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Yakima County

FACT SHEET

  • Name origin: Name is from an Indian word interpreted variously as “black bear” or “run away.”
  • Established: 1865 Jan 21
  • County seat: Yakima
  • County government website
  • Upcoming events (via WA-List’s events calendar)
  • Population (2010): 243,231 (Rank: 8 of 39)
  • Area (2010): 4,295.40 square miles (Rank: 2 of 39)
  • Density (2010): 56.6 people per square miles (Rank: 16 of 39)
  • Highest elevation: 12,276 feet, Mount Adams.

Cities and Towns Population Area Density Elevation Zip code
(sq miles) (pop/sq miles) (feet)
1. Yakima city 91,067 27.18 3,350.5 1,068 989**
2. Sunnyside city 15,858 6.63 2,390.4 700 98944
3. Grandview city 10,862 6.23 1,742.7 811 98930
4. Toppenish city 8,949 2.09 4,279.8 760 98948
5. Selah city 7,147 4.44 1,610.4 1,108 98942
6. Union Gap city 6,047 5.05 1,197.0 980 989**
7. Wapato city 4,997 1.17 4,263.7 875 98951
8. Moxee city 3,308 1.69 1,957.4 1,000 98936
9. Granger city 3,246 1.79 1,813.4 731 98932
10. Zillah city 2,964 1.78 1,665.2 816 98953
11. Mabton city 2,286 0.80 2,857.5 700 98935
12. Tieton city 1,191 0.82 1,452.4 1,925 98947
13. Naches town 795 0.69 1,152.2 1,460 989**
14. Harrah town 625 0.22 2,840.9 833 98933

 


Additional facts

  • Yakima County is the 2nd largest county in Washington. Among eastern Washington cities, Yakima is 2nd.
  • Yakima is the 8th most populated city in the state.
  • Toppenish has the 10th greatest population density of any Washington city.
  • Yakima is one of only 4 counties that has at least one peak about 10,000 feet in elevation.

Notes

  • This page is updated periodically in an effort to keep information accurate and offer additional data.
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  • All population and area data are from the 2010 United States Census. All population density figures for cities greater than 5,000 people are as well. Densities of smaller towns and cities were calculated separately using US Census data.
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