Yelm, Washington 

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Population

9,591

+36.2% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

5.9%

Median Income

$49,658

Median Home Price

$406,900

Median Age

29.1

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.2 / 5.1

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Yelm, Washington

Capital city - West-central Washington at the south end of Puget Sound. August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Yelm, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Yelm, WA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Attractive setting
Nearby national parks
Educated population
Cons
Cloudy, wet winters
Cost of living
Narrow job base


What Bert Has To Say About Olympia-Tumwater Metro Area

Olympia is one of the more attractive capital cities in the United States. While there is heavy industry to the north toward Tacoma, Olympia is a clean, mid-sized capital city with a distinctively Pacific Northwest small-town feel. Outdoor recreational opportunities are abundant; Olympic National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, and the Washington coast are all within a day’s drive. Excellent city amenities and services are available in Seattle, although traffic can make the drive challenging.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Washington
County: Thurston County
Metro Area: Olympia-Tumwater Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
City: Yelm
Zip Codes: 98597
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 100 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Yelm is 5.9% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Yelm jobs have increased by 1.4%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Yelm's cost of living is 5.6% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Yelm's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Thurston county remained very strongly Democratic, 57.5% to 38.8%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Yelm's population is 9,591 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 36.2%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 32.9 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Yelm is Real Estate: $406,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.9%.

SCHOOLS
Yelm public schools spend $9,953 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 19.8 students per teacher in Yelm. More Education



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Housing Market in Yelm

It's a good time to buy in Yelm. Home Appreciation is up 25.2% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Yelm is $406,900.

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Reviews for Yelm   2 Reviews
Quality of Life - 12/13/2009
Yelm is a very nice city to live in. Small enough to have that small town flavor but big enough not to be cramped. Has access to pretty much everywhere you want to go.... Read More

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Yelm is our little known secret, don't tell anyone - 4/4/2009
I've lived in Yelm 2 years now and LOVE IT! We moved here to get away of the crazyness and extreamly crampedness of the "suburbia"of Puyallup which is just outside of... Read More


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