Place:Yakima, Washington, United States

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Yakima County is a county in the state of Washington. As of the 2010 census, its population was 243,231. The county seat and largest city is Yakima. The county was formed out of Ferguson County on January 21, 1865 and is named for Yakama tribe of Native Americans. Ferguson County, no longer in existence, had been created from Walla Walla County on January 23, 1863.

The Yakama Indian Reservation, the 15th largest reservation in America, covers 1,573 mi² (4,074 km²), comprising 36% of the county's total area. Its population was 31,799 in 2000, and its largest city is Toppenish.

Yakima County comprises the Yakima, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1865 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1874 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1877 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1882 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1882 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1890 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1910 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1870 432
1880 2,811
1890 4,429
1900 13,462
1910 41,709
1920 63,710
1930 77,402
1940 99,019
1950 135,723
1960 145,112
1970 144,971
1980 172,508
1990 188,823

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