Yakima, Washington Population 2021

93,815
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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 93,815, it is the 13th largest city in Washington and the 361st largest city in the United States . Yakima is currently growing at a rate of 0.09% annually and its population has increased by 3.02% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 91,067 in 2010. Yakima reached it's highest population of 93,815 in 2021. Spanning over 28 miles, Yakima has a population density of 3,375 people per square mile.

The average household income in Yakima is $63,441 with a poverty rate of 20.41%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $820 per month, and the median house value is $173,000. 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 Yakima was:

  • White: 73.55%
  • Other race: 17.28%
  • Two or more races: 3.81%
  • Black or African American: 1.98%
  • Native American: 1.88%
  • Asian: 1.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.24%
The current population of Yakima, Washington is 93,815 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 93,548.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 91,067.

Yakima, Washington Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021251,4953110.12%
2020251,1843110.12%
2019250,8733110.12%
2018250,5626400.26%
2017249,9225950.24%
2016249,3271,5270.61%
2015247,8009300.38%
2014246,8703850.16%
2013246,4853580.15%
2012246,1272010.08%
2011245,9261,6700.68%
2010244,2560.00%

Yakima Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White68,70873.55%
Some Other Race16,14017.28%
Two or More Races3,5603.81%
Black or African American1,8471.98%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,7531.88%
Asian1,1821.27%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2230.24%
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Yakima Population by Race

Yakima Population Pyramid $2021

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Yakima Median Age

33.8


Total

32.8


Male

34.5


Female

Yakima Adults

There are 67,608 adults, (13,986 of whom are seniors) in Yakima.

Yakima Age Dependency

74.2

Age Dependency Ratio

26.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Yakima Sex Ratio

Female

47,189

50.52%

Male

46,224

49.48%

Yakima Population by Age

Yakima Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Yakima Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.4%28.6%
All54.2%45.8%
Male49.1%50.9%
Non Family43.8%56.2%
Female33.3%66.7%

54.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Yakima Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All33,7722.6954.2
Married14,3813.4471.4
Non Family11,8951.2443.8
Female5,3413.6233.3
Male2,1553.3449.1

3.34

Average Family Size

2.69

Average Household Size

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Yakima Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7,39012.68%
9th to 12th Grade6,75211.59%
High School Graduate15,81327.13%
Some College12,28121.07%
Associates Degree4,9858.55%
Bachelors Degree6,30310.82%
Graduate Degree4,7558.16%
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Yakima Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Yakima Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White34,33630,8858,820
Hispanic20,35110,1051,167
Other Race8,4224,262621
2+ Races1,4851,183281
Black1,057949238
Native American1,00468966
Asian866775444
Islander135135

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 51.27%.

Yakima Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,265$34,429$28,097
Less Than 9th Grade$23,334$27,307$17,659
High School Graduate$27,254$31,325$23,054
Some College$33,349$38,229$30,541
Bachelors Degree$49,132$59,428$45,795
Graduate Degree$66,445$78,209$60,402

$31,265

Average Earnings

$34,429

Average Male

$28,097

Average Female

Yakima Earnings by Educational Attainment

Yakima Language by Age

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Yakima Language

62.10% of Yakima residents speak only English, while 37.90% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 35.80% of the population.

Yakima Language

Yakima Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic41,81711,20026.78%
White43,4636,18814.24%
Other15,6884,14726.43%
Multiple3,47770920.39%
Native1,52953034.66%
Black1,77139622.36%
Asian1,14519617.12%
Islander2193114.16%

20.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.71%

Male Poverty Rate

23.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Yakima

The race most likely to be in poverty in Yakima is Native, with 34.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Yakima is Islander, with 14.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.59%.

Yakima Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.87%
High School19.74%
Some College11.83%
Bachelors or Greater3.89%

Yakima Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed44.60%
Female Unemployed38.72%
Female Employed11.51%
Male Employed7.12%

Yakima Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Yakima Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,950$63,441
Families$53,887$71,504
Married Families$67,840$87,496
Non Families$31,149$44,384
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Income by Household Type

Yakima Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.0%

Male Marriage Rate

43.2%

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 45-54.

Yakima Marital Status by Race

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Yakima Marital Status

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4,555

Number of Veterans

4,188

Male Veterans

367

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,726
First Gulf War736
Korea511
Second Gulf War437
World War II330

Yakima Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1,647
65 to 741,218
35 to 54779
55 to 64659
18 to 34252

Yakima Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,2298.19%
Hispanic3351.30%
Other Race1611.57%
Black1167.98%
Native American423.45%
2+ Races70.37%

Yakima Veterans by Race

Yakima Veterans by Education

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9.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Yakima Veterans by Education

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60.7%

Labor Force Participation

56.8%

Employment Rate

6.3%

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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57.80%

Born in Yakima

82.10%

Native Born

17.90%

Foreign Born

12.26%

Non Citizen

5.64%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.10% of Yakima residents were born in the United States, with 57.80% having been born in Washington. 12.26% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202193,815890.09%
202093,726890.10%
201993,637890.10%
201893,548480.05%
201793,500710.08%
201693,4294760.51%
201592,9531630.18%
201492,790770.08%
201392,713590.06%
201292,654490.05%
201192,6059681.06%
201091,63719,7922.46%
200071,84517,0182.74%
199054,8275,0010.96%
198049,8264,2380.89%
197045,5882,3040.52%
196043,2844,7981.18%
195038,48611,2653.52%
194027,2215,1202.11%
193022,1013,5621.77%
192018,5394,4572.79%
191014,08210,92816.14%
19003,1540.00%

Yakima Population by Year