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  • Writer's picturePullman 2040

A Snapshot of Pullman

Photo: Rod Schwartz,

The City of Pullman was incorporated in 1888, with a population of 200. The establishment of Washington Agricultural College, Experiment Station, and School of Science two years later brought education alongside agriculture as the twin engines of economic development that would attract farmers and entrepreneurs, students and teachers, and many others to settle in what is today a thriving community of 33,000+ residents.

Today, Pullman, Washington has received national recognition for its distinctive quality of life: - Ranked #25 among the nation’s Top 100 Best Place to Live for 2018 by - Recognized as one of Washington’s safest cities, one of America’s safest college towns, and one of the best college-town neighborhoods for adults by Safewise - Named # 1 manufacturing small city by Forbes - Pullman Regional Hospital has been consistently recognized as a 5-star hospital by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid, as well as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience in Obstetrics. The American College of Radiology has accredited the hospital in all imaging modalities and awarded a designation as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence - Pullman High School is ranked #14 in the state by U.S. News & World Report - U.S. News & World Report ranked Washington State University as one of the best universities in the nation for international students and WSU ranks #1 in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) research and development expenditures – leading a list of some 350 universities nationwide - Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories has made Fortune’s list of Best Workplaces for Baby Boomers and Millennials - The National Lentil Festival has won over 100 awards from the International Festivals & Events Associations and the Washington Festivals & Events Association - The Palouse region is highly regarded as the Tuscany of America

Our community provides high-quality living, cultural opportunities, and family-friendly activities for residents and visitors of all ages. We look forward to your help to write the next chapter of Pullman's history by getting involved with Pullman 2040. We have numerous volunteer opportunities available. 


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