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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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Pullman is a town in Washington with a population of 32,382. Pullman is in Whitman County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in Pullman offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Pullman there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Pullman and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Pullman are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$240,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$753
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    71%
  • Own
    29%
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Pullman Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    59
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    47.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    14.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    191.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    861.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    41.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    50%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    5%
  • 55-64 years
    5%
  • 65+ years
    5%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    37%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Pullman

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$30,548
National
$55,322
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Pullman Reviews

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Pullman is a smaller town - the total population is about 30k, but that's with the addition of the WSU campus population. Because of that, the community is tight-knit and has a nice mix of events and a culture that is aimed towards the college population and the older residents of the area. Many of the events and the buzz revolves around activities around the campus, but everyone in town is 100% supportive of Cougs! I would love to see more diversity within the town outside of the campus and activities or events that represent Pullman outside of being a college town.
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From my short time of living here, I can already say that my experience with Pullman has been amazing. It is known as a very small town surrounded by wheat fields and filled with a community of cougar fans. This town is very safe and all members are very interactive with the college students and their spirit. Local markets are open on Sundays, as well as rad places to hang with friends such as bowling allies, movie theaters and clubs. Overall, this town is easily one of the best around!
Great, safe college town for families! There are a lot of great outdoor things to do, as well as the great beauty of the Palouse. The Cougar pride cannot be explained, as it is addictive as well as welcoming. The town continues to grow with the university, as well as the distinguished companies such as Schweitzer engineering and Meter Group. My family and I feel fortunate to be a part of this community.