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Welcome to Chelan County ...

Time Zone: Chelan County lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Wenatchee is the Seat for Chelan County.

Chelan County was founded in 1899. Chelan was created by taking area from Okanogan and Kittitas Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2019, <1> Chelan had a population of 77,053 people. This is an increase of 6.35% since the last Census (which gave a population of 72,453 people in 2010).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Chelan represented 1.08% of the total population of Washington.

Below are some of the communities located in Chelan County:

Websites of Interest ...

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • At this time (Dec 2022), GenDisasters website is currently offline due to a hacker attack. Hopefully they will be back soon.

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2010 Census and the next count will be for the 2020 Census.
<2>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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