Chelan County, Washington Population 2024

80,228

Chelan County, Washington's estimated 2024 population is 80,228 with a growth rate of 0.19% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Chelan County, Washington is the 17th largest county in Washington. The 2010 population was 72,747 and has seen a growth of 10.28% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202980,9831510.19%
202880,8321510.19%
202780,6811510.19%
202680,5301510.19%
202580,3791510.19%
202480,2281510.19%
202380,0771510.19%
202279,9261510.19%
202179,7755470.69%
202079,2282,1752.82%
201977,0534410.58%
201876,6123960.52%
201776,2164070.54%
201675,8097791.04%
201575,0309161.24%
201474,1143910.53%
201373,7232520.34%
201273,4712580.35%
201173,2134660.64%
201072,747
199052,2507,18915.95%
198045,0613,7068.96%
197041,3556111.5%
196040,7441,4433.67%
195039,3014,88914.21%
194034,4122,7788.78%
193031,63410,72851.32%
192020,9065,80238.41%
191015,10411,173284.23%
19003,931-77,052-95.15%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.19% (151)
County Website
Chelan County
County Seat
2020 Population
79,228
Area
2921 mi²
Density
27 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
1.26% (1,000)
Founded
March 13, 1899

Chelan County, Washington Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White55,41670.08%
Other race15,05119.03%
Two or more races6,9508.79%
Asian6350.8%
Native American5910.75%
Black or African American4010.51%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander320.04%
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White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Chelan County, Washington Population by Race

Chelan County, Washington Population Pyramid 2024

Chelan County, Washington Median Age

40.1

Total

39.2

Male

41

Female

Chelan County, Washington Adults

There are 60,958 adults, (15,729 of whom are seniors) in Chelan County, Washington.

Chelan County, Washington Age Dependency

74.8

Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Chelan County, Washington Sex Ratio

Female39,18149.55%
Male39,89550.45%

Chelan County, Washington Population by Age

Chelan County, Washington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All30,4142.5563.536.5
Married15,1283.277.722.3
Non Family10,5301.2451.548.5
Female3,2793.5543.156.9
Male1,4772.9348.651.4
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3.13

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

63.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Chelan County, Washington Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Chelan County, Washington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Chelan County, Washington Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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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 60.18%.

Chelan County, Washington Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$43,738

Average Earnings

$49,891

Average Male

$38,370

Average Female

Chelan County, Washington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Chelan County, Washington Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Chelan County, Washington Language

73.87% of Chelan County, Washington residents speak only English, while 26.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 24.06% of the population.

Chelan County, Washington Language

Chelan County, Washington Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White51,9843,6236.97%
Hispanic22,4773,29514.66%
Other14,8952,63617.7%
Multiple6,8433575.22%
Asian61710617.18%
Black3884611.86%
Native578284.84%
Islander321031.25%
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9.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.04%

Male Poverty Rate

10.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Chelan County, Washington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Chelan County, Washington is Islander, with 31.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Chelan County, Washington is Native, with 4.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.28%.

Chelan County, Washington Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
High School13.19%
Less Than 9th Grade10.73%
Some College5.86%
Bachelors or Greater4.89%
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Chelan County, Washington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed29.75%
Male Unemployed12.68%
Female Employed5.33%
Male Employed2.82%
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Chelan County, Washington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Chelan County, Washington Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Chelan County, Washington Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.7%

Male Marriage Rate

47.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Chelan County, Washington Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Chelan County, Washington Marriage

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

Chelan County, Washington Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Chelan County, Washington Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

4,447

Number of Veterans

4,068

Male Veterans

379

Female Veterans

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Chelan County, Washington Veterans by War

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Chelan County, Washington Veterans by Age

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Chelan County, Washington Veterans by Race

Chelan County, Washington Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.6%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.47%

Veteran Disability Rate

Chelan County, Washington Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.6%

Labor Force Participation

59.3%

Employment Rate

3.4%

Unemployment Rate

Chelan County, Washington Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Chelan County, Washington Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Chelan County, Washington 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

57.46%

Born in Chelan County, Washington

86%

Native Born

14%

Foreign Born

8.83%

Non Citizen

5.16%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86% of Chelan County, Washington residents were born in the United States, with 57.46% having been born in Washington. 8.83% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Chelan County, Washington Place of Birth

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