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Pullman, Washington

Pullman is a city located in Whitman County, Washington. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 24,675. The main campus of Washington State University is located in Pullman.


Pullman is located at 46°43'57" North, 117°10'18" West (46.732614, -117.171790)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.3 km² (9.0 mi²). 23.3 km² (9.0 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 24,675 people, 8,828 households, and 3,601 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,058.6/km² (2,740.8/mi²). There are 9,398 housing units at an average density of 403.2/km² (1,043.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 83.10% White, 2.40% African American, 0.67% Native American, 8.48% Asian, 0.38% Pacific Islander, 1.58% from other races, and 3.40% from two or more races. 3.86% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 8,828 households out of which 20.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.0% are married couples living together, 5.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 59.2% are non-families. 31.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 3.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.23 and the average family size is 2.87.

In the city the population is spread out with 13.1% under the age of 18, 49.4% from 18 to 24, 22.8% from 25 to 44, 10.3% from 45 to 64, and 4.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 22 years. For every 100 females there are 104.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 104.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $20,652, and the median income for a family is $46,165. Males have a median income of $36,743 versus $29,192 for females. The per capita income for the city is $13,448. 37.5% of the population and 15.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 20.0% are under the age of 18 and 3.6% are 65 or older.