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Chelan County

FACT SHEET

  • Name origin: Name is believed to be derived from an Indian word meaning “deep water”.
  • Established: 1899 Mar 13
  • County seat: Wenatchee
  • County government website
  • Upcoming events (via WA-List’s events calendar)
  • Population (2010): 72,456 (Rank: 18 of 39)
  • Area (2010): 2,920.53 square miles (Rank: 3 of 39)
  • Density (2010): 24.8 people per square miles (Rank: 23 of 39)
  • Highest elevation: 9,511 feet, Bonanza Peak.

Cities and Towns Population Area Density Elevation Zip code
(sq miles) (pop/sq miles) (feet)
1. Wenatchee city 35,562 7.77 4,110.3 700 988**
2. Chelan city 3,945 6.29 627.2 1,100 98816
3. Cashmere city 3,104 1.03 3,013.6 800 98815
4. Leavenworth city 1,993 1.23 1,620.3 1,166 98826
5. Entiat city 1,129 2.11 535.1 707 98822

 


Additional facts

  • Chelan County is the 3rd largest county in Washington.
  • Lake Chelan is the largest natural lake in the state by surface area (32,000 acres) and volume (15.8 million acre-feet). At 1,486 feet, it is also the deepest lake in the state.

Notes

  • This page is updated periodically in an effort to keep information accurate and offer additional data.
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  • All population and area data are from the 2010 United States Census. All population density figures for cities greater than 5,000 people are as well. Densities of smaller towns and cities were calculated separately using US Census data.
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