Yakima, Washington Population 2022

98,148
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Yakima is a city located in Yakima County Washington. It is also the county seat of Yakima County. With a 2020 population of 98,148, it is the 12th largest city in Washington and the 357th largest city in the United States. Yakima is currently growing at a rate of 0.60% annually and its population has increased by 1.22% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 96,968 in 2020. Spanning over 28 miles, Yakima has a population density of 3,531 people per square mile.

The average household income in Yakima is $63,441 with a poverty rate of 19.18%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $879 per month, and the median house value is $182,900. The median age in Yakima is 33.8 years, 32.8 years for males, and 34.5 years for females.

Yakima Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Yakimawas:

  • White: 69.45%
  • Other race: 18.02%
  • Two or more races: 6.94%
  • Black or African American: 1.81%
  • Native American: 1.78%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.01%
  • Asian: 0.99%
The current population of Yakima, Washington is 98,148 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 96,968.

Yakima, Washington Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Yakima Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Yakima Population by Race

Yakima Population Pyramid 2022

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Yakima Median Age

33.6


Total

32.3


Male

34.7


Female

Yakima Adults

There are 67,366 adults, (14,100 of whom are seniors) in Yakima.

Yakima Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

26.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

49.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Yakima Sex Ratio

Female

47,874

51.02%

Male

45,955

48.98%

Yakima Population by Age

Yakima Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Yakima Household Types

54.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Yakima Households and Families

3.38

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

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Yakima Households by Type

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Yakima Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Yakima Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 41.39%.

Yakima Educational Attainment by Race

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$32,205

Average Earnings

$35,218

Average Male

$30,097

Average Female

Yakima Earnings by Educational Attainment

Yakima Language by Age

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Yakima Language

62.44% of Yakima residents speak only English, while 37.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 35.55% of the population.

Yakima Language

Yakima Poverty by Race

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19.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.24%

Male Poverty Rate

21.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Yakima

The race most likely to be in poverty in Yakima is Native, with 44.02% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Yakima is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.12%.

Yakima Poverty

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Yakima Poverty Rate by Education

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Yakima Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Yakima Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Yakima Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.8%

Male Marriage Rate

42.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Yakima Married by Age and Sex

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Yakima Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Yakima Marital Status by Race

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Yakima Marital Status

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4,440

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Yakima Veterans by War

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Yakima Veterans by Age

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Yakima Veterans by Race

Yakima Veterans by Education

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9.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Yakima Veterans by Education

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60.2%

Labor Force Participation

56.4%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Yakima Employment by Age

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Yakima Employment by Race

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Yakima Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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58.31%

Born in Yakima

82.96%

Native Born

17.04%

Foreign Born

11.51%

Non Citizen

5.53%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.96% of Yakima residents were born in the United States, with 58.31% having been born in Washington. 11.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Yakima Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Yakima Population by Year