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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population33,257
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens16%
Employed Population 16+14,029
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married45.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.5%
Median Earnings25+$31,883
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,033
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,761

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,034
% Above Poverty Level86.5%
% Below Poverty Level13.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.2%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone33.2%
Median Gross Rent$810
Median House Value$208,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)36.4%
German12.6%
English6.6%
Irish6.2%
Norwegian3.2%
Scottish2.5%
Italian2.1%
Swedish2%
French Except Basque1.8%
Polish0.7%
Danishn0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Ethiopian0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Russian0.4%
African0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Greek0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Wenatchee Almanac

CategoryValue
County Chelan County, Douglas County
Standard Zip Codes98801, 98802
P.O. Box Zip Codes98807
Phone Area Codes509
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude47.37
Approximate Longitude-120.35

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)

StationWENATCHEE
Distance0.6 miles
Jan Temp23 to 35 F
Apr Temp41 to 65 F
Jul Temp61 to 88 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip9.1 inches
StationWENATCHEE AP
Distance5.4 miles
Jan Temp22 to 34 F
Apr Temp40 to 63 F
Jul Temp60 to 87 F
Oct Temp40 to 62 F
Annual Precip8.5 inches
StationENTIAT FISH HATCHERY
Distance19.2 miles
Jan Temp18 to 34 F
Apr Temp35 to 63 F
Jul Temp52 to 86 F
Oct Temp35 to 63 F
Annual Precip12.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cashmere3,150$56,940
East Wenatchee13,589$57,921
Entiat1,243$53,068
Leavenworth2,147$57,083
Rock Island917$49,602
Waterville1,729$55,991

Wenatchee Public Libraries

North Central Regional Library
16 N COLUMBIA ST
Wenatchee, Washington
(509) 663-1117

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Wenatchee Hospitals

Central Washington Hospital
(Non-profit)
1201 South Miller Street
(509) 662-1511
Wenatchee Valley Hospital
(Proprietary)
820 N. Chelan Avenue
(509) 665-5850

Wenatchee Public Schools

Abraham Lincoln Elementary
1224 Methow St.
ZIP: 98801
(509) 663-5710
Primary
Total Enrollment 514
Chelan County Juvenile Detention Center
316 Washington St
ZIP: 98801
(509) 664-5552
Other
Total Enrollment 9
Columbia Elementary School
600 Alaska St
ZIP: 98801
(509) 662-7256
Primary
Total Enrollment 460
Foothills Middle School
1410 Maple St
ZIP: 98801
(509) 664-8961
Middle
Total Enrollment 608
John Newbery Elementary
850 Western
ZIP: 98801
(509) 664-8930
Primary
Total Enrollment 512
Lewis And Clark Elementary Sch
1130 Princeton
ZIP: 98801
(509) 663-5351
Primary
Total Enrollment 481
Mission View Elementary School
60 Terminal Avenue
ZIP: 98801
(509) 663-5851
Primary
Total Enrollment 543
Open Doors Wenatchee
233 N Chelan Ave
ZIP: 98801
(509) 663-3091
High
Total Enrollment 85
Orchard Middle School
1024 Orchard Ave
ZIP: 98801
(509) 662-7745
Middle
Total Enrollment 418
Pioneer Middle School
1620 Russell St
ZIP: 98801
(509) 663-7171
Middle
Total Enrollment 704
Skill Source
233 Chelan St
ZIP: 98801
(509) 663-3369
High
Total Enrollment 1
Special Education School
112 So. Elliott Street
ZIP: 98801
(509) 663-7117
Other
Total Enrollment 89
Sunnyslope Elementary School
3109 School Street
ZIP: 98801
(509) 662-8803
Primary
Total Enrollment 303
Valley Academy Of Learning
11 N Chelan Avenue
ZIP: 98801
(509) 662-6417
Other
Total Enrollment 195
Washington Elementary School
1401 Washington St.
ZIP: 98801
(509) 662-5504
Primary
Total Enrollment 615
Wenatchee High School
1101 Millerdale Ave
ZIP: 98801
(509) 663-8117
High
Total Enrollment 2195
Wenatchee Valley Technical Skills Center
327 E Penny Road Ste D
ZIP: 98801
(509) 662-8827
High
Westside High School
1510 Ninth
ZIP: 98801
(509) 663-7947
High
Total Enrollment 244

Wenatchee Private Schools

Cascade Christian Academy
600 N Western Ave
ZIP: 98801
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 143
Childrens Gate Montessori School
1425 Cherry St
ZIP: 98801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
St Joseph School-wenatchee
600 Saint Joseph Pl
ZIP: 98801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 110
St Paul's Lutheran School
312 Palouse St
ZIP: 98801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 88
The River Academy
650 Crawford Ave
ZIP: 98801
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 168
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