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Yakima Metro Area
Profile: Small agricultural city Location: South-central Washington east of the Cascade Range Elevation: 1066 Time zone: Pacific Standard Time
|Small-town atmosphere ||Economy|
|Dry climate ||Low educational attainment|
|Nearby mountains ||Air quality|
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Agriculture is the dominating influence in Yakima, a city located at the eastern base of the Cascade Range. Good soil, sunny days, and irrigation from the Yakima River support the area’s many orchards, which produce apples, pears, peaches, and other fruits. The city has a plain small-town character, although a large Hispanic population attracted by farm labor adds a hint of cultural diversity.
Yakima is one of the country’s best examples of the “rain shadow” effect: The city is one of the 10 driest in the nation with 8 inches of rain annually, while Seattle, less than 150 miles northwest, receives five times as much rain with three times as many cloudy days. Residents enjoy the dry climate, low cost of living, and small town lifestyle.
Yakima, located in a small east-west valley, resides in an area of complex topography with a number of minor valleys and ridges rising as much as 1,000 feet. There are marked variations in temperature and winds within short distances. The valley is mostly farm and orchard land while surrounding hills are dry and grass-covered. The valley climate is relatively mild and dry. It has characteristics of both maritime and continental climates modified by nearby mountains.
Summers are dry and hot; afternoons can reach 100 deg. F, but the dry air reduces the impact and leads to cool evenings usually in the 50’s. Summer inversions can trap air in the valley, creating poor air quality. The maritime influence is strongest in winter, which is cloudy and cool with only light snowfall. Below-zero temperatures may occur. Most precipitation arrives in fall and winter. First freeze is early November, last is late March.
Interesting Facts about Mabton, Washington
As of 2014, Mabton's population is 2,189 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 18.58 percent.--------------------
The median home cost in Mabton is $98,700. Home appreciation the last year has been 2.00 percent.--------------------
Compared to the rest of the country, Mabton's cost of living is 15.10% Lower than the U.S. average.--------------------
Mabton public schools spend $10,844 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 17.6 students per teacher in Mabton.--------------------
The unemployment rate in Mabton is 8.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Mabton jobs have Decreased by 1.27 percent.
Ranked #9 Safest Places from Natural Disasters
Ranked #13 Most Secure Places to Live in the U.S. (Mid-Size Metro Areas)
Ranked #14 Most Secure Places to Live 2011 (Mid-Size Cities)
Ranked #97 America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Mid-Size Metro Areas)
Ranked #170 Best Green Cities
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Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.--------------------
Mabton's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)
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