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Statistics & Facts

The Washington state capital is Olympia.
The population of Leavenworth is approximately 2,195 (2006), 1965 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,107 (2000), 908 (2010).
The amount of land area in Leavenworth is 2.521 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Leavenworth is 1.24 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.03 sq kilometers.
The distance from Leavenworth to Washington DC is 2383 miles.
The distance to the Washington state capital is 115 miles. (as the crow flies)
Leavenworth is positioned 47.59 degrees north of the equator and 120.66 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Leavenworth elevation is 1,166 feet above sea level.
Leavenworth per capita income is $ 18,709 (2000).
Leavenworth median income is $ 36,600 (2005).
The Leavenworth median home price is $ 166,100 (2005).
Leavenworth average annual rainfall is 23 inches per year
Leavenworth average annual precipitation is 25.32 inches peryear.
Leavenworth average annual snowfall is 71 inches per year.
The average low temperature is 34.2 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 61.3 degrees F.


in central Washington about 70 miles north of Yakima and about 105 miles from Seattle. Other nearby communities include Cashmere, Sunnyslope, West Wenatchee, Wenatchee, East Wenatchee, South Wenatchee and East Wenatchee Bench.
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semi-arid with an average annual rainfall of just nine inches, though precipitation totals are higher due to winter snow. Almost all of the rain or snow falls during the Winter and early springtime. Due to the abundance of sun during most of the year, many orchards thrive as well as grapes grown for wineries.
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History & History Related Items

Leavenworth was first known as Icicle. It was renamed after Captain Charles Leavenworth, president of the Okanagon Investment Company (one of the first commercial developers in this area of Washington), and a stockholder in the Great Northern Railway.

Leavenworth was not always the haven for Bavarian architecture and culture that it is today. When the railroad and timber industries faded, the town began to decline. During the early 1960s, the people of Leavenworth decided to make changes that would increase tourism in their town and cause others to want to come to the area. Due to the similarities of the area to the Bavarian countryside, it was decided to model the “new” town after an alpine village in Germany. Many changes were made including building codes and even learning more of the German culture. The project was so successful that many have moved here permanently to partake of the atmosphere.

Leavenworth has much logging and railroad history. Ski Jumping also has been prominant in the area.

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The incorporation of Leavenworth

5 September 1906


Among the outdoor year-round activities are Art in the Park is an outdoor juried art show that runs from May thru October. There is an Autumn Leaf Festival each year in September and each December there is a Christmas Lighting Festival. It is held the first two Saturdays in December.

Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum
735 Front Street
Leavenworth, WA, 98826
Phone: 509-548-4573
Please call ahead for hours of operation during the winter.

Upper Valley Museum at Leavenworth
Commercial and Division Streets
Leavenworth, WA 98826
The museum is housed in a former bed & breakfast, the Haus Lorelei, a century old structure built as the Lamb-Davis bungalow, which was for many years the home of the Field family. The house, now known as the "Big Haus," and the surrounding acreage comprise Barn Beach Reserve (BBR).

Choose from this long list of things to do in the Leavenworth area.

Learn Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
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Economy & Industry

heavily influenced by tourism though the area is well known for its agriculture, particularly fruit trees and crops.
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Leavenworth City Government

City of Leavenworth
700 Hwy 2
P.O. Box 287
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Phone: 509-548-5275

Leavenworth Chamber

Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 327
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Phone: 509-548-5807

Leavenworth Organizations

Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 327
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Phone: 509-548-5807

Leavenworth Libraries

Leavenworth Library
700 Highway 2
Box 308
Leavenworth, WA 98826-0308

Leavenworth Schools

Cascade School District
330 Evans Street
Leavenworth WA 98826
Phone: 509-548-5885
Upper Valley Christian School
Phone: 509-548-5292 Leavenworth


The population of Leavenworth was:
1990 - 1,692
2000 - 2,074
2002 - 2,095
2003 - 2,120
2004 - 2,165
2005 - 2,180
2006 - 2,195
2007 - 2,225
It is believed that about 20% of the population of Leavenworth is of German ancestry.

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 845
2000 - 1,107

Median age:
2000 - 41.0 years

Median household Income:
2000 - $ 35,692
2005 - $ 36,600

Median house value:
2000 - $ 143,200
2005 - $ 166,100

Leavenworth is located in the Pacific Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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