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99161 Zip Code (Palouse, WA) Detailed Profile




City: Palouse, WA (1.45%)
County: Whitman County, WA
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 1,406
Zip code population in 2010: 1,400
Zip code population in 2000: 1,454

Houses and condos: 722
Renter-occupied apartments: 106
% of renters here:

16%
State:

37%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 99161: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 74.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 19 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 99161
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

0.9% ($1,818)
Washington:

0.9% ($3,601)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,995 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,418 (0.8%)

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Males: 742  (52.8%)
Females: 663  (47.2%)

For population 25 years and over in 99161:

  • High school or higher: 100.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 49.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.9%
  • Unemployed: 0.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 99161:

  • Never married: 15.9%
  • Now married: 63.8%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

Zip code 99161 compared to 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 below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
  • Races in zip code 99161 (2019)
    • 1,31994.2%White
    • 282.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 261.9%Two or more races
    • 181.3%American Indian
    • 90.6%Asian
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100% rural population.

Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $208,102
99161:

$208,102
Washington:

$387,600



According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in 99161 zip code as of March 02, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 99161 is 1,442 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is lower than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

52.7 years
Washington median age:

37.9 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.1 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 99161, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $53,719 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$53,719
State:

$69,533

Salary/wage: $47,448 (reported on 80.6% of returns)
Here:

$47,448
State:

$57,267
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 70.6% for AGIs below $25k, 77.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 68.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 75.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 66.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $925 (reported on 41.8% of returns)
This zip code:

$925
Washington:

$1,816
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $3,062 (reported on 19.4% of returns)
Here:

$3,062
State:

$8,163
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$1,245 (reported on 16.4% of returns)
Here:

+$1,245
State:

+$21,568
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$5,218 (reported on 16.4% of returns)
Here:

+$5,218
State:

+$16,521
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.2% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $8,417 (reported on 9.0% of returns)
99161:

$8,417
Washington:

$18,648

Total itemized deductions: $15,500 (22% of AGI, reported on 23.9% of returns)
Here:

$15,500
State:

$23,872

Here:

21.7% of AGI
State:

18.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 6.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $4,340 (reported on 14.9% of returns)
Here:

$4,340
State:

$4,465
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxes paid: $3,275 (reported on 23.9% of returns)
99161:

$3,275
State:

$6,400
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $1,825 (reported on 11.9% of returns)
Here:

$1,825
State:

$2,073
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.4% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 47.8%
Here:

48%
State:

43%
(% for various income ranges: 36.8% for AGIs below $25k, 47.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 50.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 55.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 62.5% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 99161, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $39,012 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$39,012
State:

$54,331

Salary/wage: $36,024 (reported on 84.1% of returns)
Here:

$36,024
State:

$45,761
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 112.6% for AGIs below $10k, 67.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 81.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 80.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 78.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 62.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,062 (reported on 51.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,062
Washington:

$2,110
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.8% for AGIs below $10k, 3.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,320 (reported on 23.4% of returns)
Here:

$1,320
State:

$5,879
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $10k, 1.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$1,294 (reported on 19.3% of returns)
Here:

+$1,294
State:

+$15,835
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, -0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.9% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$3,646 (reported on 12.6% of returns)
Here:

+$3,646
State:

+$13,994
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 3.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, -0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from farming: +$2,148 (reported on 4.1% of returns)
Here +$2,148
State -$6,197

IRA payment deduction: $2,778 (reported on 4.1% of returns)
99161:

$2,778
Washington:

$3,001

Total itemized deductions: $14,045 (23% of AGI, reported on 20.4% of returns)
Here:

$14,045
State:

$19,669

Here:

23.1% of AGI
State:

20.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 6.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 8.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 9.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,202 (3% of AGI, reported on 15.2% of returns)
Here:

$2,202
State:

$3,569

Here:

3.5% of AGI
State:

3.5% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.4% for AGIs below $10k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,316 (reported on 80.9% of returns)
99161:

$4,316
State:

$9,065
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.6% for AGIs below $10k, 3.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,453 (reported on 9.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,453
State:

$1,607

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 46.9%
Here:

47%
State:

49%
(% for various income ranges: 37.4% for AGIs below $10k, 46.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 48.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 51.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 42.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 77.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$76,463
Washington:

$78,687
Palouse, WA (99161) map Nearest zip codes: 99130, 99102, 83872, 99164, 99163, 99128.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

39.9%
Washington:

47.0%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

29.6%
Washington:

49.4%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 39
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 630


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 16 (16 now married, 0 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 224 (146 now married, 76 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 99161 with a mortgage: 365 (2 second mortgage, 57 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 195

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $1,238
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $384

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

3.0%
Whole state:

9.8%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

2.5%
Whole state:

5.2%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.0
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 99161: Horn (A), Whitman County Fire District 4 Palouse Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services Station 1 (B), Palouse Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Greenwood Cemetery (1), Pitts Cemetery (2), Eden Valley Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Creek: Cedar Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 72014 or later
  • 372010 to 2013
  • 372000 to 2009
  • 1141990 to 1999
  • 181980 to 1989
  • 761970 to 1979
  • 291960 to 1969
  • 551950 to 1959
  • 331940 to 1949
  • 3031939 or earlier

Zip code 99161 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Palouse, WA (99161)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Palouse, WA (99161)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 321 bedroom
  • 1422 bedrooms
  • 2403 bedrooms
  • 754 bedrooms
  • 385+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Palouse, WA (99161)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Palouse, WA (99161)
  • 1no bedroom
  • 541 bedroom
  • 402 bedrooms
  • 203 bedrooms
  • 154 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Palouse, WA (99161) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Palouse, WA (99161) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 2no vehicle
  • 1411 vehicle
  • 1762 vehicles
  • 1303 vehicles
  • 644 vehicles
  • 535+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Palouse, WA (99161) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Palouse, WA (99161) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 19no vehicle
  • 481 vehicle
  • 202 vehicles
  • 93 vehicles
  • 104 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 99161 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 99161 household income distribution in 2019
  • 24Less than $10,000
  • 6$10,000 to $14,999
  • 31$15,000 to $19,999
  • 26$20,000 to $24,999
  • 20$25,000 to $29,999
  • 35$30,000 to $34,999
  • 28$35,000 to $39,999
  • 38$40,000 to $44,999
  • 37$45,000 to $49,999
  • 48$50,000 to $59,999
  • 28$60,000 to $74,999
  • 115$75,000 to $99,999
  • 84$100,000 to $124,999
  • 43$125,000 to $149,999
  • 80$150,000 to $199,999
  • 14$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 99161

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 99161
  • 2$10,000 to $14,999
  • 2$35,000 to $39,999
  • 17$60,000 to $69,999
  • 2$70,000 to $79,999
  • 17$80,000 to $89,999
  • 49$100,000 to $124,999
  • 43$125,000 to $149,999
  • 88$150,000 to $174,999
  • 51$175,000 to $199,999
  • 95$200,000 to $249,999
  • 50$250,000 to $299,999
  • 109$300,000 to $399,999
  • 11$400,000 to $499,999
  • 4$500,000 to $749,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 99161

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 99161
  • 3$100 to $149
  • 2$200 to $249
  • 9$300 to $349
  • 9$350 to $399
  • 8$400 to $449
  • 22$500 to $549
  • 3$550 to $599
  • 3$600 to $649
  • 3$750 to $799
  • 9$800 to $899
  • 9$1,000 to $1,249
  • 13No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $563.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $211,841
  • Asian householders: $120,989
  • Some other race householders: $233,839
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $126,488

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $208,102
99161:

$208,102
Washington:

$387,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $158,875 - $291,006

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $222,868
Here:

$222,868
State:

$510,505

Mobile homes: $144,425
Here:

$144,425
State:

$172,568
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 99161
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 568
  • One, attached: 4
  • Two: 14
  • 3 or 4: 9
  • 5 to 9: 12
  • 10 to 19: 13
  • Mobile homes: 95

Unemployment: 0.5%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 99161

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 99161
  • 67.4%500Drove a car alone
  • 10.4%77Carpooled
  • 0.7%5Bus or trolley bus
  • 0.9%7Motorcycle
  • 1.6%12Bicycle
  • 12.1%90Walked
  • 1.3%10Other means
  • 4.6%34Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 99161

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 99161
  • 80Less than 5 minutes
  • 335 to 9 minutes
  • 5710 to 14 minutes
  • 6215 to 19 minutes
  • 23920 to 24 minutes
  • 6225 to 29 minutes
  • 14230 to 34 minutes
  • 835 to 39 minutes
  • 740 to 44 minutes
  • 345 to 59 minutes
  • 660 to 89 minutes
  • 590 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 89.1%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,406
  • Male householders: 364 (126 living alone), Female householders: 303 (90 living alone)
  • 382 spouses (382 opposite-sex spouses), 28 unmarried partners, (19 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 247 children (167 natural, 29 adopted, 53 stepchildren), 5 grandchildren, 3 brothers or sisters, 25 parents, 0 foster children, 4 other relatives, 29 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 13 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 298 2-persons, 61 3-persons, 35 4-persons, 13 5-persons, 4 6-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 215 1-person, 40 2-persons

161 married couples with children.
34 single-parent households (34 women).

95.9% of residents of 99161 zip code speak English at home.
2.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 47 (3.4%)
(75.4% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

3.4%
Whole state:

14.9%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 24%Honduras
  • 17%Malaysia
  • 7%Denmark
Most common first ancestries reported in 99161
  • 15%European
  • 12%Scottish
  • 11%German
  • 9%English
  • 6%American
  • 5%Norwegian
  • 2%Northern European
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 92010 or later
  • 212000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 18Before 1990

Zip code 99161 topographic map


Zip code 99161 marital status for males
Zip code 99161 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0.3%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 42.4%Utility gas
  • 42.4%Electricity
  • 7.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.7%Wood
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Population in 1990: 1,270. Population change in the 1990s: +184 (+14.5%).

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 620
  • Northeast: 81
  • Midwest: 85
  • South: 59
  • West: 515

63% of the 99161 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Washington.

88% of the 99161 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 69% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 26% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 4% moved from different state.

Year householders moved into unit in Palouse, WA (99161)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3
Here:

4.7%
Washington:

10.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
Washington:

7.1%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
Washington:

15.1%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 172,076Material moving occupations
  • 125,542Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 68,379Business and financial operations occupations
  • 53,177Education, training, and library occupations
  • 53,148Management occupations
  • 50,413Community and social service occupations

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Accommodation and Food Services: Full-Service Restaurants (5-9 employees: 1 establishment, 1-4 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Finance and Insurance: Commercial Banking (5-9: 1)
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: Janitorial Services (5-9: 1)
  • Wholesale Trade: Grain and Field Bean Merchant Wholesalers (1-4: 2)
  • Construction: Residential Remodelers (1-4: 2)
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: Veterinary Services (1-4: 1)
  • Construction: New Single-Family Housing Construction (except Operative Builders) (1-4: 1)
  • Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (1-4: 1)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 7 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 7 people in group homes intended for adults
Most common first names in zip code 99161 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 zip code 99161 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
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