Ahtanum, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ahtanum, Washington - Basic Facts

The Ahtanum Census Designated Place had a population of 3,647 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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


Total Population 3,647
Daytime Population: Workers 741
Daytime Population: Residents 1,717
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,458
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.67
Population in Households 3,633
Population in Familes 3,105
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density2 474
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $60,116
Average Household Income $83,099
Per Capita Income $30,257


Total Housing Units 1,409 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,100 (78.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 242 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $195,126
Average Home Value $301,501


Total Households 1,342
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 1,028
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 0.18% 0.69%
Households 0.11% 0.62%
Families 0.16% 0.58%
Median Household Income   3.89%
Per Capita Income   3.2%

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, 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 # 227 64th
Population Density # 424 33rd
Diversity Index # 180 71st
Median Household Income # 271 57th
Per Capita Income # 266 58th

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