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People

Total Population 5,043
Male Share of the Population 50.4%
Female Share of the Population 49.6%
Senior Citizens 7.5%
Employed Population 16+ 1,699
Age of the Population 26

Families

% of people married 38.7%
Average household size 4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 3.4%
Median Earnings25+ $19,750
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,895
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,293

Wealth

Median Family Income $29,395
% Above Poverty Level 61.2%
% Below Poverty Level 38.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 15.6%
Median Gross Rent $695
Median House Value $102,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 92.3%
US/American 0%
English 0.6%
Irish 1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Wapato Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles S of Yakima, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 120 miles SE of Seattle, Washington
County Yakima
Metro Area Yakima
Standard Zip Codes 98951
Phone Area Codes 509
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.447
Longitude -120.419

Wapato Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WAPATO
Distance 1 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 SUNNYSIDE
Distance 21.2 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 40 F
Apr Temp 39 to 67 F
Jul Temp 56 to 89 F
Oct Temp 37 to 67 F
Annual Precip 7.1 inches
Station BICKLETON
Distance 31.5 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 36 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 52 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 13.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Donald (98951)

Sawyer (98951)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Granger 3,330 $41,316
Harrah 677 $49,583
Moxee 3,631 $56,224
Toppenish 9,007 $30,539
Union Gap 6,061 $38,472
Zillah 3,078 $65,769

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2014, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Wapato High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

WAPATO HIGH SCHOOL
1103 S. WASCO AVENUE
509-877-3138
A Title I School.
Serves 753 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.9

PACE ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL
310 S. WASCO AVENUE
509-877-6138
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 252 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.2

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