A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Yakima ...
The pronunciation of Yakima: YACK-uh-mah<2>
When the people of Yakima refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Yakiman<3>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Yakima has a population of 93,859 people<4> (see below for details).
Yakima was established in 1847.
The community of Yakima is 1,180 feet [360 m] above sea level.<5>.
Time Zone: Yakima lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Yakima is within the boundaries of the (509) area code.
The ZIP code for Yakima: 98901<6>
Websites for Yakima ...
Official Website: www.ci.yakima.wa.us/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Yakima had an population of 93,859 people. This is an increase of 3.07% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 30.64% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Yakima had a population of 91,067 people (or 37.44% of the total population of Yakima County). This makes Yakima the county's most populous community.
The population of Yakima represents 1.35% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 8th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 91,067 people, the population of Yakima increased 26.75% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 71,845 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Yakima.
Communities near Yakima ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Yakima.
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 Yakima. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Yakima.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Yakima. 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 Yakima.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Yakima. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Yakima.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Yakima ...
Looking for more information about Yakima? 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 Yakima, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Yakima.
Adding Yakima to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Yakima in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Yakima was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Yakima
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Yakima on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Yakima: www.ci.yakima.wa.us/
The official website for Yakima County: www.pan.co.yakima.wa.us/
The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022