Yakima, Washington Population 2020

94,090

Yakima is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 94,090, it is the 12th largest city in Washington and the 352nd largest city in the United States. Yakima is currently growing at a rate of 0.11% annually and its population has increased by 3.32% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 91,067 in 2010. Spanning over 28 miles, Yakima has a population density of 3,385 people per square mile.

The average household income in Yakima is $62,124 with a poverty rate of 19.88%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $801 per month, and the median house value is $164,200. The median age in Yakima is 33.6 years, 32.5 years for males, and 34.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.9 males.

Yakima Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Yakima was:

  • White: 75.58%
  • Other race: 15.53%
  • Two or more races: 3.87%
  • Native American: 2.14%
  • Black or African American: 1.71%
  • Asian: 1.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Yakima, Washington is 94,090, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 93,884.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 91,067.

Yakima, Washington Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020253,5841,0690.42%
2019252,5151,0690.42%
2018251,4461,0690.43%
2017250,3776860.27%
2016249,6911,6260.65%
2015248,0651,0190.41%
2014247,0464340.18%
2013246,6124050.16%
2012246,2072570.10%
2011245,9501,6810.68%
2010244,2690.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White70,60075.58%
Some Other Race14,51215.53%
Two or More Races3,6113.87%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,9982.14%
Black or African American1,5931.71%
Asian1,0851.16%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander170.02%

Yakima Population Pyramid 2020

Yakima Median Age

33.6


Total

32.5


Male

34.7


Female

Yakima Adults

There are 67,772 adults, (13,432 of whom are seniors) in Yakima.

Yakima Age Dependency

71.9

Age Dependency Ratio

24.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Yakima Sex Ratio

Female

46,960

50.27%

Male

46,456

49.73%

Yakima Households and Families

Yakima Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Yakima Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.7%29.3%
All55.1%44.9%
Non Family46.4%53.6%
Male44.4%55.6%
Female38.1%61.9%

55.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All33,5572.7155.1
Married14,1293.4570.7
Non Family11,9881.2146.4
Female5,5023.7838.1
Male1,9383.4744.4

3.39

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

7.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Yakima Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7,40912.76%
9th to 12th Grade6,71311.56%
High School Graduate15,65626.97%
Some College12,29221.17%
Associates Degree5,2269.00%
Bachelors Degree6,16710.62%
Graduate Degree4,5947.91%

Yakima Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White34,59730,8858,860
Hispanic20,36610,3241,155
Other Race7,5134,059494
Multiple Races1,3441,119189
Native American1,00481962
Asian829739420
Black82368893
Islander1414

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 50.66%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,575$34,119$26,481
Less Than High School$22,834$26,079$19,276
High School Grad$25,977$30,306$21,550
Some College$34,131$38,844$29,701
Bachelors Degree$47,076$53,403$44,448
Graduate Degree$62,404$73,359$56,778

$30,575

Average Earnings

$34,119

Average Male

$26,481

Average Female

Yakima Language

Yakima Language by Age

Yakima Language

62.95% of Yakima residents speak only English, while 37.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 35.12% of the population.

Yakima Poverty

Yakima Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic42,36010,99125.95%
White43,6435,83813.38%
Other14,1293,74926.53%
Multiple3,50266418.96%
Black1,50748231.98%
Native1,78642323.68%
Asian1,05426224.86%
Islander1414100.00%

19.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.24%

Male Poverty Rate

21.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Yakima

The race most likely to be in poverty in Yakima is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Yakima is White, with 13.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.60%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.49%
High School19.87%
Some College9.55%
Bachelors or Greater4.10%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed45.83%
Female Unemployed36.22%
Female Employed11.80%
Male Employed6.87%

Yakima Income

Yakima Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$44,266$62,124
Families$53,399$70,569
Married Families$67,110$87,076
Non Families$30,132$42,751

Yakima Marital Status

Yakima Marital Status

Marriage Rates

43.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.9%

Male Marriage Rate

42.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Yakima Married by Age and Sex

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

Yakima Veterans

4,843

Number of Veterans

4,458

Male Veterans

385

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,894
First Gulf War776
Korea663
World War II400
Second Gulf War394
Name Veterans % of Total
White4,5808.69%
Hispanic3451.32%
Other1141.21%
Indian796.10%
Black433.25%
2 or More271.37%

$Yakima Veterans by Education

9.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Yakima Employment Status

61.3%

Labor Force Participation

57%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

Yakima Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

56.89%

Born in Washington

82.98%

Native Born

17.02%

Foreign Born

12.21%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

82.98% of Yakima residents were born in the United States, with 56.89% having been born in Washington. 12.21% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202094,0901030.11%
201993,9871030.11%
201893,8842090.22%
201793,6751030.11%
201693,5725140.55%
201593,0581990.21%
201492,859940.10%
201392,765780.08%
201292,687710.08%
201192,6169701.06%
201091,64619,8012.46%
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%