Yacolt is a very small town located in the state of Washington. With a population of 1,686 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Yacolt is the 209th largest community in Washington.
Housing costs in Yacolt are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Washington.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Yacolt is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 44.93% of the Yacolt workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Yacolt is a town of construction workers and builders, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Yacolt who work in office and administrative support (15.97%), management occupations (7.31%), and sales jobs (5.82%).
Because of many things, Yacolt is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Yacolt really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Yacolt perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Yacolt, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 42.43 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Yacolt doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The rate of college-level education in Yacolt is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.70% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Yacolt in 2010 was $21,358, which is lower middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $85,432 for a family of four. However, Yacolt contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Yacolt home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Yacolt residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Yacolt include German, Swedish, Norwegian, and Irish.
The most common language spoken in Yacolt is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Indo-European and Spanish.