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Welcome to Ellensburg ...

The city of Ellensburg is located in Kittitas County<1> and is the County Seat for Kittitas County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ellensburg has a population of 21,080 people<2> (see below for details).

Ellensburg was established in 1883.

The community of Ellensburg is 1,560 feet [475 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The ZIP code for Ellensburg: 98926<4>

Websites for Ellensburg ...

Official Website: www.ci.ellensburg.wa.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ellensburg had an population of 21,080 people. This is an increase of 15.99% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 36.76% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ellensburg had a population of 18,174 people (which is 44.42% of the total population of Kittitas County). This makes Ellensburg the county's most populous community.

The population of Ellensburg represents 0.27% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 53rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 18,174 people, the population of Ellensburg increased 17.91% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 15,414 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Ellensburg.

Communities near Ellensburg ...

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

  • Kittitas [Kittitas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kittitas
    • Kittitas [Kittitas County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Ellensburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,521 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kittitas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kittitas<6>
  • Naches [Yakima County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naches
    • Naches [Yakima County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Ellensburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 841 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naches
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Naches<6>
  • Thorp [Kittitas County]
  • Hillside Siding [Kittitas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillside Siding
    • Hillside Siding [Kittitas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Ellensburg
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside Siding
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Liberty [Kittitas County]
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      • Liberty [Kittitas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Ellensburg
      • Former names for Liberty:
      • Meaghersville
      • Williams Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Teanaway [Kittitas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teanaway
      • Teanaway [Kittitas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Ellensburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teanaway have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teanaway
    • Cle Elum [Kittitas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cle Elum
      • Cle Elum [Kittitas County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Ellensburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,098 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cle Elum
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cle Elum<6>
    • South Cle Elum [Kittitas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Cle Elum
      • South Cle Elum [Kittitas County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Ellensburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 565 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Cle Elum
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Cle Elum<6>
    • Tieton [Yakima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tieton
      • Tieton [Yakima County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Ellensburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,316 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tieton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tieton<6>
    • Cowiche [Yakima County]

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 Ellensburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ellensburg.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ellensburg. Our list includes 23 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Ellensburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ellensburg ...

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

Adding Ellensburg to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ellensburg 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 Ellensburg was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Kittitas County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Ellensburg: www.ci.ellensburg.wa.us/

The official website for Kittitas County: www.co.kittitas.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

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 Ellensburg.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ellensburg - 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 Ellensburg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ellensburg 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Ellensburg) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ellensburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from EllensburgOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ellensburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.9997, Longitude: -120.5490    
<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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