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The City of Yelm had a population of 9,838 as of July 1, 2021.
The primary coordinate point for Yelm is located at latitude 46.942 and longitude -122.606 in Thurston County. The formal boundaries for the City of Yelm encompass a land area of 5.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Thurston County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 344 feet.
The City of Yelm 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 Yelm is located within Olympia East Division of Thurston County.
|Total Population||9,838 (100%)|
|Population in Households||9,768 (99.3%)|
|Population in Families||8,130 (82.6%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||70 ( 0.7%)|
|Median Household Income||$73,624|
|Average Household Income||$82,836|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||19%|
|Per Capita Income||$28,261|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||3,412 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||2,343 (68.7%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||936 (27.4%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||133 ( 3.9%)|
|Median Home Value||$331,470|
|Average Home Value||$351,504|
|Housing Affordability Index3||129|
|Average Household Size||2.98|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.99%|
|Per Capita Income||3.29%|
|Owner Occupied HU||3.16%|
The table below compares Yelm to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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.
|Total Population||# 131||79th|
|Population Density||# 182||71st|
|Median Household Income||# 263||58th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 412||66th|
|Per Capita Income||# 450||28th|
|Diversity Index||# 187||70th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.