Yakima County, Washington Population 2018

Yakima County, Washington's estimated population is 250,193 with a growth rate of 1.01% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Yakima County, Washington is the 8th largest county in Washington.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017250,1932,5121.01%
2016247,681-1,642-0.66%
2016249,3231,3170.53%
2015248,0069420.38%
2014247,0642550.10%
2013246,8093810.15%
2012246,4283780.15%
2011246,0501,7670.72%
2010244,28355,46029.37%
1990188,82316,3159.46%
1980172,50827,53718.99%
1970144,971-141-0.10%
1960145,1129,3896.92%
1950135,72336,70437.07%
194099,01921,61727.93%
193077,40213,69221.49%
192063,71022,00152.75%
191041,70928,247209.83%
190013,4629,033203.95%
18904,4291,61857.56%
18802,8112,379550.69%
18704320.00%

Yakima County, Washington Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White194,173
Some Other Race30,546
American Indian and Alaska Native10,044
Two or More Races7,695
Asian2,603
Black or African American2,431
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander189

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Yakima County, Washington Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Yakima County, Washington Median Age

32.6


Total

31.7


Male

33.6


Female

Yakima County, Washington Adults

There are 173,377 adults, (31,455 of which are seniors) in Yakima County, Washington.

Yakima County, Washington Age Dependency

74.6

Age Dependency Ratio

22.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Yakima County, Washington Sex Ratio

Female

123,782

49.98%

Male

123,899

50.02%

Yakima County, Washington Households and Families

Yakima County, Washington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Yakima County, Washington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.1%23.9%
All62.7%37.3%
Non Family52.6%47.4%
Male46.5%53.5%
Female43.3%56.7%

62.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Yakima County, Washington Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All80,1963.0462.7
Married40,3853.6376.1
Non Family22,7451.2752.6
Female12,0883.9943.3
Male4,9784.0446.5

3.6

Average Family Size

3.04

Average Household Size

8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Yakima County, Washington Households

Yakima County, Washington Education

Yakima County, Washington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade24,53316.51%
9th to 12th Grade16,36311.01%
High School Graduate42,08528.32%
Some College30,97320.84%
Associates Degree11,9548.04%
Bachelors Degree14,0099.43%
Graduate Degree8,6885.85%

Yakima County, Washington Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White83,19574,45118,271
Hispanic55,10024,9102,654
Other Race15,4977,398696
Native American5,6934,354555
Multiple Races3,1612,622424
Asian1,7531,406802
Black1,3461,166139
Islander14213240

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 92.96%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 45.75%.

Yakima County, Washington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,807$32,376$22,383
Less Than High School$20,413$22,816$16,097
High School Grad$27,038$32,514$21,300
Some College$31,475$40,133$26,199
Bachelors Degree$44,990$56,850$38,261
Graduate Degree$62,350$66,995$60,377

$27,807

Average Earnings

$32,376

Average Male

$22,383

Average Female

Yakima County, Washington Language

Yakima County, Washington Language by Age

Yakima County, Washington Language

59.71% of Yakima County, Washington residents speak only English, while 40.29% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 38.75% of the population.

Yakima County, Washington Poverty

Yakima County, Washington Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic116,48932,35927.78%
White109,61112,55611.46%
Other29,9417,11623.77%
Native9,6563,06631.75%
Multiple7,6071,55620.45%
Black2,34180934.56%
Asian2,56756722.09%
Islander1654829.09%

20.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.75%

Male Poverty Rate

22.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Yakima County, Washington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Yakima County, Washington is Black, with 34.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Yakima County, Washington is White, with 11.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.31%.

Yakima County, Washington Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.73%
High School15.32%
Some College11.27%
Bachelors or Greater4.44%

Yakima County, Washington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed39.43%
Female Unemployed36.48%
Female Employed12.11%
Male Employed8.00%

Yakima County, Washington Income

Yakima County, Washington Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,700$61,211
Families$51,645$66,783
Married Families$63,072$78,872
Non Families$29,055$39,828

Yakima County, Washington Marital Status

Yakima County, Washington Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.5%

Male Marriage Rate

47.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Yakima County, Washington Married by Age and Sex

Yakima County, Washington Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Yakima County, Washington Marital Status by Race

Yakima County, Washington Veterans

Yakima County, Washington Veterans by War

13,070

Number of Veterans

12,265

Male Veterans

805

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam5,268
First Gulf War2,059
Korea1,348
Second Gulf War1,243
World War II994

Yakima County, Washington Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 743,868
75+3,292
35 to 542,680
55 to 642,559
18 to 34671

Yakima County, Washington Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White11,8638.54%
Hispanic1,1781.68%
Indian3875.72%
Other2731.39%
Black24713.94%
2 or More2105.06%
Asian743.88%
Hawaiian1610.13%

Yakima County, Washington Veterans by Education

8.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Yakima County, Washington Employment Status

Yakima County, Washington Employment by Age

62%

Labor Force Participation

56.7%

Employment Rate

8.3%

Unemployment Rate

Yakima County, Washington Employment by Race

Yakima County, Washington Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Yakima County, Washington

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Yakima912819398627052.96%
Sunnyside15938164114732.97%
Grandview10856111593032.79%
Toppenish89328973410.46%
Selah732277684466.09%
Union Gap61326110-22-0.36%
Wapato50095073641.28%
Moxee3462402756516.32%
Granger3249372047114.50%
Zillah302231441224.04%
Mabton22982295-3-0.13%
Tieton11821276947.95%
Naches813823101.23%
Harrah62462400.00%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990