Yakima (Washington)

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Coordinates 46°36′07″N 120°30′28″W
Country United States
State Washington
County Yakima
Incorporated December 10, 1883
Elevation 1,066 ft (325 m)
Demonym(s) Yakimanian
Time zone UTC−8 (PST)
ZIP Code 98901–98904, 98907–98909
Area code(s) 509
FIPS code 53-80010
GNIS feature ID 1509643
Website YakimaWA.gov
Government (Type) Council–manager
Government (Body) City council
Government (City manager) Bob Harrison
Government (Mayor) Janice Deccio
Government (City) 28.27 sq mi (73.21 km2)
Government (Land) 27.81 sq mi (72.02 km2)
Government (Water) 0.46 sq mi (1.19 km2) 1.84%
Area (City) 28.27 sq mi (73.21 km2)
Area (Land) 27.81 sq mi (72.02 km2)
Area (Water) 0.46 sq mi (1.19 km2) 1.84%
Population (2020) (City) 96,968
Population (2020) (Rank) US: 347th WA: 11th
Population (2020) (Density) 3,487/sq mi (1,346.4/km2)
Population (2020) (Urban) 129,534 (US: 248th)
Population (2020) (Metro) 256,728 (US: 191th)

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Yakima (/ˈjækɪmɑː/ or /ˈjækɪmə/) is a city in and the county seat of Yakima County, Washington, and the state's 11th-largest city by population. As of the 2020 census, the city had a total population of 96,968 and a metropolitan population of 256,728. The unincorporated suburban areas of West Valley and Terrace Heights are considered a part of greater Yakima. Yakima is about 60 miles (100 kilometers) southeast of Mount Rainier in Washington. It is situated in the Yakima Valley, a productive agricultural region noted for apple, wine, and hop production. As of 2011, the Yakima Valley produces 77% of all hops grown in the United States. The name Yakima originates from the Yakama Nation Native American tribe, whose reservation is located south of the city.

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