College Place, Washington

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College Place is a city in Walla Walla County, Washington, United States next to Walla Walla, Washington. The population was 7,818 at the time of the 2000 census.

College Place is the home of Walla Walla University, a Seventh-day Adventist college. Because of the primary Adventist population, most downtown businesses close on Saturday, reopening in most cases on Sunday. College Avenue is the main Street running North to South from Highway 12 to the Milton-Freewater Highway.



Martin Field, to the west of town, was an air training base during World War II. It is now a private airfield.

College Place was officially incorporated on January 19, 1946.


College Place is located at 46°2′42″N 118°22′57″W / 46.045°N 118.3825°W / 46.045; -118.3825 (46.045127, -118.382425).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 7,818 people, 2,909 households, and 1,870 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,232.2 people per square mile (1,247.3/km²). There were 3,134 housing units at an average density of 1,295.7/sq mi (500.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.83% White, 1.55% African American, 0.46% Native American, 1.75% Asian, 0.52% Pacific Islander, 6.28% from other races, and 2.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.74% of the population.

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