Kittitas County

Kittitas County, Washington

205 W 5th Ave Rm 108
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone: (509) 962-7508
Fax: (509) 962-7679

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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    EDT - A statement posted by the Kittitas County Sheriff office on ( its Facebook page  said one of the officers - a deputy - involved in the shooting at Kittitas County, Washington, "was pronounced dead at Kittitas Valley Hospital."
    Sky Lanterns have also been banned in Kittitas County, Washington due to fire concerns on 20 June 2013.
    I'm proud to be endorsed by the Washington State Farm Bureau, the Farm Bureaus in Chelan, Douglas, and Kittitas Counties, the majority of the mayors in Central Washington, many city councilmembers and County Commissioners, and the Sheriffs of Chelan, Douglas, and Kittitas County. I take those relationships seriously and listen to local leaders and voters.
    The fastest-growing counties in Washington during that time period were Kittitas County (1.8 percent), Snohomish County (1.8 percent), Clark County (1.7 percent), King County (1.6 percent) and Pierce County (1.4 percent).
    The former search-and-rescue coordinator for Kittitas County Sheriff's Department in Ellensburg, Wash., received Boats & Blinds honorable mention for the Beaver Hut.
    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.
    To the Editor: On August 5, 1994, a northern spotted owl, Strix occidentalis caurina, was found dead in Kittitas County, Washington, USA (1).
    Making the Grade: Plucky Schoolmarms of Kittitas Country collects the first-person testimonies of thirteen Kittitas County schoolmarms who served from 1914 to 1942.
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    The order covers supply and commissioning of additional V80-2.0 MW wind turbines for expanding the existing 229 MW Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility in Ellensburg, Kittitas County.