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|People QuickFacts||Columbia County||Washington|
|Population, 2013 estimate||4,032||6,971,406|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||4,078||6,724,543|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013||-1.1%||3.7%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2013||3.8%||6.4%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013||19.1%||22.9%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013||25.5%||13.6%|
|Female persons, percent, 2013||50.5%||50.0%|
|White alone, percent, 2013 (a)||94.4%||81.2%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.5%||4.0%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 (a)||1.7%||1.9%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.7%||7.9%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.3%||0.7%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2013||2.4%||4.4%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 (b)||6.3%||11.9%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013||89.0%||71.0%|
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2008-2012||84.2%||82.6%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2008-2012||2.1%||13.0%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2008-2012||3.6%||18.2%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||87.7%||90.0%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||18.7%||31.6%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2008-2012||17.1||25.5|
|Housing units, 2013||2,110||2,928,217|
|Homeownership rate, 2008-2012||76.1%||63.8%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2008-2012||7.2%||25.7%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2008-2012||$159,100||$272,900|
|Persons per household, 2008-2012||2.29||2.52|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2012 dollars), 2008-2012||$26,767||$30,661|
|Median household income, 2008-2012||$45,417||$59,374|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2008-2012||13.2%||12.9%|
|Business QuickFacts||Columbia County||Washington|
|Private nonfarm establishments, 2012||127||175,5532|
|Private nonfarm employment, 2012||838||2,361,6972|
|Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2011-2012||10.7%||0.3%2|
|Nonemployer establishments, 2012||231||412,542|
|Total number of firms, 2007||298||551,340|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||S|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||1.2%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||6.8%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.2%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||3.2%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||28.7%|
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)||01||112,053,283|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)||30,809||76,790,966|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)||28,894||92,968,519|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007||$7,308||$14,380|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)||2,686||12,389,422|
|Building permits, 2012||2||28,118|
|Geography QuickFacts||Columbia County||Washington|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||868.63||66,455.52|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||4.7||101.2|
|Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area||Walla Walla, WA Metro Area|