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College Place, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of College Place had a population of 9,084 as of July 1, 2017. College Place ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for College Place is located at latitude 46.043 and longitude -118.387 in Walla Walla County. The formal boundaries for the City of College Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Walla Walla County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 794 feet.

The City of College Place (GNIS ID: 2410192) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of College Place is located within Walla Walla-College Place Division of Walla Walla County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with College Place population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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College Place, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,084
Daytime Population: Workers 2,343
Daytime Population: Residents 4,718
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,061
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 8,220
Population in Familes 6,192
Population in Group Qrtrs 864
Population Density2 3,397
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $48,082
Average Household Income $62,324
Per Capita Income $26,167


Total Housing Units 3,833 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,960 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,640 (42.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 232 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $230,503
Average Home Value $260,199


Total Households 3,601
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 2,174
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.49% 0.46%
Households 0.29% 0.43%
Families 0.5% 0.37%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

College Place, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares College Place to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 130 79th
Population Density # 62 90th
Diversity Index # 150 76th
Median Household Income # 433 31st
Per Capita Income # 392 38th

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