Kittitas County

Kittitas County, Washington

205 W 5th Ave Rm 108
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone: (509) 962-7508
Fax: (509) 962-7679
www.co.kittitas.wa.us

In central WA, southeast of Tacoma; organized Nov 2, 1883 (prior to statehood) from Yakima County. Name Origin: Probably from a subtribal name of the Yakima Indians. Meaning uncertain, with 'shoal people' most appropriate, but 'land of bread' has also been suggested, as has 'gray gravel bank,' said to refer to a gravel bank on a river shoal

Area (sq mi):: 2333.11 (land 2297.19; water 35.93) Population per square mile: 16.00
Population 2005: 36,841 State rank: 25 Population change: 2000-20005 10.40%; 1990-2000 24.80% Population 2000: 33,362 (White 89.40%; Black or African American 0.70%; Hispanic or Latino 5.00%; Asian 2.20%; Other 5.30%). Foreign born: 5.30%. Median age: 31.40
Income 2000: per capita $18,928; median household $32,546; Population below poverty level: 19.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,028-$24,048
Unemployment (2004): 6.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.00% Median travel time to work: 22.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 16.10%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Ellensburg County seat (16,385)

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    Should the successful bidder fail to enter into such contract and furnish satisfactory performance bond within the time stated in the specifications, the bid proposal deposit shall be forfeited to the Kittitas County Public Works.
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    The former search-and-rescue coordinator for Kittitas County Sheriff's Department in Ellensburg, Wash.
    A company that won a bid to start trucking a bulk of Seattle's food and yard waste east of the Cascade Mountains in April still hasn't told city officials where that plant will be located, but is looking outside Kittitas County after facing neighborhood opposition.
    Two young boys died Friday in a house fire in this small Cascade foothills town despite efforts to save them by their mother, police and fire crews, a Kittitas County fire official said.
    Making the Grade: Plucky Schoolmarms of Kittitas Country collects the first-person testimonies of thirteen Kittitas County schoolmarms who served from 1914 to 1942.
    3 million in Kittitas County during the year it is being built.
    0 MW wind turbines for expanding the existing 229 MW Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility in Ellensburg, Kittitas County.
    Desert Claim Wind Power has asked the state of Washington to recommend approval of its wind farm in Kittitas County that could power nearly 55,000 homes.
    The RFP is for the design and construction of the facility in Kittitas County.
    The rent is on a sliding scale based on production, and there's readily available business expertise in the form of Economic Development Group of Kittitas County executive director Debbie Strand.
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