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Welcome to Kittitas ...

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

The pronunciation of Kittitas: KIT-it-tass<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Kittitas, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1925.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Kittitas has a population of 1,497 people<3> (see below for details).

Kittitas is 1,650 feet [503 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The ZIP code for Kittitas: 98934<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Kittitas had an population of 1,497 people. This is an increase of 8.4% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 35.48% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kittitas had a population of 1,381 people. This makes Kittitas the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Kittitas represents 0.02% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 182nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,381 people, the population of Kittitas increased 24.98% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,105 people).

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

Communities near Kittitas ...

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

  • Ellensburg
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
  • Thorp
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Hillside Siding
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillside Siding
    • Hillside Siding is located in Kittitas County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Hillside Siding
  • Vantage
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the east)
  • Liberty
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
    • Liberty is located in Kittitas County
    • Former names for Liberty:
    • Meaghersville
    • Williams Creek
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Liberty
  • Naches
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest)
  • Eschbach
    (23 miles [37 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eschbach have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eschbach
    • Eschbach is located in Yakima County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Eschbach
  • Selah
    (23 miles [37 km] to the south)
  • Wanapum Village
    (23 miles [37 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wanapum Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wanapum Village
    • Wanapum Village is located in Grant County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Wanapum Village
  • Gleed
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the south)

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kittitas. See our Newspapers Page for Kittitas.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kittitas ...

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

Adding Kittitas to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Kittitas was on a map titled Auto Trails Map - Washington and Oregon (from Rand McNally, 1925).

We also found Kittitas on a map titled Mobile Oil Map of Washington (1949).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Kittitas.

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

The official website for Kittitas County:

The official website for State of Washington:

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>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Kittitas. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Kittitas.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kittitas - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Kittitas). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Kittitas or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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