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Fewer seniors live alone in Yakima County compared to the state and U.S.?
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1.5% of the total merchandise exports in Washington State originate in Yakima County?
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Life expectancy at birth in Yakima County is 78.8 years of age?
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Domestic violence occurrences in Yakima County increased from 2014 to 2015 by 66.3%?
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In Yakima County you will enjoy four seasons, great weather, plenty of scenic vistas, and numerous outdoor amenities. These natural assets are complemented by a burgeoning healthcare sector, inexpensive land, a high speed fiber optic network, low tax rates, and a highly trained workforce. The County has a strong agricultural…

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Throughout the year, each of the approximately 170 indicators on the Trends website are updated within a few weeks of new data becoming available. But, which ones and when? Our blog webpage provides the answers with a list of recently updated indicators - check it out

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The Yakima Valley Trends website seeks to improve local, private and public decision-making by providing relevant data in an easily navigable website. The data will serve neutral information for all parties involved. More specifically, the goals are:

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0.1.2 Median Age of the Population: The median age of a population is the number that divides the population into two halves, so that 50% of the population is older than the median and 50% of the population is younger. For populations with a skewed age distribution, it provides a better sense of the middle value of the population than average age. Median age gives a sense of the age structure of a community, therefore helping to anticipate costs and required levels of service for everything from public education to housing to health care within an area.