Living in Ellensburg, WA

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Updated: 2020-03-11

Ellensburg SnackAbility

6
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
8
Affordability
3
Diversity
8
Safety
6
Amenities
9
Education
8.5
Commute
9

Ellensburg, WA Crime Report

643
Total Crimes
3,118.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
21.44%
Above National Average

Ellensburg, WA Cost Of Living

102
Ellensburg's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Higher Than The National Average

Ellensburg, Washington Info Snack

Ellensburg is a city in, and the county seat of, Kittitas County, Washington, United States. The population was 19,786 in a 2016 census estimate. Ellensburg is located just east of the Cascade Range on Interstate 90 and is known as the most centrally located city in the state. Ellensburg is the home of Central Washington University (CWU).
Population
19,799
Unemployment
7.4%
Poverty
32.6%
Median Home
$224,700
Median Income
$40,126
Median Rent
$933

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Map Of Ellensburg, WA

Population over time in Ellensburg

Year Population % Change
2017 19,799 2.5%
2016 19,307 1.8%
2015 18,957 1.7%
2014 18,637 1.0%
2013 18,455 0.8%
2012 18,312 0.6%
2011 18,204 0.9%
2010 18,039 1.1%
2009 17,847 -
Crime/100k Ellensburg WA USA
Violent Crime 203.7 311.5 368.9
Murder 0.0 3.1 5.0
Robbery 24.3 73.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 111.6 189.1 246.8
Property Crime 2915.2 2946.2 2199.5
Burglary 407.5 533.5 376.0
Larceny 2371.9 2045.4 1594.6
Car Theft 135.8 367.3 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Ellensburg

White
76.6% (15,162)
African American
1.5% (303)
American Indian
0.8% (154)
Asian
2.6% (515)
Hawaiian
1.8% (352)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
4.7% (937)
Hispanic
12.0% (2,376)
Race Ellensburg WA USA
White 76.6% 69.1% 61.1%
African American 1.5% 3.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.8% 1.1% 0.7%
Asian 2.6% 8.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 1.8% 0.6% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 4.7% 4.7% 2.4%
Hispanic 12.0% 12.5% 17.8%

Household Income For Ellensburg, Washington

Less than $10,000
17.7% (351,272)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.9% (136,606)
$15,000 to $24,999
12.3% (242,545)
$25,000 to $34,999
8.2% (162,964)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.7% (251,922)
$50,000 to $74,999
20.0% (395,118)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.3% (204,782)
$100,000 to $149,999
9.0% (177,663)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.9% (37,509)
$200,000 or more
1.0% (19,515)
Income Ellensburg WA USA
Less than $10,000 17.7% 5.2% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.9% 3.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 12.3% 7.3% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 8.2% 7.8% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.7% 11.8% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 20.0% 17.7% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.3% 13.6% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 9.0% 17.1% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.9% 7.7% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.0% 8.4% 7.0%

Gender in Ellensburg

Female
52.3% (10,354)
Male
47.7% (9,445)
Gender Ellensburg WA USA
Female 52.3% 50.0% 50.8%
Male 47.7% 50.0% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Ellensburg for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (593)
9-12th Grade
5.0% (989)
High School / GED
18.0% (3,563)
Some College
26.0% (5,147)
Associate's Degree
8.0% (1,583)
Bachelor's Degree
25.0% (4,949)
Master's Degree
9.0% (1,781)
Professional Degree
2.0% (395)
Doctorate Degree
4.0% (791)
Education Ellensburg WA USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 5.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 18.0% 22.0% 27.0%
Some College 26.0% 24.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 8.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 25.0% 22.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 9.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 4.0% 2.0% 1.0%

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