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Demographics

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Demographics

The Yakima area has increased in population to nearly 250,000. Upper Yakima is emerging as a significant urban area, which includes Cowiche, East Valley, Moxee, Naches, Selah, Terrace Heights, Tieton, Union Gap, Wenas Valley, West Valley (including Wiley City and Tampico) and the Yakima Training Center populations.

Moxee                   www.cityofmoxee.us                                                  509-575-8851

Naches                  www.townofnaches.com                                         509-653-2647

Selah                      www.ci.selah.wa.us                                                 509-698-7326

Tieton                    www.cityoftieton.com                                                 509-673-3162

Union Gap           www.uniongapwa.gov                                               509-248-0432

Yakima                 www.yakimawa.gov                                                   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 covers 2,185.94 square miles with an estimated population of over 32,000 people (on and off the reservation).

Harrah                 www.city-data.com/city/Harrah-Washington.html                509-848-2432

Toppenish          www.cityoftoppenish.us                                                             509-865-6319

Wapato                www.wapato-city.org                                                                  509-877-2334

Yakama Nation www.yakamanation-nsn.gov                                                   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               www.grangerwashington.org                                                   509-854-1725

Mabton                www.cityofmabton.com                                                             509-894-4096

Sunnyside           www.ci.sunnyside.wa.us                                                         509-837-3782

Yakima County Population — 249,636 (2017, U.S. Census Bureau estimate)

Latino                                  48.8%

White                                   43.8%

Native American                 6.4%

Home Ownership rate:                                                     2010–2014                     62.7%

Median Household Income (in 2016 dollars):             2012–2016                    $45,700

 

Age and Educational Status (From 2017 YC-Life Annual Report)

Persons under 5 years                                   8.6%

Persons under 18 years                               30.0%

Persons 65 years and over                         12.4%

High school graduates                                  71.9%

Bachelor's Degree                                          15.3% (U.S. Census Bureau)