Ellensburg, Washington Population 2022

18,764
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Ellensburg is a city located in Kittitas County Washington. Ellensburg has a 2020 population of 18,764. It is also the county seat of Kittitas County. Ellensburg is currently growing at a rate of 0.26% annually and its population has increased by 0.53% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,666 in 2010.

The average household income in Ellensburg is $51,722 with a poverty rate of 28.01%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,052 per month, and the median house value is $235,800. The median age in Ellensburg is 23.5 years, 23.3 years for males, and 23.8 years for females.

Ellensburg Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ellensburgwas:

  • White: 81.22%
  • Two or more races: 6.97%
  • Other race: 5.57%
  • Black or African American: 2.12%
  • Asian: 1.99%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.60%
  • Native American: 0.53%
The current population of Ellensburg, Washington is 18,764 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 18,666.

Ellensburg, Washington Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

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

Ellensburg Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,79681.22%
Black or African American4382.12%
American Indian and Alaska Native1100.53%
Asian4121.99%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3301.60%
Some Other Race1,1525.57%
Two or More Races1,4416.97%
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Ellensburg Population by Race

Ellensburg Population Pyramid 2022

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Ellensburg Median Age

24.4


Total

24.7


Male

22.9


Female

Ellensburg Adults

There are 17,961 adults, (2,052 of whom are seniors) in Ellensburg.

Ellensburg Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

12.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

17.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Ellensburg Sex Ratio

Female

10,530

50.92%

Male

10,149

49.08%

Ellensburg Population by Age

Ellensburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Ellensburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married65.3%34.7%
Male55.9%44.1%
Female42.9%57.1%
All34%66%
Non Family17.3%82.7%

34.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ellensburg Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,3592.1734
Married2,2983.0965.3
Male3332.8955.9
Female6362.5342.9
Non Family5,0921.6717.3

2.89

Average Family Size

2.17

Average Household Size

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Ellensburg Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2502.52%
9th to 12th Grade5285.32%
High School Graduate1,72417.37%
Some College2,28723.04%
Associates Degree8888.95%
Bachelors Degree2,38824.06%
Graduate Degree1,86118.75%
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Ellensburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ellensburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian14714783
2+ Races552529260
White8,0797,6133,639
Hispanic927659238
Islander16216233
Native American747412
Black1157117
Other Race40021435

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 asian people with a rate of 56.46%.

Ellensburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,198$46,897$37,319
Less Than 9th Grade$50,810$51,264$34,091
High School Graduate$37,379$41,924$32,143
Some College$39,047$45,471$27,083
Bachelors Degree$32,772$38,125$26,316
Graduate Degree$65,865$75,625$62,125

$42,198

Average Earnings

$46,897

Average Male

$37,319

Average Female

Ellensburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ellensburg Language by Age

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Ellensburg Language

90.37% of Ellensburg residents speak only English, while 9.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.88% of the population.

Ellensburg Language

Ellensburg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black35120157.26%
Native895056.18%
Multiple1,09553749.04%
Asian3259428.92%
White14,2323,78926.62%
Hispanic1,89044323.44%
Islander247208.10%
Other192NaN%

28.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.61%

Male Poverty Rate

33.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ellensburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ellensburg is Black, with 57.26% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 50.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.07%.

Ellensburg Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.50%
High School19.68%
Some College18.34%
Bachelors or Greater11.75%

Ellensburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed15.47%
Male Unemployed59.49%
Female Employed30.46%
Female Unemployed63.33%

Ellensburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ellensburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,567$58,462
Families$77,454$83,932
Married Families$86,569-
Non Families$27,353$41,068
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Income by Household Type

Ellensburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

27.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

30.5%

Male Marriage Rate

24.0%

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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854

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War286
First Gulf War136
Vietnam218
Korea140
World War II21

Ellensburg Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34155
35 to 54186
55 to 6482
65 to 74109
75+322

Ellensburg Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8115.58%
Black194.83%
Native American1412.73%
2+ Races100.79%

Ellensburg Veterans by Race

Ellensburg Veterans by Education

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10.20%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ellensburg Veterans by Education

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63.9%

Labor Force Participation

58.3%

Employment Rate

8.1%

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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61.95%

Born in Ellensburg

94.01%

Native Born

5.99%

Foreign Born

3.77%

Non Citizen

2.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.01% of Ellensburg residents were born in the United States, with 61.95% having been born in Washington. 3.77% 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

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18902,7680.00%
19104,2091,4412.12%
19203,967-242-0.59%
19304,6216541.54%
19405,9441,3232.55%
19508,4302,4863.56%
19608,6251950.23%
197013,5684,9434.63%
198011,752-1,816-1.43%
199012,3616090.51%
200015,4143,0532.23%
201018,1742,7601.66%
201118,223490.27%
201218,272490.27%
201318,321490.27%
201418,370490.27%
201518,419490.27%
201618,468490.27%
201718,517490.27%
201818,566490.26%
201918,615490.26%
202018,666510.27%
202118,715490.26%
202218,764490.26%

Ellensburg Population by Year