Wenatchee, WA

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2022 Population
35,365
0.795% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.4
3.41% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.8%
11.3% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$66,143
9.72% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$352,200
18.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
16,334
0.0612% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Wenatchee, WA had a population of 35.4k people with a median age of 36.4 and a median household income of $66,143. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wenatchee, WA grew from 35,086 to 35,365, a 0.795% increase and its median household income grew from $60,285 to $66,143, a 9.72% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wenatchee, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (59.8%), Other (Hispanic) (21.5%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7.78%), White (Hispanic) (4.04%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.82%).

None of the households in Wenatchee, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

91.5% of the residents in Wenatchee, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wenatchee, WA are Wenatchee Valley College (926 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Wenatchee, WA was $352,200, and the homeownership rate was 54.4%.

Most people in Wenatchee, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Wenatchee, WA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Wenatchee, WA is home to a population of 35.4k people, from which 91.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 13.4% of Wenatchee, WA residents were born outside of the country (4.75k people).

In 2022, there were 2.78 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.2k people) in Wenatchee, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.62k Other (Hispanic) and 2.75k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

91.5%
2022 Citizenship
91.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 91.5% of Wenatchee, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Wenatchee, WA was 91.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wenatchee, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    21.2k ± 973
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    7.62k ± 1.14k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    2.75k ± 859
33.7%
Hispanic Population
11.9k people

In 2022, there were 2.78 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.2k people) in Wenatchee, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.62k Other (Hispanic) and 2.75k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

33.7% of the people in Wenatchee, WA are hispanic (11.9k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Wenatchee, WA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    244,390 ± 11,943 people
  2. India
    101,527 ± 7,771 people
  3. China
    86,360 ± 7,174 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 244,390 Washington residents, followed by India with 101,527 and China with 86,360.

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Foreign-Born Population

13.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.75k people
13.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.71k people

As of 2022, 13.4% of Wenatchee, WA residents (4.75k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wenatchee, WA was 13.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    775 ± 212
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    300 ± 122
  3. Korea
    114 ± 60

Wenatchee, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wenatchee, WA employs 16.3k people. The largest industries in Wenatchee, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,940 people), Retail Trade (1,821 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,533 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($114,485), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,787), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,234).

Males in Washington have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $73,054. The income inequality in Washington (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

16.3k
2022 Value
± 1,099
−0.0612%
1 Year decline
± 9.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wenatchee, WA declined at a rate of −0.0612%, from 16.3k employees to 16.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wenatchee, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,507 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,409 people), and Management Occupations (1,300 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wenatchee, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

16.3k
2022 Value
± 1,099
−0.0612%
1 Year decline
± 9.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wenatchee, WA declined at a rate of −0.0612%, from 16.3k employees to 16.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wenatchee, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,940 people), Retail Trade (1,821 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,533 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wenatchee, WA, though some of these residents may live in Wenatchee, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,178
Median earning men ± $2,814
$36,492
Median earning women ± $3,559

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($92,733), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($65,755), and Information ($62,417).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($51,184), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($45,109), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,524).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.62%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.58M people employed in Washington. This represents a 3.62% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.3%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Washington.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (38.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.97%).

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing the state of Washington. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Washington

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Patty Murray
Senator from Washington3
Assumed office on January 3, 1993
Maria Cantwell
Senator from Washington1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing Washington.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Washington over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Washington

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Washington have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Wenatchee, WA awarded 926 degrees. The student population of Wenatchee, WA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 916 male students and 1,613 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wenatchee, WA are White (417 and 45.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (390 and 42.3%), Two or More Races (39 and 4.23%), and Unknown (37 and 4.01%).

The largest universities in Wenatchee, WA by number of degrees awarded are Wenatchee Valley College (926 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Wenatchee, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (505 and 54.5%), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (100 and 10.8%), and Registered Nursing (70 and 7.56%).

The median tuition cost in Wenatchee, WA for a public four year colleges is $4,458 for in-state students and $4,948 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,529 students enrolled in Wenatchee, WA, 36.2% men and 63.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 1,063 records, of which 64.9% were women and 35.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 505 degrees awarded
  2. 52 degrees awarded
  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Wenatchee, WA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 505 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Wenatchee, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
926 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Wenatchee Valley College with 926 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 321 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wenatchee, WA, which is 0.531 times less than the 605 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 417 degrees mean that there were 1.07 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 390 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($4,458) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($510) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($930) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.975% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.954% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.41M), Some college (1.4M), and Bachelors Degree (1.33M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wenatchee, WA was $352,200 in 2022, which is 1.25 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $296,800 to $352,200, a 18.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Wenatchee, WA is 54.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wenatchee, WA have an average commute time of 16.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wenatchee, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wenatchee, WA is $66,143. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Wenatchee, WA was Census Tract 9607 with a value of $124,837, followed by Census Tract 9608.01 and Census Tract 9612, with respective values of $100,323 and $95,746.

Property

$352,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$18,554
$7,579
Median Property Taxes
±$653

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wenatchee, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Wenatchee, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

54.4%
Homeownership
2022
67.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 54.4% of the housing units in Wenatchee, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 54%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9607
  2. Census Tract 9608.01
  3. Census Tract 9612

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wenatchee, WA was Census Tract 9607 with a value of $124,837, followed by Census Tract 9608.01 and Census Tract 9612, with respective values of $100,323 and $95,746.

The following map shows all of the places in Wenatchee, WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$66,143
Median Household Income
± $3,993
13.9k
Number of Households
± 947

In 2022, the median household income of the 13.9k households in Wenatchee, WA grew to $66,143 from the previous year's value of $60,285.

The following chart displays the households in Wenatchee, WA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wenatchee, WA is from Washington.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in Washington
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Washington

In 2022, the income inequality in Washington was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.4%)
  2. Carpooled (7.85%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.6%)

In 2022, 79.4% of workers in Wenatchee, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.85%) and those who worked at home (5.6%).

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Commute Time

16.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wenatchee, WA have a shorter commute time (16.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.41% of the workforce in Wenatchee, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Wenatchee, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wenatchee, WA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wenatchee, WA (4.1k out of 34.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wenatchee, WA is Hispanic, followed by Other and White.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

90% of the population of Wenatchee, WA has health coverage, with 38.7% on employee plans, 25.8% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 2.42% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Chelan County, WA see 867 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.73% increase from the previous year (820 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1193 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 220 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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867 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Chelan County, WA

Primary care physicians in Chelan County, WA see an average of 867 patients per year. This represents a 5.73% increase from the previous year (820 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Chelan County, WA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26% under 18 years, 22.1% between 18 and 34 years, 34.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.97%
Uninsured
38.7%
Employer Coverage
25.8%
Medicaid
12.7%
Medicare
10.4%
Non-Group
2.42%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wenatchee, WA grew by 5% from 9.49% to 9.97%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wenatchee, WA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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