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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    Whitman County, on the eastern border of the state, led Washington in October with the lowest jobless estimate at 5 percent.
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    The Genesee Union and Whitman County Growers in Idaho have merged to form the Pacific Northwest Farmers' Cooperative.
    Read Smith is a co-chair of the National 25x'25 Alliance, and with his wife and son, he manages family farming interests, raising wheat, barley, and minor crops and managing a cow/calf operation in Whitman County, Washington, USA; read_s@stjohncable.
    Star running back Kevin Brown, Jason White and Ramin White were each sentenced to 30 days in the Whitman County Jail, two years probation and 240 hours of community service.
    of Lewiston, Idaho, will gain the Lewiston Morning Tribune, Moscow-Pullman Daily News of Moscow, Idaho, Whitman County Gazette in Colfax, Wash.
    Use of large plots and standard farming equipment ensured the results would apply to local farms, like those in Whitman County, where Young is located.
    Now in full commercial operations, the Palouse Wind project will continue to contribute to the local economy and is now the largest renewable energy facility in Whitman County.
    They know the region and are familiar with our landing procedures," said Lester Erwin, chief of Whitman County Fire District 12 in Pullman.
    After the May 3 decision by Whitman County Superior Court Judge David Frazier, officers have stopped walking through residence halls listening for parties or sniffing for the smell of marijuana, WSU Police Chief Steve Hansen said.