Population Characteristics

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ellensburg, WA was 23. The highest age distribution is between 20-24 years old, followed by 15-18 year olds. 

Race & Ethnicity

The following chart displays 7 races and ethnicities represented in Ellensburg, WA as a share of the total population. 


The majority of the population were enrolled in college. As of 2017, 92% of the population in Ellensburg, WA had graduated from high school, while 41% had attained a bachelors degree or higher.

Global Diversity

This chart identifies the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents residing within Ellensburg, WA. In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents was in the region of Asia, followed by Latin America.

Commuter Transportation

This report shows the most commonly used mode of transportation within Ellensburg, WA and the average commute time. In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers was driving alone.

Health Care Coverage

The following report shows health insurance coverage for residents in Ellensburg, WA. In 2017, 89% of the population had health insurance, with the majority having private health insurance.

Housing Characteristics

In 2017 there were a total of 7,787 thousand households in Ellensburg, WA with an average family size of 2 people per household. In 2017 there were more renters than homeowners with 67%.