Yelm, Thurston County, Washington

Yelm: City in Thurston County, Washington, United States

About

Yelm is a city located in the county of Thurston in the U.S. state of Washington. Its population at the 2010 census was 6,848. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 9,591 inhabitants.

Quick Facts about Yelm

Population : 9,591 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Washington (United States)
County : Thurston County
Different from : Q3572147
Postal code : 98597
Phone Area Codes : 360
Altitude : 1,161 feet / 354, 108 meters
Time Zone : Pacific Time Zone, UTC−08:00, UTC−07:00
Local time : 04:24:30 (3rd July 2022)
Population growth : 28.6% (2010-2020)
Yelm locator map
Location of Yelm on Washington map.
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Community Center in Yelm Washington
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Geography

Yelm is located at 46°56'31"N 122°36'21"W (46.9420400, -122.6059600).

Yelm map

Demographics

The population of Yelm increased by 28.6% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 6,848 - census
2011 7,028 2.56% estimation process
2012 7,139 1.55% estimation process
2013 7,572 5.72% estimation process
2014 8,137 6.94% estimation process
2015 8,324 2.25% estimation process
2016 8,794 5.34% estimation process
2017 9,068 3.02% estimation process
2018 9,317 2.67% estimation process
2019 9,456 1.47% estimation process
2020 9,591 1.41% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 5,586
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 5,618
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : -0.6%
April 1, 2020 Population : 5,682
April 1, 2010 Population : 5,618
People under 5 years old, percentage : 8.2%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 27.8%
People over 65 (%) : 18.9%
Female persons, % : 50.1%
White only, percent : 96.2%
Black or African American alone, percent : 0.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 1.5%
Asians alone % : 0.2%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.1%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 1.3%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 4.3%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 92.9%
2015-2019 Veterans : 317
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 2.4%
Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 2,615

Yelm zip code is 98597. County name: Thurston, County fips: 53067

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Economic Facts

Residential units, July 1, 2019 : 2,615
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 75.9%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $137,800
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,225
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $465
2015-2019 median gross rent : $575
Permits for construction, 2020 : 18
2015-2019 Households : 2,228
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.37
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 85.9%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 3.5%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 89.5%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 80.6%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 88.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 24.1%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 7.2%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 12.3%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 70.4%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 64.3%
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 13,464
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 52,103
2012 total retail sales per capita : $9,288
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 26.2
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $61,507
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $29,020
Percentage of people living in poverty : 9.2%
Total number of employer establishments, 2019 : 187
2019 total employment : 932
2019 total annual payroll ($1,000) : 32,717
Total employment, change in percentage terms, 2018-2019 : -1.2%
2018 total non-employer establishments : 504
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 606
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 341
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 127
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : F
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 582
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 48
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 538
2010 population per square mile : 9.8
2010 land area in square miles : 574.20

People born in Yelm (2)

People born in Yelm, including politician J.T. Wilcox, Mexican association football player Daniel Gonzalez, .

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Schools in Yelm

College & universities near Yelm, WA

Code Name City ZIP
236452 Saint Martin's University Lacey (WA) 98503-7500
488271 Fosbre Academy of Hair Design Olympia (WA) 98501-1018
236656 South Puget Sound Community College Olympia (WA) 98512-6292
235237 Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom Lakewood (WA) 98498-1999
236230 Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma (WA) 98447-0003

Stations (11)

Amtrak & bus stations near Yelm, WA

Code Name Address Type
OLW Centennial Station 6600 Yelm Highway S.E. RAIL
CTL Centralia station 210 Railroad Avenue RAIL
TAC Tacoma Dome Station 1001 Puyallup Avenue RAIL
TUK Tukwila station 7301 South 158th St. RAIL
SEA King Street Station 303 South Jackson Street RAIL

Other cities in Thurston County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Thurston County , WA.

City Name Population Title
Lacey 54,178 City in Washington, United States
Olympia 53,620 City in and county seat of Thurston County, Washington, United States, and Washington federated state capital city
Tumwater 24,272 City in Thurston County, Washington, United States
Grand Mound 2,981 City in Thurston County, Washington, United States
North Yelm 2,906 Census designated place
Rainier 2,350 City in Thurston County, Washington, United States
Tenino 1,867 City in Thurston County, Washington, United States
Bucoda 591 Town of the United States

Distance to Other Cities

Yelm distances to largest Washington cities