Ahtanum, Washington

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Population in 2010: 3,601. Population change since 2000: -13.9%
Males: 1,747  (48.5%)
Females: 1,854  (51.5%)
Median resident age:  41.7 years
Washington median age:  37.4 years

Zip codes: 98903, 98908.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,482 (it was $48,352 in 2000)
Ahtanum:

$44,482
WA:

$58,405

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,950 (it was $19,677 in 2000)

Ahtanum CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $159,800 (it was $131,700 in 2000)
Ahtanum:

$159,800
WA:

$250,800

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $217,300; Detached houses: $209,407; Mobile homes: $211,869

Median gross rent in 2013: $853.

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  • Races in Ahtanum, WA (2010)

    Ahtanum races chart
    • 2,94581.8%White alone
    • 50614.1%Hispanic
    • 792.2%Two or more races
    • 351.0%American Indian alone
    • 220.6%Asian alone
    • 70.2%Black alone
    • 40.1%Other race alone
    • 30.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Ahtanum detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Ahtanum: 94.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (24.5%), English (13.5%), United States (7.9%), Irish (7.2%), Norwegian (2.6%), French (2.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 1240 feet

Land area: 9.68 square miles.

Population density: 372 people per square mile   (very low).

Ahtanum,WA real estate house value index trend

Ahtanum, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Ahtanum:

  • High school or higher: 77.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ahtanum CDP:

  • Never married: 22.1%
  • Now married: 62.5%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 2.9%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

149 residents are foreign born (3.6% Latin America).

This place:

4.0%
Washington:

13.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,031 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $585 (0.5%)

Ahtanum satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Yakima, WA (4.6 miles , pop. 71,845).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (103.4 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (870.8 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: West Valley, WA (1.6 miles ), Summitview, WA (1.7 miles ), Yakima, WA (2.1 miles ), Union Gap, WA (2.4 miles ), Gleed, WA (2.6 miles ), Selah, WA (2.7 miles ), Eschbach, WA (2.8 miles ), Terrace Heights, WA (2.8 miles ).

Latitude: 46.56 N, Longitude: 120.61 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 509

Ahtanum household income distribution Ahtanum home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.1%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (21%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Transportation occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Ahtanum: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Ahtanum, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Ahtanum-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 162% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 101.2 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 100.1 miles away from Ahtanum center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 96.7 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 372.9 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 447.2 miles away from Ahtanum center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 474.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Yakima County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Fires: 6, Storms: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Mudslides: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ahtanum topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Ahtanum:

  • MEMORIAL HOME CARE SVS (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; YAKIMA, WA)
  • WILLOW SPRINGS CARE, INC (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; YAKIMA, WA)
  • SUMMITVIEW HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; YAKIMA, WA)
  • COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 4 miles away; YAKIMA, WA)
  • WASHINGTON CASCADE SURGERY CTR, LLC (Hospital, about 4 miles away; YAKIMA, WA)
  • YAKIMA VALLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; YAKIMA, WA)
  • CRESCENT HEALTH CARE, INC (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; YAKIMA, WA)

Amtrak station near Ahtanum:

  • 7 miles: YAKIMA (BURGER KING, I-82 AT EXIT 33) - Bus Station . Services: public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ahtanum:

  • Yakima Valley Community College (about 5 miles; Yakima, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,632)
  • Central Washington University (about 31 miles; Ellensburg, WA; FT enrollment: 10,960)
  • Wenatchee Valley College (about 62 miles; Wenatchee, WA; FT enrollment: 2,951)
  • Columbia Basin College (about 75 miles; Pasco, WA; FT enrollment: 5,111)
  • Pierce College at Puyallup (about 89 miles; Puyallup, WA; FT enrollment: 2,529)
  • Green River Community College (about 91 miles; Auburn, WA; FT enrollment: 7,425)
  • Pacific Lutheran University (about 96 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,548)

Public high school in Ahtanum:

Public elementary/middle schools in Ahtanum:

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Notable locations in Ahtanum: Vanvleck Orchards (A), West Valley Fire Rescue Station 2 (B), West Valley Fire Rescue Station 1 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Yakima County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 76.6. This is about average.

City:

76.6
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2004 was 0.984. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.984
U.S.:

0.303

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.4
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.1%
(12.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  76.3%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.9%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Ahtanum in 2000:

  • 149 people in state prisons
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 8 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Ahtanum, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Ahtanum compared to Washington state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.6
Washington average:

11.4

Ahtanum travel time to work - commute Ahtanum mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (75%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Other fuel (9%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Ahtanum CDP (based on Yakima County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic59,50016
Evangelical Protestant28,841175
Other10,60636
Mainline Protestant8,80248
Orthodox2501
Black Protestant1972
None135,035-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 52
Yakima County:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
This county:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 23
Yakima County:

0.99 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 80
Yakima County:

3.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 120
Here:

5.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Yakima County:

29.2%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.6%
State:

13.9%

3.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,716 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.72%
Washington average:

6.54%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($339 average AGI)
Yakima County:

0.02%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from King County, WA  0.41% ($36,260 average AGI)
from Benton County, WA  0.34% ($30,285)
from Pierce County, WA  0.15% ($34,561)


3.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,695 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.95%
Washington average:

6.20%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($244 average AGI)
Yakima County:

0.03%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to King County, WA  0.45% ($33,378 average AGI)
to Benton County, WA  0.44% ($36,501)
to Pierce County, WA  0.17% ($30,855)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ahtanum:

  • KYAK (930 AM; 10 kW; YAKIMA, WA)
  • KJOX (980 AM; 5 kW; SELAH, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KIT (1280 AM; 5 kW; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KYXE (1020 AM; 5 kW; SELAH, WA; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KBBO (1390 AM; 5 kW; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KUTI (1460 AM; 5 kW; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KZTS (1210 AM; 10 kW; SUNNYSIDE, WA; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ahtanum:

  • KSOH (89.5 FM; WAPATO, WA; Owner: LIFETALK RADIO, INC.)
  • K218CX (91.5 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KDNA (91.9 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: NORTHWEST COMMUNITIES EDUC., CENTER)
  • KNWY (90.3 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KATS (94.5 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXDD (104.1 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KFFM (107.3 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KHHK (99.7 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • K201AS (88.1 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: WEST VALLEY TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • KYPL (91.1 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: GROWING CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION)
  • KZTA (96.9 FM; NACHES, WA; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KDBL (92.9 FM; TOPPENISH, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRSE (105.7 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KXLE-FM (95.3 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: KXLE, INC.)
  • KQBE (103.1 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: PEAK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KQSN (99.3 FM; NACHES, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K232CV (94.3 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K204DH (88.7 FM; HANFORD, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KPQ-FM (102.1 FM; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: WESCOAST BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KARY-FM (100.9 FM; GRANDVIEW, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Ahtanum:

  • KAPP (Channel 35; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: APPLE VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYVE (Channel 47; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: KCTS TELEVISION)
  • KIMA-TV (Channel 29; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - WASHINGTON TV, L.L.C.)
  • KNDO (Channel 23; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: KHQ, INCORPORATED)
  • KKFQ-CA (Channel 2; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: WATCHTV, INC.)
  • KAZW-LP (Channel 14; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: CASA OF WASHINGTON, LLC)
  • K58DL (Channel 58; YAKIMA-TOPPENISH, WA; Owner: THREE ANGELS B/CING NETWORK, INC.)
  • K56EG (Channel 56; YAKIMA, ETC., WA; Owner: RON BEVINS)
  • K43GY (Channel 43; YAKIMA, ETC., WA; Owner: RON BEVINS)
  • K60EB (Channel 60; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: RON BEVINS)
  • KDHW-LP (Channel 45; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING OF YAKIMA, INC.)
  • KCYU-LP (Channel 68; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: MOUNTAIN LICENSES, L.P.)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED31$175,63626$183,301117$179,27611$80,3199$127,32210$122,017
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$135,0851$193,17012$161,4252$77,0150$02$123,080
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$148,4774$177,17337$174,4183$65,1932$122,2754$126,725
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$176,7853$186,94729$175,9002$53,7651$134,7103$135,547
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$08$172,5810$00$01$61,290

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0011.00 , 0028.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$226,2026$263,298
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$220,0153$225,480
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$176,0401$259,070
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$276,860
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0011.00 , 0028.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

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