Ronald, Washington

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Population in 2010: 308.
Population change since 2000: +16.2%
Males: 168  (54.6%)
Females: 140  (45.4%)
Median resident age:

58.1 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 98940.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $68,442 (it was $39,063 in 2000)
Ronald:

$68,442
WA:

$70,979

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $71,310 (it was $26,415 in 2000)

Ronald CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $256,811 (it was $113,500 in 2000)
Ronald:

$256,811
WA:

$339,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $297,650; detached houses: $295,507
March 2019 cost of living index in Ronald: 103.9 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.6%
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  • Races in Ronald, WA (2010)
    • 28291.6%White alone
    • 113.6%Hispanic
    • 82.6%Two or more races
    • 51.6%American Indian alone
    • 20.6%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Ronald, Washington as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ronald is 252 to 1.


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Ancestries: Yugoslavian (86.2%), Croatian (13.7%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 0.80 square miles.

Population density: 386 people per square mile   (very low).

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8 residents are foreign born (3.0% North America).

This place:

3.0%
Washington:

10.4%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Ronald CDP:

0.7% ($834)
Washington:

1.2% ($1,915)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Enumclaw Plateau, WA (39.5 miles , pop. 53,853).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (59.5 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (919.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Roslyn, WA (1.1 miles ),
South Cle Elum, WA (2.2 miles ),
Cle Elum, WA (2.2 miles ),
Easton, WA (2.7 miles ),
Manastash, WA (3.8 miles ),
Cliffdell, WA (4.5 miles),
Thorp, WA (4.5 miles ),
Snoqualmie Pass, WA (4.6 miles )

Latitude: 47.24 N, Longitude: 121.03 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 509

Distribution of median household income in Ronald, WA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Ronald, WA in 2017
Ronald satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.7%
Washington:

5.2%

Average climate in Ronald, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Ronald-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 151% 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 69.2 miles away from Ronald 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 73.7 miles away from Ronald 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 61.6 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 411.7 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
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 104.5 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 53.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), 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).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Ronald:

  • REED HILL CONVALESCENT AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; CLE ELUM, WA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ronald:

  • Central Washington University (about 28 miles; Ellensburg, WA; Full-time enrollment: 10,960)
  • Wenatchee Valley College (about 36 miles; Wenatchee, WA; FT enrollment: 2,951)
  • Yakima Valley Community College (about 51 miles; Yakima, WA; FT enrollment: 3,632)
  • Green River Community College (about 55 miles; Auburn, WA; FT enrollment: 7,425)
  • Renton Technical College (about 57 miles; Renton, WA; FT enrollment: 2,549)
  • Bellevue College (about 58 miles; Bellevue, WA; FT enrollment: 10,940)
  • Pierce College at Puyallup (about 59 miles; Puyallup, WA; FT enrollment: 2,529)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Ronald, WA has a Post Office, one grocery store, one tavern/restaraunt, no school within the town itself (it is 4 miles away), no gas station, no public transportation, and no other types of business. A very quiet rural community.

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Kittitas County Fire District 6 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

2.3 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

58.8%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.8%
Whole state:

7.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Ronald:

Marital status in Ronald, WA
  • Never married: 44.5%
  • Now married: 45.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

For population 25 years and over in Ronald:

  • High school or higher: 91.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 30.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
Washington average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ronald, 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
This county:

3.14 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Kittitas 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.
Washington:

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

6.2%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

21.8%
Washington:

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

11.4%
Washington:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.7%
Washington:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.9%
Washington:

45.8%

Average BMI:
Ronald:

28.9
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Ronald:

24.0%
Washington:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

16.6%
Washington:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ronald:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ronald:

33.6%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
Here:

50.2%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

82.2%
Washington:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ronald, WA Residents

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)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ronald:

  • 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)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KRKO (1380 AM; 50 kW; EVERETT, WA; Owner: S-R BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • KNWX (1210 AM; 28 kW; AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KPQ (560 AM; 5 kW; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: WESTCOAST BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KYAK (930 AM; 10 kW; YAKIMA, WA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ronald:

  • KPQ-FM (102.1 FM; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: WESCOAST BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNWR (90.7 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KOHO-FM (101.1 FM; LEAVENWORTH, WA; Owner: ICICLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCSH (88.9 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: LIFETALK RADIO, INC.)
  • K201EX (88.1 FM; GREENWATER, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KZOK-FM (102.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMPS-FM (94.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KBKS (106.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KING-FM (98.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: CLASSIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KLSY-FM (92.5 FM; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO INC.)
  • KPLU-FM (88.5 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • KWJZ (98.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KXLE-FM (95.3 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: KXLE, INC.)
  • KYPT (96.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KQBE (103.1 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: PEAK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KPLW (89.9 FM; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: GROWING CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION)
  • K232CV (94.3 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Ronald fatal accident list:

Aug 8, 2003 11:45 PM, Sr-903, Lat: 47.241129, Lon: -121.038023, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 4.8mTotal length
  • $1,440,000Total costs
  • 32,476Total average daily traffic
  • 6,722Total average daily truck traffic
  • 45,818Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Jerri L Janjua, 17748 15th Ave. Ne (Lat: 47.758889 Lon: -122.312500), Type: 39.0, Overall height: 38.1 m, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, , Alpha-retta, Phone: (678) 339-4277
  • TERRIAH R LUCERO, 17748 15th Ave. Ne (Lat: 47.758889 Lon: -122.312500), Type: 39.0, Overall height: 38.1 m, Registrant: Qwest Wireless LLC, Denve-r, Phone: (720) 947-1486
  • Jerri L Janjua, 17748 15th Ave. Ne (Lat: 47.758889 Lon: -122.312500), Type: 39.0, Overall height: 38.1 m, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, , Alpha-retta, Phone: (770) 797-1070
  • Jerri L Janjua, 17748 15th Ave. Ne (Lat: 47.758889 Lon: -122.312500), Type: 39.0, Overall height: 38.1 m, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, , Alpha-retta, Phone: (770) 797-0107
  • 17748 15th Ave. Ne (Lat: 47.759167 Lon: -122.312500), Type: 29.9, Overall height: 29 m, Registrant: U S West Wireless L.L.C., Jmorton@uswest.Com, , Thorn-ton, Phone: (303) 255-6127
  • 17748 15th Ave. Ne (Lat: 47.758889 Lon: -122.312500), Type: 39.0, Overall height: 38.1 m, Registrant: U S West Wireless L.L.C., Jmorton@uswest.Com, , Thorn-ton, Phone: (303) 255-6127

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • VERIZON TWR, 17748 15th Ave. Ne (Lat: 47.758972 Lon: -122.312528), Type: Tower, Structure height: 38.1 m, Overall height: 39 m, Call Sign: WQOB302,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11325.0 MHz, 11285.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/01/2011, Expiration Date: 08/01/2021, Certifier: Scott Hatfield, Registrant: Adcomm Engineering Company, 3929 184th Place Se, Bothell, WA 98012, Phone: (425) 821-8827, Fax: (425) 488-3952, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ronald)

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 fire incidents per year is 6. The highest number of fires - 17 took place in 2012, and the least - 1 in 2005. The data has a constant trend.
    Fire incident types in Ronald, WA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (45.9%), and Structure Fires (33.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ronald, WA
    • 5045.9%Outside Fires
    • 3733.9%Structure Fires
    • 1513.8%Other
    • 76.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ronald, WA
Most common first names in Ronald, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William681.0 years
James375.3 years
Andrew374.3 years
Mary382.1 years
Robert385.6 years
George285.0 years
Charles272.0 years
Charlotte284.5 years
John259.0 years
Gloria271.6 years
Most common last names in Ronald, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Kittelson465.5 years
Vlahovich480.2 years
Allen383.0 years
Briski376.7 years
Jacobs285.5 years
Giustino283.0 years
Cresto278.6 years
Chambers280.0 years
Chapman264.0 years
Favero278.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ronald, WA
  • 42.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 30.2%Wood
  • 27.4%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ronald, WA
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Ronald compared to Washington state average:

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

Ronald on our top lists:

  • #37 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses"
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