Yakima County, Washington Population 2024

257,709

Yakima County, Washington's estimated 2024 population is 257,709 with a growth rate of 0.14% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Yakima County, Washington is the 8th largest county in Washington. The 2010 population was 244,249 and has seen a growth of 5.51% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029259,4793540.14%
2028259,1253540.14%
2027258,7713540.14%
2026258,4173540.14%
2025258,0633540.14%
2024257,7093540.14%
2023257,3553540.14%
2022257,0013540.14%
2021256,647-55-0.02%
2020256,7025,1502.05%
2019251,5529190.37%
2018250,6337820.31%
2017249,8515190.21%
2016249,3321,6840.68%
2015247,6489000.36%
2014246,7483530.14%
2013246,3953310.13%
2012246,0641650.07%
2011245,8991,6500.68%
2010244,249
1990188,82316,3159.46%
1980172,50827,53718.99%
1970144,971-141-0.1%
1960145,1129,3896.92%
1950135,72336,70437.07%
194099,01921,61727.93%
193077,40213,69221.49%
192063,71022,00152.75%
191041,70928,247209.83%
190013,4629,033203.95%
18904,4291,61857.56%
18802,8112,379550.69%
1870432-259,047-99.83%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.14% (354)
County Website
Yakima County
County Seat
2010 Population
244,249
Area
4296 mi²
Density
60 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
5.51% (13,460)
Founded
January 21, 1865

Yakima County, Washington Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White151,43259.12%
Two or more races45,91517.93%
Other race44,17417.25%
Native American8,4333.29%
Asian2,7511.07%
Black or African American2,3320.91%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1,1060.43%
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Yakima County, Washington Population by Race

Yakima County, Washington Population Pyramid 2024

Yakima County, Washington Median Age

33

Total

32.3

Male

33.7

Female

Yakima County, Washington Adults

There are 181,091 adults, (35,878 of whom are seniors) in Yakima County, Washington.

Yakima County, Washington Age Dependency

76.4

Age Dependency Ratio

24.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Yakima County, Washington Sex Ratio

Female127,48249.77%
Male128,66150.23%

Yakima County, Washington Population by Age

Yakima County, Washington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All85,5582.9562.337.7
Married42,3673.5676.823.2
Non Family24,3401.2349.750.3
Female12,8163.7842.157.9
Male6,0353.7854.445.6
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3.48

Average Family Size

2.95

Average Household Size

62.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Yakima County, Washington Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Yakima County, Washington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Yakima County, Washington Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 97%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 49.23%.

Yakima County, Washington Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,965

Average Earnings

$45,036

Average Male

$33,324

Average Female

Yakima County, Washington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Yakima County, Washington Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Yakima County, Washington Language

57.44% of Yakima County, Washington residents speak only English, while 42.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 40.72% of the population.

Yakima County, Washington Language

Yakima County, Washington Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic129,85924,04718.52%
White102,66811,03510.75%
Other43,5928,43219.34%
Multiple45,6067,99117.52%
Native8,1282,22827.41%
Black2,26543018.98%
Asian2,67628810.76%
Islander1,09612010.95%
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15.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.38%

Male Poverty Rate

16.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Yakima County, Washington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Yakima County, Washington is Native, with 27.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Yakima County, Washington is White, with 10.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.42%.

Yakima County, Washington Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.13%
High School14.98%
Some College9.57%
Bachelors or Greater4.71%
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Yakima County, Washington Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed26.98%
Male Unemployed24.62%
Female Employed8.38%
Male Employed4.8%
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Yakima County, Washington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Yakima County, Washington Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Yakima County, Washington Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.2%

Male Marriage Rate

46.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Yakima County, Washington Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Yakima County, Washington Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Yakima County, Washington Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Yakima County, Washington Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

10,049

Number of Veterans

9,006

Male Veterans

1,043

Female Veterans

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Yakima County, Washington Veterans by War

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Yakima County, Washington Veterans by Age

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Yakima County, Washington Veterans by Race

Yakima County, Washington Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

Yakima County, Washington Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.1%

Labor Force Participation

57.6%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Yakima County, Washington Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Yakima County, Washington Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Yakima County, Washington Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

60.64%

Born in Yakima County, Washington

81.25%

Native Born

18.75%

Foreign Born

12.66%

Non Citizen

6.09%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

81.25% of Yakima County, Washington residents were born in the United States, with 60.64% having been born in Washington. 12.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Yakima County, Washington Place of Birth

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