Roslyn, Washington

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Roslyn, Washington

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High Points

Roslyn strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Washington):

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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 9% Roslyn Affordability of Property Taxes
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Roslyn Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Roslyn, Washington

Comparing Roslyn to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Washington (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Male Share of the Population 7 5
Senior Citizens 7 8
Racial Diversity 6 2
Female Share of the Population 4 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 2
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 7
Median Family Income 7 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
People Above Poverty 5 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 5
Working at Home 5 3
Short Commute Times 4 4
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
People Living Alone 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 10
Affordability of Rents 2 4
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Roslyn Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 48 miles NW of Yakima, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 68 miles E of Seattle, Washington
County Kittitas
P.O. Box Zip Codes 98941
Phone Area Codes 509
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.223
Longitude -120.991

Roslyn Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station CLE ELUM
Distance 3.4 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 36 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 53 to 80 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 22.8 inches
Distance 34.4 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 35 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 61 to 88 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 9.1 inches
Distance 35.5 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 30 F
Apr Temp 28 to 42 F
Jul Temp 45 to 65 F
Oct Temp 34 to 48 F
Annual Precip 82.8 inches
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Roslyn Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,017 100%
Male 498 49%
Female 519 51%
Under 18 223 21.9%
18+ 794 78.1%
65+ 183 18%
Median Age 42.3
Average Family Size 2.89
White 975 95.9%
African-American 8 0.8%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 14 1.4%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 16 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 14 1.4%

Estimated Roslyn Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 994
Growth -23
Growth % -2.3%

Roslyn Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 17.9%
English 15.9%
Irish 10.3%
Norwegian 7.1%
US/American 6.6%
Croatian 5.7%
Scotch-Irish 5.7%
Italian 5.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.8%
Scottish 2.9%
French (except Basque) 2.3%
Czech 2.3%
Yugoslavian 1.5%
European 1.4%
Austrian 1.3%
Polish 1%
Finnish 0.9%
Dutch 0.9%
Pennsylvania German 0.6%
Lebanese 0.6%
French Canadian 0.5%
Swedish 0.5%
African 0.5%
Basque 0.5%
Swiss 0.5%
Slovak 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Australian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Roslyn, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Rocklyn (98941)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Roslyn 1,017 $45,179
Cle Elum 1,755 $39,000
South Cle Elum 457 $53,750
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