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Overview

Introduction to Wenatchee, Washington

Wenatchee, Washington, in Chelan county, is 57 miles N of Yakima, Washington (center to center) and 95 miles E of Seattle, Washington.

Wenatchee History

Wenatchee was once inhabited by Native American tribes. Fur traders of the Northwest Fur Company first entered present day Wenatchee city during 1811 to trade with the Indians. Throughout the 1800s, a number of white settlers arrived in this region. A Catholic priest named Father Respari began his missionary work in this area in 1863. The city was platted in September 1888 and incorporated on January 7, 1893.

Wenatchee and nearby Attractions

  • North Central Washington Museum
  • Wenatchee National Forest
  • Wenatchee Confluence State Park
  • Squilchuck State Park
  • Wenatchee Valley Museum

Things To Do In Wenatchee

Wenatchee offers opportunities for participating in recreational activities and different sports. You can enjoy snowmobiling and sledding at Squilchuck State Park and skiing at Mission Ridge. Leisure hours can also be spent at Apple Capital Recreational Loop Trail. The city is also home to the Wenatchee Youth Circus, which is known as the "Biggest Little Circus in the World." You can enjoy shopping at the Zitting Shopping Center and Valley North Mall.

Wenatchee Transportation

You can avail air transportation from Pangborn Memorial Airport.

Wenatchee Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are offered by Wenatchee Valley College, Central Washington University, and Yakima Valley Community College.

People

Total Population 32,950
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 15.2%
Employed Population 16+ 13,478
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 46.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.9%
Median Earnings25+ $31,076
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,282
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,105

Wealth

Median Family Income $56,561
% Above Poverty Level 86%
% Below Poverty Level 14%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5%
% Using Public Transportation 2.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.1%
Median Gross Rent $799
Median House Value $205,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 38%
US/American 0%
English 7%
Irish 6.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Wenatchee Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 57 miles N of Yakima, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 95 miles E of Seattle, Washington
County Chelan
Standard Zip Codes 98801, 98802
P.O. Box Zip Codes 98807
Phone Area Codes 509
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.423
Longitude -120.309

Wenatchee Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WENATCHEE
Distance 0.6 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
Station WENATCHEE AP
Distance 5.4 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 63 F
Jul Temp 60 to 87 F
Oct Temp 40 to 62 F
Annual Precip 8.5 inches
Station ENTIAT FISH HATCHERY
Distance 19.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 35 to 63 F
Jul Temp 52 to 86 F
Oct Temp 35 to 63 F
Annual Precip 12.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Appleyard (98801)

Grant Road Addition (98801)

Kenroy (98801)

Mission Square (98801)

Pearcot (98801)

Wenatchee Heights (98801)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cashmere 3,146 $59,186
East Wenatchee 13,473 $59,551
Entiat 1,190 $54,000
Leavenworth 2,227 $58,917
Rock Island 856 $47,969
Waterville 1,869 $48,654

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Wenatchee Hospitals

WENATCHEE VALLEY HOSPITAL
(Government - Federal)
820 NORTH CHELAN STREET
(509) 663-8711
Emergency Service: No

CENTRAL WASHINGTON HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
1201 SOUTH MILLER STREET
(509) 662-1511
Emergency Service: Yes

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Wenatchee High Schools

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WENATCHEE HIGH SCHOOL
1101 MILLERDALE AVE
509-663-8117
Serves 1,971 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.4

VOC SKILLS CENTER NORTH CENTRAL
327 E PENNY ROAD STE D
509-662-8827
A Vocational School
Serves 298 students.

WESTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL
1521 NINTH
509-663-7947
Serves 244 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

SPECIAL EDUCATION SCHOOL
112 SO. ELLIOTT STREET
509-663-7117
A Special Education School
Serves 118 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 29.5

SKILL SOURCE
233 CHELAN ST
509-663-3369
A Non-traditional School
Serves 82 students.

JUVENILE TRANSITION SCHOOL
316 WASHINGTON ST
509-664-5552
Serves 13 students.

Wenatchee Colleges

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