About the County

Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-i-tass') County is located in central Washington State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and the Columbia River.

130th Anniversary of Kittitas County
1883 - 2013

History

1887 Kittitas County Courthouse
1887 Courthouse

An Act to create and locate the County of Kittitas
An Act to create and locate the County of Kittitas

Current Construction Information

General County Information

Year Organized: 1883
County Seat: Ellensburg
Population*: 2010 - 40,915
2000 - 33,362
1990 26,725
1980 - 24,866
Land Area: 2,315 sq mi
1,481,600 acres
Latitude: 47º12'44"N
Longitude: 120º67'55"W
Elevation**: From 478' to 7881'
Climate: View Climate Information

Statistics

Fact Sheets 2006

Sand City, Japan, Sister County-City

* US Census 2010
** Approximate range of County elevation, various sources