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Toppenish is a city in Yakima County, in the Yakima metro area.

The community name derives from Indian term for "people from the foot of the hills."

The latitude of Toppenish is 46.377N. The longitude is -120.307W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 758 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,108.


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Median household income
Local
$26,950
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Toppenish demographic reports
Toppenish is in the Yakima Valley.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 59. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 6.4 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Fiestas Patrias Celebration - Sept. 15-16, 2007
  • Centennial Western Days - June 21-July 7, 2007
  • Centennial Kermes - May 19-20, 2007
  • Country Cajun & Bluegrass Music Festival - Aug. 25, 2007
Dates often change. Check Toppenish web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Fort Simcoe State Park
Toppenish attractions: Toppenish Museum
Historic sites and museums: Northern Pacific Railway Museum, American Hop Museum
Colleges and universities: Heritage University

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Ancestry & family history

4% of Toppenish residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Toppenish ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Toppenish was $9,101, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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7% of Toppenish residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Toppenish, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $412.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $772.


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Libraries in Toppenish include Toppenish (Mary Goodrich Memorial) Library ... View libraries

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Yakima County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Toppenish political report.

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The average commute time for Toppenish workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Toppenish include Best Western.

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