Whitman County

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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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    RMT), a renewable energy engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor specializing in the design and construction of wind and solar energy generating facilities, joined First Wind on May 1, 2012, to commemorate the start of major construction at the Palouse Wind project in northern Whitman County, Washington.
    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.
    based wind energy company, today announced that it has obtained $210 million in financing for the company's subsidiary, Palouse Wind, LLC, the owner of the 105 MW Palouse Wind project located in northern Whitman County, Washington.