Yelm, Washington Population 2020

9,930

Yelm is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 9,930, it is the 89th largest city in Washington and the 3113th largest city in the United States. Yelm is currently growing at a rate of 2.88% annually and its population has increased by 45.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,848 in 2010. Spanning over 6 miles, Yelm has a population density of 1,743 people per square mile.

The average household income in Yelm is $72,436 with a poverty rate of 10.09%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,348 per month, and the median house value is $236,700. The median age in Yelm is 28.8 years, 29.8 years for males, and 28.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 91.3 males.

Yelm Demographics

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

  • White: 80.77%
  • Two or more races: 7.77%
  • Asian: 5.11%
  • Native American: 2.36%
  • Other race: 1.89%
  • Black or African American: 1.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.79%
The current population of Yelm, Washington is 9,930, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 9,374.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,848.

Yelm, Washington Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,08580.77%
Two or More Races6827.77%
Asian4485.11%
American Indian and Alaska Native2072.36%
Some Other Race1661.89%
Black or African American1151.31%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander690.79%

Yelm Population Pyramid 2020

Yelm Median Age

28.8


Total

29.8


Male

28.3


Female

Yelm Adults

There are 5,823 adults, (605 of whom are seniors) in Yelm.

Yelm Age Dependency

68.1

Age Dependency Ratio

11.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

56.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Yelm Sex Ratio

Female

4,585

52.27%

Male

4,187

47.73%

Yelm Households and Families

Yelm Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Yelm Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male58%42%
Married58%42%
Female57.3%42.7%
All53.8%46.2%
Non Family37.5%62.5%

53.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,8013.1353.8
Married1,5843.658
Non Family5621.4837.5
Female4503.3557.3
Male2053.5658

3.38

Average Family Size

3.13

Average Household Size

9.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Yelm Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade240.48%
9th to 12th Grade2094.17%
High School Graduate1,25925.10%
Some College1,79035.69%
Associates Degree4799.55%
Bachelors Degree93818.70%
Graduate Degree3166.30%

Yelm Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,7623,553900
Hispanic457457118
Asian364340182
Multiple Races30230210
Native American13713717
Other Race8787
Black666627
Islander3636

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 50.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,422$49,243$38,508
Less Than High School$42,024$41,190$45,438
High School Grad$41,198$48,813$30,288
Some College$41,593$49,092$29,398
Bachelors Degree$41,286$40,425$42,200
Graduate Degree$77,460$89,484$59,211

$42,422

Average Earnings

$49,243

Average Male

$38,508

Average Female

Yelm Language

Yelm Language by Age

Yelm Language

86.92% of Yelm residents speak only English, while 13.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.92% of the population.

Yelm Poverty

Yelm Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,5013505.38%
Hispanic93525427.17%
Multiple68225236.95%
Native20710952.66%
Other1668148.80%
Asian4485913.17%
Black1152017.39%

10.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.20%

Male Poverty Rate

11.80%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Yelm

The race most likely to be in poverty in Yelm is Native, with 52.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Yelm is White, with 5.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.35%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.61%.

Name Poverty
High School12.39%
Some College11.37%
Less Than High School3.43%
Bachelors or Greater1.44%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed12.77%
Female Employed9.22%
Male Employed4.66%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Yelm Income

Yelm Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$65,377$72,436
Families$67,546$71,891
Married Families$74,709-
Non Families$35,938$57,741

Yelm Marital Status

Yelm Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.5%

Male Marriage Rate

57.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Yelm Married by Age and Sex

Yelm Marriage

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

Yelm Marital Status by Race

Yelm Veterans

1,337

Number of Veterans

1,126

Male Veterans

211

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War782
First Gulf War417
Vietnam214
World War II17
Korea
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54490
18 to 34402
55 to 64234
75+118
65 to 7493
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,17926.93%
Hispanic10322.64%
Asian7220.87%
2 or More327.84%
Other2120.59%
Indian1712.41%
Black1625.00%

$Yelm Veterans by Education

5.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Yelm Employment Status

64.3%

Labor Force Participation

53.2%

Employment Rate

8.9%

Unemployment Rate

Yelm 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

36.67%

Born in Washington

95.38%

Native Born

4.62%

Foreign Born

1.86%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.38% of Yelm residents were born in the United States, with 36.67% having been born in Washington. 1.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20209,9302782.88%
20199,6522782.97%
20189,3742602.85%
20179,1142783.15%
20168,8364735.66%
20158,3631892.31%
20148,1745657.43%
20137,6094376.09%
20127,1721111.57%
20117,0611562.26%
20106,9053,6167.70%
20003,2890.00%