Wapato, WA Profile: Facts & Data

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Wapato, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Wapato had a population of 5,110 as of July 1, 2018. Wapato 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 Wapato is located at latitude 46.4435 and longitude -120.4214 in Yakima County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wapato (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Yakima County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 856 feet.

The City of Wapato (GNIS ID: 2412178) 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 Wapato is located within Toppenish-Wapato Division of Yakima County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wapato population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wapato: Simcoe.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 5,110
Population in Households 4,972
Population in Familes 4,483
Population in Group Qrtrs 138
Population Density1 4,359
Diversity Index2 97
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $34,039
Average Household Income $41,439
Per Capita Income $11,040

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,314 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 677 (51.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 581 (44.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 56 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $105,116
Average Home Value $128,102
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,258
Average Household Size 3.95
Family Households 1,068
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.27% 0.28%
Households 0.17% 0.24%
Families 0.26% 0.21%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

Wapato, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wapato to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 193 69th
Population Density # 32 95th
Diversity Index # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 605 4th
Per Capita Income # 625 0th

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