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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Chelan County is located in Washington with a population of 75,138. Living in Chelan County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Chelan County there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Chelan County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Chelan County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$256,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$830
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Chelan County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    111.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    52.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    46.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    359.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,892.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    140.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Chelan County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,975
National
$55,322

Chelan County Reviews

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This area is so very natural beautiful Lake Chelan formed gradually over millions of years with the rise of the Cascade Mountains. Today about 100 glaciers are liberally sprinkled on the peaks draining into Lake Chelan. These glaciers store water through the summer, which helps irrigate the productive fruit orchards in the lowlands Native Americans probably inhabited the lower Lake Chelan Valley for thousands of years prior to its “discovery” by pioneer trappers, explorers, and prospectors in the 1800s. The Native Americans were called the “Tsillane,” later spelled Chelan, meaning ‘deep water.
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I love the friendly small town atmosphere. During the summer the lake is a beautiful and relaxing place to hang out on hot summer days. It's not to bad at night either. Something that would be nice to see in Chelan is better paying jobs and affordable housing for those who living here all year long.
Chelan is a beautiful town where everyone is friendly and the streets are peaceful. I wish we had more diversity and more job opportunities but overall this town is the perfect place to raise a healthy family and find inner peace.