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Discover Whitman County

Whether you are looking for the peace and quiet of the rural life, or the thrill and energy of arts and culture, you can find it all in Whitman County.

Historically an agricultural region, the county is large. From the dry expanses of the west, to the pine covered terrain to the east, the undulating hills explode with crops of ripening peas, barley, wheat and other dry land crops making the landscape as diverse as the people who live here.

Population (2017)

Population grew by 2,718 over the last 5 years and is projected to grow by 2,191 over the next 5 years.

Jobs (2017)

Jobs grew by 1,772 over the last 5 years and are projected to grow by 1,922 over the next 5 years.

Median Income (2016)

Median household income is $16.7K below the national median household income of $55.3K.

Median Household Income



Pullman Regional Hospital - Pullman, WA
Whitman Hospital and Medical Center - Colfax, WA
Gritman Medical Center - Moscow, ID

Medical Clinics, Assisted Living and Nursing Home Facilities exist in numerous locations throughout the county.

Emergency Medical

Emergency Medical Technicians and first responders operate ambulances out of most locations. Ambulances make runs to Pullman, Colfax and Spokane area hospitals. Air ambulance service also serves the area out of Spokane.

All emergencies are routed through WHITCOM, a regional Enhanced 911 service, located at the Port of Whitman’s Pullman Industrial Park.


Police Service

Washington State Patrol, Whitman County Sheriff’s Department, and local police departments provide police service throughout the county.

Fire Department

Fourteen fire districts and two city fire departments operate in the county.

Income By Location


Motor Freight

Several major motor freight companies service Whitman County. Numerous regional and local trucking companies offer service connecting the Palouse to the Pacific Northwest hub and beyond.

Inland Port Facilities

The Port of Whitman manages inland industrial sites in Pullman, and Colfax and on-water facilities at the Port of Wilma near Clarkston, Port of Central Ferry and at the Port of Almota. The latter three offer access to shipping on the Columbia/ Snake River system. Rail access serves many areas.

Most Common Jobs

16 Cities & Towns in Whitman County


Washington State University

WSU is one of the oldest land-grant universities in the American West and features programs in a broad range of academic disciplines. With an undergraduate enrollment of 24,470 and a total enrollment of 29,686, it is the second largest institution of higher education in Washington state behind the University of Washington. The WSU Pullman campus is perched upon a hill, characterized by open spaces, views, deep green conifers, and a restrained red brick and basalt material palette--materials originally found on site. The university is nestled within the rolling topography of the Palouse in rural eastern Washington and remains intimately connected to the town, the region, and the landscape in which it sits.


Pullman Business Portal

If you are thinking about, or have already decided on, starting or relocating your business in Pullman, Pullman Business Portal is for you.

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