Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Yakima, WA (26.6 miles , pop. 71,845).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (101.7 miles , pop. 529,121).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (852.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).
Nearest cities: White Swan, WA (3.2 miles ), Harrah, WA (4.0 miles ), Tampico, WA (4.3 miles ), Wapato, WA (4.7 miles ), Ahtanum, WA (4.8 miles ), Parker, WA (4.8 miles) , Yakama Reservation, WA (4.9 miles) , Summitview, WA (5.0 miles ).
Latitude: 46.27 N, Longitude: 120.82 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 509
Unemployment in July 2013:
Work and jobs in South Yakima: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in South Yakima, Washington
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Earthquake activity:South Yakima-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 199% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 2/14/1981 at 06:09:27, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 61.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/8/2006 at 02:48:26, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.5 MD, Depth: 2.4 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 55.0 miles away from South Yakima center
On 6/29/2002 at 14:36:04, a magnitude 4.5 (4.0 MB, 4.5 MD, Depth: 3.9 mi) earthquake occurred 76.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/9/1998 at 16:43:08, a magnitude 4.0 (3.7 MB, 4.0 MD, Depth: 2.0 mi) earthquake occurred 6.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/20/1995 at 12:48:48, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.1 MD, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 68.4 miles away from South Yakima center
On 6/18/1994 at 07:01:07, a magnitude 4.3 (3.9 MB, 4.2 ML, 4.3 MD, Depth: 0.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), 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: 6, Fires: 6, Storms: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Mudslides: 2, Snows: 2, Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Landslide: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to South Yakima:
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
178 people in job corps and vocational training facilities in 2000
42 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
South Yakima compared to Washington state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
1996 2000 2008 2012
1996 Presidential Elections Results
2000 Presidential Elections Results
2008 Presidential Elections Results
2012 Presidential Elections Results
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Religion statistics for South Yakima CCD (based on Yakima County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.92%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 52
Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 23
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 80
Number of full-service restaurants: 120
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
4.00% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,982 average adjusted gross income)
0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($548 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.78% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,023 average adjusted gross income)
0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($459 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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