Living in Yakima, WA

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Updated: 2020-03-11

Yakima SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
7
Affordability
6
Diversity
9
Safety
4
Amenities
9.5
Education
5
Commute
9

Yakima, WA Crime Report

3,764
Total Crimes
4,006.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
55.97%
Above National Average

Yakima, WA Cost Of Living

96
Yakima's Overall Cost Of Living
1.0x
Lower Than The National Average

Yakima, Washington Info Snack

Yakima (/jækm/ or /jækm/) is a U.S. city located about 60 miles (100 kilometers) southeast of Mount Rainier in Washington. Yakima is the county seat of Yakima County, Washington, and the state's eleventh largest city by population. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 91,067 and a metropolitan population of 243,231. The unincorporated suburban areas of West Valley and Terrace Heights are considered a part of greater Yakima.
Population
93,416
Unemployment
6.9%
Poverty
19.9%
Median Home
$164,200
Median Income
$44,266
Median Rent
$801

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Rankings for Yakima in Washington

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Map Of Yakima, WA

Population over time in Yakima

Year Population % Change
2017 93,416 0.3%
2016 93,182 -0.2%
2015 93,338 0.1%
2014 93,261 0.5%
2013 92,806 0.8%
2012 92,082 1.1%
2011 91,083 1.4%
2010 89,825 1.3%
2009 88,630 -
Crime/100k Yakima WA USA
Violent Crime 448.1 311.5 368.9
Murder 17.0 3.1 5.0
Robbery 128.8 73.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 250.1 189.1 246.8
Property Crime 3557.9 2946.2 2199.5
Burglary 665.2 533.5 376.0
Larceny 2354.2 2045.4 1594.6
Car Theft 538.5 367.3 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Yakima

White
47.9% (44,738)
African American
1.1% (997)
American Indian
1.3% (1,240)
Asian
1.2% (1,085)
Hawaiian
0.0% (17)
Other
0.1% (55)
Two Or More
2.1% (1,943)
Hispanic
46.4% (43,341)
Race Yakima WA USA
White 47.9% 69.1% 61.1%
African American 1.1% 3.6% 12.3%
American Indian 1.3% 1.1% 0.7%
Asian 1.2% 8.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.6% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.1% 4.7% 2.4%
Hispanic 46.4% 12.5% 17.8%

Household Income For Yakima, Washington

Less than $10,000
6.7% (621,344)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.2% (575,133)
$15,000 to $24,999
12.6% (1,172,815)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.5% (1,170,866)
$35,000 to $49,999
17.5% (1,639,380)
$50,000 to $74,999
18.8% (1,756,021)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.2% (1,042,254)
$100,000 to $149,999
8.5% (790,877)
$150,000 to $199,999
3.2% (300,650)
$200,000 or more
2.9% (272,255)
Income Yakima WA USA
Less than $10,000 6.7% 5.2% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.2% 3.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 12.6% 7.3% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.5% 7.8% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 17.5% 11.8% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 18.8% 17.7% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.2% 13.6% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 8.5% 17.1% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 3.2% 7.7% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 2.9% 8.4% 7.0%

Gender in Yakima

Female
50.3% (46,960)
Male
49.7% (46,456)
Gender Yakima WA USA
Female 50.3% 50.0% 50.8%
Male 49.7% 50.0% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Yakima for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
12.0% (11,209)
9-12th Grade
12.0% (11,209)
High School / GED
27.0% (25,222)
Some College
21.0% (19,617)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (8,407)
Bachelor's Degree
11.0% (10,275)
Master's Degree
5.0% (4,670)
Professional Degree
2.0% (1,868)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (934)
Education Yakima WA USA
< 9th Grade 12.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 12.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 27.0% 22.0% 27.0%
Some College 21.0% 24.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 11.0% 22.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

7 Reviews & Comments About Yakima

Overall User Rating
3.0
/5

Cheeseburger Eddy

I was born in Yakima, and live there now. I have no problem saying it is a s**t hole dangerous town.

I have been shot at, had a gun pointed at me by someone driving by, as I was walking down the street, and about 7 years ago when I was 21 years old, my friends at the time decided to bring me to a party, and we had already been drinking prior to going, and I was pretty hammered

Well it turns out it was a I believe Norteno, gang party, and they were partying for the reunion of a fellow gang members death. I said something that offended ALL of them, but it wasn't anything horrible, and about 7 to 10 of them pulled out their fire arms which all had laser sights, and my friend said I had a bunch of red dots on my face, and chest.

Luckily my friend stepped in front of me with his hands up telling them I was very intoxicated, apologizing to them all. I know that sort of thing can happen just about anywhere, but that's just the tip of the iceberg of the things I've seen here.

There's tons of prostitution, drug dealing, and yeah gangs. I'm aiming to get the h**l out of yakima asap. Don't go there if you don't absolutely have too.


Mauro Silva

Lol I've lived in Yakima forever it isn't even that bad t


Bailey Volin

Listen here buddy I live in Yakima it is not that bad.


Alien Gacha

i live in yakima there is so much pools here and resturants


cock man

i live in crackima so yea i kn ow it s***s


Tink Poirier

I live in Yakima and there are no stabbings only shootings


HomeSnacks User

I moved from Yakima to Spokane...went back for a visit, is never happening again.

Spokane at least keeps the druggies, car thefts, crime, and poverty to Felonie Flats" otherwise known as the "West Side".

When I left yakima, there was "the hole" now the whole city is one."

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