Whitman County is located in southeast Washington. The County Seat is Colfax and the largest city is Pullman. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.whitmancounty.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 46,827 and the 2010 census population was 44,776. The land area is 2,159.09 square miles and there are 20.7 persons per square mile.
85.2% of the population is White, 2.1% is Black or African American, 5.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 7.8% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.3% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 3.8% is two or more races. 96.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 48.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $182,300, there are 16,624 households, an average of 2.35 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,208, the median household income is $36,257, and 32.6% of the persons in Whitman County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,531. Retail sales (in $1000) were $271,057, and sales per capita were $6,598. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 21.5%.
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