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Welcome to Wapato ...

The city of Wapato is located in Yakima County<1>.

The pronunciation of Wapato: WAH-puh-toh<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wapato has a population of 5,020 people<3> (see below for details).

Wapato is 850 feet [259 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Wapato: (509)

The ZIP code for Wapato: 98951<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wapato had an population of 5,020 people. This is an increase of 0.46% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.56% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wapato had a population of 4,997 people. This makes Wapato the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Wapato represents 0.07% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 117th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,997 people, the population of Wapato increased 9.06% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,582 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wapato.

Communities Also Named Wapato ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Washington communities named Wapato: This one is located in Yakima County and the other is located in Pierce County.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Wapato.

Communities near Wapato ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Wapato.

  • Yakima
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
  • Toppenish
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Selah
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Union Gap
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
  • Moxee
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
  • Granger
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Zillah
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
  • Harrah
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Parker
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parker
    • Parker is located in Yakima County
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Parker
  • Buena
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wapato. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wapato.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wapato. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Wapato.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wapato. See our Newspapers Page for Wapato.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wapato ...

Looking for more information about Wapato? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wapato, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wapato.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wapato. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Yakima, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Wapato. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wapato.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wapato - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Wapato). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wapato or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




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