Yelm, Washington

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Population in 2014: 8,223 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: +150.0%
Males: 4,233  (51.5%)
Females: 3,990  (48.5%)
Median resident age:  29.7 years
Washington median age:  37.5 years

Zip codes: 98597.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $49,395 (it was $39,453 in 2000)
Yelm:

$49,395
WA:

$64,129

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $19,034 (it was $15,865 in 2000)

Yelm city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $201,546 (it was $114,900 in 2000)
Yelm:

$201,546
WA:

$284,000

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $264,099; Detached houses: $289,378; Townhouses or other attached units: $199,955; In 2-unit structures: $190,772; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $82,553; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $212,982; Mobile homes: $77,807; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $84,712

Median gross rent in 2015: $1,116.

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  • Races in Yelm, WA (2015)

    Yelm races chart
    • 5,64871.5%White alone
    • 1,23515.6%Hispanic
    • 3083.9%Asian alone
    • 2493.2%Two or more races
    • 2473.1%Black alone
    • 1992.5%American Indian alone
    • 550.7%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Yelm: 108.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (11.8%), German (10.3%), American (8.5%), English (5.9%), Norwegian (4.3%), Swedish (3.0%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1924

Elevation: 340 feet

Land area: 5.63 square miles.

Population density: 1,461 people per square mile   (low).

Yelm,WA real estate house value index trend

Yelm, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Yelm:

  • High school or higher: 92.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Yelm city:

  • Never married: 31.7%
  • Now married: 52.8%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

578 residents are foreign born (3.1% Latin America, 1.0% Europe).

This city:

7.3%
Washington:

13.4%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there were 16 registered sex offenders living in Yelm, Washington as of March 23, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Yelm to the number of sex offenders is 445 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $2,098 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,429 (0.8%)

Yelm satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakewood, WA (15.8 miles , pop. 58,211).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (49.1 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (916.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: North Yelm, WA (1.1 miles ), McKenna, WA (1.6 miles ), Roy, WA (2.3 miles ), Rainier, WA (2.3 miles ), Nisqually Indian Community, WA (2.3 miles ), South Creek, WA (3.3 miles ), DuPont, WA (3.3 miles ), Lacey, WA (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 60 buildings, average cost: $90,800
  • 1998: 49 buildings, average cost: $90,600
  • 1999: 72 buildings, average cost: $88,400
  • 2000: 59 buildings, average cost: $100,700
  • 2001: 101 buildings, average cost: $98,600
  • 2002: 104 buildings, average cost: $98,200
  • 2003: 94 buildings, average cost: $118,700
  • 2004: 63 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2005: 221 buildings, average cost: $161,200
  • 2006: 171 buildings, average cost: $182,400
  • 2007: 166 buildings, average cost: $189,600
  • 2008: 134 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2009: 88 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2010: 49 buildings, average cost: $221,900
  • 2011: 43 buildings, average cost: $280,900
  • 2012: 114 buildings, average cost: $26,200
  • 2013: 120 buildings, average cost: $292,000
  • 2014: 45 buildings, average cost: $278,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.94 N, Longitude: 122.61 W

Area code: 360

Yelm household income distribution Yelm home values distribution

Crime rates in Yelm by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Murders 000010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.022.40.0
Rapes 022742
per 100,000 0.059.152.7169.489.543.3
Robberies 434416
per 100,000 119.788.6105.396.822.4129.8
Assaults 23311414
per 100,000 59.988.679.0266.289.5303.0
Burglaries 376462414676
per 100,000 1,107.51,890.11,632.9992.01,029.31,644.7
Theft 187215195225193188
per 100,000 5,597.16,349.75,135.65,444.04,318.64,068.4
Auto thefts 11920161719
per 100,000 329.2265.8526.7387.1380.4411.2
Arson 310100
per 100,000 89.829.50.024.20.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 320.2) 391.0519.5469.9535.9416.2444.9

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Crime rate in Yelm detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 14 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.40
Washington average:

1.45
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.4%
Washington:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +1,319 (+67.0%).
Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (18%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Yelm, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

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 21.9 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 10.3 miles away from Yelm 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 29.0 miles away from the city 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 30.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 456.0 miles away from Yelm center
On 2/14/1981 at 06:09:27, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 42.4 miles away from the city 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).
Yelm topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near 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)

airports located in Yelm:

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Amtrak station near 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 Yelm:

  • Pacific Lutheran University (about 17 miles; Tacoma, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,548)
  • Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom (about 17 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 5,228)
  • South Puget Sound Community College (about 17 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 3,981)
  • Clover Park Technical College (about 18 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,185)
  • The Evergreen State College (about 20 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 4,613)
  • Tacoma Community College (about 22 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 6,622)
  • Pierce College at Puyallup (about 22 miles; Puyallup, WA; FT enrollment: 2,529)

Public high schools in Yelm:

Private high school in Yelm:

  • EAGLE VIEW CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 112, Location: 13036 MORRIS RD SE, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Yelm:

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User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Hospitals/medical centers near Yelm: * COLUMBIA CAPITAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 23 miles; OLYMPIA, WA) * ST PETER CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY CENTER (about 15 miles; LACEY, WA) * WESTERN STATE HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; TACOMA, WA) ( this hospital listed above in in seattle washington not tacoma) * PROVIDENCE ST. PETER HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; OLYMPIA, WA)
  • Private School: EagleView Christian School (K/4-12) Located at 13036 Morris RD SE Yelm, WA. 98597
  • A FM RADIO STATION with a strong signal is not on your list. (Spirit 105.3)A Christian music station that's well liked by some Christians in Yelm

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Notable locations in Yelm: Yelm Sewage Treatment Plant (A), Thurston County Fire Protection District 2 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: McKenzie Lake (A), Solberg Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Timberland Community Libraries (105 West Yelm Avenue).

Hotels: Blueberry Hill Farm Guest House (18811 119th Ave SE), Prairie Hotel (700 Prairie Park Lane).

Court: Yelm Municipal Court (105 West Yelm Avenue).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 83.7. This is about average.

City:

83.7
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.848. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.848
U.S.:

0.293

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 16.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.06. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.06
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 23.0%
(16.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.4% for Black residents, 47.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 88.1% for American Indian residents, 60.8% for other race residents, 25.7% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  3.0 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  74.5%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.4%
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: 0.2% of all households
68 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
44 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Yelm, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Yelm (2011 data):

  • KeyBank National Association: Yelm Branch at 1100 Yelm Avenue, E, branch established on 1964/01/06. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Yelm Avenue East Branch at 608 Yelm Avenue East, branch established on 1988/05/13. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Timberland Bank: Yelm Branch at 101 Yelm Avenue W. (P.O. Box 2349), branch established on 1999/03/01. Info updated 2008/07/15: Bank assets: $731.3 mil, Deposits: $589.4 mil, headquarters in Hoquiam, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices, Holding Company: Timberland Bancorp, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
Washington average:

11.4

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

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Religion statistics for Yelm city (based on Thurston County data)

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
Thurston County:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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
Here:

6.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.7%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Thurston County:

26.9%
Washington:

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

13.5%
State:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.9%
Washington:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Yelm:

45.6%
Washington:

45.8%

Average BMI:
Yelm:

28.8
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Yelm:

22.2%
Washington:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.2%
Washington:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
Yelm:

32.5%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
This city:

56.2%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Yelm:

79.4%
Washington:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Yelm, WA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$20,785$41,5700$0
Other Government Administration 14$50,190$43,0200$0
Judicial and Legal 3$12,207$48,8280$0
Police Protection - Officers 13$87,142$80,4390$0
Streets and Highways 3$12,850$51,4000$0
Sewerage 5$33,312$79,9490$0
Parks and Recreation 4$12,376$37,1280$0
Water Supply 4$38,271$114,8130$0
Totals for Government 52$267,133$61,6460$0

Yelm government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $647,000 ($78.68)
    General - Other: $16,000 ($1.95)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000 ($0.12)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $932,000 ($113.34)
    Sewerage: $768,000 ($93.40)
    Central Staff Services: $627,000 ($76.25)
    Water Utilities: $529,000 ($64.33)
    Local Fire Protection: $326,000 ($39.64)
    Regular Highways: $319,000 ($38.79)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $254,000 ($30.89)
    Financial Administration: $201,000 ($24.44)
    Parks and Recreation: $126,000 ($15.32)
    Libraries: $40,000 ($4.86)
    Health - Other: $33,000 ($4.01)
    Natural Resources - Other: $22,000 ($2.68)
    General Public Buildings: $20,000 ($2.43)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($0.36)
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,000 ($0.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($0.12)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $271,000 ($32.96)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $767,000 ($93.27)
    Water Utilities: $657,000 ($79.90)
    Sewerage: $606,000 ($73.70)
    Police Protection: $68,000 ($8.27)
    Regular Highways: $53,000 ($6.45)
    Financial Administration: $26,000 ($3.16)
    Central Staff Services: $24,000 ($2.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000 ($1.22)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000 ($0.49)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,907,000 ($231.91)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $104,000 ($12.65)

Yelm government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,949,000 ($237.02)
    All Other: $444,000 ($53.99)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($0.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($0.24)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $229,000 ($27.85)
    Special Assessments: $167,000 ($20.31)
    General Revenue, NEC: $49,000 ($5.96)
    Donations From Private Sources: $22,000 ($2.68)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,330,000 ($161.74)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $715,000 ($86.95)
    Highways: $714,000 ($86.83)
    All Other: $115,000 ($13.99)
    General Local Government Support: $46,000 ($5.59)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,118,000 ($135.96)
    Property: $800,000 ($97.29)
    Other License: $687,000 ($83.55)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $433,000 ($52.66)
    Public Utilities Sales: $326,000 ($39.64)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $264,000 ($32.11)
    Amusements Sales: $24,000 ($2.92)
    Other Selective Sales: $9,000 ($1.09)

Yelm government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,908,000 ($1326.52)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,458,000 ($1271.80)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $614,000 ($74.67)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $164,000 ($19.94)

Yelm government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,726,000 ($817.95)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $668,000 ($81.24)

8.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,119 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.21%
Washington average:

6.54%

0.26% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,207 average AGI)
Thurston County:

0.26%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pierce County, WA  1.41% ($38,385 average AGI)
from King County, WA  0.72% ($36,361)
from Lewis County, WA  0.38% ($33,872)


7.53% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,399 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.53%
Washington average:

6.20%

0.18% of residents moved to foreign countries ($913 average AGI)
Thurston County:

0.18%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pierce County, WA  1.38% ($38,725 average AGI)
to King County, WA  0.85% ($38,214)
to Lewis County, WA  0.39% ($28,931)

Strongest AM radio stations in 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)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KHHO (850 AM; 10 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KLAY (1180 AM; 5 kW; LAKEWOOD, WA; Owner: CLAY FRANK HUNTINGTON)
  • KMAS (1030 AM; 10 kW; SHELTON, WA; Owner: SOUND BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Yelm:

  • KXXO (96.1 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: 3 CITIES, INC.)
  • KWFJ (89.7 FM; ROY, WA; Owner: CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • 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)
  • KGY-FM (96.9 FM; MCCLEARY, WA; Owner: KGY, INC.)
  • KRQT (107.1 FM; CASTLE ROCK, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Yelm:

  • KBTC-TV (Channel 28; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
Yelm fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)


Yelm fatal accident list:

Sep 25, 2009 01:10 AM, Rhoton Road, Lat: 46.94650, Lon: -122.60068, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Feb 20, 2001 08:01 PM, Sr-507, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jun 29, 1999 00:01 AM, Mosmanave, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Feb 4, 1976 08:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Feb 4, 1975 08:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • $2,729,000Total costs
  • 20,723Total average daily traffic
  • 2,339Total average daily truck traffic
  • 32,973Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Yelm)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • Yelm Police Department 206 Mckenzie Ave Se (Lat: 46.940083 Lon: -122.607083), Type: Bant, Structure height: 6 m, Overall height: 12 m, Call Sign: WYC829
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.010 MHz, 155.070 MHz, 155.370 MHz, 155.550 MHzGrant Date: 11/22/2013, Expiration Date: 01/18/2024Registrant: Adcomm Engineering Company, 3929 184th Place Se, Bothell, WA 98012-8827, Phone: (425) 821-8827, Fax: (425) 488-3952, Email:
  • 705 Rhoton Rd (Lat: 46.948167 Lon: -122.600667), Structure height: 15 m, Call Sign: WNSI784, Licensee ID: L00111480
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.490 MHzGrant Date: 03/27/2000, Expiration Date: 06/04/2005, Cancellation Date: 08/06/2005Registrant: Central Reddi Mix Inc, 305 E Summa, Centrelia, WA 98531, Phone: (206) 736-1131
  • 105 2nd St Se (Lat: 46.941222 Lon: -122.606222), Call Sign: KAX660, Licensee ID: L00094987
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.985 MHzGrant Date: 06/14/2005, Expiration Date: 05/09/2015, Cancellation Date: 11/14/2012, Certifier: Shirley J LinnRegistrant: Ycom Networks Inc.
  • 14024 Yelm Hwy Se (Lat: 46.970667 Lon: -122.626806), Structure height: 22 m, Call Sign: WNZQ669
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.250 MHzGrant Date: 03/22/2012, Expiration Date: 06/04/2022Registrant: City Of Tacoma / Tacoma Public Utilities, 3628 So. 35th St., Tacoma, WA 98409-3192, Phone: (253) 502-8727, Fax: (253) 396-3085, Email:
  • 1202 E Yelm Ave Suite A (Lat: 46.950500 Lon: -122.606194), Call Sign: WQBY347
    Assigned Frequencies: 469.212 MHz, 469.037 MHz, 469.237 MHz, 469.062 MHz, 469.262 MHz, 469.087 MHz, 469.287 MHz, 469.112 MHz, 469.312 MHz, 469.137 MHz... (+21 more)Grant Date: 01/05/2005, Expiration Date: 01/05/2015, Cancellation Date: 10/29/2014, Certifier: Michael M MckinnonRegistrant: Panasonic Digital Communications&security Company, 1707 N. Randall Road, E1-D9, Elgin, IL 60123-7847, Phone: (847) 468-5318, Fax: (847) 574-7614, Email:
  • Lat: 46.941028 Lon: -122.610861, Call Sign: WQIG989
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.187 MHz, 456.237 MHz, 456.287 MHz, 456.312 MHz, 456.337 MHzGrant Date: 02/08/2008, Expiration Date: 02/08/2018, Certifier: Shawn BakerRegistrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:
  • Lat: 46.852833 Lon: -122.459000, Call Sign: WQPY993
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.462 MHz, 467.462 MHz, 462.187 MHz, 467.187 MHzGrant Date: 09/25/2012, Expiration Date: 09/25/2022, Certifier: Robert R MohrweisRegistrant: Forest Industries Telecomm, 1565 Oak Street, Eugene, OR 97401, Phone: (541) 485-8441, Fax: (541) 485-7556, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • BALD HILL, Bald Hill 20.9 Km Se Of Yelm (Lat: 46.811833 Lon: -122.405944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 28 m, Overall height: 39 m, Call Sign: WQMD563
    Assigned Frequencies: 6700.00 MHzGrant Date: 07/07/2010, Expiration Date: 07/07/2020, Certifier: David TaylorRegistrant: Adcomm Engineering Company, 3929 184th Place Se, Bothell, WA 98012-8827, Phone: (425) 821-8827, Fax: (425) 488-3952, Email:
  • YELM, .5 Mi E And 1.2 Mi S Of Sr 507 And Sr 510 (Lat: 46.924833 Lon: -122.593722), Type: Mast, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 49.9 m, Call Sign: WQNY448
    Assigned Frequencies: 10915.0 MHz, 6034.15 MHzGrant Date: 07/07/2011, Expiration Date: 07/07/2021, Certifier: Pamelia Y HoofRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • SE72XC048, .5 Mi E And 1.2 Mi S Of Sr 507 And Sr 510 (Lat: 46.924833 Lon: -122.593722), Type: Mast, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 49.9 m, Call Sign: WQRP847
    Assigned Frequencies: 21825.0 MHz, 21875.0 MHzGrant Date: 07/03/2013, Expiration Date: 07/03/2023, Certifier: Kyle B EntzRegistrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • STATION, 203 1st St N (Lat: 46.942583 Lon: -122.605667), Overall height: 16.5 m, Call Sign: WEF234
    Assigned Frequencies: 1960.00 MHzGrant Date: 11/02/1995, Expiration Date: 11/02/2000, Cancellation Date: 09/03/1998Registrant: Phone: (206) 882-4444

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Second And Washington Street (Lat: 46.940361 Lon: -122.605944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 38.4 m, Overall height: 45.1 m, Call Sign: KON911
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.840 MHzGrant Date: 07/28/1998, Expiration Date: 07/01/2008, Cancellation Date: 04/05/2004, Certifier: Paul H KuziaRegistrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street, N.W., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

176 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Yelm)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

67 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Yelm)
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 ORIGINATED38$200,4996$148,943100$204,0524$99,7406$134,58818$133,666
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$229,0171$187,99010$225,3800$01$135,9002$115,675
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$169,9803$123,77341$199,1502$32,0105$151,37811$110,342
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$169,7251$196,13032$198,0891$133,5703$171,0105$113,258
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$97,1900$013$230,4721$42,4900$01$57,040
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$149,5703$194,777
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$178,6701$308,460
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$101,2700$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$158,3001$138,810
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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Yelm and their reported violations in the past:

CLEARWOOD (Population served: 2,848, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform
FOUR CORNERS STORE (Population served: 51, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 113
  • Hazardous Condition: 108
  • Service Call: 16
  • Good Intent Call: 12

Incident types - Yelm

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Yelm, WA

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (60%)
  • Utility gas (37%)
  • Wood (3%)
Businesses in Yelm, WA
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1RadioShack1
Blockbuster1Rite Aid1
Burger King1Safeway1
Dairy Queen1Starbucks2
Domino's Pizza1Subway1
FedEx3T-Mobile1
GNC1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1True Value2
Jack In The Box1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS1
McDonald's1Vons1
Pizza Hut1Walmart1
Quiznos1

Yelm compared to Washington state average:

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.

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  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest cost per building permit(population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Food preparation and serving related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Health technologists and technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with most building permits per 10,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 100 cities with newest houses (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
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