Yakima, WA

Yakima profile

Living in Yakima

Yakima is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 96,968 people and 26 constituent neighborhoods, Yakima is the 11th largest community in Washington.

Yakima is a blue-collar town, with 35.43% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Yakima is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Yakima who work in office and administrative support (11.12%), sales jobs (9.61%), and farm management occupations (8.64%).

The percentage of adults in Yakima who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.26% of the adults in Yakima have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Yakima in 2018 was $24,061, which is lower middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $96,244 for a family of four. However, Yakima contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Yakima is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Yakima home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Yakima residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Yakima also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 45.77% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Yakima include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and French.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Yakima's cultural character, accounting for 17.04% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Yakima is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.