About Yakima, Washington

Yakima, Washington is the county seat of Yakima County. Yakima, population 91,067 (2010 census), enjoys an idyllic location in the Upper Yakima Valley, southeast of Mount Rainier National Park in central Washington State.

Centrally situated in Washington State, Yakima is just 140 miles from Seattle and only 204 miles from Spokane. A range of transportation options, including Interstate 82, Yakima Public Transit and the Yakima Regional Airport serve Yakima.

At one time, agriculture, including the processing, and marketing of fruit and vegetables, drove the economy of Yakima. Today, Yakima’s economy is more diversified and includes a burgeoning wine industry. Yakima has recast itself as a tourist destination with strategic investments in downtown sidewalks, lighting and landscaping; local businesses featuring regional produce and wines are returning to the downtown area.

Yakima, Washington Hospitals and Medical Centers

If you find yourself involved in a car accident or other personal injury in the Yakima Valley, hospitals and medical centers in and around Yakima, Washington include:

  • Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, 2811 Tieton Drive, Yakima,WA98902.
  • Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center, 110 South 9th Avenue, Yakima, WA98902.
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital Outreach Clinic, 3801 Kern Way, Yakima, WA9892.

Yakima, Washington Court Information

Each of Washington’s 39 counties has a District Court. These are courts of limited jurisdiction that hear civil suits with an amount in controversy of less than $75,000.00 and trials of gross misdemeanor crimes. The Yakima County District Court is held at the Yakima County Courthouse, 128 N Second St, #225, Yakima WA98901. Phone: 509-574-1804.

Each of Washington State’s 39 counties also has a Superior Court, which serve as the trial courts of general jurisdiction. Superior Courts hear felony trials, appeals from District Court, and civil matters including lawsuits in which the amount in controversy is more than $75,000. The Yakima County Superior Court is held at the Yakima County Courthouse, 128 N Second St, #314, Yakima WA98901. Phone: 509-574-1430.

The Washington Court of Appeals has three divisions, based in Tacoma, Seattle, and Spokane. This court considers appeals in civil and criminal cases from Superior Courts.

The Washington Supreme Court is the highest court in the state. The Washington Supreme Court sits at the Temple of Justice, located in the state capital of Olympia.