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Whitman County, WA&

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Population
47,494
1.62% growth
Median Age
24.2
Median Household Income
$38,636
5.47% growth
Poverty Rate
30%
Number of Employees
21,834
0.78% growth
Median Property Value
$188,100
3.47% growth

Economy

The economy of Whitman County, WA employs 21,834 people. The economy of Whitman County, WA is specialized in Educational Services; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 3.67; 3.5; and 1.21 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Whitman County, WA are Educational Services (7,451), Accommodation & Food Service (1,983), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,946), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($91,071), Transportation & Warehousing ($39,924), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting ($35,638).

Median household income in Whitman County, WA is $38,636. Males in Whitman County, WA have an average income that is 1.23 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,003. The income inequality of Whitman County, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Whitman County, WA. In Whitman County, WA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 18-24 and 18-24, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 66 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,185. Yakima County, WA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Washington.

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Diversity

Whitman County, WA is home to a population of 47,494 people, from which 92.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Whitman County, WA is composed of 37,902 White residents (79.8%), 3,732 Asian residents (7.86%), 2,681 Hispanic residents (5.64%), 1,969 Two+ residents (4.15%), and 950 Black residents (2%). The most common foreign languages in Whitman County, WA are Chinese (1,626 speakers), Spanish (1,467 speakers), and Arabic (394 speakers), but compared to other places, Whitman County, WA has a relative high number of Chinese (1,626 speakers), Arabic (394 speakers), and Russian (341 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Whitman County, WA awarded 7,208 degrees. The student population of Whitman County, WA is skewed towards females, with 3,267 male students and 3,941 female students. Most students in Whitman County, WA are White (4,861 and 67.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (533 and 7.39%), Two or more races (365 and 5.06%), and Asian (359 and 4.98%). The largest universities in Whitman County, WA by number of graduates are Washington State University (7,208 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Whitman County, WA are General Social Sciences (402 and 5.58%), Registered Nursing (352 and 4.88%), and General Psychology (351 and 4.87%). The median tuition costs in Whitman County, WA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $9,324 and $23,956 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Whitman County, WA is $188,100, which is 0.92 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $181,800 to $188,100, a 3.47% increase. The homeownership rate of Whitman County, WA is 44.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Whitman County, WA have an average commute time of 14.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Whitman County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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