Yakima, WA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
250,649
0.381% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
32.9
0.303% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
16.5%
5.22% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$54,917
6.35% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$191,400
8.81% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
106,673
0.618% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Yakima, WA had a population of 251k people with a median age of 32.9 and a median household income of $54,917. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Yakima, WA grew from 249,697 to 250,649, a 0.381% increase and its median household income grew from $51,637 to $54,917, a 6.35% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Yakima, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (42.4%), White (Hispanic) (29.4%), Other (Hispanic) (14.5%), Two+ (Hispanic) (5.25%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (2.99%).

None of the households in Yakima, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

87.5% of the residents in Yakima, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Yakima, WA are Yakima Valley College (1,424 degrees awarded in 2020), Perry Technical Institute (457 degrees), and Heritage University (274 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Yakima, WA was $191,400, and the homeownership rate was 62.3%.

Most people in Yakima, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Yakima, WA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Yakima, WA is home to a population of 251k people, from which 87.5% are citizens. As of 2020, 18.4% of Yakima, WA residents were born outside of the country (46.1k people).

In 2020, there were 1.44 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (106k people) in Yakima, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 73.7k White (Hispanic) and 36.3k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

87.5%
2020 Citizenship
86.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 87.5% of Yakima, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Yakima, WA was 86.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Yakima, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    106k ± 394
  2. White (Hispanic)
    73.7k ± 2.71k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    36.3k ± 2.75k
49.9%
Hispanic Population
125k people

In 2020, there were 1.44 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (106k people) in Yakima, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 73.7k White (Hispanic) and 36.3k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

49.9% of the people in Yakima, WA are hispanic (125k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Yakima, WA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    245,459 ± 11,963 people
  2. India
    87,443 ± 7,218 people
  3. China
    77,854 ± 6,815 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 245,459 Washington residents, followed by India with 87,443 and China with 77,854.

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Foreign-Born Population

18.4%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
46.1k people
18.7%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
46.7k people

As of 2020, 18.4% of Yakima, WA residents (46.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Yakima, WA was 18.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,066 ± 422
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,506 ± 367
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,420 ± 311

Yakima, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.7 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Yakima, WA employs 107k people. The largest industries in Yakima, WA are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (16,470 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (14,523 people), and Retail Trade (11,194 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($67,036), Public Administration ($58,508), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($45,200).

Males in Washington have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,193. The income inequality in Washington (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

107k
2020 Value
± 2,631
0.618%
1 Year growth
± 3.34%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Yakima, WA grew at a rate of 0.618%, from 106k employees to 107k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Yakima, WA, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (13,499 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,247 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (8,910 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Yakima, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

107k
2020 Value
± 2,631
0.618%
1 Year growth
± 3.34%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Yakima, WA grew at a rate of 0.618%, from 106k employees to 107k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Yakima, WA, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (16,470 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (14,523 people), and Retail Trade (11,194 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Yakima, WA, though some of these residents may live in Yakima, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$37,173
Median earning men ± $827
$27,067
Median earning women ± $544

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($69,349), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,000), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($57,652).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($49,250), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($33,998), and Manufacturing ($33,919).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Washington. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Washington.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,852
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,061
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 940
    Manufacturing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $1.8M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $1.62M
    Manufacturing
  3. $703k
    Wholesale Trade

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $105B
  2. $46.1B
  3. $35.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $105B, followed by Misc. mfg. prods. ($46.1B) and Mixed freight ($35.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Washington products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$500B
2020 Value in Washington
$980B
Projected 2050 Value in Washington
95.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Washington trade was $500B. This is expected to increase 95.8% to $980B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Washington trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $34.9B
  2. $26.9B
  3. $23.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $34.9B, followed by California with $26.9B and Hawaii and $23.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Washington shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing the state of Washington. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Washington

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Patty Murray
Senator from Washington3
Assumed office on January 3, 1993
Maria Cantwell
Senator from Washington1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing Washington.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Washington over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Washington

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Washington have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Yakima, WA awarded 2,343 degrees. The student population of Yakima, WA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 2,449 male students and 4,099 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Yakima, WA are Hispanic or Latino (1,262 and 54.1%), followed by White (798 and 34.2%), Two or More Races (99 and 4.25%), and Unknown (71 and 3.04%).

The largest universities in Yakima, WA by number of degrees awarded are Yakima Valley College (1,424 and 60.8%), Perry Technical Institute (457 and 19.5%), and Heritage University (274 and 11.7%).

The most popular majors in Yakima, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (502 and 21.4%), Medical Office Assistant (279 and 11.9%), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (153 and 6.53%).

The median tuition costs in Yakima, WA are $18,192 for private four year colleges, and $4,230 and $4,691 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 6,548 students enrolled in Yakima, WA, 37.4% men and 62.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 3,446 records, of which 66.5% were women and 33.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 54 degree-majors awarded
  2. 502 degree-majors awarded
  3. 55 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Yakima, WA was General Business with 54 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Yakima, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,424 degrees awarded
  2. 457 degrees awarded
  3. 274 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Yakima Valley College with 1,424 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 901 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Yakima, WA, which is 0.625 times less than the 1,442 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 1,262 degrees mean that there were 1.58 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 798 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($18,192) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($540) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($900) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.797% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.827% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were Some college (1.42M), High School or Equivalent (1.36M), and Bachelors Degree (1.26M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Yakima, WA was $191,400 in 2020, which is 0.833 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $175,900 to $191,400, a 8.81% increase. The homeownership rate in Yakima, WA is 62.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Yakima, WA have an average commute time of 19.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Yakima, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Yakima, WA is $54,917. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Yakima, WA was King County, WA with a value of $99,158, followed by Snohomish County, WA and Kitsap County, WA, with respective values of $89,273 and $78,969.

Property

$191,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$5,341
$52,222
Median Property Taxes
±$1,681

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Yakima, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Yakima, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

62.3%
Homeownership
2020
68.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 62.3% of the housing units in Yakima, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 62.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Yakima, WA was King County, WA with a value of $99,158, followed by Snohomish County, WA and Kitsap County, WA, with respective values of $89,273 and $78,969.

The following map shows all of the counties in Yakima, WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$54,917
Median Household Income
± $1,110
83.8k
Number of Households
± 2,315

In 2020, the median household income of the 83.8k households in Yakima, WA grew to $54,917 from the previous year's value of $51,637.

The following chart displays the households in Yakima, WA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Yakima, WA is from Washington.
0.466
2020 Wage GINI in Washington
0.468
2019 Wage GINI in Washington

In 2020, the income inequality in Washington was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.301% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Washington across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (80.9%)
  2. Carpooled (12%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.19%)

In 2020, 80.9% of workers in Yakima, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12%) and those who worked at home (4.19%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

19.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Yakima, WA have a shorter commute time (19.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.11% of the workforce in Yakima, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Yakima, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Yakima, WA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Yakima, WA (40.7k out of 247k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Yakima, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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86.5% of the population of Yakima, WA has health coverage, with 32.3% on employee plans, 28.9% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 0.897% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Washington was $7,913 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,609).

Primary care physicians in Washington see 1184 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0845% increase from the previous year (1183 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1198 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 251 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Washington, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,184 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington

Primary care physicians in Washington see an average of 1,184 patients per year. This represents a 0.0845% increase from the previous year (1,183 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Washington in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Washington across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 31.6% under 18 years, 21.1% between 18 and 34 years, 33.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

13.5%
Uninsured
32.3%
Employer Coverage
28.9%
Medicaid
10.4%
Medicare
14%
Non-Group
0.897%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Yakima, WA declined by 14.7% from 15.9% to 13.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Yakima, WA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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