Yakima County


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Yakima County, Washington

128 N 2nd St Rm 323
Yakima, WA 98901
Phone: (509) 574-1430
Fax: (509) 574-1473
www.co.yakima.wa.us

In south-central WA; organized Jan 1, 1865 (prior to statehood) from Indian Territory. Name Origin: For a tribe of Shahaptian Indians; name is believed to mean either 'runaway,' for a chief's errant daughter, or possibly 'black bear.'

Area (sq mi):: 4311.61 (land 4296.23; water 15.38) Population per square mile: 53.90
Population 2005: 231,586 State rank: 7 Population change: 2000-20005 4.00%; 1990-2000 17.90% Population 2000: 222,581 (White 56.50%; Black or African American 1.00%; Hispanic or Latino 35.90%; Asian 1.00%; Other 32.50%). Foreign born: 16.90%. Median age: 31.20
Income 2000: per capita $15,606; median household $34,828; Population below poverty level: 19.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,070-$23,916
Unemployment (2004): 8.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.70% Median travel time to work: 19.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 4.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Yakima County seat (80,891)
  • Sunnyside (14,216)

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