Pullman, WA

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2022 Population
31,972
3.02% 1-year decline
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
22.8
1.33% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
32.4%
3.74% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$41,479
29.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$379,000
21.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
15,993
0.075% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Pullman, WA had a population of 32k people with a median age of 22.8 and a median household income of $41,479. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Pullman, WA declined from 32,968 to 31,972, a −3.02% decrease and its median household income grew from $31,992 to $41,479, a 29.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pullman, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (70.1%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (11.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.78%), White (Hispanic) (3.47%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.61%).

None of the households in Pullman, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

90.8% of the residents in Pullman, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pullman, WA are Washington State University (9,043 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Pullman, WA was $379,000, and the homeownership rate was 29.2%.

Most people in Pullman, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 13.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Pullman, WA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Pullman, WA is home to a population of 32k people, from which 90.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 12.9% of Pullman, WA residents were born outside of the country (4.12k people).

In 2022, there were 6.12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.4k people) in Pullman, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.66k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 2.17k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

90.8%
2022 Citizenship
89.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 90.8% of Pullman, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Pullman, WA was 89.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pullman, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    22.4k ± 415
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    3.66k ± 324
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.17k ± 479
8.05%
Hispanic Population
2.57k people

In 2022, there were 6.12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (22.4k people) in Pullman, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.66k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 2.17k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.05% of the people in Pullman, WA are hispanic (2.57k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    244,390 ± 11,943 people
  2. India
    101,527 ± 7,771 people
  3. China
    86,360 ± 7,174 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 244,390 Washington residents, followed by India with 101,527 and China with 86,360.

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Foreign-Born Population

12.9%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.12k people
14.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.75k people

As of 2022, 12.9% of Pullman, WA residents (4.12k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pullman, WA was 14.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    272 ± 116
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    175 ± 102
  3. Vietnam
    80 ± 54

Pullman, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.55 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Pullman, WA employs 16k people. The largest industries in Pullman, WA are Educational Services (5,857 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,627 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,216 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($73,304), Manufacturing ($72,835), and Health Care & Social Assistance ($40,754).

Males in Washington have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $73,054. The income inequality in Washington (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

16k
2022 Value
± 1,043
−0.075%
1 Year decline
± 8.97%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pullman, WA declined at a rate of −0.075%, from 16k employees to 16k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pullman, WA, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (3,154 people), Management Occupations (1,531 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,272 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pullman, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

16k
2022 Value
± 1,043
−0.075%
1 Year decline
± 8.97%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pullman, WA declined at a rate of −0.075%, from 16k employees to 16k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pullman, WA, are Educational Services (5,857 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,627 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,216 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pullman, WA, though some of these residents may live in Pullman, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$32,650
Median earning men ± $3,220
$18,360
Median earning women ± $3,028

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($76,887), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($47,672), and Construction ($46,167).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($64,583), Public Administration ($60,057), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($37,100).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
3.62%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.58M people employed in Washington. This represents a 3.62% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.3%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Washington.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (38.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.97%).

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing the state of Washington. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Washington

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Patty Murray
Senator from Washington3
Assumed office on January 3, 1993
Maria Cantwell
Senator from Washington1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing Washington.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Washington over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Washington

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Washington have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Pullman, WA awarded 9,043 degrees. The student population of Pullman, WA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 12,687 male students and 14,852 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pullman, WA are White (5,528 and 66%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,201 and 14.3%), Asian (607 and 7.25%), and Two or More Races (497 and 5.93%).

The largest universities in Pullman, WA by number of degrees awarded are Washington State University (9,043 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Pullman, WA are General Business Administration & Management (578 and 6.39%), General Psychology (482 and 5.33%), and Registered Nursing (433 and 4.79%).

The median tuition cost in Pullman, WA for a public four year colleges is $10,708 for in-state students and $26,392 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Pullman, WA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 83.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 24.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 27,539 (46.1% men and 53.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 27,539 students enrolled in Pullman, WA, 46.1% men and 53.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 16,190 records, of which 54.1% were women and 45.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 265 degrees awarded
  2. 466 degrees awarded
  3. 370 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Pullman, WA was Mechanical Engineering with 265 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Pullman, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
9,043 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Washington State University with 9,043 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 3,924 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pullman, WA, which is 0.767 times less than the 5,119 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,528 degrees mean that there were 4.6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,201 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($10,708) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,993) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($960) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.975% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.954% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.41M), Some college (1.4M), and Bachelors Degree (1.33M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pullman, WA was $379,000 in 2022, which is 1.34 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $310,800 to $379,000, a 21.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Pullman, WA is 29.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Pullman, WA have an average commute time of 13.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pullman, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Pullman, WA is $41,479. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Pullman, WA was Census Tract 3 with a value of $93,713, followed by Census Tract 4 and Census Tract 5, with respective values of $64,257 and $19,539.

Property

$379,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$23,171
$3,491
Median Property Taxes
±$436

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Rent vs Own

29.2%
Homeownership
2022
68.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 29.2% of the housing units in Pullman, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 28.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3
  2. Census Tract 4
  3. Census Tract 5

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pullman, WA was Census Tract 3 with a value of $93,713, followed by Census Tract 4 and Census Tract 5, with respective values of $64,257 and $19,539.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$41,479
Median Household Income
± $6,576
12k
Number of Households
± 857

In 2022, the median household income of the 12k households in Pullman, WA grew to $41,479 from the previous year's value of $31,992.

The following chart displays the households in Pullman, WA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pullman, WA is from Washington.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in Washington
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Washington

In 2022, the income inequality in Washington was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (57.6%)
  2. Walked (15.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.51%)

In 2022, 57.6% of workers in Pullman, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (15.8%) and those who worked at home (9.51%).

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Commute Time

13.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pullman, WA have a shorter commute time (13.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.261% of the workforce in Pullman, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pullman, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pullman, WA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

32.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pullman, WA (8.44k out of 26k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pullman, WA is White, followed by Asian and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95.6% of the population of Pullman, WA has health coverage, with 62.9% on employee plans, 13.3% on Medicaid, 4.47% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 1.1% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Whitman County, WA see 1670 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.602% increase from the previous year (1660 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2475 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 596 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,670 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Whitman County, WA

Primary care physicians in Whitman County, WA see an average of 1,670 patients per year. This represents a 0.602% increase from the previous year (1,660 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Whitman County, WA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 17.8% under 18 years, 57.5% between 18 and 34 years, 18.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 6.13% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.6% were men and 49.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.39%
Uninsured
62.9%
Employer Coverage
13.3%
Medicaid
4.47%
Medicare
13.9%
Non-Group
1.1%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pullman, WA grew by 3.24% from 4.25% to 4.39%.

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