Census 2010: Washington › Yakima County

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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
White155,05663.7%146,00565.6%6.2%
Black2,3201.0%2,1571.0%7.6%
American Indian/Alaska Native10,5684.3%9,9664.5%6.0%
Asian2,5601.1%2,1241.0%20.5%
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%
Total243,231100%222,581100%9.3%
*Hispanic origin109,47045.0%79,90535.9%37.0%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Ages 0-17

Population: 74,000 (30.4%)

Diversity Index: 79.0%

Ages 18+

Population: 169,193 (69.6%)

Diversity Index: 72.1%

Race/ethnicityAges 0-17% of 0-17 totalAges 18+% of 18+ total
White38,80052.4%116,21868.7%
Black6770.9%1,6431.0%
American Indian/Alaska Native3,7505.1%6,8204.0%
Asian6080.8%1,9521.1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander460.1%1580.1%
Other race25,60034.6%37,77022.3%
Two or more races4,4806.0%4,6322.7%
Total74,000100%169,193100%
*Hispanic origin45,90062.0%63,52837.5%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Gender
Male2010
Population121,676 (50.0%)
Median age31.3
Female2010
Population121,555 (50.0%)
Median age33.2
Age breakdown by gender
AgePopulation% of totalMale% of male totalFemale% of female total
Under 1041,90017.2%21,40017.6%20,60016.9%
10 to 19 years39,90016.4%20,70017.0%19,20015.8%
20 to 29 years32,80013.5%16,70013.7%16,10013.2%
30 to 39 years30,50012.5%15,40012.7%15,20012.5%
40 to 49 years29,90012.3%15,10012.4%14,80012.2%
50 to 59 years28,70011.8%14,20011.7%14,40011.8%
60 to 69 years20,3008.3%10,0008.2%10,3008.5%
70 to 79 years11,3004.7%5,2204.3%6,0705.0%
80 and older8,0103.3%3,0702.5%4,9404.1%
Total243,231100%121,676100%121,555100%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Housing Units
Owner-occupied2010
Population151,340
Avg. household size3.0
Renter-occupied2010
Population88,406
Avg. household size3.0
Vacancies
Vacancy Rate2010
Owner-occupied properties1.4%
Renter-occupied properties4.1%
Overall vacancy rate5.7%
Housing Units2010% of total
Occupied80,59294.3%
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%
Total85,474100%
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Credits: Ryan Pitts, Mike Tigas Special thanks: USA Today Census team