Roslyn, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Roslyn, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Roslyn had a population of 913 as of July 1, 2016. Roslyn ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Roslyn is located at latitude 47.27 and longitude -121.1412 in Kittitas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Roslyn (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kittitas County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,251 feet.

The City of Roslyn (GNIS ID: 2411001) 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 Roslyn is located within Cle Elum Division of Kittitas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Roslyn population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 913
Population in Households 913
Population in Familes 658
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 209
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 437
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 245
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 765 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 308 (40.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 129 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 328 (42.9%)
Median Home Value $280,435
Average Home Value $382,711


Median Household Income $57,163
Average Household Income $69,164
Per Capita Income $31,613
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.36% 2.18%
Households 0.0% 2.02%
Families 1.44% 1.96%
Median Household Income   3.33%
Per Capita Income   2.3%
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.

Roslyn, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Roslyn 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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 399 37th
Population Density1 # 533 15th
Diversity Index2 # 597 5th
Median Household Income # 269 57th
Per Capita Income # 202 68th

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