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North Yelm, Washington - Basic Facts

The North Yelm Census Designated Place had a population of 2,997 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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North Yelm, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,997
Daytime Population: Workers 43
Daytime Population: Residents 1,826
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,869
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.62
Population in Households 2,991
Population in Familes 2,399
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density2 897
Diversity Index3 44


Median Household Income $50,976
Average Household Income $61,819
Per Capita Income $22,983


Total Housing Units 1,202 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 878 (73.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 242 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $178,024
Average Home Value $199,089


Total Households 1,120
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 777
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.43% 0.77%
Households 0.39% 0.72%
Families 0.34% 0.66%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

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, 2017 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 Density # 316 50th
Diversity Index # 237 62nd
Median Household Income # 401 36th
Per Capita Income # 496 21st

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