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Yakima, WA Metro Area


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2022 population: 257,001   ( 13,770 from 2010)
Land area: 4294.5 square miles
Population density: 59.8 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:102,868 40.03% 11.3%
Black:2,2300.87% 27.9%
Indian:8,7953.42% 3.1%
Asian:3,2581.27% 30.3%
2+ races:4,6551.81% 13.8%
Hispanic:135,19552.60% 23.5%
Total non-White:154,13359.97% 21.2%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:7,878 15.3
Deaths:5,86311.4
Net Migration: -3,314-6.5
Net Immigration: 1,4962.9
Change in White population:-13,156 -5.4
Change in Non-White pop.:26,926 11.1




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
243,231
116,02447.70%
1,7430.72%
9,0723.73%
2,5011.03%
4,0901.68%
109,47045.01%
127,20752.30%

2000
222,581
125,73356.49%
1,8420.83%
8,9474.02%
2,0660.93%
3,8731.74%
79,90535.90%
96,84843.51%

1990
188,823
132,47970.16%
1,8821.00%
7,7714.12%
2,1641.15%
n/a
44,52723.58%
56,34429.84%

1980
172,508
137,33479.61%
1,7010.99%
6,3413.68%
1,4330.83%
n/a
25,38714.72%
35,17420.39%

1970
144,971
123,94585.50%
1,4090.97%
3,4912.41%
7960.55%
n/a
14,55610.04%
21,026 14.50%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
39,326 17.7
16,1437.3
-14,362-6.5
8,9434.0
-9,709 -4.4
30,359 13.6
1990's
NumberRate
42,627 22.6
17,0309.0
-8,085-4.3
14,9097.9
-6,746 -3.6
40,504 21.5
1980's
NumberRate
34,166 19.8
15,811 9.2
-1,644 -1.0
n/a
-4,855 -2.8
21,170 12.3
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
12,286 8.5
n/a
13,389 9.2
14,148 9.8

Age, Family & Household Data for Yakima, WA Metro Area

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
33.0
75,052 29.2%
181,949 70.8%
35,878 14.0%
85,558
2.95
61,218 71.6%
42,367 69.2%
7,963 13.0%
24,340 28.4%

2010
NumberPercent
32.2
74,038 30.4%
169,193 69.6%
28,122 11.6%
80,592
2.97
58,790 72.9%
41,426 70.5%
7,572 12.9%
21,802 27.1%

2000
NumberPercent
31.4
70,553 31.7%
152,028 68.3%
24,896 11.2%
74,017
2.96
54,921 74.2%
42,283 77.0%
6,041 11.0%
19,096 25.8%

1990
NumberPercent
31.5
57,123 30.3%
131,700 69.7%
24,471 13.0%
66,174
2.80
48,609 73.5%
38,711 79.6%
4,837 10.0%
17,565 26.5%

1980
NumberPercent
29.8
53,190 30.8%
119,318 69.2%
20,874 12.1%
61,582
2.76
46,388 75.3%
39,523 85.2%
3,584 7.7%
15,194 24.7%

2022 Housing Data for Yakima, WA Metro Area

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units90,660 
Median Value$254,700 
Occupied85,55894.4%
Vacant5,1025.6%
Owned53,32462.3%
Rented32,23437.7%
Median Rent$1,010 
Single-Family Units63,83870.4%
    Detached60,57966.8%
    Attached3,2593.6%
Buldings with 5+ Units9,38010.3%
Mobile Homes10,69111.8%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Yakima, WA Metro Area

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0003,7354.4%
$10,000 to $14,9993,4564.0%
$15,000 to $19,9993,0183.5%
$20,000 to $24,9994,0024.7%
$25,000 to $29,9993,7644.4%
$30,000 to $34,9993,6844.3%
$35,000 to $39,9993,4524.0%
$40,000 to $44,9993,8084.5%
$45,000 to $49,9994,0024.7%
$50,000 to $59,9997,2778.5%
$60,000 to $74,9998,81410.3%
$75,000 to $99,99913,14215.4%
$100,000 to $124,9998,66110.1%
$125,000 to $149,9994,9295.8%
$150,000 to $199,9995,6086.6%
$200,000 or more4,2064.9%
Median Household Income64,910 
Per Capita Income27,448 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to U.S.85 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI5,7266.7%
Public Assistance3,3163.9%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps19,31922.6%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed49,64066.7%
Unemployed2,8023.8%
In Armed Forces380.1%
Total Labor Force52,48070.5%
Not in Labor Force21,99329.5%
Real Unemployment Rate 33.3%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector44,15429,88359.6%
Non-Profit2,7926,22631.0%
Self-Employed4,9763,30460.1%
Local Government3,8125,25242.1%
State Government1,8124,21030.1%
Federal Government1,18595055.5%
Total Private + Self49,13033,18759.7%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.9,60116,63836.6%
Total58,73149,82554.1%
Pct. Govt.15.9%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts11,46110.5%
Sales and Office Occupations18,90317.4%
Professional, Technical19,00417.5%
Service Occupations19,34017.8%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing12,62811.6%
All others40,19436.9%
White Collar 45.3%
Industry
 Number%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting16,24014.9%
Health care and social assistance14,66113.5%
Retail trade11,25810.3%
Manufacturing10,4339.6%
Educational services10,0689.2%
Accommodation and food services6,7706.2%
Transportation and warehousing6,5486.0%
Construction5,9875.5%
Wholesale trade5,1594.7%
Public administration4,9984.6%
Other services3,9953.7%
Professional, scientific, technical3,3963.1%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.3,2733.0%
Finance and insurance1,7141.6%
Arts, entertainment, recreation1,5611.4%
Real estate and rental and leasing1,3771.3%
Information7980.7%
Utilities5350.5%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction940.1%
Management370.0%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Yakima, WA Metro Area

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican122,26347.73%
Puerto Rican6890.27%
Cuban1660.06%
Dominican1460.06%
Total Central American3,4381.34%
Costa Rican4690.18%
Guatemalan5840.23%
Honduran5050.20%
Nicaraguan2290.09%
Panamanian320.01%
Salvadoran1,6190.63%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American5080.20%
Argentinean00.00%
Bolivian1210.05%
Chilean670.03%
Colombian1690.07%
Ecuadorian990.04%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian520.02%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan00.00%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic3,9091.53%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Filipino1,4040.55%
Vietnamese4690.18%
Chinese2440.10%
Korean2330.09%
Japanese1120.04%
Indian990.04%
Burmese610.02%
Thai50.00%
Singaporean20.00%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English136,04857.4%
Spanish96,45340.7%
Other Asian1,0980.5%
Other7490.3%
German, other Germanic5120.2%
Tagalog4230.2%
Vietnamese2810.1%
Other Indo-European2790.1%
French, Haitian, Cajun2530.1%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
German25,0169.8%
English16,0826.3%
Irish13,6385.3%
American8,1913.2%
European5,8162.3%
French4,7851.9%
Norwegian4,7721.9%
Italian3,6191.4%
Dutch3,4621.4%
Scottish2,8541.1%
Swedish2,6221.0%
British1,5590.6%
Scandinavian1,4510.6%
Scotch-Irish1,3210.5%
French Canadian1,2890.5%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen223,71987.3%
Not a citizen32,42412.7%
Native208,12481.3%
Foreign-born48,01918.7%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Yakima, WA Metro Area

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
21,687 13.9%16,244 10.4%44,331 28.4%45,248 29.0%18,200 11.7%10,166 6.5%
  Average years of education: 11.9
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 21,687 13.9%
9-12 Years 16,244 10.4%
H.S. Grad or GED 44,331 28.4%
Some College 45,248 29.0%
Bach. Degree 18,200 11.7%
Grad Degree 10,166 6.5%
Average years of education: 11.9

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Yakima, WA Metro Area

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 206,240 183,630 22,610 11.0%
1991 206,630 180,850 25,780 12.5%
1992 218,314 188,348 29,966 13.7%
1993 224,744 191,932 32,812 14.6%
1994 226,148 197,666 28,482 12.6%
1995 229,906 199,946 29,960 13.0%
1996 234,204 204,844 29,360 12.5%
1997 233,642 210,982 22,660 9.7%
1998 237,634 214,104 23,530 9.9%
1999 231,908 208,940 22,968 9.9%
2000 229,802 210,982 18,820 8.2%
2001 222,388 201,272 21,116 9.5%
2002 224,568 203,220 21,348 9.5%
2003 227,852 206,014 21,838 9.6%
2004 231,468 211,018 20,450 8.8%
2005 234,648 216,132 18,516 7.9%
2006 237,402 219,880 17,522 7.4%
2007 239,872 223,402 16,470 6.9%
2008 246,390 228,734 17,656 7.2%
2009 246,588 226,056 20,532 8.3%
2010 239,136 216,190 22,946 9.6%
2011 237,940 214,958 22,982 9.7%
2012 240,762 217,410 23,352 9.7%
2013 237,726 214,486 23,240 9.8%
2014 238,462 218,326 20,136 8.4%
2015 243,430 224,358 19,072 7.8%
2016 251,780 233,058 18,722 7.4%
2017 251,060 234,236 16,824 6.7%
2018 258,068 241,944 16,124 6.2%
2019 263,558 245,202 18,356 7.0%
2020 261,518 236,142 25,376 9.7%
2021 260,684 242,422 18,262 7.0%
2022 263,934 247,030 16,904 6.4%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com