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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Walla Walla County is located in Washington with a population of 59,862. Living in Walla Walla County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Walla Walla County there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Walla Walla County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Walla Walla County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$196,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$843
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Walla Walla County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    229.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    77.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    58
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    432.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,703.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    207.8
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Walla Walla County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,630
National
$55,322

Walla Walla County Reviews

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Great place to visit, We are well known for our onions! Families can find themselves enjoying a nice walk around down town or the well know Bennington Lake. During the summer Down Town main street can be seen filled with visitors from all around exploring the local shops and visiting the farmers market every Saturday morning. If you're a chocolate lover be sure to stop by Brights !
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I have lived in Walla Walla since I was five years old, and it is a place that I am still proud to call "home". I grew up with classmates that made a habit of saying "I can't wait to graduate high school and get out of here". A lot of them did, and then moved back. It is a town of diversity, with a small town vibrance but pockets of that "big city" feeling as well. It is well connected, upon leaving our airport, you can be to Los Angeles in four hours, a smidgen less than it takes to drive to Seattle. It is an outstanding place to raise a family, with mountains, rivers, skiing, hunting, and numerous other opportunities nearby!
Walla walla county is a small city in Washington. It has great schools, including one of the top nursing college, Walla walla Community college in America. Though diversity is not big because there are mostly whites living in the county. The people are friendly and accepting of others. They have a lot of wineries and every year we have an influx of people from all over the US come to taste of the great bounties and exotic wines. Schools are great in the area and we now have one hospital which provides lots of opportunities for nurses, doctors and even dentists. There ar some things I would change if I had to. Property tax is too high it needs to be reduced. Also drugs in the area is on the back shelf but I hi k we ought to create more advertising that is against drugs. The youth need to have a youth center in the community that focus on the youths, somewhere where they can get help and mentoring.