North Yelm, Washington

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Population in 2010: 2,906.
Population change since 2000: +4.0%
Males: 1,518  (52.2%)
Females: 1,388  (47.8%)
Median resident age:

36.8 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 98597.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,112 (it was $36,833 in 2000)
North Yelm:

$42,112
WA:

$70,979

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,495 (it was $17,765 in 2000)

North Yelm CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $143,197 (it was $94,700 in 2000)
North Yelm:

$143,197
WA:

$339,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $187,709; detached houses: $249,315; mobile homes: $67,865

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,209.

March 2019 cost of living index in North Yelm: 109.2 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 23.5%
(25.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 17.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in North Yelm, WA (2010)
    • 2,38181.9%White alone
    • 2057.1%Hispanic
    • 1314.5%Two or more races
    • 732.5%Asian alone
    • 551.9%American Indian alone
    • 491.7%Black alone
    • 80.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 40.1%Other race alone

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

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Ancestries: American (21.0%), German (13.3%), Italian (10.0%), Scottish (9.7%), Irish (6.5%), English (3.6%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 3.38 square miles.

Population density: 859 people per square mile   (low).

North Yelm, Washington map

46 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.5%
Washington:

13.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,673 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,637 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakewood, WA (14.6 miles , pop. 58,211).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (47.8 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (917.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Yelm, WA (1.1 miles ),
McKenna, WA (1.6 miles ),
Roy, WA (2.0 miles ),
Nisqually Indian Community, WA (2.2 miles ),
Rainier, WA (2.5 miles ),
DuPont, WA (3.1 miles ),
South Creek, WA (3.2 miles ),
Tanglewilde, WA (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 46.96 N, Longitude: 122.60 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 360

Distribution of median household income in North Yelm, WA in 2017
Distribution of house value in North Yelm, WA in 2017
North Yelm satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.4%
Washington:

5.2%
Most common industries in North Yelm, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (11.8%)
  • Health care (9.9%)
  • Construction (8.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.3%)
  • Truck transportation (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (15.7%)
  • Construction (13.5%)
  • Truck transportation (6.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
  • Computer & electronic products (3.9%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.9%)
  • Educational services (10.3%)
  • Public administration (7.1%)
  • Social assistance (7.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.0%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (3.7%)
Most common occupations in North Yelm, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.0%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (5.4%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.3%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8.8%)
  • Child care workers (7.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.1%)

Average climate in North Yelm, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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North Yelm, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 83.0. This is about average.

City:

83.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.848. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.848
U.S.:

0.267
Ozone Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 16.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.89. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.89
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

North Yelm-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 161% 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 20.6 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 9.1 miles away from the city 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 27.7 miles away from North Yelm center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 30.9 miles away from North Yelm center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 457.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/14/1981 at 06:09:27, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 43.1 miles away from North Yelm center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Thurston County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 13, Mudslides: 7, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Earthquakes: 2, Snows: 2, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
North Yelm topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near North Yelm:

  • ROO-LAN HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; LACEY, WA)
  • PANORAMA CITY CONV AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; LACEY, WA)
  • MOTHER JOSEPH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; LACEY, WA)
  • PROVIDENCE MOTHER JOSEPH CARE (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; OLYMPIA, WA)
  • PROVIDENCE ST PETER HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; OLYMPIA, WA)
  • EVERGREEN CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; OLYMPIA, WA)
  • EVERGREEN NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; OLYMPIA, WA)

Amtrak station near North Yelm:

  • 10 miles: OLYMPIA/LACEY (OLYMPIA, 6600 YELM HWY. S.E.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to North Yelm:

  • Pacific Lutheran University (about 15 miles; Tacoma, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,548)
  • Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom (about 15 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 5,228)
  • Clover Park Technical College (about 16 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,185)
  • South Puget Sound Community College (about 17 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 3,981)
  • The Evergreen State College (about 20 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 4,613)
  • Tacoma Community College (about 21 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 6,622)
  • Pierce College at Puyallup (about 21 miles; Puyallup, WA; FT enrollment: 2,529)

Points of interest:

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Thurston County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.7 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

69.6%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

10.0%
Whole state:

7.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

For population 15 years and over in North Yelm:

Marital status in North Yelm, WA
  • Never married: 26.3%
  • Now married: 42.6%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 19.3%

For population 25 years and over in North Yelm:

  • High school or higher: 81.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.0
Washington average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for North Yelm, WA (based on Thurston County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant28,471116
Catholic18,5268
Other15,33450
Mainline Protestant10,49731
Orthodox1101
None179,326-
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: 41
This county:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Thurston County:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 28
Here:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 70
Thurston County:

2.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 166
Thurston County:

6.97 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

7.7%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Thurston County:

26.9%
State:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Thurston County:

13.5%
Washington:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
North Yelm:

47.0%
Washington:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
North Yelm:

42.1%
State:

45.8%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.8
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
North Yelm:

23.0%
Washington:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
North Yelm:

10.6%
Washington:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.2%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
Here:

53.7%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
North Yelm:

77.4%
Washington:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of North Yelm, WA Residents

9.44% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($49,972 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.44%
Washington average:

7.39%

0.23% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,403 average AGI)
Thurston County:

0.23%
Washington average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Pierce County, WA  1.69% ($44,488 average AGI)
from King County, WA  0.94% ($54,308)
from Lewis County, WA  0.47% ($39,481)


7.77% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($51,864 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.77%
Washington average:

6.40%

0.16% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,167 average AGI)
Thurston County:

0.16%
Washington average:

0.13%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Pierce County, WA  1.50% ($50,794 average AGI)
to King County, WA  0.76% ($54,605)
to Lewis County, WA  0.45% ($41,901)

Strongest AM radio stations in North Yelm:

  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KGHO (920 AM; 5 kW; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: SPENCER BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • KNWX (1210 AM; 28 kW; AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KHHO (850 AM; 10 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KLAY (1180 AM; 5 kW; LAKEWOOD, WA; Owner: CLAY FRANK HUNTINGTON)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KMAS (1030 AM; 10 kW; SHELTON, WA; Owner: SOUND BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in North Yelm:

  • KWFJ (89.7 FM; ROY, WA; Owner: CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • KXXO (96.1 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: 3 CITIES, INC.)
  • KMNT (102.9 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFMY (97.7 FM; RAYMOND, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • K201EX (88.1 FM; GREENWATER, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYPT (96.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KBKS (106.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KING-FM (98.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: CLASSIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KLSY-FM (92.5 FM; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO INC.)
  • KPLU-FM (88.5 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • KWJZ (98.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KZOK-FM (102.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMPS-FM (94.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGY-FM (96.9 FM; MCCLEARY, WA; Owner: KGY, INC.)
  • KRXY (94.5 FM; SHELTON, WA; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTERS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around North Yelm:

  • KBTC-TV (Channel 28; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KCPQ (Channel 13; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
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 ORIGINATED24$202,8014$142,72564$203,6802$127,4354$128,96812$128,085
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$219,4551$120,0907$205,6860$01$86,8201$147,790
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$173,7422$118,60526$200,6221$40,9003$161,1777$110,770
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$216,8501$125,30020$202,4731$85,3302$163,8703$120,587
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$09$212,6701$27,1400$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0124.10

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$95,5502$186,645
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$114,1401$197,050
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0124.10

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in North Yelm, WA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in North Yelm, WA - Value
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in North Yelm, WA
  • 82.1%Electricity
  • 11.2%Wood
  • 4.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.4%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in North Yelm, WA
  • 63.0%Electricity
  • 14.9%Wood
  • 14.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.9%Utility gas


North Yelm compared to Washington state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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