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Yakima, WA
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Yakima profile

Living in Yakima

Yakima is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 97,012 people and 26 associated neighborhoods, Yakima is the 11th largest community in Washington.

The education level of Yakima citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.35% of adults 25 and older in Yakima have a college degree.

The per capita income in Yakima in 2018 was $27,253, which is low income relative to Washington, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $109,012 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. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Yakima, accounting for 47.11% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Yakima residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Yakima include German, Irish, English, European, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Yakima's cultural character, accounting for 17.21% of the city’s population.

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