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Demographic, Social, & Economic Assessment

Chelan County, Washington

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Table of Contents

1.0 Introduction
1.1 Background & Purpose
1.2 Chelan County Overview

2.0 Demographic Assessment
2.1 Total County Population
2.2 Population by Race and Ethnicity
2.3 Population Pyramid
2.4 Population Projection: Regression Techniques
3.0 Social Assessment
3.1 Housing Tenure by Race and Ethnicity
3.2 Family and Non-Family Housing Units
3.3 Educational Attainment
3.4 Vehicles Available per Occupied Housing Unit
3.5 Method of Commute to Work

4.0 Economic Assessment
4.1 Employment by industry
4.2 County Income
4.3 NAICS Codes
4.4 Location Quotients

5.0 County Economic Analysis write-up

Table of Tables

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Table of Figures

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1. Background and purpose

The data collected is part of a class exercise for the Planning Methods & Techniques class at Eastern Washington University, winter 2013 quarter. The data presented will be a part of a larger project for Washington State to show a broad array of the socio-economic state of various counties. The larger mission of the project is to analyze the socio-economic conditions of various Native American tribes throughout the state in contrast with their respective county data in order to identify critical issues as a catalyst for understanding regional changes and to promote stronger, more successful tribal communities.

2. Chelan County Overview

Chelan County is located in central Washington and the largest city is Wenatchee. “Chelan” derives from a Indian word meaning “deep water”, which is referenced to Lake Chelan with a depth of 1486 feet. The total area is 2920 square miles. Geographic features include the Cascade Mountains, Chelan River, and the Bonanza Peak, the highest point in Chelan County at 9,511 feet. National protected areas include Lake Chelan, North Cascades National Park, and Wenatchee National Forest. The Population grew by 9% in 10 years, between 2000 & 2010. The ethnicity majority is White followed by Hispanic or Latino. Agriculture is the primary industry; apples and wine seem to be a big investment. Chelan County is also called Washington’s playground for its Cascade mountain range and beautiful rivers.

2.1 Total County Population

As you can see in table 1 Chelan county experienced a 9 percent growth over the 10 years.

Table 1- Total County...
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