Ellensburg, Washington

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Population in 2013: 18,363 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +19.1%
 
Males: 9,084  (49.5%)
Females: 9,279  (50.5%)
Median resident age:  23.5 years
Washington median age:  32.2 years

Zip codes: 98926.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $27,261 (it was $20,034 in 2000)
Ellensburg:

$27,261
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,940 (it was $13,662 in 2000)

Ellensburg city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $179,423 (it was $110,700 in 2000)
Ellensburg:

$179,423
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $216,345; Detached houses: $224,466; Townhouses or other attached units: $206,695; In 2-unit structures: $176,833; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $207,226; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $470,682; Mobile homes: $110,920; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $9,210

Median gross rent in 2012: $769.

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  • White alone - 15,114 (81.1%)
  • Hispanic - 1,680 (9.0%)
  • Asian alone - 826 (4.4%)
  • Two or more races - 492 (2.6%)
  • Black alone - 271 (1.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 151 (0.8%)
  • Other race alone - 9 (0.05%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ellensburg: 91.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (17.7%), Irish (12.3%), English (8.0%), Norwegian (5.8%), United States (3.0%), Swedish (3.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1883

Elevation: 1540 feet

Land area: 6.59 square miles.

Population density: 2,786 people per square mile   (average).

Ellensburg,WA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Ellensburg:

  • High school or higher: 90.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.8%
  • Unemployed: 12.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ellensburg city:

  • Never married: 55.6%
  • Now married: 30.7%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

1,236 residents are foreign born (2.2% Asia, 0.9% Africa).

This city:  6.6%
Washington:  13.3%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Ellensburg, Washington as of May 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Ellensburg to the number of sex offenders is 1,668 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,783 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,175 (1.0%)

Ellensburg satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 30 buildings, average cost: $76,600
  • 1998: 37 buildings, average cost: $86,800
  • 1999: 49 buildings, average cost: $85,600
  • 2000: 25 buildings, average cost: $91,300
  • 2001: 40 buildings, average cost: $72,700
  • 2002: 74 buildings, average cost: $77,100
  • 2003: 67 buildings, average cost: $89,400
  • 2004: 74 buildings, average cost: $83,800
  • 2005: 90 buildings, average cost: $83,800
  • 2006: 140 buildings, average cost: $115,700
  • 2007: 110 buildings, average cost: $153,000
  • 2008: 30 buildings, average cost: $172,500
  • 2009: 44 buildings, average cost: $150,200
  • 2010: 42 buildings, average cost: $170,200
  • 2011: 25 buildings, average cost: $185,400
  • 2012: 46 buildings, average cost: $174,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 47.00 N, Longitude: 120.55 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,370 (+18.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,544 (79.5%)

Area code: 509

Ellensburg household income distribution Ellensburg home values distribution

Crime rates in Ellensburg by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0010000000010
per 100,000 0.00.06.30.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.05.40.0
Rapes 9111514918111421121489
per 100,000 60.670.294.587.954.7108.463.982.2119.769.279.843.348.3
Robberies 53426485110764
per 100,000 33.619.225.212.636.524.146.529.45.757.739.932.521.4
Assaults 19171212122010222528101417
per 100,000 127.9108.675.675.373.0120.458.1129.2142.5161.657.075.891.2
Burglaries 147190197213161191198176184202153153121
per 100,000 989.31213.41241.21337.2978.81150.11150.81033.31049.01165.5871.6828.9648.8
Thefts 8281,003888903885964791682740742703580647
per 100,000 5572.46405.35594.85668.95380.35804.84597.54004.04218.94281.34005.03142.13469.4
Auto thefts 32284030375043354631383842
per 100,000 215.4178.8252.0188.3224.9301.1249.9205.5262.3178.9216.5205.9225.2
Arson 313176520573344
per 100,000 20.283.0107.137.730.412.00.029.439.917.317.121.721.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 368.0410.6413.1397.0347.0425.3337.8326.7363.9348.0304.6253.1248.3

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Ellensburg detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 36 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.45
Washington average:

1.47
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.3%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,635 (+20.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Educational services (33%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Postsecondary teachers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5%)
  • Child care workers (4%)

Work and jobs in Ellensburg: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Ellensburg, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 Ellensburg 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 (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 5, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Landslides: 2, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ellensburg topographic map

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.

Hospitals and medical centers in Ellensburg:

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

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: 67; Location: 407 S ANDERSON ST; Grades: KG - 9)
See full list of schools located in Ellensburg

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)

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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).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2002 was 27.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

27.8
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 20.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.8
U.S.:

20.2

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 38.3%
(37.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.6% for Black residents, 43.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.5% for American Indian residents, 40.2% for other race residents, 52.8% for two or more races residents)
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

Ellensburg, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Ellensburg compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above 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.

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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Ellensburg, Washington:

  • Nites Inn Motel, 1200 S Ruby, Ellensburg, WA 98926 , Phone: (509) 962-9600
  • Days Inn, 901 Berry Rd, Ellensburg, WA 98926 , Phone: (509) 933-1500, Fax: (509) 933-1899
  • Comfort Inn, 1722 Canyon Rd, Ellensburg, WA 98926 , Phone: (509) 925-7037, Fax: (509) 925-7046
  • Super 8 Motel, 1500 Cyn Rd, Ellensburg, WA 98926 , Phone: (509) 962-6888, Fax: (509) 962-6810
  • Best Western Lincoln Inn And Suites, 211 W Umptanum Rd, Ellensburg, WA 98926 , Phone: (509) 925-4244, Fax: (509) 925-4211
  • Holiday Inn Express Ellensburg, 1620 Canyon Rd, Ellensburg, WA 98926 , Phone: (509) 962-9400, Fax: (509) 962-5330
  • Ellensburg Quality Inn, 1700 Canyon Rd, Ellensburg, WA 98926 , Phone: (509) 925-9800, Fax: (509) 962-2093
  • Hampton Inn, 2705 Triple L Loop, Ellensburg, WA 98926 , Phone: (509) 933-1600, Fax: (509) 933-1606
  • Hampton Inn, 1705 Triple L Loop, Ellensburg, WA 98926 , Phone: (509) 933-1600, Fax: (509) 933-1606
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Ellensburg, Washington

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Ellensburg travel time to work - commute Ellensburg mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (68%)
  • Utility gas (29%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ellensburg city (based on Kittitas County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.82%
Here: 29.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchChristian and Missionary AllianceSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents36.0%13.2%8.8%6.9%5.3%
Congregations8.1%10.8%5.4%2.7%8.1%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaEpiscopal ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelOther
Adherents4.7%3.4%3.0%2.8%15.9%
Congregations2.7%5.4%2.7%5.4%48.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Kittitas County:

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.
State:

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

0.79 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

4.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.2%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Kittitas County:

21.8%
Washington:

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

11.4%
State:

13.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 18$78,484$52,3230$0
Other Government Administration 11$64,062$69,8868$4,894
Judicial and Legal 2$13,144$78,8640$0
Police Protection - Officers 26$157,950$72,9001$450
Police - Other 9$30,212$40,2833$2,778
Streets and Highways 16$82,376$61,7820$0
Solid Waste Management 1$5,018$60,2160$0
Sewerage 9$40,866$54,4880$0
Parks and Recreation 9$39,758$53,01142$23,576
Natural Resources 1$6,078$72,9360$0
Water Supply 7$31,464$53,9380$0
Electric Power 16$106,076$79,5570$0
Gas Supply 11$63,762$69,5590$0
Local Libraries 5$21,156$50,77413$19,084
Other and Unallocable 5$22,652$54,3650$0
Totals for Government 146$763,058$62,71767$50,782

Ellensburg government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $480,000 ($26.14)
    General: $272,000 ($14.81)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $10,638,000 ($579.32)
    Gas Utilities: $4,618,000 ($251.48)
    Police Protection: $2,071,000 ($112.78)
    General - Other: $1,245,000 ($67.80)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,154,000 ($62.84)
    Fire Protection: $1,097,000 ($59.74)
    Sewerage: $849,000 ($46.23)
    Water Utilities: $842,000 ($45.85)
    Regular Highways: $736,000 ($40.08)
    Health Services - Other: $730,000 ($39.75)
    Financial Administration: $681,000 ($37.09)
    Central Staff Services: $568,000 ($30.93)
    Libraries: $443,000 ($24.12)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $259,000 ($14.10)
    Corrections - Other: $179,000 ($9.75)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $175,000 ($9.53)
    General Public Buildings: $116,000 ($6.32)
    Solid Waste Management: $82,000 ($4.47)
    Parking Facilities: $9,000 ($0.49)
    Housing & Community Development: $5,000 ($0.27)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $327,000 ($17.81)
    Benefit Payments: $103,000 ($5.61)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $121,000 ($6.59)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $251,000 ($13.67)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,463,000 ($79.67)
    Parks & Recreation: $191,000 ($10.40)
    General - Other: $141,000 ($7.68)
    Libraries: $77,000 ($4.19)
    Natural Resource - Other: $25,000 ($1.36)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($0.54)
    Electric Utilities: $9,000 ($0.49)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($0.27)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,134,000 ($442.96)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $220,000 ($11.98)

Ellensburg government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,843,000 ($100.36)
    All Other: $846,000 ($46.07)
    Parks & Recreation: $224,000 ($12.20)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $23,000 ($1.25)
    From Other Government: $9,000 ($0.49)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $507,000 ($27.61)
    Highways: $40,000 ($2.18)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $828,000 ($45.09)
    Interest Earnings: $592,000 ($32.24)
    Rents: $112,000 ($6.10)
    Property Sale Other: $83,000 ($4.52)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $14,388,000 ($783.53)
    Gas Utilities: $6,158,000 ($335.35)
    Water Utilities: $1,937,000 ($105.48)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $723,000 ($39.37)
    General Support: $133,000 ($7.24)
    All Other: $72,000 ($3.92)
    Health & Hospitals: $3,000 ($0.16)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $2,498,000 ($136.03)
    Public Utilities: $2,056,000 ($111.96)
    Property: $1,470,000 ($80.05)
    Other Selective Sales: $441,000 ($24.02)
    NEC: $220,000 ($11.98)

Ellensburg government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $3,660,000 ($199.31)
    Gas Utilities: $2,020,000 ($110.00)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,186,000 ($227.96)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Electric Utilities: $3,960,000 ($215.65)
    Other NEC: $2,065,000 ($112.45)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $2,065,000 ($112.45)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Electric Utilities: $3,960,000 ($215.65)
    Water Utilities: $3,520,000 ($191.69)
    Gas Utilities: $1,945,000 ($105.92)
    Other, NEC: $1,770,000 ($96.39)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $2,416,000 ($131.57)
    Water Utilities: $140,000 ($7.62)
    Gas Utilities: $75,000 ($4.08)

Ellensburg government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,528,000 ($192.13)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $114,000 ($6.21)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $11,013,000 ($599.74)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,130,000 ($170.45)

9.12% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,342 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.12%
Washington average:

6.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from King County, WA  2.02% ($50,496 average AGI)
from Yakima County, WA  0.89% ($26,689)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.72% ($45,000)


9.16% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,706 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.16%
Washington average:

6.20%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($390 average AGI)
Kittitas County:

0.08%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to King County, WA  2.00% ($30,496 average AGI)
to Yakima County, WA  0.84% ($31,946)
to Pierce County, WA  0.67% ($35,833)

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 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Ellensburg fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 14
Total length: 42 meters (138ft)
Total costs: $40,951,000
Total average daily traffic: 75,768
Total average daily truck traffic: 8,292
Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic: 137,054

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1960-1969: 5
  • 1970-1979: 2
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 5
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Ellensburg, WA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ellensburg)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 79 (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 Ellensburg, WA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 52 (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: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 236 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ellensburg)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 87 (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

Incident types - Ellensburg

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

Ellensburg on our top lists:

  • #78 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 5,000+)"
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  • Steven Ford (2)
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  • Maximillian Perrigo (1)
  • Tangelia Gansereit (1)
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Total of 21 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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