Chelan County WA Information


Chelan County Subdivisions

Chelan County WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 75,731
Population in Households 74,739
Population in Familes 60,660
Population in Group Qrtrs 992
Population Density1 26
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 29,014
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 19,513
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 37,930 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,230 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,784 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,916 (23.5%)
Median Home Value $271,012
Average Home Value $333,404


Median Household Income $51,377
Average Household Income $70,117
Per Capita Income $27,312
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.71% 0.75%
Households 0.67% 0.74%
Families 0.6% 0.7%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Chelan County WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Chelan County to the other 39 counties and county equivalents in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 17 59th
Population Density1 # 23 44th
Diversity Index2 # 6 87th
Median Household Income # 15 64th
Per Capita Income # 16 62nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.