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 594 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 594
Daytime Population: Workers 59
Daytime Population: Residents 277
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 336
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.57
Population in Households 594
Population in Familes 464
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,507
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $62,098
Per Capita Income $25,665


Total Housing Units 295 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 179 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 82 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $235,000
Average Home Value $292,458


Total Households 261
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 172
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 1.53% 1.69%
Households 1.46% 1.63%
Families 2.38% 1.58%
Median Household Income   5.25%
Per Capita Income   3.69%

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, 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 # 452 28th
Population Density # 201 68th
Diversity Index # 410 35th
Median Household Income # 418 33rd
Per Capita Income # 417 34th

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