Wenatchee, Washington Population 2024

35,346

Wenatchee is a city located in Chelan County Washington. Wenatchee has a 2024 population of 35,346. It is also the county seat of Chelan County. Wenatchee is currently declining at a rate of -0.12% annually and its population has decreased by -0.49% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 35,520 in 2020.

The average household income in Wenatchee is $84,713 with a poverty rate of 11.78%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Wenatchee is 36.4 years, 33.9 years for males, and 39.4 years for females.

Wenatchee Demographics

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

  • White: 63.88%
  • Other race: 21.67%
  • Two or more races: 11.6%
  • Black or African American: 1%
  • Native American: 0.94%
  • Asian: 0.85%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
Land Area (mi²)
10.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,325.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.49% (-174)
The current population of Wenatchee, Washington is 35,346 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 35,520.

Wenatchee, Washington Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White22,59163.88%
Other race7,66221.67%
Two or more races4,10411.6%
Black or African American3541%
Native American3320.94%
Asian3000.85%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander220.06%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wenatchee Population by Race

Wenatchee Population Pyramid 2024

Wenatchee Median Age

36.4

Total

33.9

Male

39.4

Female

Wenatchee Adults

There are 26,576 adults, (6,241 of whom are seniors) in Wenatchee.

Wenatchee Age Dependency

73.9

Age Dependency Ratio

30.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Wenatchee Sex Ratio

Female17,67149.97%
Male17,69450.03%

Wenatchee Population by Age

Wenatchee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All13,9262.4854.445.6
Married5,8493.347525
Non Family5,4371.2140.359.7
Female1,7183.4241.658.4
Male9222.733169

3.18

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

54.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wenatchee Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,1859.29%
9th to 12th Grade1,5876.75%
High School Graduate5,44823.17%
Some College5,11321.74%
Associates Degree2,40810.24%
Bachelors Degree4,49119.1%
Graduate Degree2,2849.71%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wenatchee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wenatchee Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White16,40315,2255,660
Hispanic5,8943,444643
Other Race3,7671,980404
2+ Races2,0891,576364
Native American29119122
Asian192182102
Black10210268
Islander22120

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 66.67%.

Wenatchee Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$41,560$43,780$38,733
Less Than 9th Grade$30,453$34,007$21,962
High School Graduate$38,750$40,592$35,458
Some College$41,179$41,510$40,385
Bachelors Degree$55,759$61,531$43,438
Graduate Degree$93,601$99,421$84,451

$41,560

Average Earnings

$43,780

Average Male

$38,733

Average Female

Wenatchee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wenatchee Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wenatchee Language

71.51% of Wenatchee residents speak only English, while 28.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 26.79% of the population.

Wenatchee Language

Wenatchee Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic11,8162,49721.13%
Other7,5801,95825.83%
White20,8021,4737.08%
Multiple4,0032436.07%
Black3414412.9%
Native319288.78%
Asian287258.71%
Islander221045.45%

11.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.35%

Male Poverty Rate

14.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wenatchee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wenatchee is Islander, with 45.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wenatchee is Multiple, with 6.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.84%.

Wenatchee Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School16.41%
Less Than 9th Grade15.54%
Some College6.41%
Bachelors or Greater6.39%

Wenatchee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed58.37%
Female Employed7.74%
Male Unemployed7.55%
Male Employed4.14%

Wenatchee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wenatchee Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$66,143$84,713
Families$79,619$99,055
Married Families$88,831$-999,999,999
Non Families$41,526$58,855

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wenatchee Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.8%

Male Marriage Rate

39.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Wenatchee Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Wenatchee Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Wenatchee Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wenatchee Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,697

Number of Veterans

1,565

Male Veterans

132

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam775
Second Gulf War300
Korea165
First Gulf War148
World War II86

Wenatchee Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74562
75+500
35 to 54226
18 to 34222
55 to 64187

Wenatchee Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,5438.24%
2+ Races1104.49%
Hispanic811.16%
Black4417.96%

Wenatchee Veterans by Race

Wenatchee Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.9%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wenatchee Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.1%

Labor Force Participation

59.6%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Wenatchee Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wenatchee Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wenatchee Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

60.01%

Born in Wenatchee

86.56%

Native Born

13.44%

Foreign Born

8.46%

Non Citizen

4.97%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.56% of Wenatchee residents were born in the United States, with 60.01% having been born in Washington. 8.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Wenatchee Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202935,128-44-0.13%
202835,172-43-0.12%
202735,215-44-0.12%
202635,259-43-0.12%
202535,302-44-0.12%
202435,346-43-0.12%
202335,389-44-0.12%
202235,433-186-0.52%
202135,619990.28%
202035,5201,2023.5%
201934,3181210.35%
201834,197-30-0.09%
201734,227200.06%
201634,2072290.67%
201533,9782840.84%
201433,6944611.39%
201333,233670.2%
201233,166750.23%
201133,0911430.43%
201032,9485,09218.28%
200027,8566,10028.04%
199021,7564,49926.07%
198017,2573452.04%
197016,9121861.11%
196016,7263,65427.95%
195013,0721,45212.5%
194011,620-7-0.06%
193011,6275,30383.86%
19206,3242,27456.15%
19104,05000%
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Wenatchee Population by Year