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"Pride of the Prairie"

Yelm is a city in Thurston County, in the Olympia metro area.

The latitude of Yelm is 46.942N. The longitude is -122.604W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 354 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,515.


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Median household income
Local
$39,453
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Yelm demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Shelm
Prior to settlement by European Americans, several Native American trails went through the area.

Development began in the 1880s, when James Longmire built a wagon road.

The first railroad arrived in Yelm in 1912.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 9. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.4 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Prairie Days Festival - June 28-30, 2007
  • Patriot Day Celebration - Sept. 8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Yelm web sites and events links in the sections below.

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Yelm demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Thurston County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Olympia area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 98576 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

20% of Yelm residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Yelm ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Yelm was $15,865, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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18% of Yelm residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Yelm, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $514.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,013.


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Libraries in Yelm include Yelm Timberland Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Yelm include Nisqually Valley News

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Thurston County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Yelm political report.

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The average commute time for Yelm workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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