Yakima County is located in south-central Washington. The County Seat is Yakima and the largest city is Yakima. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.yakima.wa.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 247,687 and the 2010 census population was 243,231. The land area is 4,295.40 square miles and there are 56.6 persons per square mile.
88.2% of the population is White, 1.5% is Black or African American, 47% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.4% is Asian, 5.9% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.8% is two or more races. 71% have a high school degree or higher, and 15.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $156,300, there are 79,679 households, an average of 3.02 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,433, the median household income is $43,506, and 22.6% of the persons in Yakima County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 12,963. Retail sales (in $1000) were $2,425,601, and sales per capita were $10,442. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0.6%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 27.6%.
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