College Place, Washington

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College Place, Washington
City
Location of College Place, Washington
Location of College Place, Washington
Coordinates: 46°2′42″N 118°22′57″W / 46.04500°N 118.38250°W / 46.04500; -118.38250Coordinates: 46°2′42″N 118°22′57″W / 46.04500°N 118.38250°W / 46.04500; -118.38250
Country United States
State Washington
County Walla Walla
Area[1]
 • Total 2.66 sq mi (6.89 km2)
 • Land 2.66 sq mi (6.89 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 794 ft (242 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 8,765
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 8,884
 • Density 3,295.1/sq mi (1,272.2/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 99324
Area code 509
FIPS code 53-13855[4]
GNIS feature ID 1512107[5]
Website www.ci.college-place.wa.us

College Place is a city in Walla Walla County, Washington, United States next to Walla Walla, Washington. The population was 8,765 at the time of the 2010 census.

College Place is the home of Walla Walla University, a Seventh-day Adventist operated liberal arts University. Because of the primary Adventist population, most downtown College Place businesses close on Saturday, reopening in most cases on Sunday. College Avenue is the main street running North to South from Highway 12 to the Milton-Freewater Highway.

History[edit]

Martin Field, to the west of town, was an air training base during World War II. It is now a private airfield.

College Place was officially incorporated on January 19, 1946.

Geography[edit]

College Place is located at 46°2′42″N 118°22′57″W / 46.04500°N 118.38250°W / 46.04500; -118.38250 (46.045127, -118.382425).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.66 square miles (6.89 km2), all of it land.[1]

Climate[edit]

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, College Place has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csa" on climate maps.[7]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 3,174
1960 4,031 27.0%
1970 4,510 11.9%
1980 5,790 28.4%
1990 6,308 8.9%
2000 7,818 23.9%
2010 8,765 12.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 8,765 people, 3,523 households, and 2,096 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,295.1 inhabitants per square mile (1,272.2 /km2). There were 3,764 housing units at an average density of 1,415.0 per square mile (546.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 85.7% White, 1.6% African American, 0.7% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 6.8% from other races, and 3.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.5% of the population.

There were 3,523 households of which 24.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.5% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.85.

The median age in the city was 32.8 years. 18.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 20.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.9% were from 25 to 44; 21% were from 45 to 64; and 18% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 7,818 people, 2,909 households, and 1,870 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,232.2 people per square mile (1,247.3/km²). There were 3,134 housing units at an average density of 1,295.7 per square mile (500.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.83% White, 1.55% African American, 0.46% Native American, 1.75% Asian, 0.52% Pacific Islander, 6.28% from other races, and 2.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.74% of the population.

There were 2,909 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 29.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city the age distribution of the population shows 21.1% under the age of 18, 21.4% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 16.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,330, and the median income for a family was $40,833. Males had a median income of $34,167 versus $25,871 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,493. About 11.3% of families and 16.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.8% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people from College Place[edit]

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