Yakima County covers 4,296.1 square miles - second largest land area and seventh largest population area in Washington State. The City of Yakima, which serves as the County seat, covers 16.83 square miles at an altitude of 1,068 feet. A recent poll ranks Yakima the 25th most livable city in the United States and in 1994 Yakima was named All-America City.Yakima Valley Statistical Information (Based on the 2000 U.S. Census)
Population - Yakima County - 222,581
The City of Yakima's - 71,845
Agriculture Yakima County ranks first in the United States in the number of all fruit trees. It produces more apples, mint, winter pears, and hops than any other county. Additional agricultural products include peaches, apricots, cherries, beef, and wheat, and award winning wines. Yakima County has surpassed Whatcom County as Washington's leading county for dairy production and cow numbers.Â
|Sheltered from Western Washington's typically heavy rainfall by the Cascade Mountains, the Yakima Valley boasts an annual average of 300 days of sunshine and just 8.00 inches of precipitation, about half of which is measurable snowfall. The average length of the growing season is 195 days.|
Reds - Soccer - 2000 Western Conference Champions
>>Yakima Bears - Baseball - 2000 NWL Champions
>>Yakima Valley Warriors - Professional Indoor Football
>>Yakima Maveriks - Minor League Football
>>Yakima Speedway NASCAR sanctioned stock car racing.
>>Renegade Raceway - NHRA sanctioned drag racing.
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