Census 2010: Washington › Yelm

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Square miles: 5.7 Population per sq. mile: 1,204.9

  • 2010 population: 6,848
  • 2000 population: 3,289
  • Total change: 3,559 (108.2%)

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2010 population by race/ethnicity

Diversity Index: 41.4%
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: 29 years old

Yelm population

Race/ethnicity2010 population2010 percentage2000 population2000 percentage2000-2010 change
American Indian/Alaska Native1251.8%732.2%71.2%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander650.9%381.2%71.1%
Other race1912.8%521.6%267.3%
Two or more races4987.3%1765.4%183.0%
*Hispanic origin6429.4%1765.4%264.8%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Ages 0-17

Population: 2,467 (36.0%)

Diversity Index: 54.8%

Ages 18+

Population: 4,381 (64.0%)

Diversity Index: 37.9%

Race/ethnicityAges 0-17% of 0-17 totalAges 18+% of 18+ total
American Indian/Alaska Native481.9%771.8%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander180.7%471.1%
Other race763.1%1152.6%
Two or more races32413.1%1744.0%
*Hispanic origin32713.3%3157.2%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Population3,212 (46.9%)
Median age27.6
Population3,636 (53.1%)
Median age30
Age breakdown by gender
AgePopulation% of totalMale% of male totalFemale% of female total
Under 101,37620.1%67120.9%70519.4%
10 to 19 years1,26618.5%65620.4%61016.8%
20 to 29 years90613.2%40212.5%50413.9%
30 to 39 years1,22617.9%57818.0%64817.8%
40 to 49 years84212.3%42213.1%42011.6%
50 to 59 years5137.5%2216.9%2928.0%
60 to 69 years3525.1%1364.2%2165.9%
70 to 79 years1942.8%812.5%1133.1%
80 and older1732.5%451.4%1283.5%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Household types
Families 2010
Avg. size 3.4
Households 1,712 (74.5%)
Non-families 2010
Avg. size 3.0
Households 587 (25.5%)
Family composition
Households ‡ 2010 % of households % of families
Husband-wife family, without children 441 19.2% ...
Husband-wife family, with children under 18 years 747 32.5% ...
Single male, no children (with other family) 30 1.3% ...
Single male, with children under 18 years 85 3.7% ...
Single female, no children (with other family) 94 4.1% ...
Single female, with children under 18 years 315 13.7% ...
Single male living alone 169 7.4% n/a
Single female living alone 297 12.9% n/a
Other non-family households (ex.: roommates) 121 5.3% n/a
Total 2,299 100% n/a
Family households 1,712 74.5% 100%
Families with children under 18 years 1,147 49.9% ...
Non-family households 587 25.5% n/a
All households with individuals 65 years and over 386 16.8% 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 size3.1
Avg. household size2.7
Vacancy Rate2010
Owner-occupied properties5.8%
Renter-occupied properties6.1%
Overall vacancy rate8.9%
Housing Units2010% of total
Vacant224 8.9%
For rent552.2%
Rented, but unoccupied110.4%
For sale913.6%
Sold, but unoccupied180.7%
Seasonal use only80.3%
Other vacant units411.6%

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