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. Yacolt has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Yacolt, where the median household income is $58,462.00.
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.
Yacolt is a blue-collar town, with 50.49% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 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 (11.96%), sales jobs (7.51%), and management occupations (6.12%).
Yacolt is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Yacolt’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Yacolt, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 43.22 minutes every day commuting to work.
Yacolt is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The percentage of people in Yacolt with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.54% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Yacolt in 2010 was $20,307, which is lower middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $81,228 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, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Yacolt include Finnish, Swedish, Irish, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Yacolt is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Indo-European and Spanish.