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 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.
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.