Wenatchee, WA Population

Population: 27,856. Estimated population in July 2020: 29,374 (+5.4% change)
Males: 13,615 (48.9%), Females: 14,241 (51.1%)

Chelan County

Zip codes: 98801.

Median resident age: 34.0 years
Median household income: $34,897
Median house value: $133,700

Races in Wenatchee:

  • White Non-Hispanic (74.7%)
  • Hispanic (21.5%)
  • Other race (14.0%)
  • Two or more races (2.5%)
  • American Indian (1.9%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (17.3%), English (11.7%), Irish (9.5%), United States (7.5%), Norwegian (4.2%), Swedish (3.2%).

Elevation: 780 feet

Land area: 6.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Wenatchee

  • High school or higher: 78.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 23.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.6%
  • Unemployed: 11.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wenatchee city

  • Never married: 23.5%
  • Now married: 55.8%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

13.5% Foreign born (11.7% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +5,531 (+24.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Wenatchee:

  • CENTRAL WASHINGTON HOSPITAL (1300 FULLER STREET/PO BOX 1887)
  • WENATCHEE VALLEY HOSPITAL (820 NORTH CHELAN STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Wenatchee:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wenatchee:

  • PANGBORN MEMORIAL (about 10 miles; WENATCHEE, WA; Abbreviation: EAT)
  • YAKIMA AIR TERMINAL/MCALLISTER FIELD (about 61 miles; YAKIMA, WA; Abbreviation: YKM)
  • GRANT CO INTL (about 72 miles; MOSES LAKE, WA; Abbreviation: MWH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Wenatchee:

Amtrak station:
WENATCHEE (FOOT OF KITTIAS ST.). Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Wenatchee:

  • WENATCHEE VALLEY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,074; Location: 1300 FIFTH ST; Public; Website: www.wvc.ctc.edu)
  • ACADEMY OF HAIR DESIGN (Full-time enrollment: 45; Location: 208 S WENATCHEE AVE; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Wenatchee:

  • CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 32 miles; ELLENSBURG, WA; Full-time enrollment: 7,420)
  • YAKIMA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 58 miles; YAKIMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,906)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON-SEATTLE CAMPUS (about 103 miles; SEATTLE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 32,742)
  • COLUMBIA BASIN COLLEGE (about 117 miles; PASCO, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,529)
  • PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY (about 127 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,265)
  • BELLEVUE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 127 miles; BELLEVUE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 7,013)
  • GREEN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 128 miles; AUBURN, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,568)

Schools

Public high schools in Wenatchee:

  • WENATCHEE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,971; Location: 1101 MILLERDALE AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • VOC SKILLS CENTER NORTH CENTRAL (Students: 298; Location: 327 E PENNY ROAD STE D; Grades: 10 – 12)
  • WESTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 244; Location: 1521 NINTH; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SKILL SOURCE (Students: 82; Location: 233 CHELAN ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Wenatchee:

  • CASCADE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 220; Location: 600 N WESTERN AVE; Grades: PK – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Wenatchee:

  • PIONEER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 629; Location: 1620 RUSSELL ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • FOOTHILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 575; Location: 1410 MAPLE ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • JOHN NEWBERY ELEMENTARY (Students: 528; Location: 850 WESTERN; Grades: PK – 05)
  • ORCHARD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 515; Location: 1024 ORCHARD AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MISSION VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 514; Location: 60 TERMINAL AVENUE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • ABRAHAM LINCOLN ELEMENTARY (Students: 497; Location: 1224 METHOW ST.; Grades: PK – 05)
  • WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 485; Location: 1401 WASHINGTON ST.; Grades: PK – 05)
  • COLUMBIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 475; Location: 600 ALASKA ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • LEWIS AND CLARK ELEMENTARY SCH (Students: 411; Location: 1130 PRINCETON; Grades: PK – 05)
  • SUNNYSLOPE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 272; Location: 3109 SCHOOL STREET; Grades: PK – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Wenatchee:

  • ST PAUL’S LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 277; Location: 312 PALOUSE ST PO BOX 2219; Grades: PK – 5)
  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL-WENATCHEE (Students: 172; Location: 600 ST JOSEPHS PLACE; Grades: PK – 5)
  • CHILDREN’S GATE MONTESSORI SCH (Students: 19; Location: P.O. BOX 4025; Grades: PK – KG)
  • WENATCHEE CHRISTIAN ACAD (Students: 11; Location: 2526 CORDELL ST; Grades: 3 – 10)

Libraries

Library in Wenatchee:

  • NORTH CENTRAL REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $6,407,986; Location: 238 OLDS STATION RD; 709,341 books; 27,452 audio materials; 79,192 video materials; 1,236 serial subscriptions)