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Welcome to Yelm ...
The city of Yelm is located on the Olympic Peninsula.
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
Yelm lies within the (360) area code.
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 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 (with 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.
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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
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The official website for Thurston County: www.co.thurston.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