Palouse, Washington

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Palouse, Washington
City
Palouse from Kamiak Butte
Palouse from Kamiak Butte
Location of Palouse, Washington
Location of Palouse, Washington
Coordinates: 46°54′36″N 117°4′31″W / 46.91000°N 117.07528°W / 46.91000; -117.07528Coordinates: 46°54′36″N 117°4′31″W / 46.91000°N 117.07528°W / 46.91000; -117.07528
Country United States
State Washington
County Whitman
Area[1]
 • Total 1.08 sq mi (2.80 km2)
 • Land 1.08 sq mi (2.80 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 2,434 ft (742 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 998
 • Estimate (2013[3]) 1,011
 • Density 924.1/sq mi (356.8/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 99161
Area code 509
FIPS code 53-52950
GNIS feature ID 1531058[4]
Website www.visitpalouse.com

Palouse is a city in Whitman County, Washington, United States. The population was 998 at the 2010 census. Palouse is named for the region of farmland in which it is situated, and was incorporated in 1888.

History[edit]

Palouse was first settled in 1869 by William Ewing. The townsite was founded in 1875 by W.P. Breeding.[5]

Geography[edit]

Palouse is located at 46°54′36″N 117°04′31″W / 46.909996°N 117.075259°W / 46.909996; -117.075259 (46.909996, -117.075259).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.08 square miles (2.80 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 1,119
1900 929 −17.0%
1910 1,549 66.7%
1920 1,179 −23.9%
1930 1,151 −2.4%
1940 1,028 −10.7%
1950 1,036 0.8%
1960 926 −10.6%
1970 948 2.4%
1980 1,005 6.0%
1990 915 −9.0%
2000 1,011 10.5%
2010 998 −1.3%
Est. 2013 1,011 1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2013 Estimate[8]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 998 people, 429 households, and 291 families residing in the city. The population density was 924.1 inhabitants per square mile (356.8/km2). There were 474 housing units at an average density of 438.9 per square mile (169.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.4% White, 1.3% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 3.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.

There were 429 households of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.2% were non-families. 27.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the city was 43.8 years. 21.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.2% were from 25 to 44; 32.9% were from 45 to 64; and 14.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,011 people, 432 households, and 288 families residing in the city. The population density was 944.8 people per square mile (364.8/km2). There were 471 housing units at an average density of 440.2 per square mile (170.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.94% White, 0.99% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.99% from other races, and 1.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.68% of the population.

There were 432 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 28.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city the age distribution of the population shows 26.9% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,583, and the median income for a family was $41,125. Males had a median income of $30,804 versus $25,515 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,754. About 8.6% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.2% of those under age 18 and 18.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable natives and residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-06-14. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 143. ISBN 978-0-918664-00-6. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved October 3, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013". Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  9. ^ Zelinsky, Wilbur (2009), "Thanking Donald Meinig", The Geographical Review 99 (3): 293–296, doi:10.1111/j.1931-0846.2009.tb00433.x .

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