College Place, Washington

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College Place, Washington
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
CountryUnited States
StateWashington
CountyWalla Walla
Government
 • TypeMayor - Council
 • MayorNorma Hernandez
 • City AdministratorMike Rizzitiello
Area
 • Total2.99 sq mi (7.74 km2)
 • Land2.99 sq mi (7.74 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
794 ft (242 m)
Population
 • Total8,765
 • Estimate 
(2018)[3]
9,358
 • Density3,131.86/sq mi (1,209.02/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
99324
Area code509
FIPS code53-13855
GNIS feature ID1512107[4]
Websitecpwa.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 (formerly Walla Walla College, thus the city's name), 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

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

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).[5]

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.[6]

Climate

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

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
19401,272
19503,174149.5%
19604,03127.0%
19704,51011.9%
19805,77128.0%
19906,3089.3%
20007,81823.9%
20108,76512.1%
Est. 20189,358[3]6.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
2018 Estimate[9]

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 8,765 people in 3,523 households, including 2,096 families, 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 makup 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%.[2]

Of the 3,523 households 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 households were one person and 13.2% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.85.

The median age 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 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

2000 census

At the 2000 census, there were 7,818 people in 2,909 households, including 1,870 families, 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 makup 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.

Of the 2,909 households 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 households were one person and 11.9% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.93.

The age distribution was 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% 65 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 household income was $30,330 and the median family income 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

References

  1. ^ "2018 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 16, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 19, 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. June 27, 2019. Retrieved February 16, 2020.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
  7. ^ Climate Summary for College Place, Washington
  8. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2014.
  9. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 21, 2019.