Yakima County WA Information


Yakima County Subdivisions

Yakima County WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 250,092
Population in Households 246,585
Population in Familes 208,388
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,507
Population Density1 58
Diversity Index2 82


Total Households 82,443
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 59,915
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 88,068 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 50,928 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 31,515 (35.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,625 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $155,740
Average Home Value $198,127


Median Household Income $45,828
Average Household Income $62,121
Per Capita Income $20,887
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.45% 0.28%
Households 0.36% 0.23%
Families 0.3% 0.2%
Median Household Income   0.35%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
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.


Yakima County WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Yakima County to the other 39 counties and county equivalents 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 # 8 82nd
Population Density1 # 16 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 3 95th
Median Household Income # 25 38th
Per Capita Income # 37 8th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.