Sunnyside, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sunnyside, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Sunnyside had a population of 16,034 as of July 1, 2016. Sunnyside ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sunnyside is located at latitude 46.3146 and longitude -120.0055 in Yakima County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sunnyside (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Yakima County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 745 feet.

The City of Sunnyside (GNIS ID: 2412008) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Sunnyside is located within Sunnyside Division of Yakima County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sunnyside 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 Sunnyside: Holy City.

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


Total Population 16,034
Population in Households 15,794
Population in Familes 13,938
Population in Group Qrtrs 240
Population Density1 2,417
Diversity Index2 87


Total Households 4,367
Average Household Size 3.62
Family Households 3,452
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 4,632 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,289 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,079 (44.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 265 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $119,184
Average Home Value $133,890


Median Household Income $37,457
Average Household Income $50,644
Per Capita Income $14,261
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.18% 0.09%
Households 0.13% 0.08%
Families 0.11% 0.03%
Median Household Income   0.4%
Per Capita Income   1.22%
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.

Sunnyside, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sunnyside 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 # 83 87th
Population Density1 # 127 80th
Diversity Index2 # 6 99th
Median Household Income # 547 13th
Per Capita Income # 608 3rd

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