South Cle Elum, Washington

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South Cle Elum is a town in Kittitas County, Washington, United States. The population was 457 at the 2000 census.



In mid 1909, the Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget Sound Railway chose Cle Elum as a division point between the Coast and Columbia divisions on its future transcontinental line.[3] When it was determined that Milwaukee's mainline would end up running one mile south of the city, South Cle Elum was platted. Maintenace shops and workers bunkers were built as well as a train station. South Cle Elum was officially incorporated on August 28, 1911.


South Cle Elum is located at 47°11′8″N 120°57′11″W / 47.18556°N 120.95306°W / 47.18556; -120.95306 (47.185633, -120.953019).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²), all of it land.


At the 2000 census[1], there were 457 people, 185 households and 123 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,089.5 per square mile (420.1/km²). There were 210 housing units at an average density of 500.6/sq mi (193.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.09% White, 1.31% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 2.41% from other races, and 1.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.38% of the population.

There were 185 households of which 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.6% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.5% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.03.

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