $293,000
Severance: $45,000


Miscellaneous


Property Sale Other: $17,000
Interest Earnings: $803,000
Fines & Forfeits: $303,000
Rents: $188,000
Donations From Private Sources: $72,000
General Revenue, Nec: $312,000


Sinking Fund


Cash & Deposits: $42,000


Other Funds


Cash & Deposits: $20,048,000



Otal Salaries & Wages: $11,575,000
Ong Term Debt Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $255,000
Ong Term Debt Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpo: $1,490,000


Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding


Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,745,000


(updated 2006)



Columbia County, Washington Presidential Election

  • Kerry & Edwards 28.71%
  • Bush & Cheney 69.77%
  • Other 1.52%



(updated 2004)



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Taxes Analysis

Using tax dollars, government officials keep public places in repair, protect citizens, and provide for important services for the benefit of Columbia County, Washington citizens.

Relocation to Columbia County, WA

7.44 % of Columbia County tax filers migrated from different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. Their adjusted gross income average was $40,761

Washington Average 7.86 %

0.16 % residents relocated from other nations. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $13,483

Washington Average 0.26 %

Lead counties where tax filers migrated to Columbia County, WA (2005 / 2006) from a different county are as follows:

  • Umatilla County , OR 0.83 % ($33,132 AGI )
  • Benton County , WA 0.62 % ($35,496 AGI )
  • King County , WA 0.44 % ($42,425 AGI )
  • Franklin County , WA 0.27 % ($39,640 AGI )
  • Columbia County , WA 0.27 % ($33,939 AGI )
  • Spokane County , WA 0.23 % ($31,810 AGI )
  • Pierce County , WA 0.17 % ($52,313 AGI )
  • Clark County , WA 0.15 % ($96,179 AGI )
  • Yakima County , WA 0.14 % ($32,960 AGI )
  • Snohomish County , WA 0.13 % ($61,583 AGI )

Relocation away from Columbia County, WA

7.57 % of Columbia County tax filers migrated to different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $31,950

Washington Average 7.07 %

10 or fewer residents relocated to other nations

Lead counties where tax filers moved from Columbia County, WA (2005 / 2006) to a different county are as follows:

  • Umatilla County , OR 0.88 % ($29,198 AGI )
  • Benton County , WA 0.79 % ($32,910 AGI )
  • Franklin County , WA 0.53 % ($32,092 AGI )
  • King County , WA 0.52 % ($26,740 AGI )
  • Spokane County , WA 0.37 % ($29,912 AGI )
  • Multnomah County , OR 0.20 % ($28,135 AGI )
  • Columbia County , WA 0.18 % ($38,588 AGI )
  • Yakima County , WA 0.14 % ($29,077 AGI )
  • Pierce County , WA 0.13 % ($22,250 AGI )
  • Snohomish County , WA 0.13 % ($23,696 AGI )


(updated 2006)



Income Tax Rates in Washington

Low Bracket: (State Income Tax Free)
High Bracket: (State Income Tax Free)


(updated 2008)



Sales Tax Rates in Washington

6.50%


(updated 2008)



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Weather Analysis

The enjoyment of the area in which you live is often affected by the weather. Each individual has a different view on what weather patterns will make them most happy. Some people love the seasons, others enjoy warm temperatures throughout the year while others may love the snow. The weather provided for Columbia County, Washington is based on over 50 years of data.

Tornado Information For Columbia County, Washington


On 01/16/2000, a tornado touched down 2.31 miles from the center of Columbia County, Washington. The tornado was rated a category 1 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities.

On 03/14/1966, a tornado touched down 13.55 miles from the center of Columbia County, Washington. The tornado was rated a category 2 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $500 to $5,000.



Storms In Columbia County, Washington

  Fatalities Injuries Property
Damage
Crop
Damage
Dry Microburst        
07/21/2000, 03:40 pm 0 0 $2K --
         
Hail        
06/27/2001, 05:20 pm 0 0 $5K --
         
Heavy Rain        
10/01/2000, 12:00 am 0 0 $90K --
05/30/2000, 10:00 am 0 0 $3K --
         
Lightning        
04/16/2003, 07:58 pm 0 0 $1K --
08/11/2001, 09:30 pm 0 0 $25K --
         
Thunderstorm Wind        
08/02/2004, 04:10 pm 0 0 $5K --
07/07/2002, 06:25 pm 0 0 $20K --
07/07/2002, 06:21 pm 0 0 $770K --
         



Tornados In Columbia County, Washington

    Length Width F-Scale Fatalities Injuries Property
Damage
Crop
Damage

Tornado

  1987-08-24 -- 10 -- 0 0 $3K --
  1978-07-01 -- 33 1 0 0 -- --
  1978-07-01 2 33 1 0 0 -- --
  1958-06-26 -- 50 2 0 0 $25K --
  1958-04-24 45 17 -- 0 0 -- --





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Crime Analysis

Everyone wants to feel safe. Individuals and families want to remain protected from violent or property crime. The crime data should not be totally relied upon when making a decision on where to live. If you are concerned, visit Columbia County, Washington directly or research local government web sites.

Number of Sex Offenders In Washington

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
18,557 18,790 19,798 20,016 19,112 20,403 20,183 21,008 18,270 18,712


(updated 2014)



Jails in Columbia County, Washington


  • Walla Walla County Jail


    300 West Alder, Walla Walla, WA 99362
    Capacity: 115
    Confined: 82
    Avg. Population: 88
    Year Built: 1982
    Year Renovated: 2003


(updated 2006)



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