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Population (year 2000): 71,845
Males: 35,125 (48.9%), Females: 36,720 (51.1%)

Yakima County

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Median resident age: 31.4 years
Median household income: $29,475 (year 2000)
Median house value: $106,200 (year 2000)

Yakima, WA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Yakima:

  • White Non-Hispanic (59.8%)
  • Hispanic (33.7%)
  • Other race (22.0%)
  • Two or more races (3.9%)
  • American Indian (3.1%)
  • Black (2.0%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (15.6%), Irish (8.6%), English (7.9%), United States (5.1%), French (3.9%), Norwegian (3.0%).

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Elevation: 1066 feet

Land area: 20.1 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Yakima

  • High school or higher: 69.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 12.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Yakima city

  • Never married: 27.1%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

17.5% Foreign born (15.7% Latin America).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: WA Seattle, (142.9 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Angeles, CA Los (877.8 miles pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Gap, WA (3.8 miles Union WA (3.8 miles Selah, Valley, WA (5.0 miles West Heights, WA (5.2 miles Terrace WA (6.1 miles Ahtanum, WA (6.5 miles Gleed, WA (7.5 miles Summitview, WA (8.9 miles Eschbach,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 33 buildings, average cost: $95,300
  • 1997: 29 buildings, average cost: $83,400
  • 1998: 31 buildings, average cost: $86,100
  • 1999: 29 buildings, average cost: $74,200
  • 2000: 18 buildings, average cost: $77,600
  • 2001: 14 buildings, average cost: $78,900
  • 2002: 34 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2003: 75 buildings, average cost: $136,000
  • 2004: 63 buildings, average cost: $136,800
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $157,800

Latitude: 46.60 N, Longitude: 120.53 W

Area code: 509


Yakima, Washington business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.1%), Retail trade (12.3%), Manufacturing (12.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +15,222 (+21.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 18,396 (69.6%)


 

Crime in Yakima by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Murders 10 3 5 4 5
    per 100,000 13.9 4.2 7.0 5.6 7.0
Rapes 31 28 39 59 55
    per 100,000 43.1 39.0 54.3 82.1 76.6
Robberies 94 120 102 106 141
    per 100,000 130.8 167.0 142.0 147.5 196.3
Assaults 209 225 187 184 229
    per 100,000 290.9 313.2 260.3 256.1 318.7
Burglaries 1,279 1,198 1,193 1,407 1,252
    per 100,000 1780.2 1667.5 1660.5 1958.4 1742.6
Thefts 4,247 4,468 4,076 4,415 4,152
    per 100,000 5911.3 6218.9 5673.3 6145.2 5779.1
Auto thefts 673 595 561 670 563
    per 100,000 936.7 828.2 780.8 932.6 783.6
564.6 564.2 529.0 591.4 576.0


Average climate in Yakima, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Birthplace of: Kyle MacLachlan - (born 1959), actor, Damon Huard - 2005 NFL player (Kansas City Chiefs, born: Jul 9, 1973), Andrew Strait - College basketball player (Montana Grizzlies), Dan Girard - College football player (Montana Grizzlies).


Hospitals/medical centers in Yakima:
  • PROVIDENCE YAKIMA MEDICAL CENTER (110 SOUTH NINTH AVE)
  • YAKIMA VALLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (2811 TIETON DRIVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Yakima:
  • PROVIDENCE TOPPENSIH HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; TOPPENISH, WA)
  • KITTITAS VALLEY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 29 miles; ELLENSBURG, WA)
  • SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 42 miles; SUNNYSIDE, WA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Yakima:
  • YAKIMA AIR TERMINAL/MCALLISTER FIELD (about 3 miles; YAKIMA, WA; ID: YKM)
  • PANGBORN MEMORIAL (about 59 miles; WENATCHEE, WA; ID: EAT)
  • GRANT CO INTL (about 94 miles; MOSES LAKE, WA; ID: MWH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Yakima:
  • BOWERS FIELD (about 29 miles; ELLENSBURG, WA; ID: ELN)
  • TIETON STATE (about 41 miles; RIMROCK, WA; ID: 4S6)
  • DESERT AIRE (about 43 miles; MATTAWA, WA; ID: M94)

Amtrak station:
YAKIMA (BURGER KING, I-82 AT EXIT 33) - Bus Station. Services: public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Correction 6 $24,080 $48,160 0 $0
Streets and Highways 32 $127,209 $47,703 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 16 $58,146 $43,609 2 $5,831
Sewerage 57 $221,792 $46,693 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 28 $100,145 $42,919 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 9 $36,513 $48,684 1 $2,677
Natural Resources 7 $24,715 $42,368 0 $0
Water Supply 28 $107,650 $46,135 0 $0
Transit 35 $120,327 $41,254 9 $22,970
Other and Unallocable 82 $372,816 $54,558 2 $6,698
Firefighters 67 $372,520 $66,720 0 $0
Fire - Other 3 $12,232 $48,928 0 $0
Other Government Administration 39 $146,511 $45,080 0 $0
Financial Administration 20 $83,048 $49,828 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 21 $106,390 $60,794 2 $8,858
Police Protection - Officers 113 $592,812 $62,953 0 $0
Police - Other 80 $285,072 $42,760 0 $0
Totals for Government 643 $2,791,978 $52,105 16 $47,034


Colleges/Universities in Yakima:
  • YAKIMA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,906; Location: Sixteenth and Nob Hill Boulevard; Public; Website: www.yvcc.cc.wa.us)
  • PERRY TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (FT enrollment: 446; Location: 2011 W WASHINGTON AVE.; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.perrytech.net)
  • PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY SCHOOL (FT enrollment: 58; Location: 2105 W LINCOLN AVE; Private, for-profit; Website: probeautys@nwinfo.net)
  • SAKIE INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE OF COSMETOLOGY (Location: 1731 S 1ST; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Yakima:
  • CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 29 miles; ELLENSBURG, WA; Full-time enrollment: 7,420)
  • WENATCHEE VALLEY COLLEGE (about 59 miles; WENATCHEE, WA; FT enrollment: 2,074)
  • COLUMBIA BASIN COLLEGE (about 102 miles; PASCO, WA; FT enrollment: 3,529)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON-SEATTLE CAMPUS (about 106 miles; SEATTLE, WA; FT enrollment: 32,742)
  • PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY (about 115 miles; TACOMA, WA; FT enrollment: 3,265)
  • GREEN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 123 miles; AUBURN, WA; FT enrollment: 4,568)
  • RENTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 131 miles; RENTON, WA; FT enrollment: 2,623)
Public high schools in Yakima:
  • EISENHOWER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,938; Location: 702 S 40TH AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • DAVIS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,701; Location: 212 S 6TH AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • WEST VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,091; Location: 9206 ZIER RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • EAST VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 720; Location: 1900 BEAUDRY ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • YAKIMA VALLEY TECH SKILLS CENTER (Students: 70; Location: 1116 S 15TH AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • RIDGEVIEW GROUP HOME (Students: 7; Location: 1726 JEROME AVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Yakima:
  • WEST SIDE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 390; Location: 6901 SUMMITVIEW AVENUE; Grades: KG - 12)
  • YAKIMA VALLEY OIC ALTERNATIVE (Students: 80; Location: 815 FRUITVALE BLVD; Grades: 9 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Yakima:
  • WEST VALLEY JR HIGH (Students: 845; Location: 1505 S. 75TH AVE; Grades: 06 - 12)
  • FRANKLIN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 802; Location: 410 S 19TH AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WEST VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 801; Location: 1500 S. 75TH AVE; Grades: 06 - 07)
  • WILSON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 801; Location: 902 S 44TH AVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WASHINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 736; Location: 510 S 9TH ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • LEWIS & CLARK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 733; Location: 1114 W PIERCE ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ADAMS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 678; Location: 723 S 8TH ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • MCCLURE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 659; Location: 1222 S 2ND AVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • BARGE-LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 606; Location: 219 E I ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • EAST VALLEY INTERMEDIATE (Students: 589; Location: 1951 BEAUDRY ROAD; Grades: 04 - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Yakima:
  • ST JOSEPH MARQUETTE SCHOOL (Students: 399; Location: 202 N 4TH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PAUL CATHEDRAL SCHOOL (Students: 335; Location: 1214 WEST CHESTNUT AVENUE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • YAKIMA ADVENTIST CHRISTIAN SCH (Students: 117; Location: 1200 CITY RESERVOIR RD; Grades: KG - 10)
  • GRACE LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 60; Location: 1207 S 7TH AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Yakima:
  • YAKIMA VALLEY REGIONAL (Operating income: $4,196,577; Location: 102 N THIRD ST; 531,111 books; 19,948 audio materials; 9,889 video materials; 808 serial subscriptions)
 

Yakima compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Yakima:
  • KYAK (930 AM; 10 kW; YAKIMA, WA)
  • KIT (1280 AM; 5 kW; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KJOX (980 AM; 5 kW; SELAH, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KYXE (1020 AM; 5 kW; SELAH, WA; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KBBO (1390 AM; 5 kW; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KUTI (1460 AM; 5 kW; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KZTS (1210 AM; 10 kW; SUNNYSIDE, WA; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Yakima:
  • KSOH (89.5 FM; WAPATO, WA; Owner: LIFETALK RADIO, INC.)
  • K218CX (91.5 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KNWY (90.3 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KATS (94.5 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDNA (91.9 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: NORTHWEST COMMUNITIES EDUC., CENTER)
  • KFFM (107.3 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KHHK (99.7 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KXDD (104.1 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KYVT (88.5 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: YAKIMA DISTRICT NO. 7)
  • K201AS (88.1 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: WEST VALLEY TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • KYPL (91.1 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: GROWING CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION)
  • KDBL (92.9 FM; TOPPENISH, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRSE (105.7 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KZTA (96.9 FM; NACHES, WA; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KXLE-FM (95.3 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: KXLE, INC.)
  • KQBE (103.1 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: PEAK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K232CV (94.3 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPQ-FM (102.1 FM; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: WESCOAST BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNWR (90.7 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K229AD (93.7 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: KYKA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Yakima:
  • KAPP (Channel 35; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: APPLE VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYVE (Channel 47; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: KCTS TELEVISION)
  • KIMA-TV (Channel 29; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - WASHINGTON TV, L.L.C.)
  • KNDO (Channel 23; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: KHQ, INCORPORATED)
  • KAZW-LP (Channel 14; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: CASA OF WASHINGTON, LLC)
  • K58DL (Channel 58; YAKIMA-TOPPENISH, WA; Owner: THREE ANGELS B/CING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KKFQ-CA (Channel 2; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: WATCHTV, INC.)
  • K56EG (Channel 56; YAKIMA, ETC., WA; Owner: RON BEVINS)
  • K43GY (Channel 43; YAKIMA, ETC., WA; Owner: RON BEVINS)
  • K60EB (Channel 60; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: RON BEVINS)
  • KDHW-LP (Channel 45; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING OF YAKIMA, INC.)
  • KCYU-LP (Channel 68; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: MOUNTAIN LICENSES, L.P.)

 

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