As of 1 May 2011[update], the city had an estimated population of 66,773, with 25,194 households and a population density of 2,111.73 persons per km². The total area is 31.62 km2 (12.21 sq mi).
The modern city of Yoshikawa was established on April 1, 1996. The area was previously Yoshikawa-machi, but population increase necessitated the change to 'shi' (city)
It is approximately 20 km (12 mi) north-west of Tokyo and bordered on both sides by two small rivers; Edogawa to the west and Nakagawa to the east. Due to this location, Yoshikawa is known for its high-quality river eel production. Its main industries are farming and retail.