Census 2010: Washington › Chelan County

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(Mapping 100 largest census tracts, by 2010 population.)

Chelan County

Square miles: 2,993.9 Population per sq. mile: 24.8

  • 2010 population: 72,453
  • 2000 population: 66,616
  • Total change: 5,837 (8.8%)

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2010 population by race/ethnicity

Diversity Index: 45.4%
The USA TODAY Diversity Index represents the probability that two people from this area will have different ethnic backgrounds. A higher number reflects a more ethnically diverse population.

Age breakdown Median: 39.3 years old

Chelan County population

Race/ethnicity2010 population2010 percentage2000 population2000 percentage2000-2010 change
American Indian/Alaska Native7001.0%6611.0%5.9%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander1000.1%770.1%29.9%
Other race11,35515.7%8,12112.2%39.8%
Two or more races1,9902.7%1,4232.1%39.8%
*Hispanic origin18,71325.8%12,83119.3%45.8%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Ages 0-17

Population: 18,063 (24.9%)

Diversity Index: 73.4%

Ages 18+

Population: 54,390 (75.1%)

Diversity Index: 52.1%

Race/ethnicityAges 0-17% of 0-17 totalAges 18+% of 18+ total
American Indian/Alaska Native1911.1%5090.9%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander260.1%740.1%
Other race4,50424.9%6,85112.6%
Two or more races8975.0%1,0932.0%
*Hispanic origin7,63142.2%11,08220.4%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Population36,130 (49.9%)
Median age38.1
Population36,323 (50.1%)
Median age40.5
Age breakdown by gender
AgePopulation% of totalMale% of male totalFemale% of female total
Under 109,77913.5%5,09414.1%4,68512.9%
10 to 19 years10,27414.2%5,22214.5%5,05213.9%
20 to 29 years8,56911.8%4,46812.4%4,10111.3%
30 to 39 years8,18011.3%4,06211.2%4,11811.3%
40 to 49 years9,32512.9%4,63812.8%4,68712.9%
50 to 59 years10,73714.8%5,32614.7%5,41114.9%
60 to 69 years7,65110.6%3,79310.5%3,85810.6%
70 to 79 years4,5436.3%2,1996.1%2,3446.5%
80 and older3,3954.7%1,3283.7%2,0675.7%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Household types
Families 2010
Avg. size 3.1
Households 18,795 (67.5%)
Non-families 2010
Avg. size 2.6
Households 9,032 (32.5%)
Family composition
Households ‡ 2010 % of households % of families
Husband-wife family, without children 8,939 32.1% ...
Husband-wife family, with children under 18 years 5,722 20.6% ...
Single male, no children (with other family) 673 2.4% ...
Single male, with children under 18 years 769 2.8% ...
Single female, no children (with other family) 1,026 3.7% ...
Single female, with children under 18 years 1,666 6.0% ...
Single male living alone 3,275 11.8% n/a
Single female living alone 4,034 14.5% n/a
Other non-family households (ex.: roommates) 1,723 6.2% n/a
Total 27,827 100% n/a
Family households 18,795 67.5% 100%
Families with children under 18 years 8,157 29.3% ...
Non-family households 9,032 32.5% n/a
All households with individuals 65 years and over 7,990 28.7% n/a

‡ United States Census Bureau definitions:

Household — A household includes all of the people who occupy a housing unit. People not living in households are classified as living in group quarters. (Ex: college residence halls, skilled-nursing facilities, military barracks, …)
Family — A family includes a householder and one or more people living in the same household who are related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption.
Non-family Household — A householder living alone or with nonrelatives only.

Note: Family households and husband-wife-couple families do not include same-sex married couples even if the marriage was performed in a state issuing marriage certificates for same-sex couples. Same-sex-couple households are included in the family households category if there is at least one additional person related to the householder by birth or adoption. Same-sex-couple households with no relatives of the householder present are tabulated in nonfamily households.

Housing Units
Avg. household size2.6
Avg. household size2.5
Vacancy Rate2010
Owner-occupied properties2.6%
Renter-occupied properties6.9%
Overall vacancy rate21.5%
Housing Units2010% of total
Vacant7,638 21.5%
For rent7592.1%
Rented, but unoccupied1180.3%
For sale4711.3%
Sold, but unoccupied650.2%
Seasonal use only5,45415.4%
Other vacant units7712.2%

Credits: Ryan Pitts, Mike Tigas Special thanks: USA Today Census team