Kittitas County is located in central Washington. The County Seat is Ellensburg and the largest city is Ellensburg. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.kittitas.wa.us. The 2014 population estimate is 42,522 and the 2010 census population was 40,909. The land area is 2,297.27 square miles and there are 17.8 persons per square mile.
92.2% of the population is White, 1.1% is Black or African American, 8.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.2% is Asian, 1.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 3% is two or more races. 91.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 33.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $244,700, there are 16,538 households, an average of 2.35 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,796, the median household income is $42,982, and 22.6% of the persons in Kittitas County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,320. Retail sales (in $1000) were $472,728, and sales per capita were $12,316. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27.1%.
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