Palouse, WA Population

Population: 1,011. Estimated population in July 2020: 945 (-6.5% change)
Males: 490 (48.5%), Females: 521 (51.5%)

Whitman County

Zip code: 99161

Median resident age: 38.2 years
Median household income: $34,583
Median house value: $94,900

Races in Palouse:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.3%)
  • American Indian (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • Hispanic (1.7%)
  • Other race (1.0%)

Ancestries: German (23.4%), United States (14.0%), English (13.6%), Irish (11.1%), Norwegian (6.4%), Scottish (4.3%).

Elevation: 2426 feet

Land area: 1.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Palouse

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 25.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Palouse city

  • Never married: 18.6%
  • Now married: 61.1%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

1.1% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +123 (+13.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Palouse:

  • GRITMAN MEDICAL CENTER (about 15 miles; MOSCOW, ID)
  • PULLMAN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; PULLMAN, WA)
  • WHITMAN HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER (about 24 miles; COLFAX, WA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Palouse:

  • PULLMAN/MOSCOW REGIONAL (about 13 miles; PULLMAN/MOSCOW,ID, WA; Abbreviation: PUW)
  • LEWISTON-NEZ PERCE COUNTY (about 38 miles; LEWISTON, ID; Abbreviation: LWS)
  • SPOKANE INTL (about 58 miles; SPOKANE, WA; Abbreviation: GEG)
Other public-use airports nearest to Palouse:

  • WILLARD FIELD (about 23 miles; TEKOA, WA; Abbreviation: 73S)
  • WHITMAN CO MEMORIAL (about 23 miles; COLFAX, WA; Abbreviation: S94)
  • LOWER GRANITE STATE (about 30 miles; COLFAX, WA; Abbreviation: 00W)
Amtrak stations near Palouse:

  • 14 miles: MOSCOW (120 W. 6TH ST.) – Bus Station. Services: public payphones, full-service food facilities, call for taxi service.
  • 14 miles: PULLMAN (1002 NYE ST.) – Bus Station. Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Palouse:

  • UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO (about 28 miles; MOSCOW, ID; Full-time enrollment: 9,823)
  • LEWIS-CLARK STATE COLLEGE (about 37 miles; LEWISTON, ID; Full-time enrollment: 2,213)
  • WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 40 miles; PULLMAN, WA; Full-time enrollment: 18,110)
  • EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 54 miles; CHENEY, WA; Full-time enrollment: 7,852)
  • NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE (about 56 miles; COEUR D’ALENE, ID; Full-time enrollment: 2,988)
  • GONZAGA UNIVERSITY (about 57 miles; SPOKANE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,860)
  • SPOKANE FALLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 58 miles; SPOKANE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 6,284)

Schools

Public high schools in Palouse:

  • PALOUSE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 111; Location: 600 E ALDER STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • GARFIELD AT PALOUSE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 40; Location: 600 E. ALDER; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Palouse:

  • PALOUSE ELEMENTARY (Students: 86; Location: 600 E ALDER STREET; Grades: KG – 06)
  • PALOUSE AT GARFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 65; Location: 600 E ALDER STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)