Palouse, Washington

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Population in 2014: 1,012 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.1%
 
Males: 450  (44.5%)
Females: 562  (55.5%)
Median resident age:  35.8 years
Washington median age:  37.4 years

Zip codes: 99161.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $47,289 (it was $34,583 in 2000)
Palouse:

$47,289
WA:

$58,405

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,369 (it was $15,754 in 2000)

Palouse city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $127,075 (it was $91,500 in 2000)
Palouse:

$127,075
WA:

$250,800

Median gross rent in 2013: $827.

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  • Races in Palouse, WA (2010)

    Palouse races chart
    • 92893.0%White alone
    • 242.4%Two or more races
    • 242.4%Hispanic
    • 131.3%American Indian alone
    • 90.9%Asian alone

Races in Palouse detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Palouse: 86.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (23.2%), English (17.2%), Irish (13.7%), Scottish (7.4%), Norwegian (6.9%), Welsh (2.9%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1890

Elevation: 2426 feet

Land area: 1.07 square miles.

Population density: 946 people per square mile   (low).

Palouse, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Palouse:

  • High school or higher: 96.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Palouse city:

  • Never married: 21.7%
  • Now married: 61.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

15 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
Washington:

13.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,484 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $758 (0.8%)

Palouse satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Spokane Valley, WA (53.3 miles , pop. 89,755).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (243.8 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (889.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Garfield, WA (2.7 miles ), Potlatch, ID (2.9 miles ), Onaway, ID (3.0 miles ), Princeton, ID (3.4 miles) , Albion, WA (3.4 miles ), Steptoe, WA (3.5 miles ), Farmington, WA (3.5 miles) , Moscow, ID (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $88,600
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $104,500
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $159,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $132,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $320,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $187,500
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $138,700
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $106,400
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $65,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.91 N, Longitude: 117.08 W

Area code: 509

Palouse household income distribution Palouse home values distribution

Crime rates in Palouse by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2008 2009 2010 2012 2013
Murders 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 10000000
per 100,000 96.10.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 72000000
per 100,000 672.4200.80.00.00.00.00.00.0
Burglaries 1313834302
per 100,000 1,248.81,305.2801.6322.6432.0317.80.0194.6
Thefts 32201755243
per 100,000 3,074.02,008.01,703.4537.6540.0211.9391.8291.8
Auto thefts 41010100
per 100,000 384.2100.40.0107.50.0105.90.00.0
Arson 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 289.0) 421.0228.9129.354.854.040.816.326.3

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Crime rate in Palouse detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.96
Washington average:

1.47
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
Washington:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +123 (+13.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (28%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Educational services (46%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (9%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (28%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (4%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Palouse: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Palouse, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Palouse-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 122% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 252.1 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 349.6 miles away from Palouse center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 256.5 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 259.9 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 443.9 miles away from Palouse center
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 249.0 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Whitman County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Mudslides: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Palouse topographic map

Birthplace of: Mouse Davis - Football player and coach.

Hospitals and medical centers near Palouse:

  • MOSCOW DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; MOSCOW, ID)
  • FMC PALOUSE (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; MOSCOW, ID)
  • MILESTONE DECISIONS INC #3 (LEXINGTON) (Hospital, about 13 miles away; MOSCOW, ID)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - MOSCOW VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MOSCOW, ID)
  • GRITMAN HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; MOSCOW, ID)
  • GRITMAN MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; MOSCOW, ID)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHAB - ASPEN PARK (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MOSCOW, ID)

airports located in Palouse:

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Amtrak stations near Palouse:

  • 13 miles: PULLMAN (1002 NYE ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 13 miles: MOSCOW (120 W. 6TH ST.) - Bus Station . Services: public payphones, full-service food facilities, call for taxi service.
  • 14 miles: COLFAX (610 S. MAIN ST.) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Palouse:

  • University of Idaho (about 13 miles; Moscow, ID; Full-time enrollment: 10,416)
  • Washington State University (about 14 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 35 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 3,199)
  • Eastern Washington University (about 47 miles; Cheney, WA; FT enrollment: 11,643)
  • Spokane Community College (about 55 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • North Idaho College (about 55 miles; Coeur d'Alene, ID; FT enrollment: 4,684)
  • Gonzaga University (about 55 miles; Spokane, WA; FT enrollment: 6,780)

Public high schools in Palouse:

Public elementary/middle schools in Palouse:

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Notable locations in Palouse: Whitman County Fire District 4 Palouse Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services Station 1 (A), Palouse Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Whitman County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2002 was 30.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

30.9
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 5.55. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.55
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 24.5%
(25.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.0% for American Indian residents, 6.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  67.8%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.1%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
7 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness in 2010
7 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Palouse, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Palouse (2011 data):

  • AmericanWest Bank: Palouse Financial Center at 150 N Bridge Street, branch established on 1988/08/08. Info updated 2011/12/12: Bank assets: $2,274.6 mil, Deposits: $1,889.1 mil, headquarters in Spokane, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 76 total offices, Holding Company: Skbhc Holdings Llc

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Washington average:

11.4

Palouse travel time to work - commute Palouse mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Palouse city (based on Whitman County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,78235
Catholic3,6289
Mainline Protestant2,64420
Other2,38810
None31,334-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Whitman County:

2.94 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Whitman County:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Whitman County:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
Here:

7.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.4%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Whitman County:

24.1%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

8.1%
State:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Palouse:

51.2%
Washington:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

49.8%
Washington:

45.8%

Average BMI:
Palouse:

28.9
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Palouse:

22.7%
Washington:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.1%
Washington:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Palouse:

6.8
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
Palouse:

37.5%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
Palouse:

57.9%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.8%
Washington:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Palouse, WA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 2$5,576$33,4568$460
Police Protection - Officers 3$10,517$42,0680$0
Firefighters 0$0 4$215
Health 0$0 1$125
Other and Unallocable 3$10,586$42,3440$0
Totals for Government 8$26,679$40,01913$800

Palouse government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $338,000 ($333.99)
    Regular Highways: $147,000 ($145.26)
    General: $110,000 ($108.70)
    Sewerage: $19,000 ($18.77)
    Parks & Recreation: $10,000 ($9.88)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($1.98)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($1.98)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $94,000 ($92.89)
    Sewerage: $89,000 ($87.94)
    Police Protection: $57,000 ($56.32)
    Regular Highways: $55,000 ($54.35)
    Housing & Community Development: $49,000 ($48.42)
    Financial Administration: $45,000 ($44.47)
    Parks & Recreation: $42,000 ($41.50)
    Central Staff Services: $31,000 ($30.63)
    Fire Protection: $23,000 ($22.73)
    General - Other: $22,000 ($21.74)
    Health Services - Other: $14,000 ($13.83)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $11,000 ($10.87)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000 ($5.93)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $17,000 ($16.80)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $16,000 ($15.81)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $5,000 ($4.94)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($0.99)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.99)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $262,000 ($258.89)

Palouse government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $105,000 ($103.75)
    All Other: $3,000 ($2.96)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($0.99)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $87,000 ($85.97)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $68,000 ($67.19)
    General Revenue, NEC: $34,000 ($33.60)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $125,000 ($123.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $193,000 ($190.71)
    General Support: $9,000 ($8.89)
    All Other: $3,000 ($2.96)
  • Tax - Property: $160,000 ($158.10)
    Public Utilities: $65,000 ($64.23)
    Total General Sales: $51,000 ($50.40)
    NEC: $5,000 ($4.94)
    Other Selective Sales: $4,000 ($3.95)

Palouse government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $289,000 ($285.57)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $270,000 ($266.80)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $19,000 ($18.77)

Palouse government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,393,000 ($1376.48)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $28,000 ($27.67)

11.94% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,653 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.94%
Washington average:

6.54%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($102 average AGI)
Whitman County:

0.08%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Spokane County, WA  1.28% ($28,048 average AGI)
from King County, WA  1.17% ($24,725)
from Latah County, ID  0.86% ($41,420)


13.47% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,182 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.47%
Washington average:

6.20%

0.29% of residents moved to foreign countries ($358 average AGI)
Whitman County:

0.29%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Spokane County, WA  1.73% ($31,121 average AGI)
to King County, WA  1.49% ($27,303)
to Latah County, ID  0.92% ($31,902)

Strongest AM radio stations in Palouse:

  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KMAX (840 AM; 10 kW; COLFAX, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWSU (1250 AM; 5 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KXLY (920 AM; 20 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE RADIO, INC.)
  • KMJY (700 AM; 10 kW; NEWPORT, WA; Owner: JAMES E. AND HELEN G. STARGEL)
  • KRPL (1400 AM; 1 kW; MOSCOW, ID; Owner: KRPL, INCORPORATED)
  • KCLX (1450 AM; 1 kW; COLFAX, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KOZE (950 AM; 5 kW; LEWISTON, ID; Owner: 4-K RADIO, INC.)
  • KVNI (1080 AM; 10 kW; COEUR D' ALENE, ID; Owner: QUEENB RADIO, INC.)
  • KQNT (590 AM; 5 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Palouse:

  • KRAO-FM (102.5 FM; COLFAX, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • KHTR (104.3 FM; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KZZL-FM (99.5 FM; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: PALOUSE COUNTRY, INC.)
  • KZFN (106.1 FM; MOSCOW, ID; Owner: KRPL, INC.)
  • KRFA-FM (91.7 FM; MOSCOW, ID; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KRLF (88.5 FM; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: LIVING FAITH F/SHIP EDUC. MINISTRIES)
  • KDRK-FM (93.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KIXZ-FM (96.1 FM; OPPORTUNITY, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPBX-FM (91.1 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: SPOKANE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KMBI-FM (107.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • KCDA (103.1 FM; POST FALLS, ID; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMOK (106.9 FM; LEWISTON, ID; Owner: IDA-VEND COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCLK-FM (94.1 FM; CLARKSTON, WA; Owner: CLARKSTON BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KVAB (102.9 FM; CLARKSTON, WA; Owner: CLARKSTON BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KISC (98.1 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZZU-FM (92.9 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: QUEENB)
  • KVTY (105.1 FM; LEWISTON, ID; Owner: IDAVEND CO. INC.)
  • KEYF-FM (101.1 FM; CHENEY, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZBD (105.7 FM; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNWV (90.5 FM; CLARKSTON, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Palouse:

  • KWSU-TV (Channel 10; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K40EE (Channel 40; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: SPOKANE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KUID-TV (Channel 12; MOSCOW, ID; Owner: STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION, STATE OF IDAHO)

Palouse fatal accident list:

Apr 19, 1999 06:36 PM, Sr-27, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 25m82ftTotal length
  • $13,475,000Total costs
  • 3,911Total average daily traffic
  • 407Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,650Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Palouse)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Kimiak Butte Kwsu Tower 2 Mi Sw (Lat: 46.861833 Lon: -117.341583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24 m, Call Sign: KNDL422
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.190 MHz, 155.370 MHz, 155.730 MHz, 156.210 MHzGrant Date: 04/12/2012, Expiration Date: 07/10/2022Registrant: Apco International Inc Ls 012715 Cmp, 351 N Williamson Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-1112, Phone: (386) 944-2463, Fax: (386) 322-2502, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • Kamiak, Kamiak Butte 5.5 Mi Sw Of (Lat: 46.862111 Lon: -117.174333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WNEH250
    Assigned Frequencies: 23125.0 MHz, 17720.0 MHz, 23225.0 MHz, 17760.0 MHz, 6760.00 MHz, 6845.00 MHz, 6800.00 MHz, 6820.00 MHz, 6835.00 MHz, 6860.00 MHz, 17840.0 MHzGrant Date: 05/27/2009, Expiration Date: 05/31/2019Registrant: Dow Lohnes Pllc, 1200 New Hampshire Ave. Nw #800, Washington, DC 20036-6802, Phone: (202) 776-2571, Fax: (202) 776-2222, Email:
  • KAMIAK BUTTE, Kamiak Butte, 6 Mi Sw Of: (Lat: 46.862111 Lon: -117.174056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 36.6 m, Overall height: 39.6 m, Call Sign: WPNN952
    Assigned Frequencies: 959.150 MHz, 5984.73 MHz, 958.350 MHzGrant Date: 04/24/2008, Expiration Date: 07/08/2018Registrant: State Of; Department Of Trnasportation Washington, 7345 Linderson Way Sw / Tumwater, Olympia, WA 98504-7359, Phone: (360) 705-7019, Fax: (360) 705-6873, Email:
  • Kamiak Mtn. 5 Mi Se (Lat: 46.861833 Lon: -117.174889), Overall height: 1118.6 m, Call Sign: WHB947, Licensee ID: L00113486
    Assigned Frequencies: 951.500 MHzGrant Date: 11/09/1982, Expiration Date: 02/01/2006, Cancellation Date: 06/07/2000Registrant: Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-2530
  • KAMIAK BTE, 5.5 Mi Sw Of (Lat: 46.860139 Lon: -117.181278), Overall height: 27.1 m, Call Sign: WJM83
    Assigned Frequencies: 6063.80 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 5974.85 MHz... (+3 more)Grant Date: 09/08/2010, Expiration Date: 08/01/2020, Cancellation Date: 06/25/2013Registrant: Centurylink, Inc, 805 Broadway St, Ste 800, Vancouver, WA 98660, Phone: (360) 905-6839, Fax: (360) 905-5753, Email:
  • Kamiak Butte 5.5 Mi Sw Of Palouse (Lat: 46.862111 Lon: -117.174333), Overall height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WLJ450, Licensee ID: L00113486
    Assigned Frequencies: 6975.00 MHzGrant Date: 07/25/1988, Expiration Date: 02/01/2023Registrant: Washington State University, Educational Telecommunications And Techn P. O Box 642530, Pullman, WA 99164-2530

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Palouse)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

17 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Palouse)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
  • Hazardous Condition: 6
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Palouse

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Most common first names in Palouse, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1082.7 years
John983.9 years
Mary786.0 years
James783.7 years
Anna680.7 years
Charles672.4 years
Kenneth569.8 years
Donald570.0 years
Robert566.0 years
Ruth484.0 years
Most common last names in Palouse, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Thompson1178.0 years
Boone883.2 years
Johnson678.5 years
Nagle685.3 years
Arrasmith671.5 years
Watson570.8 years
West581.2 years
Mckenzie581.4 years
Wilson572.0 years
Mclam585.4 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (48%)
  • Electricity (41%)
  • Wood (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Solar energy (1%)

Palouse compared to Washington state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 9 pilots and 5 other airmen in this city.
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  • John Harrison (5)
  • Gregory L. Pearce (3)
  • Holly Neibergs (2)
  • Holly L. Neibergs (2)
  • John Browse (2)
  • Gregory Z. Pearce (1)
  • Wendy Catherine Brown (1)
  • Douglas A. Park (1)
  • Moses Boone (1)

Total of 24 patent applications in 2008-2016.