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Whitman County, Washington

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Whitman County, Washington
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
47,873
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
47,873
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
47,973
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 47,973
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 44,776
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
3.9%
Persons under 18 years, percent
15.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
11.2%
Female persons, percent
49.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
83.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
2.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.0%
Asian alone, percent(a)
8.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Two or More Races, percent
4.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
6.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
78.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 1,917
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 11.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 21,121
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 44.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $230,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,527
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $473
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $842
Building permits, 2021 420
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 18,485
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.31
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 67.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 14.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 95.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 84.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 95.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 48.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 8.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.9%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 59.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 55.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 81,821
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 201,928
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 35,248
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 411,293
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $8,307
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 16.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $42,288
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $24,396
Persons in poverty, percent
15.7%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 831
Total employment, 2020 10,923
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 522,849
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 0.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 2,188
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 684
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 348
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 107
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 490
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 514
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 22.2
Population per square mile, 2010 20.7
Land area in square miles, 2020 2,159.26
Land area in square miles, 2010 2,159.09
FIPS Code 53075
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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