Sunnyside, Washington

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Population in 2019: 16,796 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +20.8%
 
Males: 8,473  (50.5%)
Females: 8,323  (49.5%)
Median resident age:

25.4 years
Washington median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 98944.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $46,588 (it was $27,583 in 2000)
Sunnyside:

$46,588
WA:

$78,687

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $17,175 (it was $10,366 in 2000)

Sunnyside city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $157,281 (it was $81,000 in 2000)
Sunnyside:

$157,281
WA:

$387,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $239,206; detached houses: $259,059; townhouses or other attached units: $228,744; in 2-unit structures: $218,260; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $720,620; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $196,694; mobile homes: $127,420; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $24,730

Median gross rent in 2019: $734.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sunnyside: 93.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 22.6%
(11.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 24.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 7.1% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Sunnyside, WA (2019)
    • 14,94987.8%Hispanic
    • 2,24513.2%White alone
    • 1180.7%Two or more races
    • 660.4%Asian alone
    • 210.1%Black alone
    • 90.05%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Sunnyside, Washington as of September 17, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sunnyside is 2,724 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Sunnyside by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(6.8)
1
(6.7)
2
(13.3)
1
(6.6)
6
(39.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(12.3)
1
(6.1)
1
(6.1)
2
(12.1)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(27.3)
6
(40.2)
2
(13.3)
2
(13.3)
7
(45.8)
4
(24.8)
3
(18.4)
6
(37.3)
1
(6.2)
3
(18.5)
1
(6.1)
8
(48.5)
4
(24.3)
3
(17.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
6
(40.9)
3
(20.1)
14
(93.4)
12
(79.8)
12
(78.4)
5
(31.0)
5
(30.7)
10
(62.1)
6
(37.3)
9
(55.6)
6
(36.6)
14
(85.0)
6
(36.4)
6
(35.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
24
(163.6)
42
(281.3)
23
(153.5)
18
(119.7)
27
(176.5)
36
(223.5)
15
(92.2)
26
(161.5)
14
(86.9)
11
(67.9)
14
(85.4)
26
(157.8)
25
(151.8)
15
(89.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
204
(1,390)
276
(1,849)
260
(1,735)
255
(1,695)
188
(1,229)
153
(949.9)
107
(657.6)
108
(670.8)
74
(459.5)
59
(364.2)
63
(384.5)
48
(291.3)
74
(449.4)
51
(302.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
713
(4,859)
662
(4,434)
603
(4,024)
461
(3,065)
450
(2,942)
430
(2,670)
358
(2,200)
395
(2,454)
329
(2,043)
301
(1,858)
321
(1,959)
253
(1,535)
282
(1,712)
379
(2,251)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
160
(1,090)
213
(1,427)
266
(1,775)
139
(924.2)
86
(562.2)
93
(577.4)
79
(485.5)
96
(596.3)
54
(335.3)
44
(271.6)
58
(353.9)
52
(315.5)
66
(400.8)
110
(653.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(34.1)
12
(80.4)
9
(60.1)
8
(53.2)
2
(13.1)
1
(6.2)
1
(6.1)
2
(12.4)
3
(18.6)
4
(24.7)
1
(6.1)
2
(12.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index459.3528.7520.5387.0422.6293.4215.3273.6174.2191.3178.7215.0217.0206.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Sunnyside, WA

Crime rate in Sunnyside detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 45 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.54
Washington average:

1.44
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Ancestries: American (2.3%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1902

Land area: 5.94 square miles.

Population density: 2,827 people per square mile   (average).

Sunnyside, Washington map

4,734 residents are foreign born (27.7% Latin America).

This city:

28.5%
Washington:

14.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,327 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $911 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Yakima, WA (31.2 miles , pop. 71,845).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (135.5 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (850.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Outlook, WA (1.9 miles ),
Grandview, WA (2.6 miles ),
Satus, WA (2.8 miles ),
Mabton, WA (2.8 miles ),
Granger, WA (3.0 miles ),
Northwest Benton, WA (3.6 miles ),
Zillah, WA (3.6 miles ),
Prosser, WA (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 46.32 N, Longitude: 120.01 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,063 (+6.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,361 (37.8%)

Area code: 509

Distribution of median household income in Sunnyside, WA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Sunnyside, WA in 2019
Sunnyside satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.7%
Washington:

5.9%
Historical population in Sunnyside, WA
Historical housing units in Sunnyside, WA

Population change in the 1990s: +2,389 (+20.7%).
Most common industries in Sunnyside, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (28.6%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Health care (7.0%)
  • Food (5.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (4.6%)
  • Public administration (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (39.1%)
  • Food (7.4%)
  • Construction (4.7%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (3.7%)
  • Educational services (3.6%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (2.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (15.2%)
  • Educational services (13.1%)
  • Health care (12.6%)
  • Social assistance (6.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (5.6%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
Most common occupations in Sunnyside, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (27.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.1%)
  • Cashiers (2.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (33.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3.0%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (20.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.6%)
  • Child care workers (4.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Cashiers (4.0%)

Average climate in Sunnyside, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sunnyside, Washington average temperatures Sunnyside, Washington average precipitation Sunnyside, Washington humidity Sunnyside, Washington wind speed Sunnyside, Washington snowfall Sunnyside, Washington sunshine Sunnyside, Washington clear and cloudy days

Sunnyside, Washington environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 94.4. This is worse than average.

City:

94.4
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 11.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.9
U.S.:

8.5

Earthquake activity:

Sunnyside-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Washington state average. It is 1383% 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 134.2 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, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 132.9 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 MD, Depth: 32.2 mi) earthquake occurred 140.8 miles away from Sunnyside center
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 129.7 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 340.0 miles away from Sunnyside 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 421.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Yakima County (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Fires: 8, Storms: 6, Mudslides: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sunnyside topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Sunnyside:

  • LOWER VALLEY HOSPICE (3920 OUTLOOK ROAD)
  • SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1016 TACOMA AVENUE)
  • VALLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (TENTH & TACOMA (BOX 540))
  • EAGLE REHABILITATION AT SUNNYSIDE (721 OTIS AVENUE)
  • SUNNY HAVEN NURSING HOME (1313 SO 6TH)
  • MT ADAMS KIDNEY CENTER (3220 PICARD PLACE)

Airports located in Sunnyside:

Amtrak station:

SUNNYSIDE (OUTPOST TEXACO, EXIT 69, I-82) - Bus Station

College/University in Sunnyside:

  • Sunnyside Beauty Academy (Full-time enrollment: 12; Location: 440 Barnard Blvd Ste 2; Private, for-profit; Website: sunnysidebeautyacademy.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sunnyside:

  • Yakima Valley Community College (about 31 miles; Yakima, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,632)
  • Columbia Basin College (about 43 miles; Pasco, WA; FT enrollment: 5,111)
  • Central Washington University (about 54 miles; Ellensburg, WA; FT enrollment: 10,960)
  • Wenatchee Valley College (about 79 miles; Wenatchee, WA; FT enrollment: 2,951)
  • Walla Walla Community College (about 85 miles; Walla Walla, WA; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • Eastern Oregon University (about 116 miles; La Grande, OR; FT enrollment: 3,127)
  • Pierce College at Puyallup (about 122 miles; Puyallup, WA; FT enrollment: 2,529)

Public high schools in Sunnyside:

  • SUNNYSIDE HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 1801 E. EDISON AVENUE, Grades: 9-12)
  • SHS GRADUATION ALLIANCE (Location: 1801 E EDISON AVE, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Sunnyside:

  • SUNNYSIDE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 322, Location: 811 NORTH AVE, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Sunnyside:

Private elementary/middle school in Sunnyside:

  • TRINITY REFORMED CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 4, Location: 1505 GRANT AVE, Grades: 4-8)
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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Sunnyside: Sunnyside Museum (A), Sunnyside Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Eastway Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Best Western Grapevine Inn (1849 Quail Lane).

Court: Sunnyside City - Municipal Court (401 Homer Street).

Birthplace of: Jens Pulver - Martial artist, Bonnie J. Dunbar - Astronaut, Scott Linehan - Football coach, Craig Kupp - Football player, Earl Smith (1950s outfielder) - Baseball player, Gary Baze - Jockey, Roger Hambright - Baseball player.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Sunnyside that have no violations reported:

  • MALOTT CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (Address: 105-B South 6th Street , Population served: 155, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

3.6 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

79.1%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

10.2%
Whole state:

7.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Sunnyside in 2010:

  • 139 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 76 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 16 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Sunnyside in 2000:

  • 155 people in nursing homes
  • 23 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 14 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 5 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Banks with branches in Sunnyside (2011 data):

  • Columbia State Bank: Sunnyside Branch at 2690 E. Lincoln Avenue, branch established on 2006/05/01; Sunnyside Branch at 2640 Yakima Valley Highway, Suite 3, branch established on 2006/05/08. Info updated 2011/08/09: Bank assets: $4,785.2 mil, Deposits: $3,892.8 mil, headquarters in Tacoma, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 104 total offices, Holding Company: Columbia Banking System, Inc.
  • Yakima Federal Savings and Loan Association: Sunnyside Branch at 801 E Edson, branch established on 1905/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,754.4 mil, Deposits: $1,384.6 mil, headquarters in Yakima, WA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 10 total offices
  • Yakima National Bank: Sunnyside Branch at 1820 Yakima Valley Highway, Suite B, branch established on 2011/03/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $117.7 mil, Deposits: $106.9 mil, headquarters in Yakima, WA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Ynb Financial Services Corp.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Sunnyside Branch at 529 South Seventh Street, branch established on 1935/12/16. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • AmericanWest Bank: Sunnyside Financial Center at 1010 Yakima Valley Highway, branch established on 2001/11/05. Info updated 2011/12/12: Bank assets: $2,274.6 mil, Deposits: $1,889.1 mil, headquarters in Spokane, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 76 total offices, Holding Company: Skbhc Holdings Llc
  • Banner Bank: Sunnyside Branch at 911 East Edison Avenue, branch established on 1890/01/01. Info updated 2011/05/03: Bank assets: $4,048.2 mil, Deposits: $3,348.4 mil, headquarters in Walla Walla, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 87 total offices, Holding Company: Banner Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Sunnyside Branch at 401 South 7th Street, branch established on 1955/08/29. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Sunnyside:

Marital status in Sunnyside, WA
  • Never married: 37.3%
  • Now married: 47.9%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

For population 25 years and over in Sunnyside:

  • High school or higher: 52.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 19.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

24.2
Washington average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Sunnyside
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Religion statistics for Sunnyside, WA (based on Yakima County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

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

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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
This county:

3.45 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

5.17 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Yakima 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%
Washington:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Sunnyside:

45.4%
Washington:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.4%
Washington:

47.2%

Average BMI:
Sunnyside:

28.3
State:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Sunnyside:

24.0%
Washington:

20.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.4%
Washington:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Sunnyside:

6.8
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

30.0%
Washington:

32.8%

General health condition:
This city:

53.1%
Washington:

56.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Sunnyside:

80.4%
State:

79.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sunnyside, WA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 30$267,612$107,0450$0
Firefighters 16$116,752$87,56438$5,832
Correction 14$72,457$62,1060$0
Other Government Administration 9$71,553$95,40411$1,954
Streets and Highways 9$53,218$70,9570$0
Financial Administration 8$54,299$81,4490$0
Other and Unallocable 8$48,690$73,0350$0
Police - Other 8$29,634$44,4510$0
Sewerage 7$38,211$65,5051$2,797
Water Supply 6$25,538$51,0767$12,004
Judicial and Legal 5$29,907$71,7773$6,040
Parks and Recreation 5$23,029$55,27011$9,334
Fire - Other 1$5,241$62,8920$0
Totals for Government 126$836,141$79,63271$37,961

Sunnyside government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $593,000 ($35.31)
    Parks and Recreation: $40,000 ($2.38)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,649,000 ($276.79)
    Water Utilities: $1,570,000 ($93.47)
    Sewerage: $1,392,000 ($82.88)
    Health - Other: $1,334,000 ($79.42)
    General - Other: $1,155,000 ($68.77)
    Regular Highways: $1,098,000 ($65.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,078,000 ($64.18)
    Correctional Institutions: $1,018,000 ($60.61)
    Local Fire Protection: $896,000 ($53.35)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $793,000 ($47.21)
    Parks and Recreation: $716,000 ($42.63)
    Central Staff Services: $620,000 ($36.91)
    Financial Administration: $396,000 ($23.58)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $251,000 ($14.94)
    General Public Buildings: $103,000 ($6.13)
    Air Transportation: $52,000 ($3.10)
    Natural Resources - Other: $9,000 ($0.54)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $477,000 ($28.40)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $53,000 ($3.16)
    Other - Health - Other: $48,000 ($2.86)
    Other - Sewerage: $27,000 ($1.61)
    Other - Central Staff Services: $24,000 ($1.43)
    Other - General - Other: $18,000 ($1.07)
    Other - Water Utilities: $6,000 ($0.36)
    Other - Regular Highways: $3,000 ($0.18)
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($0.12)
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($0.06)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $735,000 ($43.76)
    Water Utilities: $186,000 ($11.07)
    Local Fire Protection: $140,000 ($8.34)
    Air Transportation: $137,000 ($8.16)
    Sewerage: $131,000 ($7.80)
    General - Other: $71,000 ($4.23)
    Police Protection: $11,000 ($0.65)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,628,000 ($454.16)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $13,000 ($0.77)

Sunnyside government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,991,000 ($178.08)
    Other: $2,154,000 ($128.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,165,000 ($69.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $95,000 ($5.66)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $265,000 ($15.78)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $280,000 ($16.67)
    General Revenue - Other: $64,000 ($3.81)
    Donations From Private Sources: $59,000 ($3.51)
    Rents: $12,000 ($0.71)
    Special Assessments: $2,000 ($0.12)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,417,000 ($143.90)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,135,000 ($67.58)
    Highways: $637,000 ($37.93)
    General Local Government Support: $216,000 ($12.86)
    Health and Hospitals: $1,000 ($0.06)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,443,000 ($204.99)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,831,000 ($168.55)
    Property: $2,776,000 ($165.28)
    Other Selective Sales: $763,000 ($45.43)
    Other License: $199,000 ($11.85)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $153,000 ($9.11)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $90,000 ($5.36)

Sunnyside government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,385,000 ($1392.30)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,621,000 ($1346.81)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,546,000 ($92.05)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $782,000 ($46.56)

3.82% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,125 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.82%
Washington average:

7.39%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($415 average AGI)
Yakima County:

0.03%
Washington average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Benton County, WA  0.35% ($39,710 average AGI)
from King County, WA  0.34% ($47,191)
from Pierce County, WA  0.17% ($36,291)


3.96% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,324 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.96%
Washington average:

6.40%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($200 average AGI)
Yakima County:

0.02%
Washington average:

0.13%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Benton County, WA  0.54% ($53,971 average AGI)
to King County, WA  0.38% ($48,920)
to Pierce County, WA  0.16% ($43,669)
Businesses in Sunnyside, WA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Nissan1
Ace Hardware1Payless1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Best Western1RadioShack1
Burger King1Rite Aid1
Chevrolet1Rodeway Inn1
ColorTyme1Safeway1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
FedEx1Sprint Nextel1
GNC1Starbucks1
Goodwill1Subway2
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
JCPenney1True Value1
Jack In The Box1U-Haul1
KFC1U.S. Cellular2
Lane Furniture1UPS2
Little Caesars Pizza1Vans2
MasterBrand Cabinets2Vons1
McDonald's1Walmart1
Nike2

Strongest AM radio stations in Sunnyside:

  • KZTS (1210 AM; 10 kW; SUNNYSIDE, WA; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KZXR (1310 AM; 5 kW; PROSSER, WA; Owner: MOON BROADCASTING PROSSER LLC)
  • KYAK (930 AM; 10 kW; YAKIMA, WA)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KYXE (1020 AM; 5 kW; SELAH, WA; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KFLD (870 AM; 10 kW; PASCO, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KUTI (1460 AM; 5 kW; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBBO (1390 AM; 5 kW; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KIT (1280 AM; 5 kW; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KJOX (980 AM; 5 kW; SELAH, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sunnyside:

  • KZTB (96.7 FM; SUNNYSIDE, WA; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K204DH (88.7 FM; HANFORD, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K201DD (88.1 FM; SUNNYSIDE, WA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KAYB (88.1 FM; SUNNYSIDE, WA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KARY-FM (100.9 FM; GRANDVIEW, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KLES (98.7 FM; MABTON, WA; Owner: ON-AIR FAMILY, LLC)
  • KMNA (101.7 FM; PROSSER, WA; Owner: MOON BROADCASTING PROSSER LLC)
  • KXDD (104.1 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KFFM (107.3 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • K201AS (88.1 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: WEST VALLEY TRANSLATOR ASSOCIATION)
  • KYPL (91.1 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: GROWING CHRISTIAN FOUNDATION)
  • KDBL (92.9 FM; TOPPENISH, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRCW (96.3 FM; ROYAL CITY, WA; Owner: FARMWORKER EDUCATIONAL RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KHHK (99.7 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • K218CX (91.5 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KSOH (89.5 FM; WAPATO, WA; Owner: LIFETALK RADIO, INC.)
  • KATS (94.5 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KDNA (91.9 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: NORTHWEST COMMUNITIES EDUC., CENTER)
  • KNWY (90.3 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KPQ-FM (102.1 FM; WENATCHEE, WA; Owner: WESCOAST BROADCASTING COMPANY)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Sunnyside fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 53Number of bridges
  • 328ft / 100mTotal length
  • $31,153,000Total costs
  • 247,481Total average daily traffic
  • 31,284Total average daily truck traffic
  • 263,481Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Sunnyside, WA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 91960-1969
  • 141970-1979
  • 181980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Sunnyside, WA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
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 ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED25$133,71512$145,68954$121,4839$37,8701$649,8908$98,8868$86,410
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$235,0701$155,34021$116,1221$65,4200$01$116,6300$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$112,73411$92,94472$102,15710$60,4330$05$60,7628$71,603
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$135,3872$165,79524$109,9052$47,3700$03$60,2471$22,790
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$74,9601$62,6604$131,7651$76,0900$01$62,7501$44,690

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0018.00 , 0020.01, 0020.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$367,9003$114,530
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$113,2501$91,610
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$113,8053$142,043
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0018.00 , 0020.01, 0020.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Sunnyside, WA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Sunnyside, WA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 124. The highest number of reported fires - 166 took place in 2009, and the least - 60 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Sunnyside, WA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (33.3%), and Structure Fires (27.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Sunnyside, WA
    • 70533.3%Outside Fires
    • 58027.4%Structure Fires
    • 45521.5%Other
    • 37417.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Sunnyside, WA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Sunnyside, Washington:

  • Best Western Grapevine Inn, 1849 Quail Ln, Sunnyside, Washington 98944 , Phone: (509) 839-6070, Fax: (509) 837-4647
  • WA004, 3209 Picard Pl, Sunnyside, Washington 98944 , Phone: (509) 837-5781
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Sunnyside, Washington
Most common first names in Sunnyside, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8475.0 years
William7376.3 years
Charles5577.2 years
Robert5268.3 years
George5177.0 years
Mary4980.5 years
James4177.4 years
Maria3272.3 years
Dorothy3174.7 years
Ruth2982.9 years
Most common last names in Sunnyside, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3579.7 years
Johnson3473.1 years
Miller2676.2 years
Brown2272.3 years
Garcia2063.8 years
Hall1979.2 years
Martin1878.0 years
Taylor1674.3 years
Thomas1575.9 years
Davis1578.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sunnyside, WA
  • 58.3%Electricity
  • 38.5%Utility gas
  • 2.6%Wood
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sunnyside, WA
  • 78.3%Electricity
  • 21.7%Utility gas


Sunnyside compared to Washington state average:

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

Sunnyside on our top lists:

  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: wholesale trade (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (population 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: personal care and service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 (98944) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Dutch first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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