Sunnyside, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sunnyside, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Sunnyside had a population of 15,949 as of July 1, 2017. Sunnyside ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Sunnyside is located at latitude 46.3146 and longitude -120.0055 in Yakima County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sunnyside (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Yakima County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 745 feet.

The City of Sunnyside (GNIS ID: 2412008) 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 Sunnyside is located within Sunnyside Division of Yakima County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sunnyside 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 Sunnyside: Holy City.

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


Total Population 15,949
Daytime Population: Workers 7,647
Daytime Population: Residents 9,810
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,457
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 15,708
Population in Familes 13,848
Population in Group Qrtrs 241
Population Density2 2,405
Diversity Index3 87


Median Household Income $40,224
Average Household Income $54,294
Per Capita Income $15,190


Total Housing Units 4,618 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,261 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,063 (44.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 294 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $127,683
Average Home Value $146,132


Total Households 4,324
Average Household Size 3.63
Family Households 3,419
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.08% 0.15%
Households -0.03% 0.08%
Families -0.04% 0.04%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

Sunnyside, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sunnyside 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 # 86 86th
Population Density # 130 79th
Diversity Index # 6 99th
Median Household Income # 534 15th
Per Capita Income # 609 3rd

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