Economic Outlook

Civilian Labor Force

In 2017, over 96% of the labor force aged 16 years and older were employed in Ellensburg, WA. The unemployment rate was under 4% and 34% of the population was living below the poverty line.


The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ellensburg, WA, are Management, Business, Science, & Arts occupations. This report illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents in the city.

Type of Workers

For fiscal year 2017 the largest class of workers in Ellensburg, WA were paid in salary and private wages, followed by government and self-employment.


The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ellensburg, WA, are Educational Services, Healthcare & Social Assistance. This report shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents in the city.

Income and Benefits

Households in Ellensburg, WA have a median annual income of $36k and a Per Capita Income of $20k. The majority of the populations makes less than 10k annually.

Income and Benefits

The highest amount of benefits earned in the City of Ellensburg, WA came from social security income. The average amount was $17,000.


In Ellensburg, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k-$300k range. In 2017, the median property value was $216k.