Wenatchee, Washington Population 2021

34,614
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Wenatchee is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 34,614, it is the 36th largest city in Washington and the 1140th largest city in the United States. Wenatchee is currently growing at a rate of 0.37% annually and its population has increased by 8.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 31,925 in 2010. Wenatchee reached it's highest population of 34,614 in 2021. Spanning over 11 miles, Wenatchee has a population density of 3,424 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wenatchee is $72,800 with a poverty rate of 14.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $934 per month, and the median house value is $253,600. The median age in Wenatchee is 35.5 years, 34.2 years for males, and 38 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.4 males.

Wenatchee Demographics

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

  • White: 72.65%
  • Other race: 17.34%
  • Two or more races: 6.68%
  • Native American: 1.32%
  • Black or African American: 1.25%
  • Asian: 0.70%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.06%
The current population of Wenatchee, Washington is 34,614, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 34,233.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 31,925.

Wenatchee, Washington Population 2021

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

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021122,8851,1280.92%
2020121,7571,1280.93%
2019120,6291,1280.94%
2018119,5011,1760.98%
2017118,3251,1040.93%
2016117,2211,6351.39%
2015115,5861,6921.46%
2014113,8947840.69%
2013113,1104410.39%
2012112,6697930.70%
2011111,8766120.55%
2010111,2640.00%

Wenatchee Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White24,83872.65%
Some Other Race5,92817.34%
Two or More Races2,2846.68%
American Indian and Alaska Native4511.32%
Black or African American4271.25%
Asian2380.70%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander220.06%
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Wenatchee Population by Race

Wenatchee Population Pyramid 2021

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Wenatchee Median Age

35.5


Total

34.2


Male

38


Female

Wenatchee Adults

There are 25,774 adults, (5,600 of whom are seniors) in Wenatchee.

Wenatchee Age Dependency

69.5

Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Wenatchee Sex Ratio

Female

17,410

50.92%

Male

16,778

49.08%

Wenatchee Population by Age

Wenatchee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wenatchee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.2%26.8%
All55.1%44.9%
Female49.1%50.9%
Male45.7%54.3%
Non Family39.6%60.4%

55.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wenatchee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,7442.6255.1
Married5,2833.5373.2
Non Family5,0901.239.6
Female1,4923.749.1
Male8793.545.7

3.42

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

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Wenatchee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,8768.37%
9th to 12th Grade2,2339.96%
High School Graduate6,07027.08%
Some College4,86221.69%
Associates Degree2,29110.22%
Bachelors Degree2,93713.10%
Graduate Degree2,1449.57%
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Wenatchee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wenatchee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White15,75214,4054,393
Hispanic5,5692,883406
Other Race2,5961,347149
Multiple Races893727265
Native American39137028
Asian17513968
Black1501419
Islander2222

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 asian people with a rate of 38.86%.

Wenatchee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,164$36,899$31,422
Less Than High School$25,240$28,838$18,983
High School Grad$28,042$29,520$22,471
Some College$35,264$37,828$33,317
Bachelors Degree$41,632$46,036$40,011
Graduate Degree$82,577$84,954$67,500

$34,164

Average Earnings

$36,899

Average Male

$31,422

Average Female

Wenatchee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wenatchee Language by Age

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Wenatchee Language

69.84% of Wenatchee residents speak only English, while 30.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 28.57% of the population.

Wenatchee Language

Wenatchee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic11,3433,00426.48%
Other5,7091,69829.74%
White20,0491,5767.86%
Multiple2,24625811.49%
Black4184310.29%
Native433306.93%
Asian2272912.78%

14.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.44%

Male Poverty Rate

14.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wenatchee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wenatchee is Other, with 29.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wenatchee is Native, with 6.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.01%.

Wenatchee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.83%
High School16.87%
Some College7.56%
Bachelors or Greater3.66%

Wenatchee Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.71%
Male Employed6.60%
Female Employed6.55%
Male Unemployed3.98%

Wenatchee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wenatchee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,167$72,800
Families$65,262$84,582
Married Families$76,609-
Non Families$33,929$51,533
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Income by Household Type

Wenatchee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.8%

Male Marriage Rate

40.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Wenatchee Married by Age and Sex

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Wenatchee Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Wenatchee Marital Status by Race

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Wenatchee Marital Status

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1,874

Number of Veterans

1,612

Male Veterans

262

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam613
Second Gulf War376
Korea179
World War II158
First Gulf War139

Wenatchee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+536
65 to 74529
35 to 54318
18 to 34301
55 to 64190

Wenatchee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,7678.66%
Hispanic711.01%
Black6727.13%
2 or More332.84%
Asian73.74%

Wenatchee Veterans by Race

Wenatchee Veterans by Education

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6.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wenatchee Veterans by Education

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61%

Labor Force Participation

58.9%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Wenatchee Employment by Age

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Wenatchee Employment by Race

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Wenatchee 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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56.14%

Born in Washington

85.07%

Native Born

14.93%

Foreign Born

8.84%

Non Citizen

6.09%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.07% of Wenatchee residents were born in the United States, with 56.14% having been born in Washington. 8.84% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202134,6141270.37%
202034,4871270.37%
201934,3601270.37%
201834,233-2-0.01%
201734,235360.11%
201634,1992460.72%
201533,9532890.86%
201433,6644661.40%
201333,198670.20%
201233,131760.23%
201133,0551420.43%
201032,9135,0571.68%
200027,8566,1002.50%
199021,7564,4992.34%
198017,2573450.20%
197016,9121860.11%
196016,7263,6542.50%
195013,0721,4521.18%
194011,620-7-0.01%
193011,6275,3036.28%
19206,3242,2744.56%
19104,0500.00%

Wenatchee Population by Year