Walla Walla, WA


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Walla Walla is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 32,237 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Walla Walla is the 34th largest community in Washington.

Unlike some cities, Walla Walla isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Walla Walla are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Walla Walla is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Walla Walla who work in office and administrative support (13.13%), sales jobs (9.85%), and management occupations (8.42%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Walla Walla spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.13 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The citizens of Walla Walla are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.25% of adults in Walla Walla having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Walla Walla in 2010 was $20,395, which is lower middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $81,580 for a family of four. However, Walla Walla contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Walla Walla is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Walla Walla home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Walla Walla residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Walla Walla also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.68% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Walla Walla include English, Irish, Italian, and Norwegian.

The most common language spoken in Walla Walla is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.