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
  • County: Whitman County
  • Centroid: Latitude 46.913, Longitude -117.075
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 44
  • PO Box Addresses: 249
  • Residential Addresses: 395
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 395

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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Palouse, WA 99161 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,452
Population in Households 1,438
Population in Familes 1,224
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density1 20
Diversity Index2 17


Median Household Income $53,343
Average Household Income $69,606
Per Capita Income $29,990


Total Housing Units 690 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 473 (68.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 149 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 68 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $177,500
Average Home Value $213,161


Total Households 622
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 442
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.51% 0.8%
Households 0.54% 0.79%
Families 0.56% 0.85%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.35%

Palouse, WA 99161 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 99161 to the other 581 ZIP Codes in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 33rd
Population Density # 411 29th
Diversity Index # 546 6th
Median Household Income # 353 39th
Per Capita Income # 293 50th

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