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Chelan County, WA&

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0.82% growth
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1.89% growth
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2.2% growth
Median Property Value
-0.61% decline


The economy of Chelan County, WA employs 33,140 people. The economy of Chelan County, WA is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Utilities; and Wholesale trade, which employ respectively 8.93; 2.76; and 1.74 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Chelan County, WA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (4,283), Retail trade (3,997), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting (3,989), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,208), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($52,220), and Transportation & Warehousing ($39,297).

Median household income in Chelan County, WA is $51,837. Males in Chelan County, WA have an average income that is 1.55 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,857. The income inequality of Chelan County, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.45 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Chelan County, WA. In Chelan County, WA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 118 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,553. Yakima County, WA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Washington.


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Chelan County, WA is home to a population of 74,267 people, from which 92.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Chelan County, WA is composed of 51,217 White residents (69%), 20,199 Hispanic residents (27.2%), 1,148 Two+ residents (1.55%), 699 Native residents (0.94%), and 591 Asian residents (0.8%). The most common foreign languages in Chelan County, WA are Spanish (16,040 speakers), German (172 speakers), and Russian (166 speakers), but compared to other places, Chelan County, WA has a relative high number of Spanish (16,040 speakers), Russian (166 speakers), and German (172 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Chelan County, WA awarded 1,379 degrees. The student population of Chelan County, WA is skewed towards females, with 486 male students and 893 female students. Most students in Chelan County, WA are White (683 and 49.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (567 and 41.1%), Unknown (58 and 4.21%), and Two or more races (31 and 2.25%). The largest universities in Chelan County, WA by number of graduates are Wenatchee Valley College (1,337 and 97%), Beauty Academy (42 and 3.05%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Chelan County, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (467 and 33.9%), Registered Nursing (56 and 4.06%), and Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping (24 and 1.74%). The median tuition costs in Chelan County, WA are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Chelan County, WA is $246,300, which is 1.27 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $247,800 to $246,300, a -0.61% increase. The homeownership rate of Chelan County, WA is 65.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Chelan County, WA have an average commute time of 17.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Chelan County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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