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(Urban population: 72,231, Rural population: 63 (all nonfarm))

Yakima,WA index of house prices


Houses: 28,743 (26,610 occupied: 14,221 owner occupied, 12,389 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

47%
State:

46%

Housing density: 1428 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2009 in this state: $308,180.


Median contract rent in 2009: $529 (lower quartile is $412, upper quartile is $653)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2009: $703


Median gross rent in Yakima, WA in 2009: $631


Housing units in Yakima with a mortgage: 7,908 (890 second mortgage, 731 home equity loan, 25 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,877


Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $57,867


Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $39,428


Median monthly housing costs: $707





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Yakima, Washington Age and Sex of Residents


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $156,500 (it was $100,100 in 2000)
Yakima:

$156,500
Washington:

$287,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $93,000 - $219,100

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $206,169
Here:

$206,169
State:

$367,029

Townhouses or other attached units: $263,662
Here:

$263,662
State:

$319,220

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $405,485
Here:

$405,485
State:

$312,031

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $1,801,880
Here:

$1,801,880
State:

$300,621

Mobile homes: $33,380
Here:

$33,380
State:

$80,529

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $11,683
Here:

$11,683
State:

$62,453

Median year house/condo built: 1967

Median year apartment built: 1965

Household type by relationship:

Households: 70,137
  • In family households: 58,801 (12,579 male householders, 4,614 female householders)
    12,541 spouses, 22,933 children (21,206 natural, 568 adopted, 1,159 stepchildren), 1,038 grandchildren, 844 brothers or sisters, 388 parents, 1,424 other relatives, 2,440 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 11,336 (3,919 male householders (3,007 living alone)), 5,594 female householders (5,022 living alone)), 1,823 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,157 (1,713 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 6,462 2-persons, 3,709 3-persons, 3,335 4-persons, 1,823 5-persons, 1,003 6-persons, 861 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,029 1-person, 1,298 2-persons, 123 3-persons, 39 4-persons, 22 5-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

11,879 married couples with children.
6,713 single-parent households (1,455 men, 5,258 women).

69.5% of residents of Yakima speak English at home.
28.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (44% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 14% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (66% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (64% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 15% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 12,590 (17.4%)
(24.5% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.6
State:

3.9

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Rooms in houses/apartments in Yakima, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 114
  • 2 rooms: 429
  • 3 rooms: 909
  • 4 rooms: 1,899
  • 5 rooms: 2,773
  • 6 rooms: 2,891
  • 7 rooms: 2,204
  • 8 rooms: 1,391
  • 9 or more rooms: 1,611
  • 1 room: 1,109
  • 2 rooms: 2,195
  • 3 rooms: 2,451
  • 4 rooms: 3,149
  • 5 rooms: 1,937
  • 6 rooms: 808
  • 7 rooms: 478
  • 8 rooms: 170
  • 9 or more rooms: 92
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Yakima, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 252
  • 1 bedroom: 1,028
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,471
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,593
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,350
  • 5+ bedrooms: 527
  • no bedroom: 1,393
  • 1 bedroom: 4,383
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,440
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,759
  • 4 bedrooms: 321
  • 5+ bedrooms: 93
Cars and other vehicles available in Yakima, Washington in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 754
  • 1 vehicle: 4,299
  • 2 vehicles: 6,015
  • 3 vehicles: 2,230
  • 4 vehicles: 714
  • 5+ vehicles: 209
  • no vehicle: 2,602
  • 1 vehicle: 5,835
  • 2 vehicles: 3,049
  • 3 vehicles: 696
  • 4 vehicles: 107
  • 5+ vehicles: 100

Median 2009 house/condo value by year built


Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 682
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,541
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,256
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,559
  • 1970 to 1979: 6,071
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,897
  • 1950 to 1959: 5,021
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,797
  • 1939 or earlier: 6,262

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


Yakima, WA house values

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses in 2009 in Yakima, WA:

  • Less than $10,000: 131
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 66
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 72
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 101
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 163
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 147
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 138
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 281
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 404
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 298
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 291
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 467
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 509
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 1796
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 2784
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 1872
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 1642
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 2851
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 1065
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 736
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 370
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 263
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 56
  • $1,000,000 or more: 140
 


Yakima rent paid by renters for apartments graph

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in Yakima:

  • Less than $100: 51 people
  • $100 to $149: 68
  • $150 to $199: 275
  • $200 to $249: 176
  • $250 to $299: 285
  • $300 to $349: 318
  • $350 to $399: 583
  • $400 to $449: 806
  • $450 to $499: 1,123
  • $500 to $549: 1,228
  • $550 to $599: 1,127
  • $600 to $649: 1,400
  • $650 to $699: 1,357
  • $700 to $749: 792
  • $750 to $799: 716
  • $800 to $899: 1,152
  • $900 to $999: 731
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 864
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 459
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 152
  • $2,000 or more: 154
  • No cash rent: 528
 

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit


Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 2,492
  • 1990 to 1994: 3,639
  • 1985 to 1989: 2,301
  • 1980 to 1984: 1,630
  • 1975 to 1979: 916
  • 1970 to 1974: 683
  • 1970 to 1974: 185
  • 1965 to 1969: 744


Yakima, WA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 97.5%
Number of people working at home: 719 (2.7% of all workers)


Yakima commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 850
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 5052
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 7396
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 5559
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 2674
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 626
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1793
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 129
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 245
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 439
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 471
  • 90 or more minutes: 486
 


Yakima mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 20,215 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 3,798 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 303 (1%)
  • Taxi: 33 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 19 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 154 (1%)
  • Walked: 858 (3%)
  • Other means: 340 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 719 (3%)
 


Yakima, WA household income

Household income:

  • Less than $10,000: 3854
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 2420
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 2721
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 2225
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 2332
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 2094
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 1529
  • $40,000 to $44,999: 1450
  • $45,000 to $49,999: 1103
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 1801
  • $60,000 to $74,999: 2084
  • $75,000 to $99,999: 1495
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 711
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 309
  • $150,000 to $199,999: 219
  • $200,000 or more: 359
 

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 26976
 German: 8083
 English: 3720
 United States or American: 3671
 Irish: 3648
 French (except Basque): 1748
 Norwegian: 1509
 Scotch-Irish: 859
 Scottish: 832
 Italian: 824
 Swedish: 761
 French Canadian: 701
 Dutch: 554
 European: 469
 Danish: 356
 Polish: 281
 Welsh: 268
 Canadian: 236
 British: 192
 Russian: 190
 Ukrainian: 147
 Swiss: 140
 Scandinavian: 116
 Austrian: 114
 Czech: 112
 Finnish: 95
 Greek: 88
 Portuguese: 87
 Yugoslavian: 77
 Hungarian: 73
 Arab:: 70
 Northern European: 69
 Croatian: 66
 Subsaharan African:: 64
 Basque: 62
 African: 59
 Armenian: 53
 Belgian: 52
 Czechoslovakian: 49
 Celtic: 35
 Slovak: 32
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 32
 Arab/Arabic: 30
 Slavic: 26
 Jamaican: 23
 German Russian: 22
 Egyptian: 21
 Icelander: 20
 Lithuanian: 16
 Pennsylvania German: 14
 Bulgarian: 13
 Lebanese: 13
 Albanian: 11
 Brazilian: 9
 Dutch West Indian: 9
 Romanian: 8
 Israeli: 8
 Other Arab: 6
 Slovene: 6
 Senegalese: 5


Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):



  • Mexico (87%)
  • Canada (2%)
  • Philippines (2%)
  • Germany (1%)
  • Korea (1%)
  • United Kingdom (1%)
  • El Salvador (1%)


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 37800
  • Northeast: 1083
  • Midwest: 5787
  • South: 3913
  • West: 10557

48% of Yakima residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 73% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 44% lived in Washington.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 879
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 420
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,070
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,219
  • 9th grade: 869
  • 10th grade: 682
  • 11th grade: 634
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 845
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 5,452
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,586
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,572
  • Associate degree: 976
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,187
  • Master's degree: 656
  • Professional school degree: 578
  • Doctorate degree: 149

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 743
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 466
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,004
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,204
  • 9th grade: 910
  • 10th grade: 867
  • 11th grade: 749
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 828
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 6,208
  • Less than 1 year of college: 2,035
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,253
  • Associate degree: 1,332
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,239
  • Master's degree: 876
  • Professional school degree: 293
  • Doctorate degree: 39

Educational Attainment for Females (%)


Class of Workers


Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic males: 8.8%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 6.3%


Unemployment rate for Black males: 19.3%
Unemployment rate for Black females: 22.3%


Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native males: 25.2%
Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native females: 19.1%


Unemployment rate for Asian males: 5.4%
Unemployment rate for Asian females: 9.8%


Unemployment rate for other race males: 16.3%
Unemployment rate for other race females: 32.4%


Unemployment rate for two or more race males: 24.1%
Unemployment rate for two or more race females: 31.5%


Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino males: 16.6%
Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino females: 30.8%


Median household income in 2009 for:

  • White non-Hispanic householders: $40,094
  • Black householders: $28,559
  • American Indian and Alaska Native householders: $41,091
  • Asian householders: $40,844
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $129,601
  • Some other race householders: $22,676
  • Two or more races householders: $28,394
  • Hispanic or Latino race householders: $26,856
Yakima household income for White non-Hispanic householders
Yakima household income for Black householders
Yakima household income for American Indian and Alaska Native householders
Yakima household income for Asian householders
Yakima household income for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders
Yakima household income for Some other race householders
Yakima household income for Two or more races householders
Yakima household income for Hispanic or Latino race householders

Yakima marital status for males
Yakima marital status for females

Median 2009 house value for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $180,576
  • Black or African American householders: $127,420
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $181,358
  • Asian householders: $161,033
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $214,972
  • Some other race householders: $127,732
  • Two or more races householders: $118,664
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $129,452

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 16,244
  • One, attached: 1,245
  • Two: 2,152
  • 3 or 4: 2,025
  • 5 to 9: 1,404
  • 10 to 19: 1,262
  • 20 to 49: 1,225
  • 50 or more: 1,252
  • Mobile homes: 1,854
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 80

Median worth of mobile homes: $31,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

House/condo owner moved in on average 11 years ago


Renter moved in on average 4 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Yakima:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Yakima
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (55.2%)
  • Electricity (31.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.4%)
  • Wood (3.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.2%)
  • Electricity (69.7%)
  • Utility gas (23.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.6%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.0%)
  • Wood (0.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 709
Here:

7.4%
Washington:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 301
Here:

7.0%
Washington:

7.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 261
Here:

11.8%
Washington:

15.7%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


 

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