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Ellensburg is a city in Kittitas County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Mary Ellen Shoudy, wife of founder.
The latitude of Ellensburg is 46.996N. The longitude is -120.546W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,542 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 16,257.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ellensburg 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 98926 ZIP code.
21% of Ellensburg residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ellensburg ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ellensburg was $13,662, compared with $21,587 nationally.
32% of Ellensburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Ellensburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $461. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $883.
Libraries in Ellensburg include Ellensburg Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Ellensburg include Daily Record
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KNWR.
Kittitas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ellensburg political report.
The average commute time for Ellensburg workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Ellensburg between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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