Real Estate Market Update for Yakima, WA
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Welcome to September's Market Update,. Let’s take a look at residential real-estate activity in your area during the month of September. The number of active listings was down 22% from one year earlier, and down 14% from the previous month. This smaller inventory means that buyers who waited to buy may have had a smaller selection to choose from. As you can see, the median listing price for the month was just over 130-thousand dollars. Compared to last year, the average number of days units spent on the market before being sold was up 1%. This higher number of days may signal a slowdown in the local inventory-turnover rate. The median sale price was just under 110-thousand dollars. The number of units sold increased 900% year-over-year, and increased 11% month-over-month. These figures may indicate that buyers have been taking advantage of opportunities in this market. Thanks for watching. We hope you use this information to make smart, informed decisions in your upcoming real-estate transactions. Feel free to contact us for more information or further assistance.
Map Information for Yakima, WA
Area Information for Yakima, WA
  • Population: 94,621
  • Median Age: 31.89 yr
  • Median Commute Time: 14.13 mins
  • Educational Climate*: 3
  • Sales Tax: 8.2%
  • Population Density: 3,481/sq mi
  • Population Change Since 2000: 12.57%
  • Closest Airport: Yakima Air Terminal/mcallister Field
  • Closest College: Heritage University
  • Closest Jr. College: Yakima Valley Community College
  • Median Household Income: $40,480
  • Annual Residential Turnover: 27.15%
  • Median Years in Residence: 2.72 yr
  • Median Home Sales Price: $151,710
  • Closest Major Sports Team: Tacoma Rainiers
  • Change Avg. Household Income Since 2000: 27%
* Scale from 1-5  ** Index where 100 is the national average
Demographic Data for Yakima, WA
Median Age: 31.89 Married: 28% Number of Households: 33,821 Households with Children: 12,356
Community:
    • Occupancy Types
      • 3599 Vacant
      • 8822 Owned
      • 12512 Rented
    • Transportation to Work
      • 43% Drive
      • 47% Public Transportation
      • 8% Walk / Bike / Other
      • 8% Work at Home
    National Index Comparisons:
    (100 National Average)
      • Population By Sex(%)
        • 50% Male
        • 50% Female
      • White/Blue Collar Jobs
        • 50% White Collar
        • 50% Blue Collar
      School Data for Yakima, WA

      School Name Distance Type Grades GreatSchools Rating Parent Rating
      Cottonwood Elementary School 1.7 mi Public K-4 4 4
      Apple Valley Elementary School 1.8 mi Public K-4 4 3
      West Valley High School 2.2 mi Public 9-12 2-5 3
      Mountainview Elementary School 2.4 mi Public K-4 3-5 4
      West Valley High School Freshman Campus 2.5 mi Public - 4 0
      Wide Hollow Elementary School 2.9 mi Public K-4 4-5 3
      West Valley Middle School 3.1 mi Public 5-6 2-5 3
      West Valley Jr High School 3.2 mi Public 7-8 3-5 4
      Oakridge Montessori School 3.3 mi Private PRESCHOOL-8 0 0
      Summitview Elementary School 3.4 mi Public K-4 4 5
      Ahtanum Valley Elementary School 3.6 mi Public K-4 3-5 0
      Yakima Adventist Christian School 4.3 mi Private K-10 0 4
      Gilbert Elementary School 4.5 mi Public K-5 1 2
      Montessori School Of Yakima 4.5 mi Private PRESCHOOL-6 0 5
      Eisenhower High School 4.6 mi Public 9-12 2-5 3
      Wilson Middle School 4.6 mi Public 6-8 1 4
      Whitney Elementary School 4.7 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 2 5
      Westpark Christian Academy 4.8 mi Private PRESCHOOL-12 0 0
      Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital Dba Children's Vil 4.9 mi Public PRESCHOOL-PRESCHOOL 0 0
      Nob Hill Elementary School 5.2 mi Public K-5 1 4
      Naches Valley Primary School 5.3 mi Public PRESCHOOL-2 0 0
      Robertson Elementary School 5.5 mi Public K-5 0 2
      Discovery Lab School 5.6 mi Public 1-8 2 4
      Mcclure Elementary School 6.0 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 1 3
      Franklin Middle School 6.1 mi Public 6-8 1 5
      Roosevelt Elementary School 6.3 mi Public K-5 1 2
      Mckinley Elementary School 6.5 mi Public K-5 1 0
      St Paul Cathedral School 6.5 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      Stanton Alternative School 6.8 mi Public 9-12 1 0
      Garfield Elementary School 6.8 mi Public K-5 1 5
      Lewis & Clark Middle School 6.9 mi Public 6-8 1 4
      Davis High School 7.0 mi Public 9-12 2 3
      Yakima Online!/yakima Homeschool Partnership 7.0 mi Public 7-12 1 3
      Grace Lutheran School 7.1 mi Private PRESCHOOL-8 0 4
      St John Of Kionstadt Orthodox Christian School 7.1 mi Private K-7 0 0
      Ridgeview Elementary School 7.3 mi Public K-5 1 3
      Barge-lincoln Elementary School 7.3 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 1 3
      Early Childhood Center 7.3 mi Public PRESCHOOL-PRESCHOOL 0 0
      Hoover Elementary School 7.3 mi Public K-5 1 0
      St Joseph Marquette Catholic School 7.6 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-8 0 5
      Washington Middle School 8.2 mi Public 6-8 0 3
      Adams Elementary School 8.2 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 1 2
      La Salle High School 8.7 mi Catholic 9-12 0 5
      Yakima Valley Technical Skills Center 8.8 mi Public 11-12 0 3
      Martin Luther King Jr Elementary School 9.0 mi Public K-5 0 4
      Union Gap School 9.2 mi Public PRESCHOOL-8 3 3
      Riverside Christian School 9.9 mi Private PRESCHOOL-12 0 4
      East Valley High School 12.4 mi Public 9-12 3 3
      East Valley Central Middle School 12.5 mi Public 6-8 1 3
      East Valley Intermediate School 12.5 mi Public PRESCHOOL-5 1 4
      Proximity to listed schools and their school district(s) does not guarantee enrollment eligibility. Please contact a local real estate professional or the local school district(s) for the most current information relating to schools in the area. Sources: GreatSchools.org and Onboard Informatics © 2014
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