Census 2010: Washington › Yakima County

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(Mapping 100 largest census tracts, by 2010 population.)

Yakima County

Square miles: 4,311.3 Population per sq. mile: 56.6

  • 2010 population: 243,231
  • 2000 population: 222,581
  • Total change: 20,650 (9.3%)

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2010 population by race/ethnicity

Diversity Index: 62.3%
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: 32.2 years old

Yakima County population

Race/ethnicity2010 population2010 percentage2000 population2000 percentage2000-2010 change
American Indian/Alaska Native10,5684.3%9,9664.5%6.0%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander2040.1%2030.1%0.5%
Other race63,41426.1%54,37524.4%16.6%
Two or more races9,1093.7%7,7513.5%17.5%
*Hispanic origin109,47045.0%79,90535.9%37.0%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Ages 0-17

Population: 74,038 (30.4%)

Diversity Index: 79.0%

Ages 18+

Population: 169,193 (69.6%)

Diversity Index: 72.2%

Race/ethnicityAges 0-17% of 0-17 totalAges 18+% of 18+ total
American Indian/Alaska Native3,7485.1%6,8204.0%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander460.1%1580.1%
Other race25,64434.6%37,77022.3%
Two or more races4,4776.0%4,6322.7%
*Hispanic origin45,94262.1%63,52837.5%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Population121,676 (50.0%)
Median age31.3
Population121,555 (50.0%)
Median age33.2
Age breakdown by gender
AgePopulation% of totalMale% of male totalFemale% of female total
Under 1041,86517.2%21,34917.5%20,51616.9%
10 to 19 years39,82316.4%20,65017.0%19,17315.8%
20 to 29 years32,84713.5%16,74913.8%16,09813.2%
30 to 39 years30,54812.6%15,35512.6%15,19312.5%
40 to 49 years29,85912.3%15,07412.4%14,78512.2%
50 to 59 years28,62411.8%14,18111.7%14,44311.9%
60 to 69 years20,3718.4%10,0378.2%10,3348.5%
70 to 79 years11,2894.6%5,2184.3%6,0715.0%
80 and older8,0053.3%3,0632.5%4,9424.1%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Household types
Families 2010
Avg. size 3.5
Households 58,790 (72.9%)
Non-families 2010
Avg. size 3.0
Households 21,802 (27.1%)
Family composition
Households ‡ 2010 % of households % of families
Husband-wife family, without children 22,349 27.7% ...
Husband-wife family, with children under 18 years 19,077 23.7% ...
Single male, no children (with other family) 2,324 2.9% ...
Single male, with children under 18 years 3,201 4.0% ...
Single female, no children (with other family) 4,267 5.3% ...
Single female, with children under 18 years 7,572 9.4% ...
Single male living alone 7,947 9.9% n/a
Single female living alone 9,478 11.8% n/a
Other non-family households (ex.: roommates) 4,377 5.4% n/a
Total 80,592 100% n/a
Family households 58,790 72.9% 100%
Families with children under 18 years 29,850 37.0% ...
Non-family households 21,802 27.1% n/a
All households with individuals 65 years and over 20,035 24.9% 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 size3.0
Avg. household size3.0
Vacancy Rate2010
Owner-occupied properties1.4%
Renter-occupied properties4.1%
Overall vacancy rate5.7%
Housing Units2010% of total
Vacant4,882 5.7%
For rent1,2631.5%
Rented, but unoccupied1100.1%
For sale7470.9%
Sold, but unoccupied1630.2%
Seasonal use only8691.0%
Other vacant units1,7302.0%

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