Census 2010: Washington › Yakima

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Square miles: 27.7 Population per sq. mile: 3,350.6

  • 2010 population: 91,067
  • 2000 population: 71,845
  • Total change: 19,222 (26.8%)

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2010 population by race/ethnicity

Diversity Index: 60.5%
The USA TODAY Diversity Index represents the probability that two people from this area will have different ethnic backgrounds. A higher number reflects a more ethnically diverse population.

Age breakdown Median: 32.7 years old

Yakima population

Race/ethnicity2010 population2010 percentage2000 population2000 percentage2000-2010 change
American Indian/Alaska Native1,8382.0%1,4352.0%28.1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander830.1%1020.1%-18.6%
Other race21,21623.3%15,78722.0%34.4%
Two or more races3,9624.4%2,8193.9%40.5%
*Hispanic origin37,58741.3%24,21333.7%55.2%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Ages 0-17

Population: 25,780 (28.3%)

Diversity Index: 78.8%

Ages 18+

Population: 65,287 (71.7%)

Diversity Index: 69.0%

Race/ethnicityAges 0-17% of 0-17 totalAges 18+% of 18+ total
American Indian/Alaska Native6002.3%1,2381.9%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander160.1%670.1%
Other race8,47632.9%12,74019.5%
Two or more races1,9897.7%1,9733.0%
*Hispanic origin15,75061.1%21,83733.4%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Population44,868 (49.3%)
Median age31.5
Population46,199 (50.7%)
Median age33.9
Age breakdown by gender
AgePopulation% of totalMale% of male totalFemale% of female total
Under 1015,03016.5%7,58716.9%7,44316.1%
10 to 19 years13,57614.9%6,99215.6%6,58414.3%
20 to 29 years13,44214.8%6,82415.2%6,61814.3%
30 to 39 years11,95413.1%6,05013.5%5,90412.8%
40 to 49 years10,64111.7%5,46612.2%5,17511.2%
50 to 59 years10,22511.2%4,97011.1%5,25511.4%
60 to 69 years7,6018.3%3,6338.1%3,9688.6%
70 to 79 years4,4714.9%1,9334.3%2,5385.5%
80 and older4,1274.5%1,4133.1%2,7145.9%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Household types
Families 2010
Avg. size 3.3
Households 21,411 (64.7%)
Non-families 2010
Avg. size 2.7
Households 11,663 (35.3%)
Family composition
Households ‡ 2010 % of households % of families
Husband-wife family, without children 7,824 23.7% ...
Husband-wife family, with children under 18 years 6,303 19.1% ...
Single male, no children (with other family) 838 2.5% ...
Single male, with children under 18 years 1,259 3.8% ...
Single female, no children (with other family) 1,761 5.3% ...
Single female, with children under 18 years 3,426 10.4% ...
Single male living alone 4,051 12.2% n/a
Single female living alone 5,445 16.5% n/a
Other non-family households (ex.: roommates) 2,167 6.6% n/a
Total 33,074 100% n/a
Family households 21,411 64.7% 100%
Families with children under 18 years 10,988 33.2% ...
Non-family households 11,663 35.3% n/a
All households with individuals 65 years and over 8,588 26.0% n/a

‡ United States Census Bureau definitions:

Household — A household includes all of the people who occupy a housing unit. People not living in households are classified as living in group quarters. (Ex: college residence halls, skilled-nursing facilities, military barracks, …)
Family — A family includes a householder and one or more people living in the same household who are related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption.
Non-family Household — A householder living alone or with nonrelatives only.

Note: Family households and husband-wife-couple families do not include same-sex married couples even if the marriage was performed in a state issuing marriage certificates for same-sex couples. Same-sex-couple households are included in the family households category if there is at least one additional person related to the householder by birth or adoption. Same-sex-couple households with no relatives of the householder present are tabulated in nonfamily households.

Housing Units
Avg. household size2.7
Avg. household size2.6
Vacancy Rate2010
Owner-occupied properties1.8%
Renter-occupied properties4.3%
Overall vacancy rate5.0%
Housing Units2010% of total
Vacant1,755 5.0%
For rent6912.0%
Rented, but unoccupied690.2%
For sale3220.9%
Sold, but unoccupied570.2%
Seasonal use only1240.4%
Other vacant units4921.4%

Credits: Ryan Pitts, Mike Tigas Special thanks: USA Today Census team