Ellensburg, Washington Population 2020

22,051

Ellensburg is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 22,051, it is the 50th largest city in Washington and the 1706th largest city in the United States. Ellensburg is currently growing at a rate of 2.50% annually and its population has increased by 21.33% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,174 in 2010. Spanning over 8 miles, Ellensburg has a population density of 2,908 people per square mile.

The average household income in Ellensburg is $49,559 with a poverty rate of 32.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $933 per month, and the median house value is $224,700. The median age in Ellensburg is 23.7 years, 23.8 years for males, and 23.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.2 males.

Ellensburg Demographics

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

  • White: 81.99%
  • Other race: 5.94%
  • Two or more races: 5.14%
  • Asian: 2.60%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.78%
  • Black or African American: 1.61%
  • Native American: 0.94%
The current population of Ellensburg, Washington is 22,051, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,977.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 18,174.

Ellensburg, Washington Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202049,7781,2072.42%
201948,5711,2072.49%
201847,3641,2072.55%
201746,1571,2442.70%
201644,9131,8214.05%
201543,0924951.15%
201442,5977671.80%
201341,8302060.49%
201241,624750.18%
201141,5495601.35%
201040,9890.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,23381.99%
Some Other Race1,1775.94%
Two or More Races1,0175.14%
Asian5152.60%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3521.78%
Black or African American3191.61%
American Indian and Alaska Native1860.94%

Ellensburg Population Pyramid 2020

Ellensburg Median Age

23.7


Total

23.8


Male

23.4


Female

Ellensburg Adults

There are 17,132 adults, (1,893 of whom are seniors) in Ellensburg.

Ellensburg Age Dependency

29.9

Age Dependency Ratio

12.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

17.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Ellensburg Sex Ratio

Female

10,354

52.30%

Male

9,445

47.70%

Ellensburg Households and Families

Ellensburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Ellensburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male70.3%29.7%
Married67.9%32.1%
Female34.3%65.7%
All31.6%68.4%
Non Family14.6%85.4%

31.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,8122.2331.6
Non Family4,9621.6814.6
Married2,1593.2267.9
Female5632.8834.3
Male1283.6370.3

3.05

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

7.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ellensburg Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2963.24%
9th to 12th Grade4194.59%
High School Graduate1,65818.17%
Some College2,32925.53%
Associates Degree7157.84%
Bachelors Degree2,32625.49%
Graduate Degree1,38115.14%

Ellensburg Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White7,4587,1403,411
Hispanic930664139
Other Race44631728
Multiple Races26725675
Asian1468424
Black1387318
Native American12311963
Islander1211219

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 51.22%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,398$45,211$35,750
Less Than High School$41,325$42,025$
High School Grad$39,778$41,035$36,875
Some College$38,977$47,857$23,403
Bachelors Degree$31,978$35,625$27,043
Graduate Degree$55,000$68,750$51,273

$40,398

Average Earnings

$45,211

Average Male

$35,750

Average Female

Ellensburg Language

Ellensburg Language by Age

Ellensburg Language

87.26% of Ellensburg residents speak only English, while 12.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.53% of the population.

Ellensburg Poverty

Ellensburg Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,5284,50733.32%
Hispanic2,09541119.62%
Multiple79236345.83%
Asian46531166.88%
Other1,03012011.65%
Native1316851.91%
Islander2743613.14%
Black1942713.92%

32.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.18%

Male Poverty Rate

35.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ellensburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ellensburg is Asian, with 66.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ellensburg is Other, with 11.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 52.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44.27%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.91%
High School22.50%
Some College18.11%
Bachelors or Greater13.49%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed45.23%
Female Employed31.42%
Male Unemployed23.49%
Male Employed21.09%

Ellensburg Income

Ellensburg Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,126$49,559
Families$66,712$72,488
Married Families$73,962-
Non Families$25,445$35,597

Ellensburg Marital Status

Ellensburg Marital Status

Marriage Rates

26.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

28.9%

Male Marriage Rate

24.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Ellensburg Married by Age and Sex

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

Ellensburg Veterans

953

Number of Veterans

879

Male Veterans

74

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War363
First Gulf War174
Korea158
Vietnam151
World War II23
Age Group Veterans
75+308
35 to 54236
18 to 34202
65 to 74136
55 to 6471
Name Veterans % of Total
White9276.60%
Asian122.56%
2 or More80.94%
Indian63.23%

$Ellensburg Veterans by Education

11.06%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ellensburg Employment Status

60.8%

Labor Force Participation

55.4%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Ellensburg Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

60.26%

Born in Washington

92.28%

Native Born

7.72%

Foreign Born

5.33%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.28% of Ellensburg residents were born in the United States, with 60.26% having been born in Washington. 5.33% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202022,0515372.50%
201921,5145372.56%
201820,9776773.33%
201720,3005372.72%
201619,7637784.10%
201518,985240.13%
201418,9614412.38%
201318,520600.33%
201218,460-142-0.76%
201118,6021861.01%
201018,4163,0021.80%
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%