Whitman County, WA

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2020 Population
49,577
0.703% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
25.2
2.02% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
26%
1.95% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$42,288
1.07% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$230,200
5.79% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
23,231
0.991% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Whitman County, WA had a population of 49.6k people with a median age of 25.2 and a median household income of $42,288. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Whitman County, WA grew from 49,231 to 49,577, a 0.703% increase and its median household income declined from $42,745 to $42,288, a −1.07% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Whitman County, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (8.38%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.51%), White (Hispanic) (3.31%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.91%).

None of the households in Whitman County, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92% of the residents in Whitman County, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Whitman County, WA are Washington State University (8,389 degrees awarded in 2020) and Altura College (2 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Whitman County, WA was $230,200, and the homeownership rate was 44.2%.

Most people in Whitman County, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Whitman County, WA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Whitman County, WA is home to a population of 49.6k people, from which 92% are citizens. As of 2020, 11% of Whitman County, WA residents were born outside of the country (5.47k people).

In 2020, there were 9.26 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (38.5k people) in Whitman County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.15k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 2.24k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92%
2020 Citizenship
91.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 92% of Whitman County, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Whitman County, WA was 91.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Whitman County, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    38.5k ± 230
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    4.15k ± 245
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.24k ± 341
6.43%
Hispanic Population
3.19k people

In 2020, there were 9.26 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (38.5k people) in Whitman County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.15k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 2.24k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.43% of the people in Whitman County, WA are hispanic (3.19k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Whitman County, WA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    245,459 ± 11,963 people
  2. India
    87,443 ± 7,218 people
  3. China
    77,854 ± 6,815 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 245,459 Washington residents, followed by India with 87,443 and China with 77,854.

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Foreign-Born Population

11%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
5.47k people
11.3%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
5.59k people

As of 2020, 11% of Whitman County, WA residents (5.47k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Whitman County, WA was 11.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    607 ± 184
  2. Vietnam
    579 ± 129
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    189 ± 75

Whitman County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Whitman County, WA employs 23.2k people. The largest industries in Whitman County, WA are Educational Services (7,295 people), Accommodation & Food Services (2,139 people), and Manufacturing (2,022 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($64,048), Manufacturing ($57,727), and Finance & Insurance ($57,576).

Males in Washington have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,193. The income inequality in Washington (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

23.2k
2020 Value
± 1,069
0.991%
1 Year growth
± 6.18%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Whitman County, WA grew at a rate of 0.991%, from 23k employees to 23.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Whitman County, WA, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (3,540 people), Management Occupations (2,719 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,869 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Whitman County, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

23.2k
2020 Value
± 1,069
0.991%
1 Year growth
± 6.18%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Whitman County, WA grew at a rate of 0.991%, from 23k employees to 23.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Whitman County, WA, are Educational Services (7,295 people), Accommodation & Food Services (2,139 people), and Manufacturing (2,022 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Whitman County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Whitman County, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$32,028
Median earning men ± $2,143
$21,339
Median earning women ± $1,348

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Manufacturing ($61,151), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,750), and Public Administration ($46,635).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Manufacturing ($51,250), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($33,382), and Public Administration ($32,125).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Washington. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Washington.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 309
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 212
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 171
    Wholesale Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $119k
    Wholesale Trade
  2. $118k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $46k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $105B
  2. $46.1B
  3. $35.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $105B, followed by Misc. mfg. prods. ($46.1B) and Mixed freight ($35.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Washington products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$500B
2020 Value in Washington
$980B
Projected 2050 Value in Washington
95.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Washington trade was $500B. This is expected to increase 95.8% to $980B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Washington trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $34.9B
  2. $26.9B
  3. $23.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $34.9B, followed by California with $26.9B and Hawaii and $23.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Washington shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Whitman County, WA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 52.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (42.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.6%).

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing the state of Washington. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Washington

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Patty Murray
Senator from Washington3
Assumed office on January 3, 1993
Maria Cantwell
Senator from Washington1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing Washington.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Washington

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Washington have changed over time starting in 2008.

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learningEducation

In 2020, universities in Whitman County, WA awarded 8,391 degrees. The student population of Whitman County, WA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 14,216 male students and 16,946 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Whitman County, WA are White (5,029 and 65.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,078 and 14%), Asian (499 and 6.46%), and Two or More Races (445 and 5.76%).

The largest universities in Whitman County, WA by number of degrees awarded are Washington State University (8,389 and 100%) and Altura College (2 and 0.0238%).

The most popular majors in Whitman County, WA are General Psychology (441 and 5.26%), General Business Administration & Management (430 and 5.12%), and Registered Nursing (395 and 4.71%).

The median tuition cost in Whitman County, WA for a public four year colleges is $10,202 for in-state students and $25,145 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2020 in Whitman County, WA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 79.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 24.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 31,162 (45.6% men and 54.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 31,162 students enrolled in Whitman County, WA, 45.6% men and 54.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 18,446 records, of which 55% were women and 45% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 394 degree-majors awarded
  2. 345 degree-majors awarded
  3. 415 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Whitman County, WA was General Social Sciences with 394 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Whitman County, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 8,389 degrees awarded
  2. 2 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Washington State University with 8,389 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 3,668 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Whitman County, WA, which is 0.777 times less than the 4,723 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,029 degrees mean that there were 4.67 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,078 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($10,202) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,968) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($960) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.797% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.827% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were Some college (1.42M), High School or Equivalent (1.36M), and Bachelors Degree (1.26M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Whitman County, WA was $230,200 in 2020, which is 1 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $217,600 to $230,200, a 5.79% increase. The homeownership rate in Whitman County, WA is 44.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Whitman County, WA have an average commute time of 16.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Whitman County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Whitman County, WA is $42,288. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Whitman County, WA was Census Tract 3 with a value of $82,103, followed by Census Tract 7 and Census Tract 10, with respective values of $65,900 and $57,083.

In 2021, 23.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Whitman County, WA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.36%.

Property

$230,200
Median Property Value 2020
±$8,735
$8,171
Median Property Taxes
±$528

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Whitman County, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Whitman County, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

44.2%
Homeownership
2020
66.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 44.2% of the housing units in Whitman County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 43.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3
  2. Census Tract 7
  3. Census Tract 10

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Whitman County, WA was Census Tract 3 with a value of $82,103, followed by Census Tract 7 and Census Tract 10, with respective values of $65,900 and $57,083.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Whitman County, WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$42,288
Median Household Income
± $2,674
18.5k
Number of Households
± 932

In 2020, the median household income of the 18.5k households in Whitman County, WA declined from $42,288 from the previous year's value of $42,745.

The following chart displays the households in Whitman County, WA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Whitman County, WA is from Washington.
0.466
2020 Wage GINI in Washington
0.468
2019 Wage GINI in Washington

In 2020, the income inequality in Washington was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.301% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (61.4%)
  2. Walked (15.1%)
  3. Carpooled (10.8%)

In 2020, 61.4% of workers in Whitman County, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (15.1%) and those who carpooled to work (10.8%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

16.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Whitman County, WA have a shorter commute time (16.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.986% of the workforce in Whitman County, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Whitman County, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Whitman County, WA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 23.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Whitman County, WA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.36%.

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Poverty & Diversity

26% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Whitman County, WA (11.1k out of 42.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Whitman County, WA is White, followed by Asian and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 13.7% of the children was living in poverty in Whitman County, WA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 4.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 181 in Whitman County, WA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 54.7 per 100,000 population.

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pulseHealth

95.6% of the population of Whitman County, WA has health coverage, with 58.4% on employee plans, 12.7% on Medicaid, 7.64% on Medicare, 15.6% on non-group plans, and 1.28% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Washington was $7,913 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,609).

Primary care physicians in Whitman County, WA see 1660 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.83% decrease from the previous year (1691 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2637 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 651 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.4% were men and 49.6% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Washington, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,660 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Whitman County, WA

Primary care physicians in Whitman County, WA see an average of 1,660 patients per year. This represents a 1.83% decrease from the previous year (1,691 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Whitman County, WA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Washington across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.6% under 18 years, 43.6% between 18 and 34 years, 25.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.4% were men and 49.6% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

4.35%
Uninsured
58.4%
Employer Coverage
12.7%
Medicaid
7.64%
Medicare
15.6%
Non-Group
1.28%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Whitman County, WA declined by 26.2% from 5.9% to 4.35%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Whitman County, WA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Whitman County, WA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 26.5% in Whitman County, WA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.24% in Whitman County, WA.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Whitman County, WA.

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