Yelm is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 9,456 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Yelm is the 107th largest community in Washington. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Yelm, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Yelm, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Yelm’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Yelm does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $75,000.00.
9.79% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Yelm. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Public Service and Retail industries respectively employ 22.10% and 18.88% of the civilian workforce.
One downside of living in Yelm, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.06 minutes every day commuting to work.
The population of Yelm overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Yelm, 21.21% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Yelm in 2018 was $24,403, which is lower middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,612 for a family of four. However, Yelm contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Yelm is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Yelm home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Yelm residents report their race to be White, followed by Native Hawaiian. Yelm also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.01% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Yelm include German, Irish, Italian, English, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Yelm is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.