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Cle Elum is a city in Kittitas County, in the Ellensburg metro area.
The community name derives from Indian term for "swift water"
The latitude of Cle Elum is 47.195N. The longitude is -120.938W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,913 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,792.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Cle Elum demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kittitas 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 98943 ZIP code.
21% of Cle Elum residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cle Elum ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cle Elum was $16,620, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Cle Elum residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Cle Elum, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $347. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $887.
Libraries in Cle Elum include Cle Elum (Carpenter Memorial) Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Cle Elum include Northern Kittias County Tribune
Kittitas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cle Elum political report.
The average commute time for Cle Elum workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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