Census 2010: Washington › Palouse

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Square miles: 1.1 Population per sq. mile: 927.6

  • 2010 population: 998
  • 2000 population: 1,011
  • Total change: -13 (-1.3%)

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2010 population by race/ethnicity

Diversity Index: 14.4%
The USA TODAY Diversity Index represents the probability that two people from this area will have different ethnic backgrounds. A higher number reflects a more ethnically diverse population.

Age breakdown Median: 43.8 years old

Palouse population

Race/ethnicity2010 population2010 percentage2000 population2000 percentage2000-2010 change
American Indian/Alaska Native131.3%101.0%30.0%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander00.0%00.0%n/a
Other race40.4%101.0%-60.0%
Two or more races303.0%181.8%66.7%
*Hispanic origin242.4%171.7%41.2%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Ages 0-17

Population: 214 (21.4%)

Diversity Index: 27.1%

Ages 18+

Population: 784 (78.6%)

Diversity Index: 11.5%

Race/ethnicityAges 0-17% of 0-17 totalAges 18+% of 18+ total
American Indian/Alaska Native41.9%91.1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander00.0%00.0%
Other race10.5%30.4%
Two or more races125.6%182.3%
*Hispanic origin136.1%111.4%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Population494 (49.5%)
Median age43.4
Population504 (50.5%)
Median age44
Age breakdown by gender
AgePopulation% of totalMale% of male totalFemale% of female total
Under 10969.6%499.9%479.3%
10 to 19 years13613.6%7916.0%5711.3%
20 to 29 years989.8%479.5%5110.1%
30 to 39 years10910.9%469.3%6312.5%
40 to 49 years17117.1%8617.4%8516.9%
50 to 59 years17517.5%9218.6%8316.5%
60 to 69 years12112.1%5511.1%6613.1%
70 to 79 years545.4%255.1%295.8%
80 and older383.8%153.0%234.6%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Household types
Families 2010
Avg. size 2.8
Households 291 (67.8%)
Non-families 2010
Avg. size 2.3
Households 138 (32.2%)
Family composition
Households ‡ 2010 % of households % of families
Husband-wife family, without children 155 36.1% ...
Husband-wife family, with children under 18 years 92 21.4% ...
Single male, no children (with other family) 4 0.9% ...
Single male, with children under 18 years 9 2.1% ...
Single female, no children (with other family) 12 2.8% ...
Single female, with children under 18 years 19 4.4% ...
Single male living alone 57 13.3% n/a
Single female living alone 61 14.2% n/a
Other non-family households (ex.: roommates) 20 4.7% n/a
Total 429 100% n/a
Family households 291 67.8% 100%
Families with children under 18 years 120 28.0% ...
Non-family households 138 32.2% n/a
All households with individuals 65 years and over 107 24.9% n/a

‡ United States Census Bureau definitions:

Household — A household includes all of the people who occupy a housing unit. People not living in households are classified as living in group quarters. (Ex: college residence halls, skilled-nursing facilities, military barracks, …)
Family — A family includes a householder and one or more people living in the same household who are related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption.
Non-family Household — A householder living alone or with nonrelatives only.

Note: Family households and husband-wife-couple families do not include same-sex married couples even if the marriage was performed in a state issuing marriage certificates for same-sex couples. Same-sex-couple households are included in the family households category if there is at least one additional person related to the householder by birth or adoption. Same-sex-couple households with no relatives of the householder present are tabulated in nonfamily households.

Housing Units
Avg. household size2.4
Avg. household size2.0
Vacancy Rate2010
Owner-occupied properties1.8%
Renter-occupied properties9.3%
Overall vacancy rate9.5%
Housing Units2010% of total
Vacant45 9.5%
For rent102.1%
Rented, but unoccupied00.0%
For sale61.3%
Sold, but unoccupied20.4%
Seasonal use only91.9%
Other vacant units183.8%

Credits: Ryan Pitts, Mike Tigas Special thanks: USA Today Census team