Palouse

Palouse, Washington

Palouse is a city in Whitman County, Washington, United States. The population was 1,011 at the 2000 census and a 2008 Washington Office of Financial Management estimate of 1,025. Palouse is named for the region of farmland in which it is situated, and was founded between 1890 and 1900. The current mayor of Palouse is Michael Echanove.

History

Incorporated in 1888.

Historical Population

U.S. Census Bureau

1890....1,119

1900......929

1910....1,549

1920....1,179

1930....1,151

1940....1,028

1950....1,036

1960......926

1970......948

1980....1,005

1990......915

2000....1,011

2008....1,025 (Washington State Office of Financial Management Estimate)

Geography

Palouse is located at (46.909996, -117.075259).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

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/sq mi (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 population was spread out with 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.

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