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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Yakima County is located in Washington with a population of 248,279. In Yakima County, most residents own their homes. In Yakima County there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Yakima County and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$163,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$797
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Yakima County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    278.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    10.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    53.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    119.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    775.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,678.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    518.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    27%
    13%

Working in Yakima County

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$47,470
National
$55,322

Yakima County Reviews

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Yakima County is very dangerous. However, the community works together to protect its children and pushes for education improvement. I believe that with time and the proper resources, Yakima County can change for the best.
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Yakima is a place that you can raise a family. Unfortunately, some children get left behind in the school systems and have to be put in private schools or be homeschooled. I would like to see the crime and homicides rate decrease. Yakima is unfortunately the drug hub and there are a lot of deaths due to these drugs that need to be taken off the streets.
What I liked about Yakima is there’s is a little bit of everything job wise and also weather wise.
Would I like to see change maybe is more lights in the town to go out at night.!