Zip Code 99161 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NamePalouse
Zip Code StateWashington
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Whitman
Area Code509
Current Population:1400
Racial Majority: 97.12%
Public School Racial Majority:White 82.1%
Unemployment Rate:5.0%
Median Household Income$46943
Average Adjusted Gross Income$65080
School Test Performance:Average
Average Commute Time21.6 Minutes
Time Zone:Pacific Daylight Time
Elevation Range2402 - 2914 ft.
Area53 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)46.88617300, -117.13022200

Zip Code 99161 Description

Zip Code 99161 is located in the state of Washington in the Spokane metro area. Zip code 99161 is primarily located in Whitman County. The official US Postal Service name for 99161 is PALOUSE, Washington. Portions of zip code 99161 are contained within or border the city limits of Palouse, WA, . The area code for zip code 99161 is 509. 99161 can be classified socioeconically as a Lower Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Washington.

The current unemployment level in 99161 is 5.0% which is lower than the current county unemployment level of 5.5% and is lower than the current state unemployment at 6.4% and lower than the current national unemployment rate at 6.0%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 99161 decreased to 1400 from 1454 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 99161 is while the majority ethnicity attending 99161 public schools is White. 37.7% of students in 99161 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 1381 97.12% 1319 +5%
 Black Or African American 0 0% 0 +0%
 Hispanic 18 1.27% 28 -36%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 1 0.07% 18 -94%
 Asian 5 0.35% 9 -44%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 0 +0%
 Other Race 0 0% 0 +0%
 Two Or More Races 26 1.2% 26 -35%

Zip Code 99161 Race/Ethnicity

 White 82.1%
 Black Or African American 0.4%
 Hispanic 11.7%
 Asian 0%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.9%
 Two or More Races 4.9%

Zip Code 99161 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population14001454
Male Population50.30%
Female Population49.70%
Total Households592
Test Score PerformanceAverage
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$46943
Income Under $50K Per Year53.00%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year35.50%
Income Above $100K Per Year11.50%
99161 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Washington District 5Cathy McMorris RodgersRepublican
Washington District 1Suzan DelBeneDemocrat
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$181000
Average Real Estate Sale Price$183861
Current Unemployment Level 5.0%
Previous Month Unemployment Level4.3%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago3.7%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 6b: -5F to 0F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 5b: -15F to -10F
Köppen Climate ClassificationDsb - Humid Continental Climate - Dry Cool Summer
Ecoregion 10h - Palouse Hills
Average First Frost DatesSeptember 11 - 20
Average Last Frost DatesMay 21 - 31

Zip Code 99161 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)25293336414549494135292536
Avg Max Temp (°F)37445458677382847660433759
Avg Precip (In.)2.752.392.322.032.241.671.03.991.11.683.093.0924.37
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Pullman, WA
CBSA Type99161
CBSA Population42909
Time ZonePacific Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-8 Hours