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Wenatchee is a city in Chelan County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from an Indian term for "river flowing from canyon."

The latitude of Wenatchee is 47.423N. The longitude is -120.309W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 666 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 28,636.


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Median household income
Local
$34,897
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wenatchee demographic reports
Wenatchee is on the Columbia River.
In 1931, aviators Hugh Herndon and Clyde Pangborn made the first transpacific flight from Japan to the U.S., taking off in Misawa, Japan, and making a belly landing here.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 104. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.6 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Washington State Apple Blossom Festival - April 26-May 6, 2007
  • Northwest Mariachi Festival - March 15, 2007
  • Washington State Apple Harvest Festival - Sept. 22, 2007
  • Winter Flake Festival - Dec. 2, 2007
Dates often change. Check Wenatchee web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Wenatchee Valley Symphony
Historic sites and museums: North Central Washington Museum
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.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 93

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Wenatchee 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 98801 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

17% of Wenatchee residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wenatchee ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wenatchee was $19,498, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

23% of Wenatchee residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Wenatchee, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $488.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,094.


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

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Newspapers in Wenatchee include Wenatchee World

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Politics

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Wenatchee workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Wenatchee between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Wenatchee include Best Western, Comfort Inn, Holiday Inn Express, La Quinta Inn and Suites, Red Lion Hotel, Super 8 Wenatchee, Travelodge, Westcoast Wenatchee Center Hotel.

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