Yelm, Washington Population 2021

9,734
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Yelm is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 9,734, it is the 90th largest city in Washington and the 3165th largest city in the United States. Yelm is currently growing at a rate of 1.45% annually and its population has increased by 42.14% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,848 in 2010. Yelm reached it's highest population of 9,734 in 2021. Spanning over 6 miles, Yelm has a population density of 1,709 people per square mile.

The average household income in Yelm is $77,810 with a poverty rate of 6.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,373 per month, and the median house value is $255,200. The median age in Yelm is 28.5 years, 28.1 years for males, and 28.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.3 males.

Yelm Demographics

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

  • White: 83.24%
  • Two or more races: 9.47%
  • Other race: 2.96%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.67%
  • Asian: 1.17%
  • Native American: 1.02%
  • Black or African American: 0.47%
The current population of Yelm, Washington is 9,734, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,317.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,848.

Yelm, Washington Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,47983.24%
Two or More Races8519.47%
Some Other Race2662.96%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1501.67%
Asian1051.17%
American Indian and Alaska Native921.02%
Black or African American420.47%
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Yelm Population by Race

Yelm Population Pyramid 2021

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Yelm Median Age

28.5


Total

28.1


Male

28.9


Female

Yelm Adults

There are 5,869 adults, (577 of whom are seniors) in Yelm.

Yelm Age Dependency

69.8

Age Dependency Ratio

10.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

58.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Yelm Sex Ratio

Female

4,555

50.70%

Male

4,430

49.30%

Yelm Population by Age

Yelm Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Yelm Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.1%27.9%
Male67.8%32.2%
All62.6%37.4%
Female46.2%53.8%
Non Family35.8%64.2%

62.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Yelm Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,7463.2762.6
Married1,7273.6372.1
Non Family4111.4335.8
Female3943.4646.2
Male2143.5667.8

3.49

Average Family Size

3.27

Average Household Size

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Yelm Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade160.32%
9th to 12th Grade1743.43%
High School Graduate1,22024.05%
Some College1,94738.39%
Associates Degree63912.60%
Bachelors Degree75014.79%
Graduate Degree3266.43%
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Yelm Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Yelm Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,9213,741801
Multiple Races46046097
Hispanic451451132
Other Race12412432
Asian1059533
Native American898913
Islander5959
Black3737

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 31.43%.

Yelm Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$47,256$50,032$43,134
Less Than High School$40,588$40,956$37,109
High School Grad$43,299$49,643$33,542
Some College$43,990$48,548$40,684
Bachelors Degree$47,561$54,464$44,510
Graduate Degree$68,636$81,750$60,920

$47,256

Average Earnings

$50,032

Average Male

$43,134

Average Female

Yelm Earnings by Educational Attainment

Yelm Language by Age

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Yelm Language

92.81% of Yelm residents speak only English, while 7.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.52% of the population.

Yelm Language

Yelm Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,8533725.43%
Hispanic98915015.17%
Multiple85112414.57%
Other2669334.96%
Asian10576.67%
Black42511.90%
Native9233.26%

6.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.15%

Male Poverty Rate

7.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Yelm

The race most likely to be in poverty in Yelm is Other, with 34.96% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Yelm is Native, with 3.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.43%.

Yelm Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College8.55%
High School7.21%
Less Than High School5.26%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Yelm Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed6.57%
Male Employed2.81%
Female Employed2.18%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Yelm Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Yelm Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$75,000$77,810
Families$76,008$79,027
Married Families$79,154-
Non Families$34,293$50,186
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Income by Household Type

Yelm Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

60.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.9%

Male Marriage Rate

62.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Yelm Married by Age and Sex

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Yelm Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Yelm Marital Status by Race

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Yelm Marital Status

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1,123

Number of Veterans

945

Male Veterans

178

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War759
First Gulf War456
Vietnam116
World War II
Korea

Yelm Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54511
18 to 34323
55 to 64117
75+106
65 to 7466

Yelm Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,04223.37%
Hispanic8920.99%
Black3173.81%
Other2219.82%
2 or More152.82%
Indian1314.61%

Yelm Veterans by Race

Yelm Veterans by Education

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3.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Yelm Veterans by Education

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63.9%

Labor Force Participation

52.6%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Yelm Employment by Age

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Yelm Employment by Race

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Yelm 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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37.69%

Born in Washington

97.75%

Native Born

2.25%

Foreign Born

0.90%

Non Citizen

1.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.75% of Yelm residents were born in the United States, with 37.69% having been born in Washington. 0.90% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Yelm Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20219,7341391.45%
20209,5951391.47%
20199,4561391.49%
20189,3172492.75%
20179,0682743.12%
20168,7944705.65%
20158,3241872.30%
20148,1375657.46%
20137,5724336.07%
20127,1391111.58%
20117,0281542.24%
20106,8743,5857.65%
20003,2890.00%

Yelm Population by Year