Cle Elum, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cle Elum, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Cle Elum had a population of 1,891 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Cle Elum is located at latitude 47.1948 and longitude -120.9475 in Kittitas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cle Elum (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kittitas County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,909 feet.

The City of Cle Elum (GNIS ID: 2409476) 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 Cle Elum is located within Cle Elum Division of Kittitas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cle Elum population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cle Elum: Clealum.

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Cle Elum, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,891
Daytime Population: Workers 1,483
Daytime Population: Residents 942
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,425
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.28
Population in Households 1,891
Population in Familes 1,387
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 495
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $43,052
Average Household Income $60,626
Per Capita Income $27,727


Total Housing Units 1,138 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 496 (43.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 361 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 282 (24.8%)
Median Home Value $229,545
Average Home Value $258,232


Total Households 856
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 498
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.14% 0.63%
Households -0.02% 0.51%
Families -0.06% 0.48%
Median Household Income   5.0%
Per Capita Income   3.87%

Cle Elum, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cle Elum to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 322 49th
Population Density # 421 33rd
Diversity Index # 409 35th
Median Household Income # 502 20th
Per Capita Income # 340 46th

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