Whitman County

Whitman County, Washington

400 N Main St
Colfax, WA 99111
Phone: (509) 397-4622
Fax: (509) 397-6355

On the southeastern border of WA, S of Spokane; organized Nov 29, 1871 (prior to statehood) from Stevens County. Name Origin: For Dr. Marcus Whitman (1802-47), massacred leader of a missionary colony

Area (sq mi):: 2177.60 (land 2159.37; water 18.23) Population per square mile: 18.60
Population 2005: 40,170 State rank: 23 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.40%; 1990-2000 5.10% Population 2000: 40,740 (White 86.70%; Black or African American 1.50%; Hispanic or Latino 3.00%; Asian 5.50%; Other 4.80%). Foreign born: 7.70%. Median age: 24.70
Income 2000: per capita $15,298; median household $28,584; Population below poverty level: 25.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,821-$20,465
Unemployment (2004): 4.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.90% Median travel time to work: 15.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 11.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Pullman (25,022)

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    20 December 2011 -- US wind energy company First Wind Holdings Inc said on Monday it had obtained a USD170m (EUR130m) construction loan and up to USD40m in letters of credit from KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) and three other banks to finance a wind project in Whitman County, Washington.
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    But in the high country of Whitman County, a resourceful approach teamed a McCormick header pushed by eight mules, a threshing machine powered by a Holt Model 45 Caterpillar tractor and a nearly one-mile long aerial tramway to deliver sacks of grain to a terminal on the Snake River in a canyon 1,700 feet below.