Yakima County, Washington Population 2018

Yakima County, Washington's estimated population is 250,193 with a growth rate of 0.35% 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
2017248,279-1,914-0.77%
2017250,1938700.35%
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
White193,584
Some Other Race31,604
American Indian and Alaska Native10,133
Two or More Races7,883
Asian2,472
Black or African American2,410
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander193

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Yakima County, Washington Population Pyramid 2018

2,0004,0006,0008,00010,000 Male Population2,0004,0006,0008,00010,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Yakima County, Washington Median Age

32.7


Total

31.6


Male

33.8


Female

Yakima County, Washington Adults

There are 174,042 adults, (32,044 of whom are seniors) in Yakima County, Washington.

Yakima County, Washington Age Dependency

74.8

Age Dependency Ratio

22.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Yakima County, Washington Sex Ratio

Female

123,910

49.91%

Male

124,369

50.09%

Yakima County, Washington Households and Families

Yakima County, Washington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Yakima County, Washington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76%24%
All62.7%37.3%
Non Family51.8%48.2%
Male47.6%52.4%
Female45.2%54.8%

62.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Yakima County, Washington Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All81,7202.9962.7
Married41,0503.6176
Non Family22,9971.2551.8
Female12,1303.8745.2
Male5,5433.7847.6

3.54

Average Family Size

2.99

Average Household Size

8.3%

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 Grade23,96516.04%
9th to 12th Grade16,14110.80%
High School Graduate42,28028.30%
Some College31,12020.83%
Associates Degree12,1188.11%
Bachelors Degree14,6659.81%
Graduate Degree9,1316.11%

Yakima County, Washington Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White82,39774,27419,004
Hispanic56,65026,5162,945
Other Race16,0917,661915
Native American5,6404,338545
Multiple Races3,3332,871538
Asian1,6591,324722
Black1,3041,104201
Islander13812920

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 93.48%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 43.52%.

Yakima County, Washington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,898$34,589$23,630
Less Than High School$21,627$25,426$17,240
High School Grad$28,282$34,669$22,042
Some College$32,313$40,462$26,946
Bachelors Degree$44,994$54,417$39,712
Graduate Degree$62,348$68,750$60,510

$29,898

Average Earnings

$34,589

Average Male

$23,630

Average Female

Yakima County, Washington Language

Yakima County, Washington Language by Age

Yakima County, Washington Language

59.89% of Yakima County, Washington residents speak only English, while 40.11% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 38.62% of the population.

Yakima County, Washington Poverty

Yakima County, Washington Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic118,48629,76825.12%
White108,27212,06011.14%
Other31,0857,09422.82%
Native9,7713,07631.48%
Multiple7,7521,34417.34%
Black2,29976633.32%
Asian2,44438215.63%
Islander1643823.17%

18.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.34%

Male Poverty Rate

20.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Yakima County, Washington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Yakima County, Washington is Black, with 33.32% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Yakima County, Washington is White, with 11.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.02%.

Yakima County, Washington Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.84%
High School14.82%
Some College10.19%
Bachelors or Greater4.48%

Yakima County, Washington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed31.65%
Male Unemployed31.17%
Female Employed11.11%
Male Employed7.49%

Yakima County, Washington Income

Yakima County, Washington Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$47,470$63,710
Families$53,551$69,643
Married Families$65,360$82,444
Non Families$30,770$40,049

Yakima County, Washington Marital Status

Yakima County, Washington Marital Status

Marriage Rates

48.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.7%

Male Marriage Rate

47.2%

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


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Yakima County, Washington Veterans

Yakima County, Washington Veterans by War

12,249

Number of Veterans

11,360

Male Veterans

889

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam4,845
First Gulf War1,948
Second Gulf War1,395
Korea1,290
World War II741

Yakima County, Washington Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 743,691
75+3,285
35 to 542,412
55 to 642,088
18 to 34773

Yakima County, Washington Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White11,1478.05%
Hispanic1,1991.67%
Other3331.62%
Indian3264.87%
Black19911.54%
2 or More1523.52%
Asian663.57%
Hawaiian2615.48%

Yakima County, Washington Veterans by Education

8.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Yakima County, Washington Employment Status

Yakima County, Washington Employment by Age

62.1%

Labor Force Participation

57.3%

Employment Rate

7.5%

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