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Time Zone: Yakima County lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Yakima is the Seat for Yakima County.

Yakima County was founded in 1865.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Yakima had a population of 239,054 people. This is an increase of 7.4% since the last Census (which gave a population of 222,581 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Yakima represented 3.78% of the total population of Washington, making it the state's 7th most populous county (out of 39 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010243,231+9.28%+1.75% since 2009
2009239,054+7.4%+1.78% since 2008
2008234,881+5.53%+1.12% since 2007
2000222,581The Last Census

More information can be found on the Yakima County Census Page for Yakima County.


Below are some of the communities located in Yakima County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Yakima County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Yakima   85,83271,84519.47% increase  
Sunnyside   15,23813,9059.59% increase  
Grandview   9,5338,37713.8% increase  
Toppenish   9,2568,9463.47% increase  
Selah   7,2856,31015.45% increase  

Websites for Yakima County

Official Website:   www.pan.co.yakima.wa.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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