Naches, Washington

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Naches, Washington

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High Points

Naches strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Washington):

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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 11% Naches Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Naches, Washington

Comparing Naches to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Washington (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 6 5
Racial Diversity 6 2
Well-Paid Single Women 6 5
Senior Citizens 3 5
Age of the Population 3 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Female Share of the Population 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 6
Average Household Size 6 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
Median Family Income 8 7
People Above Poverty 5 7
College Educated Adults 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 2
People Living Alone 3 4
Affordability of Rents 2 5
Housing Recently Built 2 1

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Naches Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles NW of Yakima, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 97 miles SE of Seattle, Washington
County Yakima
Metro Area Yakima
Standard Zip Codes 98929, 98937
Phone Area Codes 509
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.731
Longitude -120.698

Naches Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.4 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 33 to 64 F
Jul Temp 51 to 87 F
Oct Temp 33 to 64 F
Annual Precip 8.2 inches
Station WAPATO
Distance 24.6 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 38 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 59 to 89 F
Oct Temp 37 to 66 F
Annual Precip 8.1 inches
Station CLE ELUM
Distance 33.5 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 36 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 53 to 80 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 22.8 inches
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Naches Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 643 100%
Male 325 50.5%
Female 318 49.5%
Under 18 171 26.6%
18+ 472 73.4%
65+ 78 12.1%
Median Age 34.5
Average Family Size 3.04
White 559 86.9%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 1.4%
Other 43 6.7%
Mixed Race 30 4.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 70 10.9%

Estimated Naches Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 681
Growth 38
Growth % 5.9%

Naches Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 26.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.8%
English 10.6%
Irish 8.3%
French Canadian 6.3%
US/American 5.7%
European 5.3%
Dutch 5.1%
Russian 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Scandinavian 0.8%
Scottish 0.8%
Italian 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Canadian 0.8%
Norwegian 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Finnish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Naches, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cliffdell (98937)
Goose Prairie (98929, 98937)
Nile (98937)
Rimrock (98937)
White Pass (98937)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Naches 643 $47,679
Ellensburg 15,414 $37,625
Kittitas 1,105 $31,382
Selah 6,310 $49,477
Tieton 1,154 $34,583
Union Gap 5,621 $34,795
Yakima 71,845 $34,798
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Naches High Schools (2004)

Serves 516 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.6

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