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South Cle Elum, Washington - Basic Facts

The Town of South Cle Elum had a population of 623 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for South Cle Elum is located at latitude 47.1857 and longitude -120.949 in Kittitas County. The formal boundaries for the Town of South Cle Elum 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.


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South Cle Elum, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

South Cle Elum, WA Housing Affordability Index is 135
State of Washington Housing Affordability Index is 95
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.

WEALTH INDEX

South Cle Elum, WA Wealth Index is 66
State of Washington Wealth Index is 118
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 623 (100%)
Population in Households 623 (100.0%)
Population in Families 487 (78.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,570
Diversity Index2 28
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $62,864
Average Household Income $71,876
Per Capita Income $29,849
Wealth Index4 66

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 311 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 198 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 75 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $253,723
Housing Affordability Index3 135
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 273
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 180
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.72% 1.8%
Households 1.63% 1.77%
Families 2.37% 1.72%
Median Household Income   4.14%
Per Capita Income   3.19%

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

The table below compares South Cle Elum to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 445 29th
Population Density # 196 69th
Diversity Index # 417 34th
Median Household Income # 305 51st
Per Capita Income # 346 45th

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