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Welcome to Yelm ...

The city of Yelm is located on the Olympic Peninsula.

Yelm is located in Thurston County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Yelm has a population of 9,463 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Yelm.

The community of Yelm is 330 feet [101 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Yelm: (360)

The ZIP code for Yelm: 98597<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Yelm had an population of 9,463 people. This is an increase of 38.19% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 187.72% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Yelm had a population of 6,848 people. This makes Yelm the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Yelm represents 0.1% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 99th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,848 people, the population of Yelm increased 108.21% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,289 people).

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

Communities near Yelm ...

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

  • Lakewood [Pierce County]
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    • Lakewood [Pierce County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Yelm
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,976 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakewood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakewood<6>
  • Lacey [Thurston County]
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    • Lacey [Thurston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Yelm
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,178 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacey
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lacey<6>
  • Olympia [Thurston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olympia
    • Olympia [Thurston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Yelm
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,620 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olympia<6>
  • University Place [Pierce County]
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    • Tumwater [Thurston County]
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      • Tumwater [Thurston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Yelm
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,272 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tumwater<6>
    • DuPont [Pierce County]
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      • DuPont [Pierce County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Yelm
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,594 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for DuPont<6>
    • Steilacoom [Pierce County]
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      • Steilacoom [Pierce County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Yelm
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,416 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Steilacoom<6>
    • Eatonville [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eatonville
      • Eatonville [Pierce County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Yelm
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,026 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eatonville<6>
    • Tenino [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tenino
      • Tenino [Thurston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Yelm
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,867 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tenino
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tenino<6>
    • Bucoda [Thurston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bucoda
      • Bucoda [Thurston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Yelm
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 591 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bucoda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bucoda<6>

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 Yelm. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Yelm.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Yelm. 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 Yelm.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Yelm ...

Looking for more information about Yelm? 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 Yelm, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Yelm.

Adding Yelm to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Yelm 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 Yelm was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Yelm

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Yelm on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Thurston County: www.co.thurston.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Thurston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Yelm.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Yelm - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Yelm). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Yelm or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Yelm) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Yelm. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from YelmOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Yelm. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.9420, Longitude: -122.6066    
<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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