Walla Walla, WA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Small City
  • Population
    31,895
  • Population Density
    2,476 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    13 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    58 3.6
Walla Walla is a small city in Washington with 31,895 residents. It has average home values, average rent costs, and average unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have average education levels and low income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.6 from 58 reviews
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    • 4
    Crime & Safety at Walla Walla: While there are occasional instances of crime and vandalism, the town is kept clean and the police are very proactive about minimizing gang activity. The rise in gang activity in my town does concern me, but I feel that with the measures our town is taking to step in front of this issue are working. Individuals who are prime for becoming gang members are provided the opportunity to work and access resources they need to avoid that life.
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Walla Walla: I love the area. There are so many parks and places to enjoy the outdoors. Biking, rock climbing and other forms of recreation are very popular. There are three colleges in my town, and so the police seem very proactive about pulling students over. While I don´t enjoy this part, I know that it adds to the general feel of peace in the town. The atmosphere is laid back and friendly for the most part. There is only once place I enjoy living more than Walla Walla, Washington. I enjoy the town and would consider living here after graduation.
    • 4
    Community at Walla Walla: This is a very family/pet friendly area. There are grear community events and people live a good, long life.
    • 3
    Crime & Safety at Walla Walla: The police do a good job, but there is alot of crime.
    • 3
    Overall Experience at Walla Walla: It's not like home, its to hot and dry. The stores close early since mostly old people live in this town. Their isn't much to do, and no water is near to go swimming at.

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
Walla Walla-College Place Township 49,719
3.66 Garrett 1,446
3.66 College Place 8,905
Waitsburg Township 2,590

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
3.66 99362 41,952

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
College Place School District 3
3.00 Walla Walla Public Schools 13

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
3.00 Prospect Point Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.33 Walla Walla High School Public 9-12 High
Lincoln High School Public, Alternative 6-12 Middle, High
3.00 Green Park Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
Lincoln High School Alternative Education Program Public, Alternative 9-12 High
2.66 Blue Ridge Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Berney Elementary School Public K-8 Elementary, Middle
2.66 Sharpstein Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.66 Garrison Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.66 Pioneer Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
2.66 Edison Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.66 Davis Elementary School Public PK, K-4 Pre-K, Elementary
2.66 John Sager Middle School Public 5-8 Middle
Lincoln High School Homelink Public, Alternative K-12 Elementary, Middle, High

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
3.00 DeSales Catholic High School Private, Religious 9-12 High
2.33 Walla Walla Valley Academy Private, Religious 9-12 High
Rogers Adventist School Private, Religious K-8 Elementary, Middle
Assumption School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Milton Stateline Seventh-day Adventist School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
Liberty Christian School Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
St. Basil Academy of Classical Studies Private, Religious K-8 Elementary, Middle

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
Whitman College
Walla Walla University
Walla Walla Community College

Around Walla Walla

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Walla Walla, WA United States Washington
White 68.69% 63.25% 71.34%
Hispanic 22.35% 16.62% 11.74%
Multiracial 2.96% 2.05% 4.07%
African American 2.45% 12.23% 3.49%
Asian 2.34% 4.83% 7.45%
Native American 1.07% 0.66% 1.19%
Pacific Islander 0.13% 0.16% 0.60%
Other 0.02% 0.19% 0.13%

Age

Walla Walla, WA United States Washington
9 years and under 11% 13% 13%
10 to 17 years 10% 11% 10%
18 to 24 years 14% 10% 10%
25 to 34 years 13% 13% 14%
35 to 44 years 13% 13% 13%
45 to 54 years 13% 14% 14%
55 to 64 years 11% 12% 13%
65 and over 15% 13% 13%

Education Levels

Walla Walla, WA United States Washington
Less than a high school diploma 13% 14% 10%
High school diploma or equivalent 25% 28% 23%
Some college or associate degree 38% 29% 35%
Bachelor's degree 15% 18% 21%
Master's degree or higher 8% 11% 12%

Gender

Walla Walla, WA United States Washington
Female 46.9% 50.8% 50.1%
Male 53.1% 49.2% 49.9%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Walla Walla, WA United States Washington
Own 56.8% 64.9% 62.7%
Rent 43.2% 35.1% 37.3%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Walla Walla, WA United States Washington
Assault 219.9 264.1 193.1
Murder 3.1 5.2 2.7
Rape 66.0 36.8 39.3
Robbery 37.7 135.0 109.4

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Walla Walla, WA United States Washington
Burglary 841.9 575.0 838.6
Larceny 3763.4 2114.0 3222.2
Motor vehicle theft 295.3 257.3 539.8

Income

Weather

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Precipitation
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    Avg. Temps

  • 41°
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    Precipitation

  • 2.5"
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Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 10 responses

  • 80% Yes
  • 20% Not sure
  • 0% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 15 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 15 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 12 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 12 responses

  • 33% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 50% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 8% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 8% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How accepting are others who live in this area toward minorities (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?     Based on 8 responses

  • 38% Very accepting.
  • 62% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 0% The area is split on its acceptance, quite a few minority groups are not well accepted.
  • 0% Not accepting. It's hard to be a minority in this area.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 16 responses

  • 25% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 62% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 12% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 0% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.

What is your overall opinion of this area?     Based on 13 responses

  • 23% I love everything about it.
  • 62% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 15% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 0% I hate this area.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 14 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Performance venues
  • Professional sport venues
  • Movie theaters
  • Zoos
  • Amusement parks
  • Parks and natural attractions
  • Historical landmarks/monuments