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Sunnyside is a city in Yakima County, in the Yakima metro area.
The community was named by the Sunnyside Canal Company.
The latitude of Sunnyside is 46.323N. The longitude is -120.007W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 745 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,080.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sunnyside demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Yakima County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Yakima area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 98944 ZIP code.
7% of Sunnyside residents report German ancestry, and 3% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sunnyside ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sunnyside was $10,366, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Sunnyside residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Sunnyside, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $423. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $830.
Libraries in Sunnyside include Sunnyside Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Sunnyside include Daily Sun News
Yakima County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sunnyside political report.
The average commute time for Sunnyside workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Sunnyside between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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