Chelan County, WA

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2022 Population
79,076
0.723% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
40.1
0.501% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.22%
13.8% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$71,876
10.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$412,300
18.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
37,236
1.78% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Chelan County, WA had a population of 79.1k people with a median age of 40.1 and a median household income of $71,876. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Chelan County, WA grew from 78,508 to 79,076, a 0.723% increase and its median household income grew from $64,895 to $71,876, a 10.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Chelan County, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (66.4%), Other (Hispanic) (18.7%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.04%), White (Hispanic) (3.67%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.75%).

None of the households in Chelan County, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

91.2% of the residents in Chelan County, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Chelan County, WA are Wenatchee Valley College (926 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Chelan County, WA was $412,300, and the homeownership rate was 63.5%.

Most people in Chelan County, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Chelan County, WA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Chelan County, WA is home to a population of 79.1k people, from which 91.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 14% of Chelan County, WA residents were born outside of the country (11.1k people).

In 2022, there were 3.54 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (52.5k people) in Chelan County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.8k Other (Hispanic) and 4.78k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

91.2%
2022 Citizenship
91.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 91.2% of Chelan County, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Chelan County, WA was 91.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Chelan County, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    52.5k ± 231
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    14.8k ± 1.18k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    4.78k ± 947
28.6%
Hispanic Population
22.6k people

In 2022, there were 3.54 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (52.5k people) in Chelan County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.8k Other (Hispanic) and 4.78k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

28.6% of the people in Chelan County, WA are hispanic (22.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Chelan County, WA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    244,390 ± 11,943 people
  2. India
    101,527 ± 7,771 people
  3. China
    86,360 ± 7,174 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 244,390 Washington residents, followed by India with 101,527 and China with 86,360.

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Foreign-Born Population

14%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
11.1k people
13.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
10.7k people

As of 2022, 14% of Chelan County, WA residents (11.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Chelan County, WA was 13.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,015 ± 298
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    619 ± 161
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    427 ± 151

Chelan County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Chelan County, WA employs 37.2k people. The largest industries in Chelan County, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,650 people), Retail Trade (4,372 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4,027 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($112,137), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($69,240), and Public Administration ($64,951).

Males in Washington have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $73,054. The income inequality in Washington (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

37.2k
2022 Value
± 1,625
1.78%
1 Year growth
± 6.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Chelan County, WA grew at a rate of 1.78%, from 36.6k employees to 37.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chelan County, WA, are Management Occupations (3,943 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,538 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,991 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Chelan County, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

37.2k
2022 Value
± 1,625
1.78%
1 Year growth
± 6.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Chelan County, WA grew at a rate of 1.78%, from 36.6k employees to 37.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chelan County, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,650 people), Retail Trade (4,372 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4,027 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Chelan County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Chelan County, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,496
Median earning men ± $2,737
$35,816
Median earning women ± $1,897

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($93,116), Public Administration ($76,354), and Wholesale Trade ($66,509).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,847), Public Administration ($51,765), and Manufacturing ($45,125).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.62%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.58M people employed in Washington. This represents a 3.62% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.3%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Washington.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 783
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 534
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 515
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Chelan County, WA went to Donald J. Trump with 52.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (44.7%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.64%).

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing the state of Washington. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Washington

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Patty Murray
Senator from Washington3
Assumed office on January 3, 1993
Maria Cantwell
Senator from Washington1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing Washington.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Washington

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Washington have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Chelan County, WA awarded 926 degrees. The student population of Chelan County, WA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 916 male students and 1,613 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Chelan County, WA are White (417 and 45.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (390 and 42.3%), Two or More Races (39 and 4.23%), and Unknown (37 and 4.01%).

The largest universities in Chelan County, WA by number of degrees awarded are Wenatchee Valley College (926 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Chelan County, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (505 and 54.5%), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (100 and 10.8%), and Registered Nursing (70 and 7.56%).

The median tuition cost in Chelan County, WA for a public four year colleges is $4,458 for in-state students and $4,948 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,529 students enrolled in Chelan County, WA, 36.2% men and 63.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 1,063 records, of which 64.9% were women and 35.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 505 degrees awarded
  2. 52 degrees awarded
  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Chelan County, WA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 505 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Chelan County, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
926 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Wenatchee Valley College with 926 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 321 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Chelan County, WA, which is 0.531 times less than the 605 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 417 degrees mean that there were 1.07 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 390 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($4,458) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($510) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($930) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.975% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.954% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.41M), Some college (1.4M), and Bachelors Degree (1.33M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Chelan County, WA was $412,300 in 2022, which is 1.46 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $349,200 to $412,300, a 18.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Chelan County, WA is 63.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Chelan County, WA have an average commute time of 19.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Chelan County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Chelan County, WA is $71,876. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Chelan County, WA was Census Tract 9607 with a value of $124,837, followed by Census Tract 9608.01 and Census Tract 9612, with respective values of $100,323 and $95,746.

In 2022, 14.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Chelan County, WA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.06%.

Property

$412,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$15,916
$19,298
Median Property Taxes
±$991

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Chelan County, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Chelan County, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

63.5%
Homeownership
2022
70.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 63.5% of the housing units in Chelan County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9607
  2. Census Tract 9608.01
  3. Census Tract 9612

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Chelan County, WA was Census Tract 9607 with a value of $124,837, followed by Census Tract 9608.01 and Census Tract 9612, with respective values of $100,323 and $95,746.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Chelan County, WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$71,876
Median Household Income
± $4,147
30.4k
Number of Households
± 1,386

In 2022, the median household income of the 30.4k households in Chelan County, WA grew to $71,876 from the previous year's value of $64,895.

The following chart displays the households in Chelan County, WA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Chelan County, WA is from Washington.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in Washington
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Washington

In 2022, the income inequality in Washington was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.09%)
  3. Carpooled (7.91%)

In 2022, 76.3% of workers in Chelan County, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.09%) and those who carpooled to work (7.91%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

19.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chelan County, WA have a shorter commute time (19.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.85% of the workforce in Chelan County, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Chelan County, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Chelan County, WA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Chelan County, WA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.06%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.22% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chelan County, WA (7.21k out of 78.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Chelan County, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 11.6% of the children was living in poverty in Chelan County, WA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 11.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 148 in Chelan County, WA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 29.8 per 100,000 population.

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Health

89.1% of the population of Chelan County, WA has health coverage, with 39.4% on employee plans, 21.7% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 1.7% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Chelan County, WA see 867 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.73% increase from the previous year (820 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1193 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 220 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

867 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Chelan County, WA

Primary care physicians in Chelan County, WA see an average of 867 patients per year. This represents a 5.73% increase from the previous year (820 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Chelan County, WA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.1% under 18 years, 19.4% between 18 and 34 years, 36.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.9%
Uninsured
39.4%
Employer Coverage
21.7%
Medicaid
14.3%
Medicare
12%
Non-Group
1.7%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Chelan County, WA grew by 12.4% from 9.71% to 10.9%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 29.1 in Chelan County, WA.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 27.7% in Chelan County, WA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.8% in Chelan County, WA.

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