The City of Ellensburg had a population of 18,981 as of July 1, 2016. Ellensburg ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Ellensburg is located at latitude 47.0012 and longitude -120.5496 in Kittitas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ellensburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Kittitas County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,535 feet.
The City of Ellensburg (GNIS ID: 2410430) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Ellensburg is located within Ellensburg Division of Kittitas County.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ellensburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Ellensburg: Ellen's Burgh, Robbers Roost.
|Population in Households||16,795|
|Population in Familes||8,977|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||2,186|
|Average Household Size||2.21|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||8,322 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||2,646 (31.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||4,943 (59.4%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||734 ( 8.8%)|
|Median Home Value||$221,107|
|Average Home Value||$251,880|
|Median Household Income||$31,153|
|Average Household Income||$46,765|
|Per Capita Income||$19,284|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||1.15%|
|Per Capita Income||1.68%|
The table below compares Ellensburg to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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.
|Total Population||# 73||89th|
|Population Density1||# 110||83rd|
|Diversity Index2||# 216||66th|
|Median Household Income||# 608||3rd|
|Per Capita Income||# 564||10th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.