Ellensburg, Washington

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Population in 2017: 20,326 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +31.9%
 
Males: 9,841  (48.4%)
Females: 10,485  (51.6%)
Median resident age:

24.1 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 98926.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $33,788 (it was $20,034 in 2000)
Ellensburg:

$33,788
WA:

$67,106

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $20,057 (it was $13,662 in 2000)

Ellensburg city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $235,290 (it was $110,700 in 2000)
Ellensburg:

$235,290
WA:

$306,400

Median gross rent in 2016: $867.

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 36.7%
(35.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.7% for Black residents, 29.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 64.3% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 23.8% for other race residents, 41.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Ellensburg, WA (2016)
    • 15,26378.1%White alone
    • 2,10510.8%Hispanic
    • 8794.5%Two or more races
    • 6613.4%Asian alone
    • 4372.2%Black alone
    • 620.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 450.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Ellensburg, Washington as of August 17, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ellensburg is 1,302 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Ellensburg by year

Type

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
14
(87.9)
9
(54.7)
18
(108.4)
11
(63.9)
14
(82.2)
21
(119.7)
12
(69.2)
14
(79.8)
8
(43.3)
9
(48.3)
9
(49.0)
6
(32.6)
5
(26.5)
9
(47.0)
11
(54.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(12.6)
6
(36.5)
4
(24.1)
8
(46.5)
5
(29.4)
1
(5.7)
10
(57.7)
7
(39.9)
6
(32.5)
4
(21.4)
7
(38.1)
3
(16.3)
7
(37.0)
6
(31.3)
4
(20.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
12
(75.3)
12
(73.0)
20
(120.4)
10
(58.1)
22
(129.2)
25
(142.5)
28
(161.6)
10
(57.0)
14
(75.8)
17
(91.2)
17
(92.6)
16
(87.0)
14
(74.1)
17
(88.8)
16
(79.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
213
(1,337)
161
(978.8)
191
(1,150)
198
(1,151)
176
(1,033)
184
(1,049)
202
(1,166)
153
(871.6)
153
(828.9)
121
(648.8)
113
(615.2)
93
(505.9)
95
(502.7)
87
(454.4)
62
(309.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
903
(5,669)
885
(5,380)
964
(5,805)
791
(4,598)
682
(4,004)
740
(4,219)
742
(4,281)
703
(4,005)
580
(3,142)
647
(3,469)
548
(2,984)
516
(2,807)
453
(2,397)
534
(2,789)
453
(2,262)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
30
(188.3)
37
(224.9)
50
(301.1)
43
(249.9)
35
(205.5)
46
(262.3)
31
(178.9)
38
(216.5)
38
(205.9)
42
(225.2)
30
(163.3)
24
(130.6)
31
(164.0)
40
(208.9)
49
(244.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
6
(37.7)
5
(30.4)
2
(12.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(29.4)
7
(39.9)
3
(17.3)
3
(17.1)
4
(21.7)
4
(21.4)
1
(5.4)
3
(16.3)
3
(15.9)
2
(10.4)
3
(15.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 280.6)406.6371.0454.8361.2349.3389.2372.2325.7270.6265.5244.6206.6191.3224.8207.6

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City-data.com crime index in Ellensburg, WA

Crime rate in Ellensburg detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 37 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.45
Washington average:

1.44
March 2016 cost of living index in Ellensburg: 91.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (15.1%), European (10.1%), English (8.4%), American (5.8%), Irish (3.8%), Norwegian (3.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1883

Elevation: 1540 feet

Land area: 6.59 square miles.

Population density: 3,084 people per square mile   (average).

Ellensburg,WA real estate house value index trend

Ellensburg, Washington map

1,737 residents are foreign born (2.7% Latin America, 2.1% Asia, 1.7% Europe, 0.9% Africa).

This city:

8.9%
Washington:

13.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,368 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,357 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Yakima, WA (27.7 miles , pop. 71,845).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (87.2 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (900.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Kittitas, WA (2.5 miles ),
Thorp, WA (2.8 miles ),
Naneum, WA (3.1 miles ),
Manastash, WA (3.9 miles ),
Naches, WA (4.5 miles ),
Nile, WA (4.7 miles),
Tieton, WA (4.8 miles ),
Eschbach, WA (4.8 miles )
.

Latitude: 47.00 N, Longitude: 120.55 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,218 (+11.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,562 (71.3%)

Area code: 509

Distribution of median household income in Ellensburg, WA in 2016
Distribution of house value in Ellensburg, WA in 2016
Ellensburg satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.7%
Washington:

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

Population change in the 1990s: +2,635 (+20.6%).
Most common industries in Ellensburg, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (25.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.1%)
  • Health care (6.0%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
  • Construction (3.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (2.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (23.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.8%)
  • Public administration (6.7%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.9%)
  • Health care (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (28.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (15.4%)
  • Health care (8.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.0%)
  • Social assistance (4.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (2.6%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (2.6%)
Most common occupations in Ellensburg, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Cashiers (4.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.9%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Cashiers (6.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.7%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4.7%)
  • Child care workers (4.4%)

Average climate in Ellensburg, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Ellensburg, 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 65.2. This is about average.

City:

65.2
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.12. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.12
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Ellensburg-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 153% 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 93.6 miles away from the city 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 96.1 miles away from Ellensburg 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 87.0 miles away from Ellensburg 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 383.9 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 474.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 126.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kittitas County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 6, Mudslides: 4, Landslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ellensburg topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Ellensburg:

  • KITTITAS VALLEY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 603 SOUTH CHESTNUT)
  • KITTITAS VALLEY HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (1050 E MOUNTAIN VIEW)
  • ROYAL VISTA NURSING AND REHAB (1506 RADIO ROAD)
  • ELLENSBURG DIALYSIS CENTER (2101 W DOLAR WAY RD STE 1)
  • KITTITAS VALLEY HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (401 E MT VIEW AVE STE 3)

Airports and heliports located in Ellensburg:

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College/University in Ellensburg:

  • Central Washington University (Full-time enrollment: 10,960; Location: 400 East University Way; Public; Website: www.cwu.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Ellensburg:

  • Yakima Valley Community College (about 29 miles; Yakima, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,632)
  • Wenatchee Valley College (about 32 miles; Wenatchee, WA; FT enrollment: 2,951)
  • Green River Community College (about 80 miles; Auburn, WA; FT enrollment: 7,425)
  • Pierce College at Puyallup (about 83 miles; Puyallup, WA; FT enrollment: 2,529)
  • Renton Technical College (about 84 miles; Renton, WA; FT enrollment: 2,549)
  • Columbia Basin College (about 86 miles; Pasco, WA; FT enrollment: 5,111)
  • Bellevue College (about 86 miles; Bellevue, WA; FT enrollment: 10,940)

Public high schools in Ellensburg:

Public elementary/middle schools in Ellensburg:

Private elementary/middle school in Ellensburg:

  • ELLENSBURG CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 108, Location: 407 S ANDERSON, Grades: KG-8)
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Library in Ellensburg:

  • ELLENSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $853,985; Location: 209 NORTH RUBY STREET; 60,045 books; 10,371 e-books; 4,211 audio materials; 5,376 video materials; 6 local licensed databases; 11 state licensed databases; 153 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Ellensburg: Nicholson Pavilion (A), Bouillon Library (B), Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue Central Headquarters (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Currier Creek (A), Mercer Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Ellensburg include: West Side Park (1), Mountain View Park (2), Memorial Park (3), Kiwanis Park (4), Whitney Park (5), Reed Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Clymer Museum of Art (416 North Pearl Street), Kittitas County Museum (114 East 3rd Avenue), Kittitas Valley Community Hospital (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 603 South Chestnut Street), Kittitas County Genealogical Society (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 413 North Main Street Suite D), Dave Duncan and Sons (Tours & Charters; 4630 Weaver Road).

Hotels: Ellensburg Inn (I 90 & US 49 Exit 10), Best Western Lincoln Inn Stes (211 Umptanum Road), E & J Resort (901 Berry Road), Nites Inn Motel (1200 South Ruby Street), Inn at Goose Creek (1720 South Canyon Road), Days Inn Ellensburg WA (901 Berry Road), The Inn At Goose Creek (1720 Canyon Rd), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (1700 South Canyon Road), Comfort Inn Ellensburg (1722 Canyon Road).

Courts: Kittitas County Offices - County Clerk- Superior Court- Clerk (205 West 5th Avenue Suite 10), Kittitas County Offices - Superior Court- Administrator (205 West 5th Avenue), Kittitas County Offices - Superior Court- Court Reporter (205 West 5th Avenue).

Birthplace of: Brian Thompson - Actor, David Wilkie (ice hockey) - Ice hockey player, Drew Bledsoe - 2005 NFL player (Dallas Cowboys, born: Feb 14, 1972), Phil Snyder - Voice actor, Brenden Adams - Person with gigantism, Brian Habib - Football player, Byron Beck - Basketball player, Dave Heaverlo - Baseball player, Joseph C. Cheney - Soilder, Matt Treder - Pianist.

Kittitas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

CENTRAL MOBILE HOME PARK (Address: 101 Wilson Creek Rd #60 , Population served: 110, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 25 regular monitoring violations
ELLENSBURG GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations

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

  • ELLENSBURG KOA (Population served: 109, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • IRENE RHINEHART PARK (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAZY F CAMP & RETREAT CENTER (Population served: 47, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

39.6%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.6%
Whole state:

7.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Ellensburg in 2010:

  • 2,123 people in college/university student housing
  • 118 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 117 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 19 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 11 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 2 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Ellensburg in 2000:

  • 1,909 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 132 people in nursing homes
  • 73 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with most branches in Ellensburg (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Central Washington University Branch at 400 East University Way, branch established on 2007/08/27; Ellensburg Branch at 500 North Pearl, branch established on 1967/05/16. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Yakima Federal Savings and Loan Association: Ellensburg Branch at 5th & Pine, branch established on 1905/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,754.4 mil, Deposits: $1,384.6 mil, headquarters in Yakima, WA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 10 total offices
  • Sterling Savings Bank: Ellensburg Branch at 118 W 5th Ave, branch established on 1988/06/30. Info updated 2012/03/21: Bank assets: $9,207.8 mil, Deposits: $6,454.1 mil, headquarters in Spokane, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 192 total offices, Holding Company: Sterling Financial Corporation
  • Cashmere Valley Bank: Ellensburg Branch at 101 University Way, branch established on 1992/10/23. 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
  • Central Valley Bank: Ellensburg Branch at 100 North Main Street, branch established on 2000/06/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $165.6 mil, Deposits: $147.9 mil, headquarters in Toppenish, WA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Heritage Financial Corporation
  • Wheatland Bank: Ellensburg Branch at 205 S Main St, Suite 1, branch established on 2008/07/14. 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.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Ellensburg Branch at 201 S Water St, Ste A, branch established on 2001/06/06. 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.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Ellensburg Branch at 104 E 4th Ave, branch established on 1957/12/16. 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
  • Bank of the West: Ellensburg Branch at 312 North Ruby Street, branch established on 1937/06/01. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas

For population 15 years and over in Ellensburg:

Marital status in Ellensburg, WA
  • Never married: 60.5%
  • Now married: 26.7%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

For population 25 years and over in Ellensburg:

  • High school or higher: 90.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 43.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.6%
  • Unemployed: 12.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2016
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2016
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
Washington average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2016
Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Ellensburg
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Ellensburg, WA (based on Kittitas County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic4,8003
Evangelical Protestant3,42725
Other1,97310
Mainline Protestant1,34611
None29,369-
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: 12
Here:

3.14 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
This county:

4.98 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 51
Kittitas County:

13.36 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.2%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

21.8%
State:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.4%
State:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.4%
Washington:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Ellensburg:

48.4%
Washington:

45.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.0
State:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Ellensburg:

19.2%
Washington:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ellensburg:

10.9%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

24.4%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
Here:

58.8%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.6%
Washington:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ellensburg, 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
Police Protection - Officers 27$205,548$91,3550$0
Financial Administration 21$113,708$64,9760$0
Streets and Highways 18$116,494$77,6630$0
Electric Power 16$154,161$115,6210$0
Sewerage 11$55,720$60,7850$0
Parks and Recreation 11$58,563$63,88751$21,789
Other Government Administration 11$77,673$84,7347$2,214
Gas Supply 10$77,183$92,6200$0
Police - Other 8$32,760$49,1405$4,838
Water Supply 7$38,351$65,7450$0
Local Libraries 4$18,624$55,87213$23,945
Judicial and Legal 2$16,071$96,4260$0
Other and Unallocable 2$13,439$80,6340$0
Totals for Government 148$978,295$79,32176$52,786

Ellensburg government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,530,000 ($75.27)
    Police Protection: $47,000 ($2.31)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $13,331,000 ($655.86)
    Gas Utilities: $6,343,000 ($312.06)
    Police Protection: $3,798,000 ($186.85)
    Sewerage: $3,363,000 ($165.45)
    Water Utilities: $2,964,000 ($145.82)
    Regular Highways: $2,019,000 ($99.33)
    General - Other: $1,892,000 ($93.08)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,701,000 ($83.69)
    Financial Administration: $1,498,000 ($73.70)
    Libraries: $1,043,000 ($51.31)
    Housing and Community Development: $711,000 ($34.98)
    Central Staff Services: $533,000 ($26.22)
    Natural Resources - Other: $427,000 ($21.01)
    Health - Other: $379,000 ($18.65)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $314,000 ($15.45)
    Local Fire Protection: $220,000 ($10.82)
    General Public Buildings: $194,000 ($9.54)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $192,000 ($9.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $154,000 ($7.58)
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,000 ($0.34)
    Correctional Institutions: $5,000 ($0.25)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $91,000 ($4.48)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $324,000 ($15.94)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $759,000 ($37.34)
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $354,000 ($17.42)
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $23,000 ($1.13)
    Other - Regular Highways: $19,000 ($0.93)
    Other - Health - Other: $6,000 ($0.30)
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000 ($0.25)
    Other - Libraries: $2,000 ($0.10)
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $1,000 ($0.05)
    Other - Sewerage: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $409,000 ($20.12)
    General - Other: $172,000 ($8.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $119,000 ($5.85)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,878,000 ($535.18)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $223,000 ($10.97)

Ellensburg government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,634,000 ($227.98)
    Other: $3,638,000 ($178.98)
    Parks and Recreation: $342,000 ($16.83)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($0.34)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $63,000 ($3.10)
    Other: $3,000 ($0.15)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $206,000 ($10.13)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $1,135,000 ($55.84)
    Special Assessments: $626,000 ($30.80)
    Fines and Forfeits: $292,000 ($14.37)
    Rents: $220,000 ($10.82)
    General Revenue - Other: $125,000 ($6.15)
    Interest Earnings: $78,000 ($3.84)
    Donations From Private Sources: $13,000 ($0.64)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $15,284,000 ($751.94)
    Gas Utilities: $6,819,000 ($335.48)
    Water Utilities: $4,482,000 ($220.51)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,190,000 ($58.55)
    Other: $983,000 ($48.36)
    General Local Government Support: $223,000 ($10.97)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,114,000 ($251.60)
    Property: $2,899,000 ($142.63)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,846,000 ($140.02)
    Other License: $534,000 ($26.27)
    Other Selective Sales: $491,000 ($24.16)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $227,000 ($11.17)
    Amusements Sales: $187,000 ($9.20)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $59,000 ($2.90)

Ellensburg government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $30,524,000 ($1501.72)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,194,000 ($1436.29)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,329,000 ($311.37)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,000,000 ($245.99)

Ellensburg government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $33,613,000 ($1653.69)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,097,000 ($53.97)

10.50% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($62,255 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.50%
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 King County, WA  2.56% ($98,683 average AGI)
from Yakima County, WA  0.85% ($46,969)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.77% ($52,750)


8.82% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,124 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.82%
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 King County, WA  1.87% ($45,569 average AGI)
to Yakima County, WA  0.81% ($26,126)
to Pierce County, WA  0.66% ($38,536)
Businesses in Ellensburg, WA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2Jones New York2
AT&T1KFC1
Ace Hardware1Kroger2
Arby's1La-Z-Boy1
AutoZone1Lane Furniture1
Baskin-Robbins1Maurices1
Best Western1McDonald's1
Blockbuster1Nike1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Quality1
Circle K2Quiznos1
Comfort Inn1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen2Sears1
Days Inn1Starbucks4
Domino's Pizza1Subway3
FedEx5Super 81
Ford1Taco Bell1
GNC1True Value1
Goodwill3U-Haul1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
Hilton1UPS5
Holiday Inn1Vons1
Jack In The Box1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Ellensburg:

  • KXLE (1240 AM; 1 kW; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: KXLE, INC.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KYAK (930 AM; 10 kW; YAKIMA, WA)
  • KJOX (980 AM; 5 kW; SELAH, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KPQ (560 AM; 5 kW; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: WESTCOAST BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KYXE (1020 AM; 5 kW; SELAH, WA; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ellensburg:

  • KXLE-FM (95.3 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: KXLE, INC.)
  • KQBE (103.1 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: PEAK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K232CV (94.3 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPQ-FM (102.1 FM; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: WESCOAST BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNWR (90.7 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KFFM (107.3 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KZTA (96.9 FM; NACHES, WA; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KCWU (88.1 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF CENTRAL WASHINGTON UN)
  • KPLW (89.9 FM; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: GROWING CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION)
  • KRSE (105.7 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KOHO-FM (101.1 FM; LEAVENWORTH, WA; Owner: ICICLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCSH (88.9 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: LIFETALK RADIO, INC.)
  • KQSN (99.3 FM; NACHES, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXDD (104.1 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KKRV (104.7 FM; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • K204DH (88.7 FM; HANFORD, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K218CX (91.5 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KSOH (89.5 FM; WAPATO, WA; Owner: LIFETALK RADIO, INC.)
  • KRCW (96.3 FM; ROYAL CITY, WA; Owner: FARMWORKER EDUCATIONAL RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KATS (94.5 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Ellensburg:

  • K69BE (Channel 69; ELLENSBURG, ETC., WA; Owner: KITTITAS COUNTY TV IMPROVEMENT DIST. #1)
  • K41CK (Channel 41; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: KITTITAS CTY. TV IMPROVEMENT DIST #1)
  • K51BD (Channel 51; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: KITTITAS COUNTY TV IMPROVEMENT DIST. #1)
  • K63BZ (Channel 63; ELLENSBURG, ETC., WA; Owner: KITTITAS CTY TV IMPROVEMENT DIST #1)
  • K25FP (Channel 25; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Ellensburg fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 82Number of bridges
  • 745ft / 227mTotal length
  • $100,984,000Total costs
  • 446,044Total average daily traffic
  • 83,067Total average daily truck traffic
  • 628,279Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Ellensburg, WA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 121930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 311960-1969
  • 131970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 112000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ellensburg, WA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ellensburg)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 100 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Ellensburg, WA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 76 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 294 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ellensburg)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 82 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Ellensburg)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 192
  • Hazardous Condition: 91
  • Service Call: 19
  • Good Intent Call: 28
Fire incident types in Ellensburg, WA

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ellensburg, WA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Ellensburg, Washington:

  • Days Inn, 901 Berry Rd, Ellensburg, Washington 98926 , Phone: (509) 933-1500, Fax: (509) 933-1899
  • Comfort Inn, 1722 Canyon Rd, Ellensburg, Washington 98926 , Phone: (509) 925-7037, Fax: (509) 925-7046
  • Best Western Lincoln Inn And Suites, 211 W Umptanum Rd, Ellensburg, Washington 98926 , Phone: (509) 925-4244, Fax: (509) 925-4211
  • Holiday Inn Express Ellensburg, 1620 Canyon Rd, Ellensburg, Washington 98926 , Phone: (509) 962-9400, Fax: (509) 962-5330
  • Ellensburg Quality Inn, 1700 Canyon Rd, Ellensburg, Washington 98926 , Phone: (509) 925-9800, Fax: (509) 962-2093
  • Hampton Inn, 2705 Triple L Loop, Ellensburg, Washington 98926 , Phone: (509) 933-1600, Fax: (509) 933-1606
  • Hampton Inn, 1705 Triple L Loop, Ellensburg, Washington 98926 , Phone: (509) 933-1600, Fax: (509) 933-1606
  • Econolodge Inn & Suites, 1390 N Dolarway Rd, Ellensburg, Washington 98926 , Phone: (509) 925-9844, Fax: (509) 925-9847
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ellensburg, Washington
Most common first names in Ellensburg, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John12378.2 years
William9975.6 years
Robert8777.5 years
Mary8482.4 years
James7273.6 years
George5780.0 years
Charles5075.7 years
Helen4880.5 years
Margaret4581.0 years
Frank4278.7 years
Most common last names in Ellensburg, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson5179.0 years
Smith4378.6 years
Anderson3679.2 years
Wilson3079.8 years
Brown2781.3 years
Thomas2776.1 years
Williams2480.5 years
Taylor2281.6 years
Nelson2075.1 years
Davis1878.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ellensburg, WA
  • 60.3%Utility gas
  • 37.8%Electricity
  • 2.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ellensburg, WA
  • 81.6%Electricity
  • 15.9%Utility gas
  • 1.4%Wood
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Other fuel


Ellensburg compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Ellensburg on our top lists:

  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least people living the same house as 1 year ago (population 5,000+))"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of family households, population 10,000+"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a bicycle to work (population 5,000+)"
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