Yakima Population Demographics

According to US population projections for 2022, the estimated population of Yakima is 96,565. 28.16% is under 18, while 17.54% is over 65.

A closer look at the age demography reveals that 5.82% of the population was five years old or younger, 28.16% were 18 years or younger and 27.89% were aged 65 years and over. The gender split in the state was nearly even, with 49.95% female and 50.05% male.

Yakima Housing

According to the US Census, Yakima has 38,297 housing units. The average owner-occupied housing unit rate in Yakima was 97.35%. At the same time, the city's median value of owner-occupied homes was $260,500

Yakima Racial Demographics

In 2020, the US Census estimated that White Alone and Some Other Race Alone constitute 79.47% of Yakima's population. Residents of the city who were American Indian And Alaska Native Alone, made up 2.53% of the total population.

Other racial groups include Asian Alone, constituting 1.46% of the city's population and Black Or African American Alone at 1.45%

White Alone51.80%
Some Other Race Alone27.66%
American Indian And Alaska Native Alone2.53%
Asian Alone1.46%
Black Or African American Alone1.45%
White Black Or African American0.68%

How Educated is Yakima

According to Census estimates, in 2021, 13.4 of Yakima residents had a bachelor's degree, while 7.2 had a graduate or professional degree.

Overall, 20.60% of residents have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Education Attainment (Population 25 Years and Older) in Yakima CityPercentage
High School Graduate Or Higher76.4
Some College Or Associates Degree34.4
Some College No Degree24
High School Graduate Includes Equivalency23.4
Bachelors Degree Or Higher20.6
Less Than 9th Grade14.1

Average Income in Yakima

The median household income in Yakima is $52,689. This figure is significantly (approximately 0.00%) less than the state average of $52,689.

Estimates by family type revealed that families earned an average of $68,647 per year, while married-couple families earned an average of $77,408.

A closer examination of the income groups of Yakima households revealed that the largest income group consisted of households with an annual income between $50,000 and $74,999. Other groups with yearly high household incomes include those between $35,000 and $49,999 (14.7%) and those with incomes exceeding $200,000 (2.7%). 6.7% of households in the City of Angels had an annual income of less than $10,000.

Median Income by Type of Family

Type of FamilyIncome
Married-couple families$77,408
Nonfamily households$28,652