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Yakima, WA Economic Development

About Yakima

Yakima in Washington has a median household income of $44,950. Census Tract 4 had the highest median household income in Yakima in 2019, with a value of $78,549, followed by Census Tract 28.02 and Census Tract 8, with values of $73,801 and $71,395, respectively.

Males in Washington have an average income that is 1.36 times more than females, who have an average income of $58,599. The Gini index for income inequality in Washington is 0.468, which is lower than the national average.

Yakima's economy

Yakima's economy employs 39.800 people. The largest industries in Yakima are:

  • Health Care & Social Assistance (6,263 people)
  • Retail Trade (4,549 people)
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4,327 people)

The highest paying industries in Yakima are

  • Utilities ($70,927)
  • Public Administration ($47,820)
  • Finance & Insurance ($44,383)

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Yakima decreased by 0.353 percent, from 39.900 to 39.800 jobs. The most prevalent employment groupings in Yakima are:

  • Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,124 people)
  • Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3,795 people)
  • Material Moving Occupations(3,725 people)

Yakima has an exceptionally high number of inhabitants working in

  • Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations
  • Material Moving Occupations
  • Community & Social Service Occupations

Yakima has an extraordinarily high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (9.21 times greater than predicted), Wholesale Trade (1.8 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.74 times) sectors when compared to other areas.