Yakima County WA Information


Yakima County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 249,611
Daytime Population: Workers 111,664
Daytime Population: Residents 136,092
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 247,756
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 246,113
Population in Familes 207,690
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,498
Population Density2 58
Diversity Index3 82


Median Household Income $49,329
Average Household Income $66,287
Per Capita Income $22,185


Total Housing Units 87,854 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 50,568 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 31,445 (35.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,841 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $168,638
Average Home Value $212,259


Total Households 82,013
Average Household Size 3.0
Family Households 59,630
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 0.36% 0.34%
Households 0.24% 0.26%
Families 0.2% 0.24%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   2.53%


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, 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 # 8 82nd
Population Density # 16 62nd
Diversity Index # 3 95th
Median Household Income # 23 41st
Per Capita Income # 37 8th

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