North Yelm, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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North Yelm, Washington - Basic Facts

The North Yelm Census Designated Place had a population of 2,947 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for North Yelm is located at latitude 46.966 and longitude -122.6133 in Thurston County. The formal boundaries for the North Yelm Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Thurston County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 292 feet.

The North Yelm Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408955) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The North Yelm Census Designated Place is located within Olympia East Division of Thurston County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with North Yelm population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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North Yelm, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,947
Population in Households 2,941
Population in Familes 2,365
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 883
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 1,099
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 762
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,186 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 862 (72.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 237 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 87 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $157,056
Average Home Value $165,574


Median Household Income $49,257
Average Household Income $60,148
Per Capita Income $22,291
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.22% 0.58%
Households 0.15% 0.47%
Families 0.08% 0.42%
Median Household Income   0.15%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

North Yelm, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Yelm to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 260 59th
Population Density1 # 317 50th
Diversity Index2 # 236 63rd
Median Household Income # 392 38th
Per Capita Income # 484 23rd

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