South Cle Elum, Washington

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Population in 2013: 529 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +15.8%
 
Males: 264  (49.9%)
Females: 265  (50.1%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
Washington median age:  37.4 years

Zip codes: 98922.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $52,111 (it was $45,833 in 2000)
South Cle Elum:

$52,111
WA:

$58,405

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,269 (it was $22,375 in 2000)

South Cle Elum town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $159,035 (it was $122,700 in 2000)
South Cle Elum:

$159,035
WA:

$250,800

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $155,566; Detached houses: $169,281; Mobile homes: $69,728

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,071.

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  • Races in South Cle Elum, WA (2010)

    South Cle Elum races chart
    • 47889.8%White alone
    • 275.1%Hispanic
    • 142.6%Two or more races
    • 71.3%American Indian alone
    • 40.8%Asian alone
    • 20.4%Black alone

Races in South Cle Elum detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in South Cle Elum: 89.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (21.4%), Irish (12.5%), Scottish (6.4%), English (5.9%), 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: 1,261 people per square mile   (low).

South Cle Elum,WA real estate house value index trend

South Cle Elum, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in South Cle Elum:

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes

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

  • Never married: 26.6%
  • Now married: 44.6%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 17.2%

34 residents are foreign born (5.1% Latin America, 0.9% Asia).

This town:

6.0%
Washington:

13.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,271 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $718 (0.5%)

South Cle Elum satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Enumclaw Plateau, WA (43.3 miles , pop. 53,853).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (64.1 miles , pop. 480,100).

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
  • 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
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $163,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 47.19 N, Longitude: 120.95 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 509

South Cle Elum household income distribution South Cle Elum home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.3%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -18 (-3.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (44%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (25%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (36%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (23%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in South Cle Elum: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in South Cle Elum, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

South Cle Elum-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 152% 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 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 407.0 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 107.7 miles away from South Cle Elum 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 58.2 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 (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).
South Cle Elum topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near South Cle Elum:

  • REED HILL CONVALESCENT AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; 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: 10,960)
  • Wenatchee Valley College (about 34 miles; Wenatchee, WA; FT enrollment: 2,951)
  • Yakima Valley Community College (about 47 miles; Yakima, WA; FT enrollment: 3,632)
  • Green River Community College (about 59 miles; Auburn, WA; FT enrollment: 7,425)
  • Renton Technical College (about 62 miles; Renton, WA; FT enrollment: 2,549)
  • Pierce College at Puyallup (about 63 miles; Puyallup, WA; FT enrollment: 2,529)
  • Bellevue College (about 63 miles; Bellevue, WA; FT enrollment: 10,940)

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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

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 23.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.8
U.S.:

20.2
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.3%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black 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

South Cle Elum compared to Washington state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
Washington average:

11.4

South Cle Elum travel time to work - commute South Cle Elum mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (34%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18%)
  • Other fuel (9%)
  • Wood (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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

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
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$3,911
Firefighters 0$0 1$60
Water Supply 1$5,200$62,4000$0
Totals for Government 1$5,200$62,4008$3,971

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

  • Construction - General: $32,000 ($60.49)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $133,000 ($251.42)
    Water Utilities: $104,000 ($196.60)
    Regular Highways: $44,000 ($83.18)
    Sewerage: $36,000 ($68.05)
    Parks & Recreation: $33,000 ($62.38)
    Central Staff Services: $29,000 ($54.82)
    Financial Administration: $18,000 ($34.03)
    Police Protection: $17,000 ($32.14)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $8,000 ($15.12)
    Fire Protection: $7,000 ($13.23)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($1.89)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($1.89)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($9.45)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $89,000 ($168.24)
    Regular Highways: $86,000 ($162.57)
    Central Staff: $8,000 ($15.12)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($3.78)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($1.89)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $68,000 ($128.54)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $88,000 ($166.35)
    All Other: $11,000 ($20.79)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $52,000 ($98.30)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $227,000 ($429.11)
    Interest Earnings: $73,000 ($138.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $117,000 ($221.17)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $16,000 ($30.25)
    General Support: $4,000 ($7.56)
    All Other: $2,000 ($3.78)
  • Tax - Property: $73,000 ($138.00)
    Public Utilities: $27,000 ($51.04)
    Total General Sales: $15,000 ($28.36)
    NEC: $5,000 ($9.45)
    Other Selective Sales: $5,000 ($9.45)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $110,000 ($207.94)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $101,000 ($190.93)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $9,000 ($17.01)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,521,000 ($2875.24)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $19,000 ($35.92)

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 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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