Located in Central Washington, Yakima County is large (4,200 square miles) and diverse. Residents enjoy 300 days of sunshine each year and four distinct seasons. Yakima County is ranked first in the state in agricultural production, and is one of the top five areas in the nation in production of specialty crops. Irrigated farmlands and rolling foothills provide a backdrop to the nearby Cascade Mountains. Seventy percent of the County’s 226,000 residents live in its fourteen cities, towns and urban growth areas. The unique blend of rural and urban lifestyle choices offer a quality of living unsurpassed in the Northwest. Yakima County is one of the largest employers with over 1000 employees providing services in all areas of law and justice, corrections, administration, public works and social services. Check out the County’s website, or www.visityakima.com for more information.