Wenatchee, WA
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Wenatchee is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 33,636 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Wenatchee is the 32nd largest community in Washington.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Wenatchee is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wenatchee is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Wenatchee who work in office and administrative support (13.82%), sales jobs (9.70%), and food service (7.49%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.52 minutes getting to work every day.

The education level of Wenatchee citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.89% of adults in Wenatchee have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Wenatchee in 2010 was $23,398, which is middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $93,592 for a family of four. However, Wenatchee contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Wenatchee is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Wenatchee home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wenatchee residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Wenatchee also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 31.78% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Wenatchee include English, Irish, Norwegian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Wenatchee is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.