Yakima, WA

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Living in Yakima

Yakima is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 93,637 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, Yakima is the eighth largest community in Washington.

When you are in Yakima, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 36.31% of Yakima’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Yakima is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Yakima who work in office and administrative support (10.36%), farm management occupations (9.54%), and sales jobs (8.84%).

The percentage of adults in Yakima who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.97% of the adults in Yakima have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Yakima in 2018 was $23,514, which is lower middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $94,056 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. The greatest number of Yakima residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Yakima also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 45.73% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Yakima include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and European.

Yakima also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.90%.

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