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Yakima, WA Metro Area&

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Population
247,408
0.41% growth
Median Age
32.5
Median Household Income
$44,749
1.8% growth
Poverty Rate
21.3%
Number of Employees
101,169
1.04% growth
Median Property Value
$158,200
0.19% growth

Economy

The economy of Yakima, WA Metro Area employs 101,169 people. The economy of Yakima, WA Metro Area is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Wholesale trade; and Transportation & Warehousing, which employ respectively 14.09; 2.08; and 1.45 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Yakima, WA Metro Area are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting (15,739), Healthcare & Social Assistance (13,291), and Retail trade (11,082), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($51,383), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($42,467), and Finance & Insurance ($38,417).

Median household income in Yakima, WA Metro Area is $44,749. Males in Yakima, WA Metro Area have an average income that is 1.53 times higher than the average income of females, which is $30,576. The income inequality of Yakima, WA Metro Area (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Yakima, WA Metro Area. In Washington the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 84 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,796. Yakima County, WA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Washington.

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Diversity

Yakima, WA Metro Area is home to a population of 247,408 people, from which 86.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Yakima, WA Metro Area is composed of 116,577 Hispanic residents (47.1%), 112,714 White residents (45.6%), 8,740 Native residents (3.53%), 4,892 Two+ residents (1.98%), and 2,421 Asian residents (0.98%). The most common foreign languages in Yakima, WA Metro Area are Spanish (86,871 speakers), German (543 speakers), and Vietnamese (526 speakers), but compared to other places, Yakima, WA Metro Area has a relative high number of Other Native North American (358 speakers), Spanish (86,871 speakers), and German (543 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Yakima, WA Metro Area awarded 2,595 degrees. The student population of Yakima, WA Metro Area is skewed towards females, with 995 male students and 1,600 female students. Most students in Yakima, WA Metro Area are White (1,207 and 46.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,114 and 42.9%), Two or more races (112 and 4.32%), and American Indian (57 and 2.2%). The largest universities in Yakima, WA Metro Area by number of graduates are Yakima Valley Community College (1,814 and 69.9%), Perry Technical Institute (351 and 13.5%), and Heritage University (332 and 12.8%). The most popular majors in Yakima, WA Metro Area are Medical Office Assistant (266 and 10.3%), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (191 and 7.36%), and Flagging & Traffic Control (153 and 5.9%). The median tuition costs in Yakima, WA Metro Area are $19,032 for private four year colleges, and $3,793 and $4,194 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Yakima, WA Metro Area is $158,200, which is 0.81 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $157,900 to $158,200, a 0.19% increase. The homeownership rate of Yakima, WA Metro Area is 62.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Yakima, WA Metro Area have an average commute time of 18.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Yakima, WA Metro Area is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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