Chelan County is located in north-central Washington. The County Seat is Wenatchee and the largest city is Wenatchee. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.chelan.wa.us . The 2014 population estimate is 74,588 and the 2010 census population was 72,456. The land area is 2,920.53 square miles and there are 24.8 persons per square mile.
93.9% of the population is White, 0.9% is Black or African American, 27.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.1% is Asian, 1.8% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.1% is two or more races. 83.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 23.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $254,500, there are 27,220 households, an average of 2.63 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,893, the median household income is $51,354, and 13.2% of the persons in Chelan County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 6,833. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,022,020, and sales per capita were $14,460. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25.8%.
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