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People

Total Population 7,701
Male Share of the Population 51.2%
Female Share of the Population 48.8%
Senior Citizens 6.3%
Employed Population 16+ 2,983
Age of the Population 29

Families

% of people married 53%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $52,392
% Above Poverty Level 77%
% Below Poverty Level 23%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,127
Median House Value $197,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 39%
US/American 0.2%
English 8.7%
Irish 14.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Yelm Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles S of Lakewood, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 47 miles S of Seattle, Washington
County Thurston
Standard Zip Codes 98597
Phone Area Codes 360
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.942
Longitude -122.604

Yelm 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 OLYMPIA AP
Distance 14 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 44 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 50 to 76 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 50.7 inches
Station MC MILLIN RESERVOIR
Distance 20.7 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 45 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 51 to 75 F
Oct Temp 41 to 59 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches
Station GRAPEVIEW 3 SW
Distance 27.6 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 45 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 53 to 74 F
Oct Temp 44 to 60 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
DuPont 9,054 $88,929
Lacey 44,825 $69,802
Rainier 2,219 $70,978
Roy 634 $63,750
Tenino 1,915 $58,889
Tumwater 18,478 $67,394

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Yelm High Schools

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YELM HIGH SCHOOL 12
1315 YELM AVE. W
360-458-7777
Serves 1,447 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.4

YELM EXTENSION SCHOOL
107 FIRST ST. N
360-458-6223
A Non-traditional School
Serves 108 students.

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