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The population of Yakima is approximately 63,510 (1997), 91067 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 22,968 (1990), 33074 (2010).

The amount of land area in Yakima is 38.739 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Yakima is 16.83 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.498 sq kilometers.
The distance from Yakima to Washington DC is 2360 miles. The distance to the Washington state capital is 119 miles. (as the crow flies)
Yakima is positioned 46.59 degrees north of the equator and 120.52 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Yakima elevation is 1,065 feet above sea level.
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Yakima location: in south-central Washington on the west bank of the Yakima River, about 145 miles southeast of Seattle, Washington

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Yakima is mild and dry. The winters tend to be cool with very little snowfall. The summers are usually dry and hot. Though it is hot in the summer, the evening tend to cool off dramatically due to the dry air.
The weather in Yakima is moderate. Because of its location, sheltered by the Cascade Mountains, Yakima escapes the heavy rainfall other northwest areas are known for. It has about 8 inches of precipitation each year with half of that in snowfall. November, December and January are the months with the most precipitation. There are usually 300 days of sunshine in Yakima
Yakima average annual precipitation is 8 inches per year.
Yakima average annual snowfall is 20-25 inches per year.
The average low temperature is (spring) 34; (summer) 53; (fall) 35; (winter) 20 degrees F.
The average high temperature is (spring) 64; (summer) 88; (fall) 64; (winter) 37 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Yakima history:

See American Indian petroglyphs just outside of town near the Wenas Mountains.

A history page for the City of Yakima.

North Yakima was both incorporated and named the county seat of Yakima County on January 27, 1886. In 1918, the "north" was dropped from the name, making it Yakima. Four miles south of Yakima is the original Yakima City. It is referred to as "Old Town" by some and "Union Gap" by others. The official name for that area is now Union Gap, though many still call it Old Town.
The incorporation date of Yakima: January 27th, 1886

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Yakima attractions:

In 1994, Yakima was named an All-America City. Yakima was also named the 25th most livable city in the United States (1999)

Yakima Valley Museum
2105 Tieton Dr.
Yakima, WA 98902
Phone: 509-248-0747
Fax: 509-453-4890
A 55,000 sq. ft. facility which offers historical exhibits on the Yakima Valley--its natural history, American Indian culture, pioneer life, early city life, and the roots and development of the Valley's fruit industry. See also a collection of horse-drawn vehicles and memorabilia of Supreme Court Justice, William O. Douglas. Other changing and permanent exhibits are available.

Yakima Electric Railway Museum
S. 3rd Ave. and Pine St.
Yakima, WA
Phone: 509-575-1700
Ride on a 1906 model trolley when visiting the museum.

Yakima Valley Rail and Steam Museum
#10 S. Asotin Avenue
P.O. Box 889
Toppenish, WA 98948
Phone: 509-865-1911

Yakima Sun Kings
part of the Continental Basketball association

Boise Cascade Corporation
805 N. 7th St.
Yakima, WA
PHone: 509-453-3131
Take a guided tour of this plywood and sawmill complex. Some restrictions on clothing and age of participants are in force.

Yakima Area Arboretum
1401 Arboretum Drive
Yakima, Washington 98901
Phone: 509-AH-TREES (248-7337
Email: arboretum@nwinfo.net
A 40 acre arboretum with many plants, trees and vegetation.

Things to see & do in the Yakima area.

points of interest in Yakima and the area.

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Economy & Industry

Yakima economy: mainly agriculture. The county of Yakima has the most fruit trees of any county in the USA. More apples, mint, winter pears, and hops are grown here than in any other part of the country. Other agricultural products are peaches, apricots, cherries, beef, wheat and wine
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