PULLMAN
TO IDAHO BORDER8 MILES
POPULATION OF PULLMAN33,282
ENROLLMENT OF WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY29,686
Pullman is located in southeast Washington, and is perhaps best known for being home to Washington State University. When school is in session, half of the town’s population are university students. Other than the school, Pullman is best known for being an agricultural area (wheat and legumes). More recently, Pullman’s tech industry is quickly growing. Pullman is regularly recognized as one of the safest cities in the country.
  • THE UNIVERSITY

    Washington State University is a major institution, especially for a city the size of Pullman. In addition to the academics, the sports teams are a major draw as part of the Pac 12 Conference. The football team has been a regular on the top 25 rankings as of late.

  • OUTDOORS

    Pullman has a fair amount of parks space and trails. Kamiak Butte County Park is great for hiking but also has picnic benches for events. One of the park’s hikes takes you up a challenging hill for spectacular views. Wawawai Park is well-maintained with good facilities. It is good for hiking and water access.

  • AGRICULTURE

    Pullman was founded in the late 1800s as an ag city. The university has a solid agricultural school and the rolling hills have provided for a strong agricultural industry for over a century.

THE WEATHER
  • The Pullman weather is much dryer than western Washington. Winters are cold with a fair amount of snow. Daily high temps are in the mid-30s and most people agree that it is best to avoid Pullman winters.

  • Spring is fairly mild. There isn't a ton to do but the weather starts to warm up into the 60s pretty quickly.

  • Summers are warm and dry. Highs are in the upper 80s. Summer is a relatively good time to visit as most of the students go home for the summer so the effective population is greatly reduced.

  • Falls are nice. School is back in and the city gets a lot of visitors for Washington State University's home football games. October can be a good time to visit to see colors changing and catch a football game. Hotels can book up on game weekends.