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Kittitas County

FACT SHEET

  • Name origin: Named for
  • Established: 1883 Nov 24
  • County seat: Ellensburg
  • County government website
  • Upcoming events (via WA-List’s events calendar)
  • Population (2010): 40,909 (Rank: 25 of 39)
  • Area (2010): 2,297.27 square miles (Rank: 8 of 39)
  • Density (2010): 17.8 people per square miles (Rank: 27 of 39)
  • Highest elevation: 7,960 feet, Mount Daniel. (This is the highpoint for both King and Kittitas counties.)

Cities and Towns Population Area Density Elevation Zip code
(sq miles) (pop/sq miles) (feet)
1. Ellensburg city 18,174 6.92 2,625.2 1,540 989**
2. Cle Elum city 1,872 3.82 490.1 1,980 98922
3. Kittitas city 1,381 0.76 1817.1 1,500 98934
4. Roslyn city 893 4.37 204.3 2,222 98941
5. South Cle Elum town 532 0.39 1364.1 2,100 98943

Additional facts

  • Cle Elum Lake (4,800 acres) and Kachess Lake (4,500 acres) are the 9th and 10th largest natural lakes in the state by surface area. They are at higher elevations than any other lakes among the ten largest natural lakes 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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