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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Yakima County is 246,402, which is 10.70% more than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 17.05% and is lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Yakima County population density is 57.15 people per square mile, which is lower than the state average density of 96.76 people per square mile and is lower than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Yakima County is white, which represent 76.24% of the total population. The average Yakima County education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 246,402. #8

Population Growth Since 2000, #21

Yakima County

Population Density, #15

Yakima County
57.15 per square mile
96.76 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:187,855 (76.24%, #31)
Black:1,948 (0.79%, #20)
Hispanic:114,531 (46.48%, #3)
Asian:2,591 (1.05%, #25)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):10,063 (4.08%, #6)
One Race, Other:35,481 (14.40%, see rank)
Two or More Races:8,464 (3.44%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:110,781 (96.73%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:583 (0.51%, see rank)
Cuban:134 (0.12%, see rank)
Central American:860 (0.75%, see rank)
South American:296 (0.26%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:174 (6.72%, see rank)
Chinese:334 (12.89%, see rank)
Filipino:515 (19.88%, see rank)
Japanese:233 (8.99%, see rank)
Korean:486 (18.76%, see rank)
Vietnamese:674 (26.01%, see rank)
Asian, Other:175 (6.75%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

223,887 (90.86%) out of the total population of 246,402 reported first ancestry.

 Yakima County% of the Total PopulationWashingtonU.S.
Arab1460.06%, see rank0.38%0.56%
Czech7300.30%, see rank0.43%0.47%
Danish1,4250.58%, see rank0.99%0.42%
Dutch4,7351.92%, see rank2.13%1.40%
English18,0337.32%, see rank10.73%8.02%
French9,2003.73%, see rank4.06%3.34%
German34,29713.92%, see rank18.48%15.03%
Greek1960.08%, see rank0.35%0.41%
Hungarian2960.12%, see rank0.33%0.46%
Irish16,3356.63%, see rank11.22%10.80%
Italian3,1491.28%, see rank3.55%5.52%
Norwegian6,5922.68%, see rank5.49%1.42%
Polish2,0270.82%, see rank1.84%3.01%
Portuguese3190.13%, see rank0.34%0.44%
Russian8390.34%, see rank1.30%0.92%
Scotch-Irish1,7120.69%, see rank1.26%0.99%
Scottish4,3301.76%, see rank2.90%1.72%
Subsaharan African2630.11%, see rank1.02%0.95%
Swedish4,1811.70%, see rank3.33%1.27%
Swiss4360.18%, see rank0.53%0.30%
Ukrainian3630.15%, see rank0.81%0.31%
American10,9494.44%, see rank4.99%7.12%
Welsh1,2420.50%, see rank0.99%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 123,372 (50.07%, see rank)
Females: 123,030 (49.93%, see rank)

Yakima County
Male: 50.07%
Female: 49.93%
Male: 49.91%
Female: 50.09%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Yakima County
32.40 years old
37.40 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Yakima County
31.60 years old
36.30 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Yakima County
33.30 years old
38.40 years old
38.80 years old

 Yakima County% of the Total PopulationWashingtonU.S.
Under 5 years21,3148.65%, see rank6.43%6.36%
5 to 9 years21,2438.62%, see rank6.33%6.51%
10 to 14 years19,8658.06%, see rank6.40%6.59%
15 to 19 years19,1637.78%, see rank6.49%6.85%
20 to 24 years17,5687.13%, see rank7.01%7.13%
25 to 34 years32,20113.07%, see rank14.18%13.47%
35 to 44 years29,51811.98%, see rank13.23%12.96%
45 to 54 years29,43311.95%, see rank13.98%14.09%
55 to 64 years26,25510.66%, see rank12.78%12.29%
65 to 74 years16,5646.72%, see rank7.59%7.64%
75 to 84 9,0883.69%, see rank3.81%4.25%
85 years and over4,1901.70%, see rank1.78%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Yakima CountyWashingtonU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population147,249, 100%4,645,804209,056,129
Less Than High School41,942, 28.48%, see rank9.82%13.67%
High School Graduate39,451, 26.79%, see rank23.34%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree42,515, 28.87%, see rank34.54%29.09%
Bachelor Degree14,734, 10.01%, see rank20.58%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree8,607, 5.85%, see rank11.72%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#12.25, see rank13.9413.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Yakima County WashingtonU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten8,27885.55%14.45%65.02%34.98%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)32,71395.66%, see rank4.34%, see rank90.14%9.86%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)15,85495.01%, see rank4.99%, see rank92.74%7.26%90.60%9.40%
College8,31682.40%, see rank17.60%, see rank82.93%17.07%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School1,22550.20%, see rank49.80%, see rank63.03%36.97%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Yakima CountyWashingtonU.S.
Total Households79,717, 100%2,645,396116,211,092
Average Household Size3.04, see rank2.552.63
1 Person Households17,841, 22.38%, see rank27.79%27.57%
2 or More Person Households61,876, 77.62%, see rank72.21%72.43%
Family Households (Families)57,794, 72.50%, see rank64.48%66.22%
Average Family Size3.71, see rank3.233.32
Married-Couple Family40,189, 50.41%, see rank49.73%48.42%
Nonfamily Households21,923, 27.50%, see rank35.52%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Yakima County%WashingtonU.S.
15 Years and Over Total183,980see rank5,576,837252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over91,432100%, see rank2,766,340123,281,364
Never Married33,43436.57%, see rank34.08%35.77%
Married47,43451.88%, see rank53.24%52.04%
Widowed2,2902.50%, see rank2.16%2.57%
Divorced8,2749.05%, see rank10.52%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over92,548100%, see rank2,810,497129,692,771
Never Married26,59428.74%, see rank26.91%29.48%
Married46,84650.62%, see rank51.78%49.19%
Widowed7,7168.34%, see rank7.72%9.16%
Divorced11,39212.31%, see rank13.59%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Yakima County%WashingtonU.S.
Native201,41981.74%, see rank86.65%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence144,25158.54%, see rank47.34%58.73%
Born in Different State55,50722.53%, see rank37.62%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
1,6610.67%, see rank1.70%1.42%
Foreign Born44,98318.26%, see rank13.35%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship11,0174.47%, see rank6.19%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship33,96613.78%, see rank7.15%7.09%
Born In Europe5660.23%, see rank2.21%1.53%
Born In Asia1,7240.70%, see rank5.44%3.82%
Born In Africa690.03%, see rank0.73%0.55%
Born In Oceania200.01%, see rank0.20%0.07%
Born In Latin America42,01117.05%, see rank4.10%6.83%
Born In Northern America5930.24%, see rank0.67%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Yakima County%WashingtonU.S.
English51,83865.03%, see rank80.98%79.39%
Spanish26,05632.69%, see rank7.43%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages8531.07%, see rank4.54%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages6760.85%, see rank5.96%3.36%
Other2940.37%, see rank1.09%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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