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Welcome to Palouse ...

The city of Palouse is located in Whitman County<1>.

The pronunciation of Palouse: puh-LOOS<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Palouse has a population of 1,081 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Palouse.

Palouse is 2,430 feet [741 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Palouse is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Palouse lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Palouse: (509)

The ZIP code for Palouse: 99161<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Palouse had an population of 1,081 people. This is an increase of 8.32% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.92% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Palouse had a population of 998 people. This makes Palouse the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Palouse represents 0.01% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 199th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 998 people, the population of Palouse decreased 1.29% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,011 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Palouse.

Communities near Palouse ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Palouse.

  • Pullman [Whitman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pullman
    • Pullman [Whitman County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Palouse
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,336 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pullman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pullman<7>
  • Moscow [Latah County]
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    • Moscow [Latah County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Palouse
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,128 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moscow have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moscow<7>
  • Colfax [Whitman County]
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    • Colfax [Whitman County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Palouse
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,787 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colfax
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colfax<7>
  • Troy [Latah County]
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    • Troy [Latah County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Palouse
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 913 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troy have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troy<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Potlatch [Latah County]
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      • Potlatch [Latah County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Palouse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 822 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Potlatch<7>
    • Garfield [Whitman County]
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      • Garfield [Whitman County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Palouse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 591 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garfield<7>
    • Albion [Whitman County]
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      • Albion [Whitman County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Palouse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 588 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albion<7>
    • Oakesdale [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakesdale
      • Oakesdale [Whitman County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Palouse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 425 people
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    • Onaway [Latah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onaway
      • Onaway [Latah County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Palouse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 198 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Onaway have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Farmington [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmington
      • Farmington [Whitman County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Palouse
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 147 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmington<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Palouse. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Palouse.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Palouse. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Palouse.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Palouse. See our Newspapers Page for Palouse.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Palouse ...

Looking for more information about Palouse? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Palouse, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Palouse.

Adding Palouse to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Palouse in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Palouse was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Palouse on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Whitman County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Palouse. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Whitman County: www.whitmancounty.org/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Whitman, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Palouse. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Palouse.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Palouse - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Palouse). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Palouse or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Palouse) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Palouse. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PalouseOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Palouse. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.9122, Longitude: -117.0747    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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