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Welcome to Walla Walla ...

The city of Walla Walla is located in Walla Walla County<1> and is the County Seat for Walla Walla County.

The pronunciation of Walla Walla: WAH-luh - WAH-luh<2>

When the people of Walla Walla refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Walla Wallan<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Walla Walla has a population of 32,900 people<4> (see below for details).

Walla Walla was established in 1836.

The community of Walla Walla is 950 feet [290 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

The telephone area code for Walla Walla: (509)

The ZIP code for Walla Walla: 99362<6>

Websites for Walla Walla ...

Official Website:   www.ci.walla-walla.wa.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.wwchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Walla Walla had an population of 32,900 people. This is an increase of 3.68% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.83% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Walla Walla had a population of 31,731 people (which is 53.98% of the total population of Walla Walla County). This makes Walla Walla the county's most populous community.

The population of Walla Walla represents 0.47% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 34th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 31,731 people, the population of Walla Walla increased 6.89% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 29,686 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Walla Walla.

Adding Walla Walla to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Walla Walla in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Walla Walla elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Walla Walla on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Walla Walla ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Walla Walla - it's located in Illinois.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Walla Walla.

Communities near Walla Walla ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Walla Walla.

  • Milton-Freewater [Umatilla County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton-Freewater
    • Milton-Freewater [Umatilla County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the south of Walla Walla
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,074 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton-Freewater have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton-Freewater
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton-Freewater<9>
  • Waitsburg [Walla Walla County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waitsburg
    • Waitsburg [Walla Walla County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Walla Walla
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,231 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waitsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waitsburg<9>
  • Athena [Umatilla County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athena
    • Athena [Umatilla County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the south of Walla Walla
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,144 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Athena have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athena
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athena<9>
  • Weston [Umatilla County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weston
    • Weston [Umatilla County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the south of Walla Walla
    • Estimated population in 2019: 651 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weston<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Prescott [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prescott
      • Prescott [Walla Walla County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the north of Walla Walla
      • Estimated population in 2019: 305 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prescott have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prescott
    • Mojonnier [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mojonnier
      • Mojonnier [Walla Walla County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the southwest of Walla Walla
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mojonnier
    • Calhounville [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calhounville
      • Calhounville [Walla Walla County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Walla Walla
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhounville
    • Kibler [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kibler
      • Kibler [Walla Walla County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the east of Walla Walla
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kibler
    • Umapine [Umatilla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Umapine
      • Umapine [Umatilla County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Walla Walla
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Umapine
    • Dixie [Walla Walla County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Walla Walla. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Walla Walla.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Walla Walla. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Walla Walla.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Walla Walla. Our list includes 68 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Walla Walla.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Walla Walla ...

Looking for more information about Walla Walla? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Walla Walla, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Walla Walla.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Washington

About Walla Walla County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Walla Walla: www.ci.walla-walla.wa.us/

The official website for Walla Walla County: www.co.walla-walla.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Walla Walla, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Walla Walla. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Walla Walla refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Walla Walla may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Walla Walla.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Walla Walla - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Walla Walla). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Walla Walla or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Walla Walla) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Walla Walla. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Walla Walla

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walla Walla. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.0660, Longitude: -118.3440    
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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