About Yakima County

  General Information
General Information

Yakima County covers 4,296.1 square miles - second largest land area and seventh largest population area in Washington State. The City of Yakima, which serves as the County seat, covers 16.83 square miles at an altitude of 1,068 feet. A recent poll ranks Yakima the 25th most livable city in the United States and in 1994 Yakima was named All-America City.

Yakima Valley Statistical Information (Based on the 2000 U.S. Census)
  • Population - Yakima County - 246,977
  • The City of Yakima's - 91,276

  Major Industries
Major Industries

Agriculture Yakima County ranks first in the United States in the number of all fruit trees. It produces more apples, mint, winter pears, and hops than any other county. Additional agricultural products include peaches, apricots, cherries, beef, and wheat, and award winning wines. Yakima County has surpassed Whatcom County as Washington's leading county for dairy production and cow numbers.

 

  Weather
Weather

Sheltered from Western Washington's typically heavy rainfall by the Cascade Mountains, the Yakima Valley boasts an annual average of 300 days of sunshine and just 8.00 inches of precipitation, about half of which is measurable snowfall. The average length of the growing season is 195 days. Average Weather Conditions

  Professional Sports
Professional Sports

>>Yakima Reds - Soccer - 2000 Western Conference Champions
>>Yakima Maveriks - Minor League Football
>>Yakima Speedway NASCAR sanctioned stock car racing.
>>Renegade Raceway - NHRA sanctioned drag racing.
>>Yakima Valley Pippins - Yakima Valley Baseball

  Links
Links

You may find more information about Yakima County at these sites:

>>Visit Yakima
>>Yakima County Development Association
>>Yakima Valley Conference of Governments
>>Yakima Chamber of Commerce
>>Community Links

 

 

 

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