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Cle Elum, Washington

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Welcome to Cle Elum ...

The city of Cle Elum is located in Kittitas County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Cle Elum has a population of 2,035 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Cle Elum.

Cle Elum is 1,910 feet [582 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Cle Elum lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The ZIP code for Cle Elum: 98922<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cle Elum had an population of 2,035 people. This is an increase of 8.71% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.95% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cle Elum had a population of 1,872 people. This makes Cle Elum the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Cle Elum represents 0.03% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 163rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,872 people, the population of Cle Elum increased 6.67% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,755 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Cle Elum.

Communities near Cle Elum ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Cle Elum.

  • Teanaway [Kittitas County]
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    • Teanaway [Kittitas County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Cle Elum
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teanaway have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Nelson [Kittitas County]
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    • Nelson [Kittitas County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Cle Elum
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nelson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Ronald [Kittitas County]
  • Pine Glen [Kittitas County]
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    • Pine Glen [Kittitas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Cle Elum
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Easton [Kittitas County]
    • Liberty [Kittitas County]
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      • Liberty [Kittitas County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Cle Elum
      • Former names for Liberty:
      • Meaghersville
      • Williams Creek
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    • Cabin Creek [Kittitas County]
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      • Cabin Creek [Kittitas County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Cle Elum
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    • Thorp [Kittitas County]
    • Martin [Kittitas County]
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      • Martin [Kittitas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Cle Elum
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ellensburg [Kittitas County]
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      • Ellensburg [Kittitas County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Cle Elum
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,576 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellensburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellensburg<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cle Elum. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cle Elum.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cle Elum. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cle Elum.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cle Elum. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Cle Elum.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cle Elum ...

Looking for more information about Cle Elum? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Cle Elum, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cle Elum.

Adding Cle Elum to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Cle Elum in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Cle Elum was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Cle Elum on a map titled Auto Trails Map of Washington (1925).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Cle Elum on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Washington

About Kittitas County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cle Elum. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Kittitas, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cle Elum.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cle Elum - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Cle Elum). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Cle Elum or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cle Elum) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cle Elum. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cle ElumOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cle Elum. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.1957, Longitude: -120.9363    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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