A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$222,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$710
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    71%
  • Own
    29%

Pullman Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    62
    273
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    22
    41
  • Robbery
    16
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    289
    525
  • Theft
    541
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    28
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$26,228
National
$53,889
Children
10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    36%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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My first year in Pullman was difficult, but I have spent the rest of my years here learning to love & engage in this wonderful community. I spent 3.5 years in Pullman doing my undergraduate degree, & loved it enough to move back for a master’s degree. Pullmanites, while fiercely loyal Cougs, are also incredibly proud of our community. There are many local businesses & business owners to support. Zoe Coffeehouse is my favorite! There are also countless volunteer opportunities that help to make the lives of all members of our community better. My favorites are in the Global Learning Center on campus, Palouse Area Horsemanship Therapy, the women's shelter, the hospital, & in the free clinic. We are a community that values education and bettering ourselves, & that unites us. Volunteering & supporting local businesses has helped me to feel like a member of our community, rather than a student simply passing through. I'm happy to live in such a safe, tolerant, & engaged community.
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Everyone should experience small-town life at least once, and Pullman, WA is a great place to do it. Pullman is tucked between the rolling hills of Eastern Washington. It is home to Washington State University and a handful of small to mid-sized tech companies. Because its location and the existence of the university it is a great place to try the slower-paced friendly environment while still maintaining ties to a larger community and having a little fun. While there may be limited options for nightlife, you will get more out of being in Pullman by becoming a member of the community and getting to know the people that call Pullman 'home' more permanently than the 4-and-done college crowd. In general, Pullman is safe, very friendly, and a nice place to live... albeit a little boring at times!
I moved to Pullman, Washington to enroll in Washington State University. I came here concern because i did not know the city, people, or activities around. However, after arriving here i figure out that Pullman is a great place to live! It is a calm place to relax during the day, perfect for doing homework. As well, people around is always friendly in all possible ways, and they go by the motto "Cougars help Cougars." Additionally, this applies for everything and its great. Night life around the area is fun, it is a college town therefore the during the weekends you are going to see College Students drinking and having fun all around and of course always under surveillance of campus police. Pullman is a great place to raise a family, go to school, and relax from the stressful city life.