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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.


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Median household income
Local
$20,034
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ellensburg demographic reports
Ellensburg is in the Kittitas Valley.
Former and merged names include:
· Robber's Roost
A trading post established here in 1870 was called "Robber's Roost."
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 28. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.8 per 1,000 people.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation listed the community as one of its Dozen Distinctive Destinations in 2007.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering - Feb. 16-18, 2007
  • Kittitas County Fair - Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 2007
  • Ware Fair - Dec. 2-4, 2007
  • Jazz in the Valley - July 27-29, 2007
  • Film Festival - Oct. 4-7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Ellensburg web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Ginkgo/Wanapum State Park, Olmstead Place State Park
Historic sites and museums: Kittitas County Museum
Colleges and universities: Central Washington University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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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.


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Libraries in Ellensburg include Ellensburg Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Ellensburg include Daily Record

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KNWR.

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Kittitas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ellensburg political report.

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Traffic

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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Hotels in Ellensburg include Best Western Lincoln Inn Suite, Days Inn, Ellensburg Comfort Inn, Ellensburg Inn, Super 8.

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