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The 1887 Whitman County and 1871 Pierce County Censuses are now available online at the Washington State Digital Archives. Contained in this collection are 9,047 people listed as having residence in Whitman County in 1887 and 1045 people in Pierce County in 1871. Census records contain demographic information collected by enumerators traveling door to door asking a series of pre-determined questions about each member of the household. Typical information collected includes: Name, Age, Profession and Race. The 1887 Whitman County and 1871 Pierce County Censuses can be searched by using the simple search or detailed search