Yakima, WA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2021 Population
255,151
1.8% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2021 Median Age
33
0.304% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
15.8%
4.38% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$58,380
6.31% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$213,200
11.4% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
107,567
0.838% 1-year growth

About

In 2021, Yakima, WA had a population of 255k people with a median age of 33 and a median household income of $58,380. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Yakima, WA grew from 250,649 to 255,151, a 1.8% increase and its median household income grew from $54,917 to $58,380, a 6.31% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Yakima, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (41.5%), White (Hispanic) (23.7%), Other (Hispanic) (16.6%), Two+ (Hispanic) (9.5%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.8%).

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.

87.4% of the residents in Yakima, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Yakima, WA are Yakima Valley College (1,096 degrees awarded in 2021), Perry Technical Institute (444 degrees), and Heritage University (277 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Yakima, WA was $213,200, and the homeownership rate was 62%.

Most people in Yakima, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Yakima, WA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Yakima, WA is home to a population of 255k people, from which 87.4% are citizens. As of 2021, 18.7% of Yakima, WA residents were born outside of the country (47.7k people).

In 2021, there were 1.75 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (106k people) in Yakima, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 60.5k White (Hispanic) and 42.3k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

87.4%
2021 Citizenship
87.5%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 87.4% of Yakima, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Yakima, WA was 87.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Yakima, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    106k ± 559
  2. White (Hispanic)
    60.5k ± 2.82k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    42.3k ± 2.65k
50.6%
Hispanic Population
129k people

In 2021, there were 1.75 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (106k people) in Yakima, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 60.5k White (Hispanic) and 42.3k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

50.6% of the people in Yakima, WA are hispanic (129k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    242,407 ± 11,894 people
  2. India
    95,173 ± 7,527 people
  3. China
    81,169 ± 6,957 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 242,407 Washington residents, followed by India with 95,173 and China with 81,169.

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Foreign-Born Population

18.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
47.7k people
18.4%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
46.1k people

As of 2021, 18.7% of Yakima, WA residents (47.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Yakima, WA was 18.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,950 ± 382
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,479 ± 311
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,365 ± 296

Yakima, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Yakima, WA employs 108k people. The largest industries in Yakima, WA are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (16,365 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (15,105 people), and Retail Trade (11,237 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($72,639), Public Administration ($61,057), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($51,181).

Males in Washington have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $65,962. The income inequality in Washington (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

108k
2021 Value
± 2,783
0.838%
1 Year growth
± 3.54%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Yakima, WA grew at a rate of 0.838%, from 107k employees to 108k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Yakima, WA, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (13,234 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,628 people), and Material Moving Occupations (9,177 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

108k
2021 Value
± 2,783
0.838%
1 Year growth
± 3.54%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Yakima, WA grew at a rate of 0.838%, from 107k employees to 108k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Yakima, WA, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (16,365 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (15,105 people), and Retail Trade (11,237 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

$39,125
Median earning men ± $1,259
$28,443
Median earning women ± $1,020

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($72,841), Public Administration ($72,799), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($59,444).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Public Administration ($51,600), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($34,561), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($33,029).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Washington. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

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

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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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. $42.2B
  2. $36.4B
  3. $33.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Misc. mfg. prods. with $42.2B, followed by Mixed freight ($36.4B) and Electronics ($33.3B).

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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$416B
2020 Value in Washington
$982B
Projected 2050 Value in Washington
136% growth

In 2020, total outbound Washington trade was $416B. This is expected to increase 136% to $982B 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. $34.7B
  2. $26.5B
  3. $12.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $34.7B, followed by California with $26.5B and Texas and $12.9B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (38.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.97%).

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 2021, universities in Yakima, WA awarded 2,003 degrees. The student population of Yakima, WA in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 2,221 male students and 3,932 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Yakima, WA are Hispanic or Latino (1,026 and 51.5%), followed by White (724 and 36.4%), Unknown (72 and 3.62%), and Two or More Races (66 and 3.31%).

The largest universities in Yakima, WA by number of degrees awarded are Yakima Valley College (1,096 and 54.7%), Perry Technical Institute (444 and 22.2%), and Heritage University (277 and 13.8%).

The most popular majors in Yakima, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (505 and 25.2%), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (137 and 6.84%), and Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy. (137 and 6.84%).

The median tuition costs in Yakima, WA are $18,360 for private four year colleges, and $4,343 and $4,812 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2021 there were 6,153 students enrolled in Yakima, WA, 36.1% men and 63.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 3,461 records, of which 66.9% were women and 33.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 57 degree-majors awarded
  2. 38 degree-majors awarded
  3. 505 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Yakima, WA was Registered Nursing with 57 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. 1,096 degrees awarded
  2. 444 degrees awarded
  3. 277 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Yakima Valley College with 1,096 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2021, 793 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Yakima, WA, which is 0.655 times less than the 1,210 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 1,026 degrees mean that there were 1.42 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 724 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 ($18,360) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($540) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($930) 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 2021, 0.864% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.881% 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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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were Some college (1.41M), High School or Equivalent (1.38M), and Bachelors Degree (1.29M).

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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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Yakima, WA was $213,200 in 2021, which is 0.871 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $191,400 to $213,200, a 11.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Yakima, WA is 62%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Yakima, WA have an average commute time of 19.6 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 $58,380. In 2021, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Yakima, WA was King County, WA with a value of $106,326, followed by Snohomish County, WA and Kitsap County, WA, with respective values of $95,618 and $84,600.

Property

$213,200
Median Property Value 2021
±$5,071
$52,441
Median Property Taxes
±$1,782

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%
Homeownership
2021
68%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 62% of the housing units in Yakima, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 62.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2021, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Yakima, WA was King County, WA with a value of $106,326, followed by Snohomish County, WA and Kitsap County, WA, with respective values of $95,618 and $84,600.

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.
$58,380
Median Household Income
± $1,842
84.6k
Number of Households
± 2,278

In 2021, the median household income of the 84.6k households in Yakima, WA grew to $58,380 from the previous year's value of $54,917.

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.
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Washington
0.466
2020 Wage GINI in Washington

In 2021, the income inequality in Washington was 0.468 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.488% growth from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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 2021
  1. Drove Alone (80.7%)
  2. Carpooled (11.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.8%)

In 2021, 80.7% of workers in Yakima, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.7%) and those who worked at home (4.8%).

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

19.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Yakima, WA have a shorter commute time (19.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 1.22% 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

15.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Yakima, WA (39.6k out of 251k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Yakima, WA is Hispanic, followed by White 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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86.7% of the population of Yakima, WA has health coverage, with 34.4% on employee plans, 32.4% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 8.91% on non-group plans, and 0.65% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Washington see 1176 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.676% decrease from the previous year (1184 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1196 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 229 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,176 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Washington

Primary care physicians in Washington see an average of 1,176 patients per year. This represents a 0.676% decrease from the previous year (1,184 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 31.7% under 18 years, 21% between 18 and 34 years, 33.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

13.3%
Uninsured
34.4%
Employer Coverage
32.4%
Medicaid
10.4%
Medicare
8.91%
Non-Group
0.65%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Yakima, WA grew by 8.8% from 12.2% to 13.3%.

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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