Yakima, WA
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Yakima is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 93,701 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, Yakima is the eighth largest community in Washington.

Yakima is a blue-collar town, with 35.12% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Yakima is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Yakima who work in office and administrative support (11.19%), farm management occupations (10.31%), and sales jobs (9.79%).

The percentage of adults in Yakima who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.28% of the adults in Yakima have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Yakima in 2010 was $20,736, which is lower middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $82,944 for a family of four. However, Yakima contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Yakima is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Yakima home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Yakima residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Yakima also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 44.01% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Yakima include English, Irish, French , and Norwegian.

In addition, Yakima has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.36%).

The most common language spoken in Yakima is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.