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Population in July 2007: 10,882.
Males: 5,262  (48.4%)
Females: 5,620  (51.6%)

Median resident age:  36.2 years
Washington median age:  35.3 years

Zip codes: 98908.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $64,600 (it was $51,201 in 2000)
West Valley:

$64,600
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $31,160

West Valley CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $214,461 (it was $145,600 in 2000)
West Valley:

$214,461
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $218,132; Detached houses: $244,407; Townhouses or other attached units: $197,332; In 2-unit structures: $347,223; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $171,336; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $112,750; Mobile homes: $61,270

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  • White alone - 8,935 (85.6%)
  • Hispanic - 910 (8.7%)
  • Asian alone - 207 (2.0%)
  • Two or more races - 202 (1.9%)
  • Black alone - 80 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 78 (0.7%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 11 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 10 (0.10%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in West Valley: 181.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (24.5%), English (11.1%), Irish (10.4%), United States (7.1%), Norwegian (6.0%), French (5.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 7.20 square miles.

Population density: 1,511 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in West Valley:

  • High school or higher: 92.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in West Valley CDP:

  • Never married: 19.1%
  • Now married: 66.1%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

419 residents are foreign born (1.6% Asia, 1.1% Latin America, 0.7% Europe, 0.6% North America).

This place:  4.0%
Washington:  13.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

West Valley CDP:  1.3% ($1,869)
Washington:  1.2% ($1,915)
West Valley satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Yakima, WA (3.5 miles , pop. 71,845).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (108.1 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (873.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Summitview, WA (1.3 miles ), Ahtanum, WA (1.6 miles ), Yakima, WA (1.9 miles ), Gleed, WA (2.0 miles ), Selah, WA (2.2 miles ), Eschbach, WA (2.3 miles ), Union Gap, WA (2.5 miles ), Terrace Heights, WA (2.7 miles ).

Latitude: 46.60 N, Longitude: 120.60 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -3,971 (-38.1%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 445 (8.7%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 509

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.0%
Washington:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (11%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (5%)
  • Health care (23%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Carpenters (3%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

West Valley-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Washington state average. It is 113% greater than the overall U.S. average.

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 99.5 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 95.6 miles away from West Valley center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
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 70.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/29/1995 at 03:11:22, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MB, 4.5 MS, 5.1 MW, 5.0 MD, Depth: 10.7 mi) earthquake occurred 99.4 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 50.4 miles away from West Valley 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 77.4 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).
West Valley topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near West Valley:

  • WILLOW SPRINGS CARE, INC (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; YAKIMA, WA)
  • CRESCENT HEALTH CARE, INC (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; YAKIMA, WA)
  • SUMMITVIEW HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; YAKIMA, WA)

Amtrak station near West Valley:

  • 6 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 West Valley:

  • Yakima Valley Community College (about 4 miles; Yakima, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,757)
  • Central Washington University (about 28 miles; Ellensburg, WA; FT enrollment: 9,652)
  • Wenatchee Valley College (about 59 miles; Wenatchee, WA; FT enrollment: 2,169)
  • Columbia Basin College (about 75 miles; Pasco, WA; FT enrollment: 3,351)
  • Green River Community College (about 90 miles; Auburn, WA; FT enrollment: 5,056)
  • Pacific Lutheran University (about 95 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,298)
  • Highline Community College (about 97 miles; Des Moines, WA; FT enrollment: 3,722)
See full list of schools located in West Valley


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Notable locations in West Valley: Meadow Brook (A), Congdon (B), Congdon Orchards (C), Yakima Fire Department Station 92 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Meadowbrook Mall (1). Display/hide its location 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
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AQI  CO  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 28.1. This is about average.
City:

28.1
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 0.0123. This is significantly better than average. There were 1 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.0123
U.S.:

0.0576
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 20.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

20.2
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.65. This is about average. There were 10 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.65
U.S.:

9.59


Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  78.2%
Whole state:  66.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.5%
Whole state:  6.1%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

5.1%
Whole state:

10.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

2.8%
Whole state:

4.6%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in West Valley, WA


7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

West Valley compared to Washington state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000


West Valley travel time to work - commute


West Valley mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (48%)
  • Utility gas (44%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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 West Valley CDP (based on Yakima County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.92%
Here38.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Southern Baptist Convention
Adherents47.7%6.2%5.2%4.3%4.0%
Congregations7.2%7.2%8.9%3.8%5.5%
NameChurch of the NazareneUnited Methodist ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents3.6%3.4%2.7%2.2%20.7%
Congregations5.1%4.6%5.9%2.5%49.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%

4.00% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,982 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.00%
Washington average:

7.86%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($548 average AGI)
Yakima County:

0.05%
Washington average:

0.26%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from King County, WA  0.41% ($38,287 average AGI)
from Benton County, WA  0.35% ($32,261)
from Kittitas County, WA  0.23% ($39,665)


4.78% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,023 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.78%
Washington average:

7.07%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($459 average AGI)
Yakima County:

0.05%
Washington average:

0.16%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to King County, WA  0.61% ($29,496 average AGI)
to Benton County, WA  0.50% ($31,588)
to Spokane County, WA  0.21% ($32,291)

Strongest AM radio stations in West Valley:

  • KJOX (980 AM; 5 kW; SELAH, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KYAK (930 AM; 10 kW; YAKIMA, WA)
  • 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 West Valley:

  • 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.)
  • KFFM (107.3 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXDD (104.1 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KHHK (99.7 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KRSE (105.7 FM; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KZTA (96.9 FM; NACHES, WA; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORP)
  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • KNWR (90.7 FM; ELLENSBURG, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around West Valley:

  • 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)
  • KAZW-LP (Channel 14; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: CASA OF WASHINGTON, LLC)
  • K58DL (Channel 58; YAKIMA-TOPPENISH, WA; Owner: THREE ANGELS B/CING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KKFQ-CA (Channel 2; YAKIMA, WA; Owner: WATCHTV, 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)


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
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 ORIGINATED78$191,44983$184,720335$179,60628$86,8032$237,63026$175,7457$104,609
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$174,2253$121,01333$205,7122$176,2200$01$198,9301$15,580
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$235,0859$135,32377$197,60115$92,5510$06$191,9373$53,913
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$178,9885$144,42272$210,9875$109,7500$06$160,5433$101,927
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$121,6301$199,25021$232,5701$15,0200$01$182,7301$8,260

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0004.00 , 0009.00

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 ORIGINATED23$229,80714$222,249
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$346,2208$211,850
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$193,5809$215,674
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$245,4331$153,160
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0004.00 , 0009.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

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