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Population in 2012: 536 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +17.3%
 

Males: 283  (52.9%)
Females: 253  (47.1%)

Median resident age:  42.8 years
Washington median age:  32.2 years

Zip codes: 98922.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,575 (it was $45,833 in 2000)
South Cle Elum:

$47,575
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,686

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $162,237 (it was $122,700 in 2000)
South Cle Elum:

$162,237
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $178,988; Detached houses: $194,543; Mobile homes: $85,652

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,070.

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South Cle Elum races chart
  • White alone - 487 (85.6%)
  • Hispanic - 40 (7.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 23 (4.0%)
  • Two or more races - 15 (2.6%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.4%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in South Cle Elum: 89.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (21.8%), Irish (12.7%), Scottish (6.3%), English (5.6%), Swedish (4.7%), Italian (4.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1911

Elevation: 1920 feet

Land area: 0.42 square miles.

Population density: 1,278 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in South Cle Elum:

  • High school or higher: 93.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 11.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in South Cle Elum town:

  • Never married: 29.4%
  • Now married: 43.8%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 17.5%

18 residents are foreign born (0.9% Asia, 0.5% Europe).

This town:  3.2%
Washington:  13.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,214 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $829 (0.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Yakima, WA (45.4 miles , pop. 71,845).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (71.4 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (916.0 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Cle Elum, WA (1.0 miles ), Roslyn, WA (1.9 miles ), Ronald, WA (2.2 miles ), Manastash, WA (3.1 miles) , Easton, WA (3.3 miles ), Thorp, WA (3.9 miles ), Cliffdell, WA (4.2 miles) , Ellensburg, WA (4.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $96,700
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $116,900
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,600
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $145,800
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $115,100
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $110,700
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $32,500
  • 2006: 13 buildings, average cost: $137,700
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $163,300
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 47.19 N, Longitude: 120.95 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 509

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.8%
Washington:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -18 (-3.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (36%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (20%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Educational services (28%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (6%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (9%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)

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Earthquake activity:

South Cle Elum-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Washington state average. It is 128% 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 72.8 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 76.8 miles away from South Cle Elum 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 65.4 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 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 58.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/14/1981 at 06:09:27, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 72.9 miles away from South Cle Elum center
On 1/29/1995 at 03:11:22, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, 4.5 MS, 5.1 MW, 5.0 MD, Depth: 10.7 mi) earthquake occurred 67.7 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 Kittitas County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 5, Mudslides: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Landslides: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near South Cle Elum:

  • REED HILL CONVALESCENT AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; CLE ELUM, WA)

Political contributions by individuals in South Cle Elum, WA

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to South Cle Elum:

  • Central Washington University (about 24 miles; Ellensburg, WA; Full-time enrollment: 9,652)
  • Wenatchee Valley College (about 34 miles; Wenatchee, WA; FT enrollment: 2,169)
  • Yakima Valley Community College (about 47 miles; Yakima, WA; FT enrollment: 2,757)
  • Green River Community College (about 59 miles; Auburn, WA; FT enrollment: 5,056)
  • Bellevue College (about 63 miles; Bellevue, WA; FT enrollment: 6,870)
  • Highline Community College (about 65 miles; Des Moines, WA; FT enrollment: 3,722)
  • University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (about 70 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,193)

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Notable location: South Cle Elum Fire Department (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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2003 was 20.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

20.8
U.S.:

24.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.9%
(13.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  61.7%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.5%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in South Cle Elum, WA

South Cle Elum compared to Washington state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


South Cle Elum travel time to work - commute


South Cle Elum mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (32%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (21%)
  • Other fuel (8%)
  • Wood (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for South Cle Elum town (based on Kittitas County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.82%
Here29.8%
USA50.2%

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 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,330$27,9600$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$675
Firefighters 0$0 1$60
Water Supply 1$4,274$51,2880$0
Totals for Government 2$6,604$39,6246$735

South Cle Elum government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $32,000 ($59.70)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $133,000 ($248.13)
    Water Utilities: $104,000 ($194.03)
    Regular Highways: $44,000 ($82.09)
    Sewerage: $36,000 ($67.16)
    Parks & Recreation: $33,000 ($61.57)
    Central Staff Services: $29,000 ($54.10)
    Financial Administration: $18,000 ($33.58)
    Police Protection: $17,000 ($31.72)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000 ($14.93)
    Fire Protection: $7,000 ($13.06)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($1.87)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($1.87)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($9.33)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $89,000 ($166.04)
    Regular Highways: $86,000 ($160.45)
    Central Staff: $8,000 ($14.93)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($3.73)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($1.87)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $68,000 ($126.87)

South Cle Elum government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $88,000 ($164.18)
    All Other: $11,000 ($20.52)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $52,000 ($97.01)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $227,000 ($423.51)
    Interest Earnings: $73,000 ($136.19)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $117,000 ($218.28)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $16,000 ($29.85)
    General Support: $4,000 ($7.46)
    All Other: $2,000 ($3.73)
  • Tax - Property: $73,000 ($136.19)
    Public Utilities: $27,000 ($50.37)
    Total General Sales: $15,000 ($27.99)
    NEC: $5,000 ($9.33)
    Other Selective Sales: $5,000 ($9.33)

South Cle Elum government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $110,000 ($205.22)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $101,000 ($188.43)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $9,000 ($16.79)

South Cle Elum government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,521,000 ($2837.69)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $19,000 ($35.45)

11.61% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,920 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.61%
Washington average:

7.86%

0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($99 average AGI)
Kittitas County:

0.12%
Washington average:

0.26%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from King County, WA  2.70% ($46,223 average AGI)
from Yakima County, WA  1.15% ($23,037)
from Snohomish County, WA  0.91% ($60,648)


11.05% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,845 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.05%
Washington average:

7.07%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to King County, WA  2.30% ($20,269 average AGI)
to Yakima County, WA  1.42% ($39,665)
to Snohomish County, WA  0.66% ($21,987)

Strongest AM radio stations in South Cle Elum:

  • 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)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • KPQ (560 AM; 5 kW; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: WESTCOAST 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.)
  • KYAK (930 AM; 10 kW; YAKIMA, WA)

Strongest FM radio stations in South Cle Elum:

  • KPQ-FM (102.1 FM; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: WESCOAST BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNWR (90.7 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KCSH (88.9 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: LIFETALK RADIO, INC.)
  • KOHO-FM (101.1 FM; LEAVENWORTH, WA; Owner: ICICLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K201EX (88.1 FM; GREENWATER, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KXLE-FM (95.3 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: KXLE, INC.)
  • KQBE (103.1 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: PEAK COMMUNICATIONS, 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.)
  • K232CV (94.3 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KPLW (89.9 FM; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: GROWING CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION)
  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYPT (96.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)

South Cle Elum fatal accident list:

Apr 25, 1993 09:15 AM, Mainstreet, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 7, 1980 12:00 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1



2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1


Most common first names in South Cle Elum, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Harry678.7 years
James574.2 years
Charles576.0 years
John579.6 years
Betty475.3 years
Robert467.7 years
Evelyn364.4 years
Harold373.3 years
Marjorie379.7 years
Mary374.7 years
Most common last names in South Cle Elum, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Baker586.6 years
Smith577.8 years
Bentley375.0 years
Shuman360.7 years
Ackerman284.5 years
Allen278.5 years
Capps272.0 years
Zrebiec284.0 years
Crabtree270.1 years
Huey280.5 years
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