Mabton, Washington

According to growtheology, Mabton, Washington is a small town located in Yakima County, in the central part of the state. It is situated along the Yakima River, about 20 miles north of the city of Yakima. With a population of just over 1,500 people, Mabton offers a peaceful atmosphere and plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy.

The town was founded in 1908 and named after Mabton Smith, who owned the first store in town. The town has seen its population grow and shrink over the years; however it has remained relatively small since its founding.

The town is home to many businesses that serve both locals and visitors alike. There are several restaurants offering Mexican cuisine, as well as American-style diners. There are also several shops that sell antiques and collectibles. The Mabton Library is a popular spot for visitors to browse books or take part in community events, such as book clubs or writing workshops.

According to fun-wiki, Mabton is also home to several parks where locals can enjoy sports activities or simply relax outdoors. The largest park is Mabton Park which features a playground area, picnic areas and plenty of open space for sports or other recreational activities like fishing or bird watching. Other parks include Pioneer Park which features an outdoor pool and tennis courts; Sunnyside Park with its basketball court; and Alta Vista Park which offers disc golfing opportunities for those looking for something different from traditional golfing options.

Mabton also offers plenty to do for those looking for something more unique than traditional outdoor activities. Local wineries produce some excellent wines that can be sampled at various tasting rooms throughout the area; there are also antique shops where one can find unique items from days gone by; as well as art galleries where one can view local artwork on display from artists across Washington State.

Overall, Mabton is a great place to visit if you’re looking for peace and quiet while still enjoying all that nature has to offer. Whether you’re looking to explore some local attractions or simply relax outdoors with friends or family members, this small but charming town has something for everyone.

Mabton, Washington

Population: 1,891. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,038 (+7.8% change)
Males: 964 (51.0%), Females: 927 (49.0%)

Yakima County

Zip code: 98935

Median resident age: 21.9 years
Median household income: $26,650
Median house value: $69,800

Races in Mabton:

  • Hispanic (89.0%)
  • Other race (73.9%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (9.7%)
  • Two or more races (2.8%)
  • Filipino (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (1.7%), German (1.6%).

Elevation: 708 feet

Land area: 0.5 square miles


For population 25 years and over in Mabton

  • High school or higher: 36.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 3.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.2%
  • Unemployed: 18.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mabton city

  • Never married: 34.7%
  • Now married: 53.7%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 3.2%

34.0% Foreign born (33.4% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +644 (+51.6%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Mabton:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Mabton:

  • YAKIMA AIR TERMINAL/MCALLISTER FIELD (about 45 miles; YAKIMA, WA; Abbreviation: YKM)
  • TRI-CITIES (about 61 miles; PASCO, WA; Abbreviation: PSC)
  • PANGBORN MEMORIAL (about 82 miles; WENATCHEE, WA; Abbreviation: EAT)

Other public-use airports nearest to Mabton:

  • SUNNYSIDE MUNI (about 8 miles; SUNNYSIDE, WA; Abbreviation: 1S5)
  • PROSSER (about 15 miles; PROSSER, WA; Abbreviation: S40)
  • BOARDMAN (about 31 miles; BOARDMAN, OR; Abbreviation: M50)

Amtrak station near Mabton:

  • 7 miles: SUNNYSIDE (OUTPOST TEXACO, EXIT 69, I-82) – Bus Station

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mabton:

  • YAKIMA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 50 miles; YAKIMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,906)
  • COLUMBIA BASIN COLLEGE (about 63 miles; PASCO, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,529)
  • CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 66 miles; ELLENSBURG, WA; Full-time enrollment: 7,420)
  • WENATCHEE VALLEY COLLEGE (about 87 miles; WENATCHEE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,074)
  • WALLA WALLA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 115 miles; WALLA WALLA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,812)
  • EASTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY (about 146 miles; LA GRANDE, OR; Full-time enrollment: 2,192)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON-SEATTLE CAMPUS (about 151 miles; SEATTLE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 32,742)


Public high school in Mabton:

  • MABTON JR SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 383; Location: 500 B STREET; Grades: 07 – 12)

Public primary/middle school in Mabton:

  • ARTZ FOX ELEMENTARY (Students: 520; Location: 805 WASHINGTON; Grades: KG – 06)