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Yakima County, Washington; Washington

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Yakima County, Washington
Washington
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 251,446 7,535,591
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 251,446 7,535,591
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 243,240 6,724,540
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 3.4% 12.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 243,231 6,724,540
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
8.1%
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
29.6%
22.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
13.7%
15.4%
Female persons, percent
50.0%
50.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
87.2%
78.9%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.5%
4.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
6.5%
1.9%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.6%
9.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.8%
Two or More Races, percent
2.9%
4.8%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
49.9%
12.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
42.7%
68.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 12,249 541,122
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 18.2% 13.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 89,130 3,148,129
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 62.7% 62.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $163,500 $286,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,257 $1,763
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $424 $539
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $797 $1,120
Building permits, 2018 578 47,746
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 81,720 2,755,697
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.99 2.55
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 85.9% 82.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 40.1% 19.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 83.1% 91.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 72.4% 84.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 73.2% 90.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 15.9% 34.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 8.9% 9.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.9%
7.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 61.9% 63.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 56.2% 58.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 281,517 14,297,278
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,431,362 43,966,889
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,622,245 131,530,601
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,335,075 83,313,366
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,560,166 118,924,049
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $10,366 $17,243
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 18.9 27.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $47,470 $66,174
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $21,510 $34,869
Persons in poverty, percent
18.1%
10.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 4,674 186,1641
Total employment, 2016 68,496 2,685,3551
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 2,676,810 156,915,3491
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 3.7% 3.2%1
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 9,412 478,331
All firms, 2012 14,064 541,522
Men-owned firms, 2012 6,871 262,650
Women-owned firms, 2012 4,389 187,677
Minority-owned firms, 2012 3,121 92,807
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 10,338 426,697
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,340 49,331
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 11,821 461,401
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 56.6 101.2
Land area in square miles, 2010 4,295.40 66,455.52
FIPS Code 53077 53
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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