Wenatchee is a small city in Washington with approximately 34,000 residents. It's a great place to raise a family, as young children make up a larger portion of the population here (8%) than nationally (6%). Overall, the city's population, with an average age of just under 38, skews younger than most cities in Washington. Most residents own their homes in Wenatchee, and 43% of residents rent. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the city boasts a relatively low average rent of $926/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Wenatchee will save around $3,400 compared to the state average.
There are two primary industries in Wenatchee: retail and healthcare. Together, these industries account for 15% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 8% of residents work in sales, making it the top career path in the city. With an average annual income of nearly $65,000, Wenatchee workers earn around $18,000 less than the average Washington resident. Wenatchee's average income also trails the national average of $73,345. Compared to the state average, Wenatchee has a relatively high percentage of residents over the age of 25 with a high school degree or GED (18%). Additionally, 10% have a Bachelor's degree and 5% possess a Master's degree or Doctorate.
With an average commute time of about 19 minutes, outperforming most cities in Washington, Wenatchee residents have found that it isn't overly time-consuming to travel to work. Driving is the most common way to get to work, opted for by 38% of residents, while public transportation isn't used extensively. A small percentage of workers commute on foot.
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