Yakima County WA Information


Yakima County Subdivisions

Yakima County WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 252,759
Population in Households 249,274
Population in Familes 211,506
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,485
Population Density1 59
Diversity Index2 82


Median Household Income $51,609
Average Household Income $69,694
Per Capita Income $23,282


Total Housing Units 88,456 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 53,952 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 29,023 (32.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,481 ( 6.2%)
Median Home Value $179,236
Average Home Value $236,373


Total Households 82,975
Average Household Size 3.0
Family Households 60,280
Average Family Size 4
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.47% 0.45%
Households 0.35% 0.38%
Families 0.3% 0.35%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   3.12%


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, 2018 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 Density # 16 62nd
Diversity Index # 2 97th
Median Household Income # 23 44th
Per Capita Income # 37 8th

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