Walla Walla County, WA

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2020 Population
60,785
0.696% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
37.5
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
11.4%
13.9% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$60,615
4.77% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$244,400
8.72% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
26,563
0.311% 1-year decline

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In 2020, Walla Walla County, WA had a population of 60.8k people with a median age of 37.5 and a median household income of $60,615. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Walla Walla County, WA grew from 60,365 to 60,785, a 0.696% increase and its median household income grew from $57,858 to $60,615, a 4.77% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Walla Walla County, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (71.2%), White (Hispanic) (10.6%), Other (Hispanic) (7.67%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.18%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.86%).

None of the households in Walla Walla 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.

94.7% of the residents in Walla Walla County, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Walla Walla County, WA are Walla Walla Community College (1,056 degrees awarded in 2020), Walla Walla University (489 degrees), and Whitman College (458 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Walla Walla County, WA was $244,400, and the homeownership rate was 64%.

Most people in Walla Walla County, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Walla Walla County, WA was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Walla Walla County, WA is home to a population of 60.8k people, from which 94.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 9.4% of Walla Walla County, WA residents were born outside of the country (5.71k people).

In 2020, there were 6.74 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (43.3k people) in Walla Walla County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.42k White (Hispanic) and 4.67k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.7%
2020 Citizenship
93.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 94.7% of Walla Walla County, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Walla Walla County, WA was 93.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Walla Walla County, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    43.3k ± 84
  2. White (Hispanic)
    6.42k ± 720
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    4.67k ± 668
21.6%
Hispanic Population
13.1k people

In 2020, there were 6.74 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (43.3k people) in Walla Walla County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.42k White (Hispanic) and 4.67k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

21.6% of the people in Walla Walla County, WA are hispanic (13.1k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    245,459 ± 11,963 people
  2. India
    87,443 ± 7,218 people
  3. China
    77,854 ± 6,815 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 245,459 Washington residents, followed by India with 87,443 and China with 77,854.

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Foreign-Born Population

9.4%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
5.71k people
10.1%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
6.08k people

As of 2020, 9.4% of Walla Walla County, WA residents (5.71k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Walla Walla County, WA was 10.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,468 ± 189
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    758 ± 226
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    630 ± 201

Walla Walla County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.94 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Walla Walla County, WA employs 26.6k people. The largest industries in Walla Walla County, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,419 people), Educational Services (3,813 people), and Retail Trade (2,390 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($93,750), Utilities ($83,611), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,401).

Males in Washington have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,193. The income inequality in Washington (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

26.6k
2020 Value
± 1,204
−0.311%
1 Year decline
± 6.16%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Walla Walla County, WA declined at a rate of −0.311%, from 26.6k employees to 26.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Walla Walla County, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,016 people), Management Occupations (2,594 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (2,327 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Walla Walla County, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Washington (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

26.6k
2020 Value
± 1,204
−0.311%
1 Year decline
± 6.16%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Walla Walla County, WA declined at a rate of −0.311%, from 26.6k employees to 26.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Walla Walla County, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,419 people), Educational Services (3,813 people), and Retail Trade (2,390 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Walla Walla County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Walla Walla 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

$42,344
Median earning men ± $2,716
$28,166
Median earning women ± $2,747

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($68,194), Public Administration ($60,642), and Construction ($59,737).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Construction ($57,813), Public Administration ($41,944), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,750).

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 494
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 467
    Manufacturing
  3. 318
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $783k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $543k
    Manufacturing
  3. $146k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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. $105B
  2. $46.1B
  3. $35.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $105B, followed by Misc. mfg. prods. ($46.1B) and Mixed freight ($35.2B).

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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$500B
2020 Value in Washington
$980B
Projected 2050 Value in Washington
95.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Washington trade was $500B. This is expected to increase 95.8% to $980B by 2050.

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. $34.9B
  2. $26.9B
  3. $23.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $34.9B, followed by California with $26.9B and Hawaii and $23.3B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Walla Walla County, WA went to Donald J. Trump with 52.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (43.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.46%).

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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learningEducation

In 2020, universities in Walla Walla County, WA awarded 2,003 degrees. The student population of Walla Walla County, WA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 2,833 male students and 3,204 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Walla Walla County, WA are White (1,293 and 65.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (320 and 16.3%), Two or More Races (125 and 6.36%), and Unknown (76 and 3.87%).

The largest universities in Walla Walla County, WA by number of degrees awarded are Walla Walla Community College (1,056 and 52.7%), Walla Walla University (489 and 24.4%), and Whitman College (458 and 22.9%).

The most popular majors in Walla Walla County, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (243 and 12.1%), Registered Nursing (178 and 8.89%), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (95 and 4.74%).

The median tuition costs in Walla Walla County, WA are $39,454 for private four year colleges, and $4,818 and $6,318 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Walla Walla County, WA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 54.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 10.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 6,037 (46.9% men and 53.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 6,037 students enrolled in Walla Walla County, WA, 46.9% men and 53.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,435 records, of which 54% were women and 46% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 67 degree-majors awarded
  2. 56 degree-majors awarded
  3. 41 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Walla Walla County, WA was Registered Nursing with 67 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,056 degrees awarded
  2. 489 degrees awarded
  3. 458 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Walla Walla Community College with 1,056 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 957 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Walla Walla County, WA, which is 0.915 times less than the 1,046 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,293 degrees mean that there were 4.04 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 320 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($39,454) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($716) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,195) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.797% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.827% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were Some college (1.42M), High School or Equivalent (1.36M), and Bachelors Degree (1.26M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Walla Walla County, WA was $244,400 in 2020, which is 1.06 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $224,800 to $244,400, a 8.72% increase. The homeownership rate in Walla Walla County, WA is 64%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Walla Walla County, WA have an average commute time of 15.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Walla Walla County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Walla Walla County, WA is $60,615. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Walla Walla County, WA was Census Tract 9201 with a value of $74,680, followed by Census Tract 9202 and Census Tract 9200, with respective values of $68,500 and $66,793.

In 2021, 17% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Walla Walla County, WA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.272%.

Property

$244,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$9,552
$14,570
Median Property Taxes
±$815

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 Walla Walla County, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

64%
Homeownership
2020
65.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 64% of the housing units in Walla Walla County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9201
  2. Census Tract 9202
  3. Census Tract 9200

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Walla Walla County, WA was Census Tract 9201 with a value of $74,680, followed by Census Tract 9202 and Census Tract 9200, with respective values of $68,500 and $66,793.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$60,615
Median Household Income
± $3,240
22.3k
Number of Households
± 994

In 2020, the median household income of the 22.3k households in Walla Walla County, WA grew to $60,615 from the previous year's value of $57,858.

The following chart displays the households in Walla Walla 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Walla Walla County, WA is from Washington.
0.466
2020 Wage GINI in Washington
0.468
2019 Wage GINI in Washington

In 2020, the income inequality in Washington was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.301% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (71.8%)
  2. Carpooled (9.77%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.29%)

In 2020, 71.8% of workers in Walla Walla County, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.77%) and those who worked at home (8.29%).

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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Commute Time

15.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Walla Walla County, WA have a shorter commute time (15.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.22% of the workforce in Walla Walla 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 Walla Walla County, 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 County, WA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 17% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Walla Walla County, WA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.272%.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Walla Walla County, WA (6.37k out of 55.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Walla Walla County, 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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 14.9% of the children was living in poverty in Walla Walla County, WA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 11.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 239 in Walla Walla County, WA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 18.6 per 100,000 population.

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pulseHealth

92.4% of the population of Walla Walla County, WA has health coverage, with 43.5% on employee plans, 18.8% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 15.1% on non-group plans, and 2.04% 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 Walla Walla County, WA see 823 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.86% decrease from the previous year (865 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1240 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 336 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Washington, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

823 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Walla Walla County, WA

Primary care physicians in Walla Walla County, WA see an average of 823 patients per year. This represents a 4.86% decrease from the previous year (865 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Washington across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.5% under 18 years, 22.3% between 18 and 34 years, 34.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

7.64%
Uninsured
43.5%
Employer Coverage
18.8%
Medicaid
12.9%
Medicare
15.1%
Non-Group
2.04%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Walla Walla County, WA grew by 5.46% from 7.25% to 7.64%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 23.5 in Walla Walla County, WA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, 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 29.1% in Walla Walla County, WA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.75% in Walla Walla County, WA.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Walla Walla County, WA.

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