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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Pullman is a town in Washington with a population of 33,050. 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
$258,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$788
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    73%
  • Own
    27%
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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
    66.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    14.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    127.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    615.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    46.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    5%
  • 18-24 years
    49%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    7%
  • 45-54 years
    5%
  • 55-64 years
    4%
  • 65+ years
    5%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    37%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    28%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    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
$30,205
National
$55,322
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Pullman Reviews

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Pullman is an interesting town with how intertwined it is with the school (Washington State University). The only major city is Spokane, 90 minutes away, so there is a great sense of pride in the town of Pullman for what it is. There is a major college town feel, as it is small and the University makes up a majority of the town's population.

The pandemic has hit Pullman very hard, unfortunately. Walking down the middle of town you will quickly see many businesses who have had to close shop. With school being online for the entire year, not as many students came back in August. Businesses were already having to balance the shutdown restrictions, but now with less customers it made it even harder, which is a sad sight.

Overall, this is still a great town with a huge sense of pride in their local college. There is zero major crime and the housing is very affordable. Pullman is a small town that feels much bigger!
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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.
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!