Yakima, WA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 28,743 housing units in Yakima. This represents a 25.1% growth from 22,968 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 28,723 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 20 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Yakima is about 53.4%. Yakima's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 7.4%. Average household size is 2.64 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Yakima were built after 1963.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type6.50%
One Bedroom21%
Two Bedrooms33.70%
Three Bedrooms26.90%
Four Bedrooms9.60%
Five Bedrooms or more2.20%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.69
Median year structure was built1957
Median Value of occupied units$106,200
Median Price asked for vacant units$117,500

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.57
Median year structure was built1970
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$397

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.20%
Second Mortgage7.60%
Home Equity Loan6.20%
Simple Mortgage53.10%
Debt Free32.90%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs19.2%