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    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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Walla Walla is a town in Washington with a population of 32,585. Walla Walla is in Walla Walla County. Living in Walla Walla offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Walla Walla there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in Walla Walla and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Walla Walla are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$178,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$860
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Walla Walla 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
    261
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    96.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    74.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    459.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,848.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    205
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Walla Walla

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$46,650
National
$55,322
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Living in Walla Walla is so nice that's why they named it twice! Living here in Walla Walla, Washington you get such a great pacific northwest feel! Growing up here is great. We have great things to do here in our community. We may be small but we are mighty. We hold two universities once community college and one 4A high school and one 2B High school. Our town is filled with Art, Wine, and history! You can discover Art whether it's from downtown or the art galleries. Discover many different types of wine located all around our downtown. And discover the history of our town at our local museum. Explore and taste here in lovely Walla Walla, Washington.
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We love living in Walla Walla! It is a small town, great for family living. Fall, Winter, and Spring are all pretty chilly here, similar to Seattle but way less rain and a lot clearer skies.) We usually get just a little bit of snow and ice. The summer is almost always 90-100 degrees and all of the kids head to the YMCA or the Veteran's Memorial pool, recently opened about 2 years ago, just about as often as they can. We have a short dust/windy season and occasional lightning storms which are very beautiful. Walla Walla has a popular County Fair (Art show and rodeo), a mall that has reopened in the last year, a beautiful view of the Blue Mountains from anywhere in town, and a downtown with lots of small-town character and charm. Walla Walla is surrounded by farmland and wine country. Our town is very popular for its wine and Walla Walla onions.
Walla Walla is a great place to be for most people. Few will feel out of place here. It has the up and coming vibe of some of the more eccentric places in the western parts of the state. There is a food truck season where you can find grub from different cultures to nom on. The wine culture is relatively new to this area. It is on an upwards track and currently gaining worldwide mentions.

One of the fails of Walla Walla is that there is not much to do for children. However, that is also being fixed. There are many parks. There are several museums. The library, schools, local mom groups, all of these offer a variety of family entertainment at various times. The mall is even being repaired. This will be another source of entertainment while bringing back businesses that have not been here for some time and giving options for retail besides WM!

Walla Walla has a lot of positives, with few negatives, to living here. A newcomer can expect many great developments in the future.