Everything You Need to Know About the City of Yakima Washington

In 2017, Yakima, Washington had a population of 93.2k people with a median age of 33.3 and a median household income of $42,092 dollars. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Yakima, WA declined from 93,338 to 93,182, a -0.167 percent decrease, and its median household income grew from $40,951 dollars to $42,092 dollars, a 2.79 percent increase.

The population of Yakima, WA is 48.5 percent White Alone, 46.2 percent Hispanic or Latino, and 2.02 percent Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Yakima, WA speak a non-English language, and 87.2 percent are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Yakima, WA are Yakima Valley College (1,498 degrees awarded in 2017), Perry Technical Institute (410 degrees), and Elite Cosmetology, Barber & Spa Academy (45 degrees).

The median property value in Yakima, WA is $160,000 dollars, and the homeownership rate is 54 percent. Most people in Yakima, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Yakima, WA is 2 cars per household.


Education in Yakima

In 2017, universities in Yakima, WA awarded 1,969 degrees. The student population of Yakima, WA is skewed towards women, with 2,053 male students and 2,919 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Yakima, WA are Hispanic or Latino (962 and 48.9 percent), followed by White (804 and 40.8 percent), Two or More Races (80 and 4.06 percent), and Unknown (59 and 3 percent).

The largest universities in Yakima, WA by the number of degrees awarded are Yakima Valley College (1,498 and 76.1 percent), Perry Technical Institute (410 and 20.8 percent), and Elite Cosmetology, Barber & Spa Academy (45 and 2.29 percent).

The most popular majors in Yakima, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (492 and 25 percent), Medical Office Assistant (205 and 10.4 percent), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (133 and 6.75 percent).

The median tuition costs in Yakima, WA are $N/A for private four-year colleges, and $3,936 dollars and $4,359 dollars respectively, for public four-year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.


Economy in Yakima

The economy of Yakima, WA employs 39.6k people and Yakima has an unemployment rate of 5.6 percent. Yakima has seen the job market increase by 3.4 percent over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 40.1 percent, which is higher than the US average of 33.5 percent. The biggest industries in Yakima, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,856 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4,148 people), and Retail Trade (4,361 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($45,236 dollars), Public Administration ($45,076 dollars), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,202 dollars).

Households in Yakima, WA have a median annual income of $42,092 dollars, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 dollars across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,951 dollars in 2016, which represents a 2.79 percent annual growth.


Tax Rates for Yakima

– The Sales Tax Rate for Yakima is 8.2 percent.

– The Income Tax Rate for Yakima is 0.0 percent.

– Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing the Cost of Living.


Income and Salaries for Yakima

– The average earnings of a Yakima resident are $20,736 dollars a year.

– The Median household earnings of a Yakima resident is $40,189 dollars a year.