Wapato, WA Population

By | July 2, 2019

Population: 4,582. Estimated population in July 2020: 4,619 (+0.8% change)
Males: 2,344 (51.2%), Females: 2,238 (48.8%)

Yakima County

Zip code: 98951

Median resident age: 24.8 years
Median household income: $25,804
Median house value: $81,300

Races in Wapato:

  • Hispanic (76.2%)
  • Other race (57.6%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (12.6%)
  • American Indian (10.8%)
  • Two or more races (5.5%)
  • Filipino (1.2%)
  • Black (0.5%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (2.6%), Irish (1.3%), English (1.1%).

Elevation: 855 feet

Land area: 1.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Wapato

  • High school or higher: 40.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 6.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 23.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wapato city

  • Never married: 34.0%
  • Now married: 53.6%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 5.9%

33.6% Foreign born (30.3% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +804 (+21.3%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Wapato:

  • PROVIDENCE TOPPENSIH HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; TOPPENISH, WA)
  • PROVIDENCE YAKIMA MEDICAL CENTER (about 13 miles; YAKIMA, WA)
  • YAKIMA VALLEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; YAKIMA, WA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wapato:

  • YAKIMA AIR TERMINAL/MCALLISTER FIELD (about 12 miles; YAKIMA, WA; Abbreviation: YKM)
  • PANGBORN MEMORIAL (about 67 miles; WENATCHEE, WA; Abbreviation: EAT)
  • TRI-CITIES (about 92 miles; PASCO, WA; Abbreviation: PSC)
Other public-use airports nearest to Wapato:

  • SUNNYSIDE MUNI (about 33 miles; SUNNYSIDE, WA; Abbreviation: 1S5)
  • DESERT AIRE (about 39 miles; MATTAWA, WA; Abbreviation: M94)
  • BOWERS FIELD (about 40 miles; ELLENSBURG, WA; Abbreviation: ELN)
Amtrak station near Wapato:

  • 12 miles: YAKIMA (BURGER KING, I-82 AT EXIT 33) – Bus Station. Services: public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wapato:

  • YAKIMA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; YAKIMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,906)
  • CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 40 miles; ELLENSBURG, WA; Full-time enrollment: 7,420)
  • WENATCHEE VALLEY COLLEGE (about 68 miles; WENATCHEE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,074)
  • COLUMBIA BASIN COLLEGE (about 93 miles; PASCO, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,529)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON-SEATTLE CAMPUS (about 118 miles; SEATTLE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 32,742)
  • PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY (about 125 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,265)
  • GREEN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 134 miles; AUBURN, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,568)

Schools

Public high school in Wapato:

  • WAPATO HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 753; Location: 1103 S. WASCO AVENUE; Grades: 08 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Wapato:

  • WAPATO MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 788; Location: 505 DOVE LANE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • SATUS ELEMENTARY (Students: 662; Location: 910 S. CAMAS AVENUE; Grades: PK – 07)
  • CAMAS ELEMENTARY (Students: 620; Location: 1002 N. CAMAS RD.; Grades: KG – 05)
  • ADAMS ELEMENTARY (Students: 415; Location: 1101 S. CAMAS AVE.; Grades: KG – 05)
  • PACE ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 252; Location: 310 S. WASCO AVENUE; Grades: 06 – 12)