About Yelm, WA Real Estate

Located at the banks of the Nisqually River in Washington's prairie land, Yelm was the crossroads of Native American trails, later used by traders, eastern settlers and the Northern Pacific Railroad. The nearby Nisqually Tribal Reservation continues to be part of the town's culture.

Despite being close to both Olympia and Tacoma, Yelm maintains the feel of farmland and the prairie life. While many families have lived and worked in Yelm for generations, the city also continues to annex more property to accommodate growth. Residential development is underway.

Seventeen Miles east of Olympia and 25 south of Tacoma, Yelm's skyline is dominated by Mt. Rainier.

The farming economy, while still going, isn't dominant in Yelm's economy anymore. The city is developing growth in other business sectors, including retail, clean industry and tourism.

The success of the Yelm Industrial Park is an indication of the city's outlook. The city is also undergoing infrastructure changes to enhance its small-town feel, and its central retail district.

Yelm Real Estate Market Conditions

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Yelm Schools and Demographics

 
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Education near Yelm, WA

City County
High School Graduates 92.61 93.56
College Degree - 2 year 10.75 10.05
College Degree - 4 year 21.95 32.9
Graduate Degree 4.56 9.12
Expenditures per Student 9,953 10,368
Students per Teacher 19.8 20.5

Elementary Schools near Yelm, WA

Grades Students P/T Ratio ZIP
Chambers Prairie Elementary School KG - 06 559 16.5 98513
Fort Stevens Elementary School PK - 06 564 15.9 98597
Horizons Elementary School KG - 06 692 17.3 98513
Lackamas Elementary School KG - 06 323 16.4 98597
McKenna Elementary School KG - 06 475 16.5 98558
Meadows Elementary School PK - 06 415 12.6 98513
Mill Pond Elementary School PK - 06 522 17.4 98597
Rainier Elementary School KG - 06 373 18.7 98576
Roy Elementary School PK - 06 278 16.7 98580
Southworth Elementary School KG - 06 565 17.3 98597
Yelm Prairie Elementary School PK - 06 525 17.1 98597

Middle Schools near Yelm, WA

Grades Students P/T Ratio ZIP
Aspire Middle School 06 - 08 304 21.7 98513
Rainier Middle School 06 - 08 187 13.9 98576
Ridgeline Middle School 07 - 09 597 18.5 98597
YELM Middle School 07 - 09 652 19.6 98597

High Schools near Yelm, WA

Grades Students P/T Ratio ZIP
Rainier Senior High School 09 - 12 272 17 98576
River Ridge High School 09 - 12 1,061 18.3 98513
YELM High School 12 09 - 12 1,284 22.3 98597

Ungraded Schools near Yelm, WA

Grades Students P/T Ratio ZIP
* YELM Extension School 09 - 12 125 23 98597

Demographics near Yelm, WA 98597

Zip Code City
Neighborhood Type Suburban
Population 8,434 269,536
Population Density 1,302 359
Median Age 29.2 38.4
People per Household 2.9 2.5
Median Household Income 49,658 62,286
Average Income per Capita 19,404 29,909

Information About Yelm 98597

Yelm is located in Washington. Yelm, Washington 98597has a population of 8,434. Yelm 98597 is more family-centric than the surrounding county with 34.16% of the households containing married families with children. The county average for households married with children is 30.45%.

The median household income in Yelm, Washington 98597 is $49,658. The median household income for the surrounding county is $62,286 compared to the national median of $53,482. The median age of people living in Yelm 98597 is 29.2 years.

Yelm Weather

The average high temperature in July is 76.8 degrees, with an average low temperature in January of 33.7 degrees. The average rainfall is approximately 49.3 inches per year, with 10.8 inches of snow per year.

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Van Dorm Realty Inc
1530 Black Lake Blvd. Sw
Olympia, WA
(360) 943-3800
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