Union Gap, Washington

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Union Gap is a city in Yakima County, Washington, in the United States. As of the 2007 census, the city population was 6,311.



The city of Union Gap was originally named Yakima and was officially incorporated on November 23, 1883. When bypassed by the Northern Pacific Railroad in December 1884, over 100 buildings were moved with rollers and horse teams to the nearby site of the depot. The new city was dubbed North Yakima. In 1918 North Yakima was changed to simply Yakima, and the original town to the south was named Union Gap.


Union Gap is located at 46°33′30″N 120°29′26″W / 46.55833°N 120.49056°W / 46.55833; -120.49056 (46.558237, -120.490566).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.0 square miles (13.0 km²), of which, 5.0 square miles (13.0 km²) of it is land and 0.20% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,621 people, 2,070 households, and 1,407 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,117.7 people per square mile (431.5/km²). There were 2,210 housing units at an average density of 439.5/sq mi (169.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 72.19% White, 0.41% African American, 2.24% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 20.17% from other races, and 4.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 29.57% of the population.

There were 2,070 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.20.

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