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East Wenatchee, Washington

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Welcome to East Wenatchee ...

The city of East Wenatchee is located on the Columbia River (central Washington state).

East Wenatchee is located in Douglas County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for East Wenatchee: E. Wenatchee

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, East Wenatchee has a population of 14,157 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of East Wenatchee.

The community of East Wenatchee is 850 feet [259 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

East Wenatchee lies within the (509) area code.

The ZIP code for East Wenatchee: 98802<4>

Websites for East Wenatchee ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, East Wenatchee had an population of 14,157 people. This is an increase of 7.33% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 145.91% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, East Wenatchee had a population of 13,190 people (or 34.32% of the total population of Douglas County). This makes East Wenatchee the county's most populous community.

The population of East Wenatchee represents 0.2% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 65th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 13,190 people, the population of East Wenatchee increased 129.11% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,757 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for East Wenatchee.

Communities near East Wenatchee ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near East Wenatchee.

  • Cashmere [Chelan County]
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    • Cashmere [Chelan County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of East Wenatchee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,160 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cashmere
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cashmere<6>
  • Rock Island [Douglas County]
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    • Rock Island [Douglas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of East Wenatchee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,310 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Island
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock Island<6>
  • Entiat [Chelan County]
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    • Entiat [Chelan County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of East Wenatchee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,287 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Entiat
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Entiat<6>
  • Waterville [Douglas County]
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    • Waterville [Douglas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of East Wenatchee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,197 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterville<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sunnyslope [Chelan County]
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      • Sunnyslope [Chelan County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northwest of East Wenatchee
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyslope have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyslope
    • Malaga [Chelan County]
    • Monitor [Chelan County]
    • Orondo [Douglas County]
    • Dryden [Chelan County]
    • Palisades [Douglas County]
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      • Palisades [Douglas County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of East Wenatchee
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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 East Wenatchee. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for East Wenatchee.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of East Wenatchee. 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 East Wenatchee.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around East Wenatchee. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for East Wenatchee.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for East Wenatchee ...

Looking for more information about East Wenatchee? 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 East Wenatchee, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for East Wenatchee.

Adding East Wenatchee to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of East Wenatchee 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 East Wenatchee was on a map titled Map of Washington (from Mobile Oil, 1949).

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

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About Douglas County

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Douglas, 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 East Wenatchee.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around East Wenatchee - 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 East Wenatchee). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether East Wenatchee 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- East Wenatchee) 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 East Wenatchee. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from East WenatcheeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Wenatchee. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.4164, Longitude: -120.2909    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






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