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Cle Elum means "swift water" and its origins come from the Kittitas tribe, whose members resided here and relied on the nearby Yakima River. Originally the name of the city was Clealum. In 1908, Clealum was altered to Cle Elum. Population: 1,874

Geography

According to the 2000 United States Census Bureau, the city originally had a total area of 1.5 sq mi. However, as part of the Development Agreement with the Suncadia Master Planned Resort, the city annexed the Bullfrog Sub-Area, which were lands comprising an area of 1.72 sq mi. Therefore, as of 2006, the City of Cle Elum had a total land area of 3.22 sq mi. Also, Cle Elum is a neighbor town to Roslyn, Washington.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,755 people, 792 households, and 448 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,182.8 people per square mile. There were 956 housing units at an average density of 644.3 square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 95.16% White, 0.51% African American, 1.03% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.85% from other races, and 1.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.36% of the population. There were 792 households out of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.1% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.4% were non-families. 35.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.87. In the city the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.3 males.


Birding Tours:

Troutwater at Suncadia

Hunting:

Red's Fly Shop

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