Yakima is a the county seat of Yakima County located in central Washington. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 71,845. Yakima is situated in the Yakima Valley, which is noted for being one of the best apple producing areas in the world as well as a prime location for hops production. The name originates from the Yakama tribe, which has its reservation approximately 20 miles south of the city.
Suburbs include Selah, West Valley (debated -- see below), Moxee, Union Gap, Wapato, Toppenish, and White Swan.
Web Sites and Links
City of YakimaThe official city website of Yakima, WA.
Digital City: YakimaLocal tools, links, sports and people for Yakima.
Greater Yakima Chamber of CommerceWith local weather and other city information.
Yakima.net Virtual ValleyInformation on the region, its agriculture, organizations, government, schools, and events, including a telephone directory and local news.