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Yakima County, Washington; Washington

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Yakima County, Washington
Washington
Population Estimates, July 1 2022, (V2022)
NA
7,785,786
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2022, (V2022)
NA
7,785,786
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
256,035
7,740,745
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2022)
NA
7,705,247
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
256,728
7,705,247
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2022, (V2022)
NA
1.0%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.3%
0.5%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 256,728 7,705,281
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 243,231 6,724,540
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.3%
5.6%
Persons under 18 years, percent
29.4%
21.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
14.1%
16.2%
Female persons, percent
49.9%
49.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
86.5%
77.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.6%
4.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
6.9%
2.0%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.6%
10.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.8%
Two or More Races, percent
3.0%
5.2%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
51.8%
13.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
40.8%
66.0%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2017-2021 10,212 509,722
Foreign born persons, percent, 2017-2021 18.7% 14.7%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 91,356 3,257,185
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2017-2021 62.0% 63.6%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2017-2021 $213,200 $397,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2017-2021 $1,465 $2,064
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2017-2021 $469 $646
Median gross rent, 2017-2021 $915 $1,439
Building permits, 2021 1,103 56,941
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2017-2021 84,636 2,931,841
Persons per household, 2017-2021 2.97 2.55
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2017-2021 87.0% 83.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2017-2021 42.0% 20.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2017-2021 91.7% 95.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2017-2021 86.1% 91.3%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 73.8% 91.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2017-2021 17.8% 37.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2017-2021 9.6% 8.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
14.8%
7.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 61.8% 63.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2017-2021 57.3% 58.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 418,342 21,068,612
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,779,204 56,442,218
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 434,065 21,845,661
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 3,136,828 160,284,785
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $12,555 $21,579
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2017-2021 19.6 27.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $58,380 $82,400
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2021 dollars), 2017-2021 $25,069 $43,817
Persons in poverty, percent
14.7%
9.9%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 4,760 194,967
Total employment, 2020 71,520 2,959,864
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 3,114,705 203,850,979
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -0.9% 2.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 9,633 500,954
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 4,044 148,824
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,004 75,886
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 522 29,770
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 660 23,641
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,837 112,417
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 171 8,687
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 3,173 124,377
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 59.8 115.9
Population per square mile, 2010 56.6 101.2
Land area in square miles, 2020 4,294.51 66,455.12
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., V2022) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2022). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2017-2021 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2021 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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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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