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Chelan is a city in Chelan County, in the Wenatchee metro area.
The community was named for Lake Chelan, which was named for an Indian term for "deep water."
The latitude of Chelan is 47.841N. The longitude is -120.015W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,129 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,563.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Chelan demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Chelan County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 98816 ZIP code.
16% of Chelan residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chelan ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chelan was $16,511, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Chelan residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Chelan, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $464. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,125.
Libraries in Chelan include Chelan Community Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Chelan include Lake Chelan Mirror
Chelan County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Chelan political report.
The average commute time for Chelan workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Chelan include Best Western Lakeside Lodge.
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