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Overall Niche Grade
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  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
$233,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$733
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    72%
  • Own
    28%
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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
    84
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    22
    41
  • Robbery
    21
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    792
    500
  • Theft
    1,160
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    57
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$27,831
National
$55,322
Children
10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    38%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%
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Pullman Reviews

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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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I have been living in Pullman, WA for six months and so far I have enjoyed it! The small town offers great outdoor experiences with plenty of mom n' pop restaurants. Washington State University is the pride and joy for the cougar natives! And the school spirit is through the roof! However, the only challenge I have faced so far is landing a job but I still remain hopeful. I believe Pullman offers limited distractions for college students and small families to live and prosper!
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!