South Cle Elum, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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South Cle Elum, Washington - Basic Facts

The Town of South Cle Elum had a population of 617 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for South Cle Elum is located at latitude 47.1859 and longitude -120.9521 in Kittitas County. The formal boundaries for the Town of South Cle Elum (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kittitas County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,923 feet.

The Town of South Cle Elum (GNIS ID: 2413305) 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 Town of South Cle Elum is located within Cle Elum Division of Kittitas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Cle Elum 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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South Cle Elum, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 617
Population in Households 617
Population in Familes 483
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,565
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 268
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 177
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 311 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 184 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 84 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $240,278
Average Home Value $316,532


Median Household Income $45,636
Average Household Income $58,417
Per Capita Income $23,959
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.4% 1.99%
Households 2.12% 1.87%
Families 3.24% 1.75%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
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.

South Cle Elum, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Cle Elum 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 # 444 29th
Population Density1 # 186 70th
Diversity Index2 # 393 37th
Median Household Income # 431 31st
Per Capita Income # 428 32nd

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