Chelan, Washington

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Population in 2017: 4,146 (82% urban, 18% rural).
Population change since 2000: +17.7%
 
Males: 2,196  (53.0%)
Females: 1,950  (47.0%)
Median resident age:

44.5 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 98816.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $58,257 (it was $28,047 in 2000)
Chelan:

$58,257
WA:

$70,979

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $32,663 (it was $16,511 in 2000)

Chelan city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $283,342 (it was $140,700 in 2000)
Chelan:

$283,342
WA:

$339,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $401,873; detached houses: $448,689; townhouses or other attached units: $231,879; in 2-unit structures: $88,318; in 3-to-4-unit structures: over $1,000,000; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $439,993; mobile homes: $113,799; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $86,839

Median gross rent in 2017: $788.

March 2019 cost of living index in Chelan: 95.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.1%
(10.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 5.3% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Chelan, WA (2010)
    • 2,80372.1%White alone
    • 94224.2%Hispanic
    • 571.5%Two or more races
    • 451.2%American Indian alone
    • 310.8%Asian alone
    • 70.2%Black alone
    • 30.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 20.05%Other race alone

Races in Chelan detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Chelan, Washington as of July 09, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Chelan is 1,370 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.



Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 14 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.93
Washington average:

1.62
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Ancestries: American (38.5%), German (3.7%), Irish (3.2%), Norwegian (2.8%), English (2.4%), Swedish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1902

Elevation: 1130 feet

Land area: 3.77 square miles.

Population density: 1,099 people per square mile   (low).

Chelan, Washington map

846 residents are foreign born (19.3% Latin America).

This city:

20.7%
Washington:

13.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,028 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,908 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Yakima, WA (89.4 miles , pop. 71,845).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (101.0 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (955.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Chelan Falls, WA (1.8 miles ),
Manson, WA (2.5 miles ),
Waterville, WA (3.7 miles ),
Entiat, WA (3.8 miles ),
Pateros, WA (3.9 miles ),
Mansfield, WA (4.2 miles ),
Bridgeport, WA (4.4 miles ),
Methow, WA (4.5 miles)

Latitude: 47.84 N, Longitude: 120.02 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 509

Distribution of median household income in Chelan, WA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Chelan, WA in 2017
Chelan satellite photo by USGS

Chelan tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.3%
Washington:

5.2%
Historical population in Chelan, WA
Historical housing units in Chelan, WA

Population change in the 1990s: +519 (+17.3%).
Most common industries in Chelan, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (14.4%)
  • Health care (9.2%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Construction (7.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (7.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.7%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (5.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (14.0%)
  • Construction (12.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (8.3%)
  • Utilities (7.7%)
  • Health care (6.6%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (6.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (19.0%)
  • Educational services (11.9%)
  • Health care (11.9%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (7.8%)
  • Social assistance (5.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.1%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Chelan, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.5%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Child care workers (4.8%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4.5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)

Average climate in Chelan, Washington

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Chelan, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 91.1. This is worse than average.

City:

91.1
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 12.8. This is significantly worse than average. There were 0 monitors within city limits.

City:

12.8
U.S.:

8.5

Earthquake activity:

Chelan-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 130% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 122.8 miles away from Chelan center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 130.5 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 113.8 miles away from Chelan center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 396.3 miles away from Chelan center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 501.9 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 80.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Chelan County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 13, Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Mudslides: 5, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chelan topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Chelan:

  • LAKE CHELAN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 503 EAST HIGHLAND)
  • REGENCY MANOR (726 NORTH MARKESON)

Airports and other landing facilities located in Chelan:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chelan:

  • Wenatchee Valley College (about 33 miles; Wenatchee, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,951)
  • Central Washington University (about 63 miles; Ellensburg, WA; FT enrollment: 10,960)
  • Yakima Valley Community College (about 91 miles; Yakima, WA; FT enrollment: 3,632)
  • Lake Washington Institute of Technology (about 101 miles; Kirkland, WA; FT enrollment: 2,947)
  • Bellevue College (about 101 miles; Bellevue, WA; FT enrollment: 10,940)
  • Cascadia Community College (about 101 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 2,238)
  • University of Washington-Bothell Campus (about 101 miles; Bothell, WA; FT enrollment: 3,902)

Public high schools in Chelan:

Public elementary/middle schools in Chelan:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Chelan: Lake Chelan Golf Course (A), Darnells (B), Chelan River Boat Launch (C), Lady of the Lake Commercial Dock (D), Chelan Ranger Station (E), Chelan Ferry Landing (F), Lake Chelan Valley Emergency Medical Services (G), Chelan County Fire Protection District 7 (H), Regency Manor (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Chelan include: Chelan Seventh Day Adventist Church (A), Berean Baptist Church (B), Chelan Church of the Nazarene (C), Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (D), Lake Chelan Lutheran Church (E), Lake Chelan United Methodist Church (F), Little Stone Church (G), Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church (H), Saint Francis Catholic Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Chelan include: Chelan Riverwalk Park (1), Lakeside City Park (2), Lakeshore Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Lake Chelan Historical Society (Museums; 204 East Woodin Avenue) (1), Slidewaters at Lake Chelan (Amusement & Theme Parks; 102 Waterslide Drive) (2), Arcadia (Arcades & Amusements; 246 West Manson Rd) (3), Chelan Airways (Tours & Charters; 1328 W Woodin) (4), Beachfront Mobile Homes (Tours & Charters; 1230 West Woodin Avenue) (5), Chelan Boat Rentals Inc (Tours & Charters; 1210 West Woodin Avenue) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Caravel Resort (322 W Woodin Ave) (1), Parkway Motel (402 North Manson Road) (2), Peterson's Waterfront Resort Condominiums (Highway 97) (3), Campbell's A Resort On Lake Chelan (104 East Woodin Avenue) (4), Mom's Montlake Motel (823 East Wapato Avenue) (5), Best Western Lakeside Lodge (2312 West Woodin Avenue) (6), A Quails Roost Inn (121 East Highland Avenue) (7), Apple Inn Motel (1002 East Woodin Avenue) (8), Mary Kay's Romantic Whaley Mansion (415 South 3rd Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Chelan City - Municipal Court (143 East Johnson Avenue) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Dan Fenno Henderson - Political scientist, Alice Stuart - Blues musician.

Chelan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Chelan and their reported violations in the past:

CHELAN WATER DEPT, CITY OF (Population served: 9,355, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2000, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-30-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 34 regular monitoring violations
LAFFERTYS SOUTHSHORE WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 218, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In DEC-2007
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In NOV-2007
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In OCT-2007
FIELDS POINT - CHELAN RD (Address: 428 W Woodin Ave , Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
WALLOWA MTN VISITOR CENTER (Serves OR, Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-12-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-25-2012), St Public Notif requested (OCT-25-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-29-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 52 regular monitoring violations
KELLYS RESORT (Population served: 62, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
CHELAN PARK RANCHES WATER ASSN (Population served: 53, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 43 regular monitoring violations
ECHO VALLEY SKI RESORT (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
MORNING SUN ESTATES WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 27, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (OCT-20-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Chelan that have no violations reported:

  • LAKE CHELAN YACHT CLUB (Population served: 45, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.4%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.5%
Whole state:

7.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
69 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Chelan in 2000:

  • 59 people in other group homes
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Banks with branches in Chelan (2011 data):

  • Cashmere Valley Bank: Lake Chelan Branch at 329 E. Woodin Avenue, branch established on 2005/09/30; Chelan at 107 N Emerson, Unit 140-2a, branch established on 2005/11/15. Info updated 2006/12/01: Bank assets: $1,176.0 mil, Deposits: $1,042.7 mil, headquarters in Cashmere, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Cashmere Valley Financial Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Chelan Branch at 222 East Woodin Avenue, branch established on 1969/04/21. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Chelan at 106 E Chelan Ave, branch established on 1921/01/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Wheatland Bank: Chelan Branch at 134 East Woodin Ave, branch established on 2008/09/29. Info updated 2011/05/09: Bank assets: $274.8 mil, Deposits: $238.6 mil, headquarters in Spokane, WA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Community Financial Group, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Chelan Branch at 101 East Johnson Avenue, branch established on 1953/02/02. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • North Cascades National Bank: at 220 North Johnson Street, branch established on 1986/12/01. Info updated 2007/09/18: Bank assets: $328.6 mil, Deposits: $285.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: North Cascades Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Chelan:

Marital status in Chelan, WA
  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 50.0%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 22.2%

For population 25 years and over in Chelan:

  • High school or higher: 81.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 10.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.1
Washington average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Chelan
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Chelan, WA (based on Chelan County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,57657
Catholic13,5003
Mainline Protestant4,72924
Other2,97412
None37,674-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 20
Chelan County:

2.83 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

1.13 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
This county:

3.68 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 87
Chelan County:

12.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Chelan County:

7.6%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Chelan County:

21.6%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

20.2%
Washington:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.9%
Washington:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Chelan:

43.6%
State:

45.8%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.0
State:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Chelan:

23.2%
Washington:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.8%
Washington:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Chelan:

6.8
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.8%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
Here:

52.8%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

75.7%
Washington:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Chelan, WA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Parks and Recreation 13$50,528$46,6411$930
Other and Unallocable 11$52,046$56,7770$0
Solid Waste Management 6$23,526$47,0520$0
Financial Administration 5$26,100$62,6401$1,700
Housing and Community Development (Local) 3$18,160$72,6400$0
Sewerage 3$15,416$61,6640$0
Water Supply 3$15,374$61,4960$0
Streets and Highways 3$17,198$68,7920$0
Other Government Administration 2$16,632$99,7921$1,572
Totals for Government 49$234,980$57,5463$4,202

Chelan government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $5,554,000 ($1339.60)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,328,000 ($561.51)
    Regular Highways: $1,163,000 ($280.51)
    General - Other: $180,000 ($43.42)
    Central Staff Services: $17,000 ($4.10)
    Air Transportation: $5,000 ($1.21)
    Housing and Community Development: $5,000 ($1.21)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.24)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($0.24)
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $2,191,000 ($528.46)
    Solid Waste Management: $785,000 ($189.34)
    Central Staff Services: $777,000 ($187.41)
    Sewerage: $767,000 ($185.00)
    Water Utilities: $730,000 ($176.07)
    Regular Highways: $536,000 ($129.28)
    General - Other: $445,000 ($107.33)
    Financial Administration: $433,000 ($104.44)
    Air Transportation: $242,000 ($58.37)
    Housing and Community Development: $219,000 ($52.82)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $139,000 ($33.53)
    General Public Buildings: $95,000 ($22.91)
    Health - Other: $90,000 ($21.71)
    Police Protection: $80,000 ($19.30)
    Libraries: $28,000 ($6.75)
    Natural Resources - Other: $14,000 ($3.38)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $613,000 ($147.85)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $994,000 ($239.75)
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $119,000 ($28.70)
    Other - Local Fire Protection: $3,000 ($0.72)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $151,000 ($36.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($2.65)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.48)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,240,000 ($781.48)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $25,000 ($6.03)

Chelan government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,514,000 ($365.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $976,000 ($235.41)
    Parks and Recreation: $867,000 ($209.12)
    Other: $393,000 ($94.79)
    Air Transportation: $320,000 ($77.18)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $11,000 ($2.65)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $203,000 ($48.96)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $1,210,000 ($291.85)
    Special Assessments: $238,000 ($57.40)
    Interest Earnings: $47,000 ($11.34)
    Fines and Forfeits: $32,000 ($7.72)
    General Revenue - Other: $29,000 ($6.99)
    Donations From Private Sources: $24,000 ($5.79)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,736,000 ($418.72)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,121,000 ($270.38)
    Other: $823,000 ($198.50)
    General Local Government Support: $54,000 ($13.02)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,232,000 ($297.15)
    Property: $1,105,000 ($266.52)
    Other Selective Sales: $813,000 ($196.09)
    Public Utilities Sales: $722,000 ($174.14)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $179,000 ($43.17)
    Other License: $59,000 ($14.23)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $25,000 ($6.03)

Chelan government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,784,000 ($4048.24)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,962,000 ($3849.98)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,214,000 ($534.01)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,392,000 ($335.75)

Chelan government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,709,000 ($412.20)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,492,000 ($2530.63)

7.94% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($62,222 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.94%
Washington average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Douglas County, WA  2.39% ($44,791 average AGI)
from King County, WA  1.00% ($93,049)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.53% ($72,933)


7.08% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,247 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.08%
Washington average:

6.40%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Douglas County, WA  2.61% ($46,722 average AGI)
to King County, WA  0.52% ($56,408)
to Spokane County, WA  0.30% ($41,099)
Businesses in Chelan, WA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1RadioShack1
Ace Hardware1Starbucks1
Best Western1U-Haul1
FedEx2UPS2
Lane Furniture1Vons1
MasterBrand Cabinets1Walmart1
Nike2

Strongest AM radio stations in Chelan:

  • KOZI (1230 AM; 1 kW; CHELAN, WA; Owner: ICICLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KPQ (560 AM; 5 kW; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: WESTCOAST BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KRKO (1380 AM; 50 kW; EVERETT, WA; Owner: S-R BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KOMW (680 AM; daytime; 5 kW; OMAK, WA; Owner: NORTH CASCADES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chelan:

  • K257DN (99.3 FM; BREWSTER, WA; Owner: BREWSTER GRANGE #1018)
  • KOZI-FM (93.5 FM; CHELAN, WA; Owner: ICICLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOHO-FM (101.1 FM; LEAVENWORTH, WA; Owner: ICICLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPQ-FM (102.1 FM; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: WESCOAST BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNWR (90.7 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KKRV (104.7 FM; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • K236AE (95.1 FM; TWISP, WA; Owner: NORTH CASCADES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVLR (106.3 FM; TWISP, WA; Owner: VALLEY AIR LLC.)
  • K219DQ (90.5 FM; OMAK, WA; Owner: WALLA WALLA COLLEGE)
  • K215AD (90.9 FM; CHELAN, ETC., WA; Owner: CHELAN CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING)
  • KPLW (89.9 FM; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: GROWING CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION)
  • K265AX (100.9 FM; CHELAN AND MANSON, WA; Owner: ICICLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K237AW (95.3 FM; CHELAN, WA; Owner: SUSAN J. SMITH)
  • KQWS (90.1 FM; OMAK, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KWWW-FM (96.7 FM; QUINCY, WA; Owner: FISHER RADIO REGIONAL GROUP, INC..)
  • KZML (95.9 FM; QUINCY, WA; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KZBE (104.3 FM; OMAK, WA; Owner: NORTH CASCADES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KEYG-FM (98.5 FM; GRAND COULEE, WA; Owner: WHEELER BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Chelan:

  • K44CK (Channel 44; CHELAN, WA; Owner: MOUNTAIN LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K64ES (Channel 64; CHELAN, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)
  • K03DI (Channel 3; CHELAN BUTTE, WA; Owner: T.V. RECEPTION IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT)
  • K07JO (Channel 7; CHELAN BUTTE, WA; Owner: T.V. RECEPTION IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT)
  • K05DW (Channel 5; CHELAN BUTTE, WA; Owner: T.V. RECEPTION IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT)
  • K08FQ (Channel 8; LAKE CHELAN, WA; Owner: SOUTH SHORE TV)
  • K10FO (Channel 10; LAKE CHELAN, WA; Owner: SOUTH SHORE TV)
  • K12FT (Channel 12; LAKE CHELAN, WA; Owner: SOUTH SHORE TV)
Chelan fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Chelan fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 125ft / 38.4mTotal length
  • $26,790,000Total costs
  • 13,598Total average daily traffic
  • 1,529Total average daily truck traffic
  • 17,642Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Chelan)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 43 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Chelan, WA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 77 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Chelan)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 37 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Chelan)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$497,1006$263,4974$299,725
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$249,3501$264,740
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$271,5800$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9603.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Chelan, WA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Chelan, WA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 67. The highest number of fires - 143 took place in 2015, and the least - 14 in 2002. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Chelan, WA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (58.5%), and Structure Fires (29.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Chelan, WA
    • 66358.5%Outside Fires
    • 33029.1%Structure Fires
    • 776.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 635.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chelan, WA
Most common first names in Chelan, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5378.2 years
Robert3574.3 years
William3478.1 years
James3174.5 years
Charles3074.3 years
Mary2682.8 years
George2676.7 years
Harold2072.8 years
Richard2066.4 years
Walter1675.8 years
Most common last names in Chelan, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1677.2 years
Johnson1583.8 years
Davis1578.5 years
Clark1475.4 years
Miller1271.2 years
Cooper1082.7 years
Harris1080.7 years
Thomas1083.9 years
Gordon1080.1 years
Williams873.6 years


Chelan compared to Washington state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Chelan on our top lists:

  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other group homes (population 1,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
There are 28 pilots and 10 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Nick J. Snyder (1)
  • Joseph Hare (1)
  • Todd C. Quinn (1)
  • Harold E. Schell (1)
  • Earl Stanley Foster (1)

Total of 5 patent applications in 2008-2020.