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0.11% growth
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2.13% growth
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1.43% growth
Median Property Value
1.58% growth


The economy of Yakima County, WA employs 102,611 people. The economy of Yakima County, WA is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Wholesale trade; and Transportation & Warehousing, which employ respectively 12.38; 1.95; and 1.5 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Yakima County, WA are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting (16,845), Healthcare & Social Assistance (12,789), and Retail trade (11,400), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($51,383), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($42,467), and Finance & Insurance ($38,417).

Median household income in Yakima County, WA is $45,700. Males in Yakima County, WA have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $34,393. The income inequality of Yakima County, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.396 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Yakima County, WA. In Yakima County, WA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 70 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,077. Yakima County, WA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Washington.


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Yakima County, WA is home to a population of 247,681 people, from which 86.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Yakima County, WA is composed of 118,091 Hispanic residents (47.7%), 111,448 White residents (45%), 9,026 Native residents (3.64%), 4,642 Two+ residents (1.87%), and 2,371 Asian residents (0.96%). The most common foreign languages in Yakima County, WA are Spanish (86,871 speakers), German (543 speakers), and Vietnamese (526 speakers), but compared to other places, Yakima County, WA has a relative high number of Spanish (86,871 speakers), Other Native North American (358 speakers), and German (543 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Yakima County, WA awarded 2,595 degrees. The student population of Yakima County, WA is skewed towards females, with 995 male students and 1,600 female students. Most students in Yakima County, WA are White (1,207 and 46.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,114 and 42.9%), Two or more races (112 and 4.32%), and American Indian (57 and 2.2%). The largest universities in Yakima County, WA by number of graduates are Yakima Valley Community College (1,814 and 69.9%), Perry Technical Institute (351 and 13.5%), and Heritage University (332 and 12.8%). The most popular majors in Yakima County, WA are Medical Office Assistant (266 and 10.3%), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (191 and 7.36%), and Flagging & Traffic Control (153 and 5.9%). The median tuition costs in Yakima County, WA are $19,032 for private four year colleges, and $3,798 and $4,205 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Yakima County, WA is $160,700, which is 0.78 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $158,200 to $160,700, a 1.58% increase. The homeownership rate of Yakima County, WA is 62.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Yakima County, WA have an average commute time of 18.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Yakima County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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