Population grew by 2,718 over the last 5 years and is projected to grow by 2,191 over the next 5 years.
Jobs grew by 1,772 over the last 5 years and are projected to grow by 1,922 over the next 5 years.
Median household income is $16.7K below the national median household income of $55.3K.
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.
Discover Whitman County
The Palouse Scenic Byway
The community of Pullman, located in the Palouse Region of southeast Washington and surrounding the campus of Washington State University, is alive with culture, arts and sports activities comparable to any found in big cities. Among the smaller communities with pioneer pasts, historical buildings blend with today’s modern lifestyles. Recreational opportunities abound in the region with easy access to county and stateparks, including boating, skiing, and fishing on the world famous Snake River nearby.
Great schools, excellent healthcare, safe communities, clean air, little traffic and affordable housing in a beautiful four-season climate create an environment where families and businesses can thrive. Whitman County, the perfect place to call home.
Palouse Knowledge Corridor
Two research universities at your doorstep and a cluster of high-tech innovative industries makes the Palouse Knowledge Corridor the place to do business. The PKC represents the best in research, science, and cutting-edge businesses located in the geographic region known as the Palouse: Where Innovation Meets Opportunity.
Be the Entrepreneur Bootcamp
This five-day bootcamp-style training is designed for entrepreneurs who desire to boost their business concepts and and grow their business while enjoying the amenities of the Palouse Region. Participants will leave with a well-developed business model, vetted by industry experts, and will make new connections with entrepreneurs and business leaders. Participants will attend industry specific workshops performed by recognized experts, hear national keynote presenters, work one on one with a designated mentor to move your idea/business forward. The Bootcamp will focus on the three industry tracks (Value-Added Agriculture, Health, and Technology) for each stage of development including concept, early-stage, and growth.
Palouse-Clearwater Food Coalition
The Palouse-Clearwater Food Coalition is a community based initiative bringing a collaborative, grassroots approach to growing the local food system by addressing: the growth in local food through integrated projects; connectivity; and, supporting local farmers to educators, policy makers, local businesses and consumers.