Ahtanum, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ahtanum, Washington - Basic Facts

The Ahtanum Census Designated Place had a population of 3,665 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Ahtanum is located at latitude 46.5581 and longitude -120.6057 in Yakima County. The formal boundaries for the Ahtanum Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Yakima County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,247 feet.

The Ahtanum Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407700) 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 Ahtanum Census Designated Place is located within Yakima Division of Yakima County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ahtanum: Ahtahnam, Altahnum, Atahnum, Atanum, Atinam.

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


Total Population 3,665
Population in Households 3,649
Population in Familes 3,123
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density1 476
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 1,355
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 1,037
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,429 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,111 (77.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 244 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $180,769
Average Home Value $275,967


Median Household Income $57,681
Average Household Income $79,422
Per Capita Income $29,034
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.28% 0.42%
Households 0.29% 0.41%
Families 0.33% 0.38%
Median Household Income   3.04%
Per Capita Income   2.39%
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.

Ahtanum, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ahtanum 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 # 227 64th
Population Density1 # 423 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 181 71st
Median Household Income # 260 59th
Per Capita Income # 261 59th

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