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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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$27,583
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sunnyside demographic reports
Sunnyside is in the Yakima Valley.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 34. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.4 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Bonnie J. Dunbar, astronaut
Local festivals include:
  • Sunshine Days - Sept. 15-16, 2007
  • Chile Pepper Festival - Aug. 3-5, 2007
Dates often change. Check Sunnyside web sites and events links in the sections below.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

11% of Sunnyside residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Sunnyside, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $423.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $830.


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Libraries in Sunnyside include Sunnyside Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Sunnyside include Daily Sun News

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

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Traffic

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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Hotels in Sunnyside include Country Inn & Suites Sunnyside, Rodeway Inn Sunnyside.

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