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The South Wenatchee CDP(1) had a population of 1,760 as of July 1, 2021. South Wenatchee ranks in the upper quartile for 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 South Wenatchee is located at latitude 47.3886 and longitude -120.2829 in Chelan County. The formal boundaries for the South Wenatchee Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.37 sq. miles.

The South Wenatchee Census Designated Place has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The South Wenatchee Census Designated Place is located within Wenatchee Division of Chelan County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for South Wenatchee: South Wenatchee CDP.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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South Wenatchee, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 1,760 (100%)
Population in Households 1,715 (97.4%)
Population in Families 1,460 (83.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 45 ( 2.6%)
Population Density 1,517
Diversity Index2 89


Median Household Income $53,689
Average Household Income $65,893
% of Income for Mortgage4 26%
Per Capita Income $18,895
Wealth Index5 48


Total HU (Housing Units) 552 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 267 (48.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 249 (45.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $335,000
Average Home Value $320,019
Housing Affordability Index3 101


Total Households 515
Average Household Size 3.33
Family Households 387
Average Family Size 4
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.12% 1.14%
Households 1.01% 1.14%
Families 0.95% 1.11%
Median Household Income   0.71%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
Owner Occupied HU   1.6%

South Wenatchee, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Wenatchee to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 336 46th
Population Density # 210 67th
Median Household Income # 455 27th
Housing Affordability Index # 196 31st
Per Capita Income # 592 5th
Diversity Index # 5 99th

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