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Demographics


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Population

Upper Yakima Valley or the greater Yakima metro area is increasing in population to at least 150,000, emerging as a significant urban area. This area combines Yakima, Union Gap, Selah, Wenas Valley, Moxee, East Valley, Naches, Tieton, Cowiche, West Valley (including Wiley City and Tampico), and the Yakima Training Center populations.

Moxee

 (509) 575-8851

Naches

  (509) 653-2647

Selah 
www.ci.selah.wa.us

 (509) 698-7326

Tieton
www.cityoftieton.com
  (509) 673-3162
Union Gap
http://www.ci.union-gap.wa.us/

 (509) 248-0432

Yakima 
www.ci.yakima.wa.us

 (509) 575-6000

Yakima County 
www.yakimacounty.us

 (509) 574-1000

 
Central Yakima Valley is primarily agricultural with the well-established small rural communities of Parker, Buena, Zillah, Wapato, Toppenish, Harrah, White Swan, and the Yakama Nation. The Yakama Nation estimated population is near 10,000 (on and off the reservation).

Harrah                                                                         

 (509) 848-2432

Toppenish
www.cityoftoppenish.us

 (509) 865-6319

Wapato
www.wapato-city.org

 (509) 877-2334

Yakama Nation 

  (509) 865-5121

Zillah 
www.cityofzillah.us

 (509) 829-5151


Lower Yakima Valley is primarily agricultural with an increasing concentration of professional and retail services located in the communities of Sunnyside, Grandview and Prosser. Other well established small rural communities include Granger, Outlook and Mabton.

Grandview                                                                    
www.grandview.wa.us

 (509) 882-9200

Granger

 (509) 854-1725

Mabton 

 (509) 894-4096

Sunnyside
www.ci.sunnyside.wa.us

  (509) 837-3782



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Yakima Valley Major Employers

 

 Employees *

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital

   2,200

Yakima School District 7

   1,736

Wal-Mart in Yakima, Sunnyside, Grandview

   1,587

Washington State Social & Health Services  

  1,400

Yakima County

   1,213

Del Monte Foods in Yakima,Toppenish (including seasonal)

   1,200

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic

   1,181

Yakima Regional Medical & Cardiac Center

    942

Yakima Training Center

   850

Washington Beef / AB Foods

    850

Yakima Valley Community College

 761

City of Yakima  

 711

Yakama Nation Legends Casino

       634

Washington State Department of Transportation  

  555

Tree Top  

  540

Selah School District

    513

Shields Bag & Printing

   476

West Valley School District 208

 465

Washington Fruit & Produce

   430

Quality Transportation

 410

Central Washington Comprehensive Mental Health

      340

Ace Hardware Distribution

   325

Yakama Forest Products

    325

EPIC

   310

Snokist Growers

    302

GE Aviation Systems

    297

Jack Frost Fruit  

  288

Safeway Stores

    262

Independent Food Processors

   250

McDonald’s of Yakima

   250

Noel Canning Corporation  

  246

Costco

   235

Heritage University

   225

Fred Meyer

   220

East Valley School District  

  203

O I C of Washington

   200

People for People

    154

Alexander Moulding

   150

Irwin Research  

  135

* Approximately  


Age, Race and Educational Status

 

 Yakima Metro

 Yakima County
Median age  

 32 years

 32 years

65 years and over

 13%

   11%

White

 55% 

   52%

Hispanic / Latino

 38%

  40%

Other

  8%

  7%

Bachelor’s degree or higher

 21%

   16%

     
Household Income

 

 Yakima Metro 

 Yakima County

Less than $10,000                

  13%

   10%

$10,001-$25,000

   26%

  22%

$25,001-$35,000

 14%

  13%

$35,001-$50,000

 14%

  16%

$50,001-$100,000

 24%

    30%

$100,001 and over  

  9%

 9%