Ellensburg, WA Profile: Facts & Data


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Ellensburg, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Ellensburg had a population of 19,914 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ellensburg: Ellen's Burgh, Robbers Roost.

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Ellensburg, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 19,914
Population in Households 17,486
Population in Familes 9,468
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,428
Population Density2 2,832
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $34,950
Average Household Income $50,057
Per Capita Income $20,494


Total Housing Units 8,550 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,796 (32.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,113 (59.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 641 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $225,394
Average Home Value $258,515


Total Households 7,909
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 3,245
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.06% 1.28%
Households 0.93% 1.34%
Families 1.32% 1.24%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.06%

Ellensburg, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ellensburg to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 71 89th
Population Density # 107 83rd
Diversity Index # 230 63rd
Median Household Income # 602 4th
Per Capita Income # 570 9th

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