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

The community of Ellensburg is the Seat for Kittitas County.

Kittitas County was founded in 1883 and was created by taking area from YakimaCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Kittitas had a population of 39,532 people. This is an increase of 18.49% since the last Census (which gave a population of 33,362 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Kittitas represented 0.57% of the total population of Washington, making it the state's 25th most populous county (out of 39 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201040,915+22.64%+3.5% since 2009
200939,532+18.49%+0.97% since 2008
200839,151+17.35%+2% since 2007
200033,362The Last Census

More information can be found on the Kittitas County Census Page for Kittitas County.


Below are some of the communities located in Kittitas County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Kittitas County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Ellensburg   17,40915,41412.94% increase  
Cle Elum   1,9251,7559.69% increase  
Kittitas   1,1301,1052.26% increase  
Roslyn   9961,0172.06% decrease  
South Cle Elum   57645726.04% increase  

Websites for Kittitas County

Official Website:   www.co.kittitas.wa.us/

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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 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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