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Whitman County

FACT SHEET

  • Name origin: Named for Marcus Whitman (1802-47), a pioneer and missionary in the area.
  • Established: 1871 Nov 29
  • County seat: Colfax
  • County government website
  • Upcoming events (via WA-List’s events calendar)
  • Population (2010): 44,776 (Rank: 22 of 39)
  • Area (2010): 2,159.09 square miles (Rank: 10 of 39)
  • Density (2010): 20.7 people per square miles (Rank: 26 of 39)
  • Highest elevation: 4,009 feet, Tekoa Mountain.

Cities and Towns Population Area Density Elevation Zip code
(sq miles) (pop/sq miles) (feet)
1. Pullman city 29,799 9.88 3,015.5 2,346 99168
2. Colfax city 2,805 3.79 740.1 1,972 99111
3. Palouse city 998 1.08 924.1 2,200 99161
4. Tekoa city 778 1.14 682.5 2,506 99033
5. Garfield town 597 0.88 678.4 2,486 99130
6. Albion town 579 0.36 1,608.3 2,230 99102
7. Rosalia town 550 0.62 887.1 3,237 99170
8. Saint John town 537 0.63 852.3 1,945 99171
9. Oakesdale town 422 1.04 405.8 2,500 99158
10. Colton town 418 0.59 708.5 2,550 99113
11. LaCrosse town 313 0.78 401.3 1,400 99143
12. Uniontown town 294 0.93 316.1 2,575 99179
13. Endicott town 289 0.29 996.6 1,700 99125
14. Malden town 203 0.67 303.0 2,600 99149
15. Farmington town 146 0.34 429.4 2,626 99128
16. Lamont town 70 0.29 241.4 2,000 99017

 


Additional facts

  • Lamont is the 2nd smallest town in Washington by population. Farmington is the 6th smallest.
  • Six Whitman County towns are among the ten highest elevation municipalities in Washington. Rosalia is the highest, Farmington 2nd, Malden 4th, Uniontown 5th, Colton 7th, Tekoa 8th.

Notes

  • This page is updated periodically in an effort to keep information accurate and offer additional data.
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  • All population and area data are from the 2010 United States Census. All population density figures for cities greater than 5,000 people are as well. Densities of smaller towns and cities were calculated separately using US Census data.
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