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Apartments for Rent in Yakima, WA
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    3601 Fairbanks Ave, Yakima, WA 98902
    • 1 BED
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    1432 KARR AVE, YAKIMA, WA 98902
    • Studio
    • $269
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    5401 W. WALNUT STREET, YAKIMA, WA 98908
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    • 1 BED
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    554 SOUTH 5TH STREET, SELAH, WA 98942
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    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • 3 BEDS
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    • $845
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Average rent in Yakima, WA

$975/mo Yakima, WA average rental price, May 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Yakima, WA is $975.

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Getting around in Yakima, WA

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Frequently asked questions

When were prices and availability in Yakima, WA last updated?

Prices and availability in Yakima, WA were last updated on 8 Jun 2023.

What are the best apartments in Yakima, WA?

The best apartments in Yakima, WA are: Englewood Garden Villas, KARR AVENUE (ST. MARTIN DE PORRES) and ROSE OF MARY TERRACE.

What is the average rent in Yakima, WA?

The average rent in Yakima, WA is $975. Start your search for apartments in Yakima, WA now.

What type of rental buildings are in Yakima, WA?

In Yakima 46% of the housing is rented out compared to 54% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 9% of Yakima’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 53% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 35% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in Yakima, WA?

The average age of rental buildings in Yakima is 36 years old, with 26% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 3 stories, of which 91% are garden-style apartment communities, 9% are mid-sized buildings, and none are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

What apartment floorplans are common in Yakima, WA?

Rental apartments in Yakima come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 1% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 57% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 31% of all rentals in Yakima. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

Living in Yakima, WA

Nestled in the Yakima Valley, the eponymous small town is the perfect place to find an apartment to rent if you enjoy the great outdoors, good food and a slower-paced lifestyle. Yakima is a fast-growing city in the state of Washington that’s firmly anchored in agriculture. It is the main grower of hops in the U.S., along with vineyards and orchards. Renters in Yakima appreciate the low cost of living and easy access to nature-centered activities as diverse as hiking, skiing, fly-fishing, river floating, rock climbing, and more. However, renters should be aware that security can be a concern in Yakima. Assault, theft, and car theft levels are significantly above the national average and Yakima is home to an important homeless population. Therefore, renters should stay aware of their surroundings and always lock their cars and rental apartments.

Renting in Yakima, WA

There are slightly more homeowners than renters living in Yakima. The housing pool is extremely diverse, including horse ranches, historic homes, downtown condos, resort communities, apartments, and single-family homes so you will likely find a rental property that fits your taste and your budget. Housing costs, including rents, are very affordable and well below the national average or the average for the rest of the region. According to the rental laws in Washington, there is no statutory limit on security deposits but renters can expect to pay the equivalent of one month’s rent to secure an apartment for rent in Yakima.

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Yakima, WA demographics

Yakima, WA has a population of 96,266 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 48,185 of Yakima’s residents are women and 48,081 are men. The median age of those who live in Yakima, WA is 33.6.

Shopping in Yakima, WA

Renters may be concerned about renting an apartment in a semi-rural community since it is often synonymous with limited access to amenities and spending significantly more time running errands because of the distances. However, in Yakima, your rental apartment will probably be within a couple of blocks of a grocery store. Safeway is the most popular grocery chain in Yakima and has several locations in town. Locally owned Wray’s Freshmarket IGA also boasts several stores in Yakima and is a favorite among locals. Renters will also recognize familiar names such as Fred Meyers and Target, while discount chain Grocery Outlet is catering to renters on a budget. Valley Mall, located in the nearby town of Union Gap, is the region's sole indoor mall and has more than 50 stores. Finally, with a region relying heavily on agriculture, it is no surprise that Yakima is also home to a weekly farmer’s market.

Yakima, WA households

  • 22,350 Family
    11,934 Non-family
  • 12,735 Children
    21,549 No Children
  • 34,284Total Number of Households
  • 2.74Average People Per Household
  • $50,673Median Household Income

According to U.S. Census data, there are 34,284 households in Yakima, WA. 22,350 are family households and 11,934 are non-family households. There are 12,735 households with children in Yakima and 21,549 households without children. On average, about 2.74 people live in a household in Yakima, WA.

Transportation in Yakima, WA

Renters who enjoy exploring a city on foot rather than behind the wheel of their car will appreciate Yakima’s downtown area walkability. With an abundance of entertainment, quaint shops, and dining and drinking options to choose from, finding an apartment for rent in Downtown Yakima is your gateway to pleasant evenings while leaving your vehicle in the garage. However, outside of the core of town, most errands will still require a car. In addition, for renters who prefer using public transit, Yakima is home to a dense public bus transportation system, with several routes running throughout the town Monday through Saturday except on holidays. For long-distance air travel, passengers usually go through Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, which is some 146 miles away.

Yakima, WA education statistics

The level of education of the population of Yakima, WA is as follows: 11% have no high school education, 40% completed some high school, 25% partially completed college, 8% have an Associate Degree, 10% have a Bachelor Degree, and 6% have a Graduate Degree.

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