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Walla Walla is a city in Walla Walla County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after an Indian tribe; the term is variously translated as "many waters" or "little river."

The latitude of Walla Walla is 46.064N. The longitude is -118.341W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 942 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 30,134.


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Median household income
Local
$31,855
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Walla Walla demographic reports
Walla Walla is on the Oregon Border.
Former and merged names include:
· Wieletpu
· Walla-Walla
· Waiilatpu
· Steptoeville
Missionary Marcus Whitman worked in this region until he was killed by Indians in 1847. More settlers arrived at the end of the Indian wars of 1855-1858

Supply depot during the Idaho gold rush of 1861

Historic renovation has brought many businesses downtown in recent years.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 122. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Adam West, actor
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Sweet Onion Festival - July 21-22, 2007
  • Italian Heritage Days Festa - Oct. 13-14, 2007
  • Walla Walla County Fair & Frontier Days - Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2007
Dates often change. Check Walla Walla web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Walla Walla Symphony
Historic sites and museums: Whitman Mission National Historic Site, Fort Walla Walla Museum
Colleges and universities: Whitman College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
Walla Walla is an oasis of about 30,000 people in the desert that rolls up against the Blue Mountains.
-- New York Times, Sept. 10, 2000

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Ancestry & family history

20% of Walla Walla residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Walla Walla ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Walla Walla was $15,792, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

22% of Walla Walla residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Walla Walla, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $431.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $912.


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Libraries

Libraries in Walla Walla include Walla Walla Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Walla Walla include Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

TV stations in Walla Walla include KAZW, KORX-CA.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KWWS.

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Politics

Walla Walla County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Walla Walla political report.

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Walla Walla restaurants taking online reservations include 26brix ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Walla Walla workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Walla Walla between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Walla Walla include Best Western, Holiday Inn Express, Howard Johnson Walla Walla, La Quinta Inn, Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center, Marcus Whitman Htl N Conf Ctr, Travelodge, Walla Walla Super 8 Motel.

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~ New York Times, Sept. 10, 2000

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