Palouse is a tiny city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 1,012 people and just one neighborhood, Palouse is the 232nd largest community in Washington. Palouse has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, Palouse isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Palouse are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Palouse is a city of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Palouse who work in teaching (16.85%), office and administrative support (14.61%) and management occupations (11.99%).
Also of interest is that Palouse has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Palouse is also a city of artists. Palouse has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Palouse’s character.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.86% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Palouse is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Palouse a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Palouse has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Palouse’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Palouse is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.