Walla Walla Trends
Walla Walla Trends
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Welcome. The goal of this website is to collect and publish relevant data on the Walla Walla Valley. Our hope is citizens will use this information to gain a better understanding of the Valley. This will enhance public debate on policy decisions made about Walla Walla's future. As the lead economic development agency for Walla Walla County, it is our pleasure to bring to you this resource.

Sincerely, your Port of Walla Walla Commissioners:
Michael Fredrickson
Peter Swant
Ronald Dunning


The Walla Walla Trends project seeks to improve local, public decision making by providing relevant data in an easily navigable website. The data provided on this website is offered as neutral information. We leave it up to the citizens to apply the information according to their individual value judgment.

More specifically, the goals are:

  • To collect and share a broad spectrum of information to support informed decision making by individual community members, governmental policy makers, non-governmental organizations, businesses, researchers and the press.
  • To benchmark Walla Walla Trends against Washington State trends or other comparable communities.
  • To enable analysis of these trends.

Our Approach

In determining which data sets would be used, the following guidelines were followed:

  • Important to large numbers of the community
  • Valid measurements defined by good science and social science
  • Understandable to a lay audience

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Walla Walla County the largest county in southeast Washington and home to approximately 60,000 residents. With Columbia County, it forms a metropolitan statistical area. It is also intimately tied to the surrounding counties of Franklin to the west and Umatilla (OR) to the south.

Nestled at the base of the Blue Mountains, Walla Walla is one of the oldest communities in the state. Its main industries are agriculture, healthcare, manufacturing and higher education. The County's ethnic make-up is increasingly diverse.

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Non-White Population as a Share of Total Population, by Race: Racial and ethnic diversity bring many benefits to a community - cultural, educational and economic. In the eyes of some, the share of the nonwhite population serves as a yardstick for the welcome a community offers newcomers. Since the U.S. has witnessed a large jump in immigration over the past 20 years and since native-born, nonwhite fertility rates are higher than whites, the national share of nonwhites has increased.

The four categories offered are: American Indian/Alaskan Natives; Asians & Hawaiian/Pacific Islanders; African-Americans; and Two or More Races. more information