Toppenish is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 8,995 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Toppenish is the 92nd largest community in Washington.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Toppenish is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 57.84% of the Toppenish workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Toppenish is a city of farmers, fishers, or foresters, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Toppenish who work in farm management occupations (30.63%), office and administrative support (8.89%), and maintenance occupations (6.16%).
The citizens of Toppenish have a very low rate of college education: just 7.24% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Toppenish in 2010 was $11,309, which is low income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $45,236 for a family of four. Toppenish also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 40.77% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Toppenish is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Toppenish home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Toppenish, accounting for 81.60% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Toppenish residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Toppenish include Irish, English, French , and Danish.
In addition, Toppenish has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (35.34%).
The most common language spoken in Toppenish is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Chinese.