Palouse, WA 99161 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 99161: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Palouse, WA 99161

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 42
  • Single Family Addresses: 377
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Whitman County
  • Centroid: Latitude 46.913, Longitude -117.075
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Palouse, WA 99161 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,348
Daytime Population: Workers 404
Daytime Population: Residents 731
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,135
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 1,333
Population in Familes 1,122
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density2 21
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $50,935
Average Household Income $66,454
Per Capita Income $28,841


Total Housing Units 664 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 454 (68.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 127 (19.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 83 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $172,464
Average Home Value $206,112


Total Households 581
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 412
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.03% 0.37%
Households 0.07% 0.48%
Families 0.07% 0.43%
Median Household Income   3.29%
Per Capita Income   3.66%

Palouse, WA 99161 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 99161 to the other 585 ZIP Codes in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 394 33rd
Population Density # 409 30th
Diversity Index # 548 7th
Median Household Income # 364 38th
Per Capita Income # 291 50th

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