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Walla Walla County, Washington

Walla Walla County is a county located in the State of Washington. As of 2000, the population is 55,180. The county seat is at Walla Walla.

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Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,365 km² (1,299 mi²). 3,291 km² (1,271 mi²) of it is land and 74 km² (29 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.21% water.

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Demographics As of the census1 of 2000, there are 55,180 people, 19,647 households, and 13,242 families residing in the county. The population density is 17/km² (43/mi²). There are 21,147 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (17/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 85.32% White, 1.69% African American, 0.84% Native American, 1.11% Asian, 0.22% Pacific Islander, 8.24% from other races, and 2.57% from two or more races. 15.68% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 19,647 households out of which 32.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.00% are married couples living together, 9.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.60% are non-families. 27.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.54 and the average family size is 3.08.

In the county, the population is spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 13.40% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 20.80% from 45 to 64, and 14.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 103.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 102.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $35,900, and the median income for a family is $44,962. Males have a median income of $34,691 versus $24,736 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,509. 15.10% of the population and 10.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 18.80% are under the age of 18 and 8.20% are 65 or older.

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