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Time Zone: Whitman County lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Colfax is the Seat for Whitman County.

Whitman County was founded in 1871 and was created by taking area from StevensCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Whitman had a population of 42,689 people. This is an increase of 4.78% since the last Census (which gave a population of 40,740 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Whitman represented 0.69% of the total population of Washington, making it the state's 22nd most populous county (out of 39 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201044,776+9.91%+4.89% since 2009
200942,689+4.78%+1.58% since 2008
200842,027+3.16%+2.3% since 2007
200040,740The Last Census

More information can be found on the Whitman County Census Page for Whitman County.


Below are some of the communities located in Whitman County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Whitman County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Pullman   27,61924,67511.93% increase  
Colfax   2,8172,8440.95% decrease  
Palouse   9521,0115.84% decrease  
Tekoa   7768266.05% decrease  
Garfield   6306411.72% decrease  

Websites for Whitman County

Official Website:   www.whitmancounty.org/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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