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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)
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)
Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce
10 North 9th Street • Yakima WA 98901
Phone (509) 248-2021