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Palouse, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Palouse had a population of 972 as of July 1, 2017. Palouse ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Palouse is located at latitude 46.9103 and longitude -117.0753 in Whitman County. The formal boundaries for the City of Palouse (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Whitman County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,434 feet.

The City of Palouse (GNIS ID: 2411364) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Palouse is located within Colfax-Palouse Division of Whitman County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Palouse population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Palouse: Palouse City, Palusiidi.

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


Total Population 972
Daytime Population: Workers 338
Daytime Population: Residents 535
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 873
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 959
Population in Familes 808
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density2 903
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $48,039
Average Household Income $62,473
Per Capita Income $26,665


Total Housing Units 483 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 329 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 90 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $167,647
Average Home Value $197,273


Total Households 419
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 298
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 -0.36% 0.04%
Households -0.32% 0.14%
Families 0.33% 0.07%
Median Household Income   3.08%
Per Capita Income   3.67%

Palouse, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palouse to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 389 38th
Population Density # 315 50th
Diversity Index # 607 3rd
Median Household Income # 435 31st
Per Capita Income # 368 41st

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