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Walla Walla is a town in Washington with a population of 31,952. Walla Walla is in Walla Walla County. Living in Walla Walla offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Walla Walla there are a lot of 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
$173,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$775
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Walla Walla Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    261
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    96
    41
  • Robbery
    75
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    460
    500
  • Theft
    2,849
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    205
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$41,817
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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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.
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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.
Walla Walla, Washington home to three prestigious Universities and Colleges, is a small, cozy town nestled between Oregon and Washington. The atmosphere is the most intriguing. The city is booming technologically due to the many college graduates that stick around and help develop the city, but it also has an older, antique feel as the older buildings and low-key lifestyle is still around and here to stay. From the hundreds of miles of biking paths in the valley, the many outdoor areas created for recreation, there will never be a dull moment when you are found with spare time to kill here. If you wonder downtown, you will also be bombarded with the countless small, cute shops around town where you could spend countless hours.