Ellensburg, Washington Population 2021

21,579
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Ellensburg is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 21,579, it is the 51st largest city in Washington and the 1745th largest city in the United States. Ellensburg is currently growing at a rate of 1.10% annually and its population has increased by 18.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,174 in 2010. Ellensburg reached it's highest population of 21,579 in 2021. Spanning over 8 miles, Ellensburg has a population density of 2,846 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ellensburg is $51,722 with a poverty rate of 30.87%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,004 per month, and the median house value is $234,000. The median age in Ellensburg is 23.5 years, 23.3 years for males, and 23.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.1 males.

Ellensburg Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ellensburg was:

  • White: 81.62%
  • Other race: 6.01%
  • Two or more races: 5.45%
  • Asian: 2.58%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.95%
  • Black or African American: 1.55%
  • Native American: 0.84%
The current population of Ellensburg, Washington is 21,579, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,877.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,174.

Ellensburg, Washington Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202149,0895771.18%
202048,5125771.19%
201947,9355771.20%
201847,3581,1822.50%
201746,1761,2542.72%
201644,9221,8274.07%
201543,0954991.16%
201442,5967681.80%
201341,8282040.49%
201241,624700.17%
201141,5545641.36%
201040,9900.00%

Ellensburg Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,46081.62%
Some Other Race1,2136.01%
Two or More Races1,0995.45%
Asian5202.58%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3941.95%
Black or African American3121.55%
American Indian and Alaska Native1690.84%
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Ellensburg Population by Race

Ellensburg Population Pyramid 2021

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Ellensburg Median Age

23.5


Total

23.3


Male

23.8


Female

Ellensburg Adults

There are 17,419 adults, (2,015 of whom are seniors) in Ellensburg.

Ellensburg Age Dependency

30.9

Age Dependency Ratio

13.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

17.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Ellensburg Sex Ratio

Female

10,130

50.23%

Male

10,037

49.77%

Ellensburg Population by Age

Ellensburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ellensburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male73.7%26.3%
Married69.6%30.4%
Female35.5%64.5%
All34.4%65.6%
Non Family17%83%

34.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ellensburg Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,8392.2634.4
Non Family4,9581.6917
Married2,2493.2469.6
Female4763.1235.5
Male1563.5473.7

3.11

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

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Ellensburg Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2682.84%
9th to 12th Grade5235.55%
High School Graduate1,90820.25%
Some College2,33924.83%
Associates Degree7968.45%
Bachelors Degree2,30924.51%
Graduate Degree1,27813.57%
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Ellensburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ellensburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White7,7087,2813,275
Hispanic86260982
Other Race47530523
Multiple Races329317113
Islander15715735
Asian15610653
Black1519019
Native American12312332

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 42.49%.

Ellensburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,353$45,438$35,462
Less Than High School$43,724$44,056$
High School Grad$39,177$41,152$36,446
Some College$37,068$46,398$21,997
Bachelors Degree$31,789$36,471$26,389
Graduate Degree$60,950$74,917$58,103

$40,353

Average Earnings

$45,438

Average Male

$35,462

Average Female

Ellensburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ellensburg Language by Age

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Ellensburg Language

88.33% of Ellensburg residents speak only English, while 11.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.90% of the population.

Ellensburg Language

Ellensburg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,9384,51932.42%
Hispanic1,86431717.01%
Multiple82629335.47%
Asian44324555.30%
Other1,02911210.88%
Native1407553.57%
Islander3103611.61%
Black245249.80%

30.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.34%

Male Poverty Rate

34.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ellensburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ellensburg is Asian, with 55.30% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ellensburg is Black, with 9.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 51.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44.08%.

Ellensburg Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.01%
High School20.83%
Some College18.63%
Bachelors or Greater12.98%

Ellensburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.12%
Female Employed31.95%
Male Employed21.20%
Male Unemployed12.20%

Ellensburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ellensburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,645$51,722
Families$71,010$79,051
Married Families$83,780-
Non Families$23,946$34,995
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Income by Household Type

Ellensburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

27.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

29.0%

Male Marriage Rate

26.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Ellensburg Married by Age and Sex

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Ellensburg Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Ellensburg Marital Status by Race

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Ellensburg Marital Status

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958

Number of Veterans

875

Male Veterans

83

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War335
First Gulf War193
Korea163
Vietnam145
World War II18

Ellensburg Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+331
35 to 54233
18 to 34194
65 to 74115
55 to 6485

Ellensburg Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9146.41%
Black2811.57%
2 or More80.84%
Indian84.73%

Ellensburg Veterans by Race

Ellensburg Veterans by Education

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9.70%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ellensburg Veterans by Education

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61.9%

Labor Force Participation

56.9%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Ellensburg Employment by Age

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Ellensburg Employment by Race

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Ellensburg Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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60.97%

Born in Washington

92.92%

Native Born

7.08%

Foreign Born

4.37%

Non Citizen

2.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.92% of Ellensburg residents were born in the United States, with 60.97% having been born in Washington. 4.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Ellensburg Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202121,5792341.10%
202021,3452341.11%
201921,1112341.12%
201820,8776643.29%
201720,2135392.74%
201619,6747784.12%
201518,896240.13%
201418,8724442.41%
201318,428590.32%
201218,369-146-0.79%
201118,5151901.04%
201018,3252,9111.74%
200015,4143,0532.23%
199012,3616090.51%
198011,752-1,816-1.43%
197013,5684,9434.63%
19608,6251950.23%
19508,4302,4863.56%
19405,9441,3232.55%
19304,6216541.54%
19203,967-242-0.59%
19104,2091,4412.12%
18902,7680.00%

Ellensburg Population by Year