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Encyclopedia > King County, Washington
King County, Washington
Map
Map of Washington highlighting King County
Location in the state of Washington
Statistics
Formed December 22, 1852
Seat Seattle
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

5,974 km² (2,307 mi²)
5,506 km² (2,126 mi²)
467 km² (180 mi²), 7.82%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

1,737,034
315/km² 
Website: www.metrokc.gov
King County redirects here; you may be looking for King County, Texas.

King County is located in the U.S. state of Washington. The population in the 2000 census was 1,737,034. It is the largest county, by population, in Washington, and the 12th largest in the United States. As of 2005, the county had a population comparable to that of the state of Nebraska. Image File history File links Map_of_Washington_highlighting_King_County. ... December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Nickname: The Emerald City Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Coordinates: ) 47°36′N 122°19′W Country State County United States Washington King County Incorporated December 2, 1869 Mayor Greg Nickels Area    - City 369. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ... The 22nd United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... King County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Image File history File links King_County_Logo_Small. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Official language(s) English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Area  Ranked 16th  - Total 77,421 sq mi (200,520 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 0. ...


The county seat is Seattle, which is also the largest city in the county and the state. Most of the county's population lives in the suburbs--just one third of King County residents live in Seattle. This, combined with Seattle's relatively high income and education levels for a major city, results in King County placing among the 100 wealthiest counties in the United States. Nickname: The Emerald City Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Coordinates: ) 47°36′N 122°19′W Country State County United States Washington King County Incorporated December 2, 1869 Mayor Greg Nickels Area    - City 369. ...


King County is home to one of the first paramedic services in the United States, Medic One. A paramedic is a trained medical professional who responds to medical and trauma emergencies in the pre-hospital setting (in-field) for the purpose of stabilizing a patients condition before and during transportation to an appropriate medical facility, usually by ambulance. ... Medic One can refer to the emergency medical service program (paramedics/EMTs) in King County, Washington, USA; to the approach to emergency medical service developed beginning in 1968 by Seattles Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center, and the Seattle Fire Department; or to various other emergency medical...

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History

The county was formed out of territory within Thurston County on December 22, 1852, by the Oregon Territory legislature, and was named after William Rufus King, vice president under president Franklin Pierce. Seattle was made the county seat on January 11, 1853.[1][2] Thurston County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The Oregon Territory is the name applied both to the unorganized Oregon Country claimed by both the United States and Britain, as well as to the organized U.S. territory formed from it that existed between 1848 and 1859. ... William Rufus de Vane King (April 7, 1786–April 18, 1853) was a U.S. Representative from North Carolina, a Senator from Alabama, and the thirteenth Vice President of the United States. ... Franklin Pierce (November 23, 1804 – October 8, 1869) was an American politician and the 14th President of the United States, serving from 1853 to 1857. ... January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...


King County originally extended to the Olympic Peninsula. According to historian Bill Speidel, when peninsular prohibitionists threatened to shut down Seattle's saloons, Doc Maynard engineered a peninsular independence movement; King County lost what is now Kitsap County, but preserved its entertainment industry.[1]. The Olympic Peninsula is the large arm of land in western Washington state that lies across Puget Sound from Seattle. ... Bill Speidel was a columnist for The Seattle Times who wrote Sons of the Profits [ISBN 0914890069], a book about the people who settled and built Seattle, Washington. ... Pioneer and doctor David Swinson Doc Maynard (1808 - March 13, 1873) settled in Seattle when it was still a small village called Duwamps. ... Kitsap County is a county located in the state of Washington. ...


On February 24, 1986, the King County Council passed Council Motion 6461, "setting forth the historical basis for the 'renaming' of King County in honor of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.". Because only the state can charter counties, this change was not made official until April 19, 2005, when Washington Governor Christine Gregoire signed Senate Bill 5332 into law. Due primarily to the advocacy of councilmember Larry Gossett, the County Council voted on February 27, 2006 to change the county's logo from a royal crown to an image of King's face.[3] This change, estimated to cost $522,255, is subject to the approval of the King family and the ability to negotiate licensing rights affordable by the county. 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Metropolitan King County Council, the legislative body of King County, Washington, consists of thirteen members elected by district. ... Martin Luther King redirects here. ... Christine Chris OGrady Gregoire (born March 24, 1947) is the Democratic governor of the U.S. state of Washington. ... Larry Gossett is a member of the King County Council, representing District 10 (portions of Seattle, Washington). ... February 27 is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Government

The King County Executive, currently Ron Sims, heads the county's executive branch. The King County Council is the legislative branch of government. Judicial power is vested in the King County Superior Court and the King County District Court. The county seat is Seattle, which houses the King County Courthouse. Ron Sims, born in 1948, is currently the King County Executive. ... The Metropolitan King County Council, the legislative body of King County, Washington, consists of thirteen members elected by district. ... King County Superior Court, the largest trial court in Washington state, is based at the King County Courthouse, 516 Third Avenue, in downtown Seattle, Washington. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... Categories: Stub | King County, Washington | Seattle, WA ...


King County is represented in the United States Congress through the Washington 7th Congressional District and parts of the 1st, 2nd, 8th, and 9th districts. In the state legislature, King contains the entirety of the 5th, 11th, 32nd, 33rd, 34th, 36th, 37th, 41st, 43rd, 45th, 46th, 47th, and 48th legislative districts as well as parts of the 1st, 25th, 30th, 31st, and 39th districts. Seal of the U.S. Congress. ...


Politics

Western King County, which includes Seattle, is a major center for left-leaning politics and is a bastion for the Democratic Party. In the 2004 election, John Kerry defeated George W. Bush in the county by 32%, a larger margin than Al Gore had in the 2000 election. King County has also been the deciding factor for the Democrats in a few recent close statewide elections. In 2000, it was King County that pushed Maria Cantwell's total over that of incumbent Republican Slade Gorton, winning her a seat in the United States Senate. In 2004, King County gave a lead to Democrat Christine Gregoire in the second recount in the state's razor-thin governor's race, pushing her ahead of suburban Republican Dino Rossi, who led by 42 votes after the initial count. Both candidates were from King County--Rossi from Sammamish, and Gregoire from Auburn. The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Presidential election results map. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American businessman and politician, was elected in 2000 as the 43rd President of the United States of America, re-elected in 2004, and is currently serving his second term in that office. ... |- ! Born | March 31, 1948 Washington, D.C. |} Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Maria E. Cantwell (born October 13, 1958) is the junior United States Senator from Washington state and is a member of the Democratic Party. ... This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... Slade Gorton Thomas Slade Gorton III (born January 8, 1928) is an American politician. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Christine Chris OGrady Gregoire (born March 24, 1947) is the Democratic governor of the U.S. state of Washington. ... The election for governor of the U.S. state of Washington in the year 2004 was dramatic, gaining national attention for its convoluted legal process and its extremely close finish. ... Dino Rossi Dino Rossi (born October 15, 1959 in Seattle, Washington, USA) is a former Washington State Senator and the Republican nominee for Governor of Washington in the historically close 2004 election. ... Official website: http://www. ... Auburn is a city of 40,314 located in the U.S. state of Washington, in King County, with some spill-over into Pierce County. ...


The suburbs east and south of Seattle historically have tended to vote Republican. In the 2005 County Executive race, Republican David Irons beat Democrat Ron Sims outside of Seattle (which voted 74% for Sims). However, in recent years, the Eastside, as it is called, has seen a significant shift toward the Democrats. In 2004, John Kerry received landslide victories in much of the Bellevue and Redmond area. Generally, the suburbs are more friendly to the Republicans on the state and especially county levels. The Eastside is the collective term for the eastern suburbs of Seattle, Washington. ...


In 2004, voters passed a referendum reducing the size of the County Council from 13 members to 9. This resulted in all council seats ending up on the 2005 ballot.


As of January 2006, all five council districts representing the Metro Seattle core are controlled by Democrats, while all four suburban/rural districts are controlled by Republicans.


Some residents of eastern King County have long desired to secede and form their own county. This movement was most vocal in the mid-1990s (see Cedar County, Washington).[2][3] It has recently been revived as Cascade County. According to a map published by the Seattle Times[4], four different geographic borders are being considered. Additional plans (see Skykomish County, Washington) also exist or have existed. Cedar County is the name of a proposed new county to be carved out of the eastern and mostly rural portion of King County, Washington, USA. Residents who support secession feel that they have no voice in county government, which is dominated by Seattle and its suburbs, with their total... The daily Seattle Times is the leading newspaper in Seattle, Washington, United States. ... Skykomish County is a county proposed to be carved out of Snohomish and King Counties in Washington state, USA. External Links Local sovereignty movement in Washington Categories: | | | | ...


Council members

  • District 1 - Bob Ferguson
  • District 2 - Larry Gossett
  • District 3 - Kathy Lambert
  • District 4 - Larry Phillips
  • District 5 - Julia Patterson
  • District 6 - Jane Hague
  • District 7 - Pete von Reichbauer
  • District 8 - Dow Constantine
  • District 9 - Reagan Dunn

Larry Gossett is a member of the King County Council, representing District 10 (portions of Seattle, Washington). ...

Geography

King County

Image File history File links King_County_(Washington)_map. ...

King County has over twice the land area of the state of Rhode Island. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,974 km² (2,307 mi²). It is the 11th largest county in Washington (of 39) by area. 5,506 km² (2,126 mi²) of it is land and 467 km² (180 mi²) of it is water. 7.82% of the total area is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


King County borders Snohomish County to the north, Kitsap County to the west, Kittitas County to the east, and Pierce County to the south. It also shares a small border with Chelan County to the northeast. King County includes Vashon Island and Maury Island in Puget Sound. Snohomish County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Kitsap County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Kittitas County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Pierce County is the second most populous county in the state of Washington. ... Chelan County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Vashon-Maury Island, usually known as Vashon Island, is Puget Sounds largest island south of Admiralty Inlet. ... Maury Island is a island in Washington States Puget Sound connected Vashon Island by a isthmus built by the U.S Army Corps of Engineers that connects the two. ... Puget Sound Puget Sound is an arm (sound) of the Pacific Ocean in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. ...


Geographic features

Mount Adams in Washington The Cascade Range is a mountainous region famous for its chain of tall volcanoes called the High Cascades that run north-south along the west coast of North America from British Columbia through Washington and Oregon to the Shasta Cascade area of northern California. ... Harbor Island is a man-made island in the mouth of Seattle, Washingtons Duwamish Waterway where it empties into Elliot Bay. ... The Issaquah Alps are the highlands near Issaquah, Washington, a suburb of Seattle, including Cougar, Squak, Tiger, Taylor, and Rattlesnake Mountains, and Grand Ridge. ... Maury Island is a island in Washington States Puget Sound connected Vashon Island by a isthmus built by the U.S Army Corps of Engineers that connects the two. ... Mercer Island is a city located in King County, Washington, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 22,036. ... The Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in Washington State extends more than 140 miles along the western slopes of the Cascade Range from the Canadian border to the northern boundary of Mount Rainier National Park. ... Mount Si is a small mountain in the US state of Washington. ... Vashon-Maury Island, usually known as Vashon Island, is Puget Sounds largest island south of Admiralty Inlet. ... Impact of a drop of water. ... The 45_mile_long Cedar River is located in central western Washington. ... Coal Creek is a creek in Newcastle, Washington. ... The Duwamish River is the name of the lower 12 miles (19 km) of Washington states Green River. ... Elliott Bay and the Seattle waterfront, looking north from the Pacific Coast Co. ... The Tolt River is a river which starts by draining the foothills of the west side of the Cascade Mountains in north central King County, Washington. ... Lake Sammamish is a lake 13 km (8 mi) east of Seattle in King County, Washington, United States. ... Lake Washington is the second largest natural lake in Washington state, USA, behind Lake Chelan, and the largest lake in King County. ... Puget Sound Puget Sound is an arm (sound) of the Pacific Ocean in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. ... The Snoqualmie River is a river with three forks which drains the west side of the Cascade Mountains in the central portion of King County, Washington starting near the town of North Bend, Washington. ... The White River in Washington state flows around 75 miles from its headwaters near Mount Rainier to its confluence with the Puyallup River at Sumner. ...

Major highways

Interstate 5 (abbreviated I-5) is the westernmost interstate highway in the continental United States. ... Interstate 90 (abbreviated I-90) is the longest interstate highway in both the United States and world at nearly 3,100 miles (5,000 kilometers). ... JUNCTION MILEPOST King County SR-518 I-5 0 SR-181 1 SR-167 2 SR-515 2. ... United States Highway 2 is an east-west United States Highway. ... Highway 18 is a 30-mile long Washington state route which connects south King County with Interstate 90. ... Washington State Route 99 is a highway in the state of Washington, U.S.A. It extends just over 50 miles from Fife in the south to Everett in the east. ... Washington State Route 520 is a freeway in the state of Washington, U.S.A. It extends 14 miles from Seattle in the west to Redmond in the east. ... State Route 167 connects Interstate 5 in Tacoma with Interstate 405 in Renton. ...

Adjacent counties

Snohomish County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Chelan County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Kittitas County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Pierce County is the second most populous county in the state of Washington. ... Kitsap County is a county located in the state of Washington. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 1,737,034 people, 710,916 households, and 420,151 families residing in the county. The population density was 315/km² (817/mi²). There were 742,237 housing units at an average density of 135/km² (349/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 75.73% White, 5.40% Black or African American, 0.92% Native American, 10.81% Asian, 0.52% Pacific Islander, 2.56% from other races, and 4.06% from two or more races. 5.48% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The Hispanic world Hispanic (Spanish: Hispano) is a term denoting a derivation from Spain, its people and culture. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 710,916 households out of which 28.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.40% were married couples living together, 9.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.90% were non-families. 30.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.03. A marriage is a relationship between or among individuals, usually recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 22.50% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 34.70% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 10.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.30 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $53,157, and the median income for a family was $66,035. Males had a median income of $45,802 versus $34,321 for females. The per capita income for the county was $29,521. About 5.30% of families and 8.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.40% of those under age 18 and 7.40% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Census-recognized communities

See also Cities in King County.


Algona is a city located in King County, Washington and the Seattle metropolitan area, surrounded by the suburbs of Auburn to the north and east, Pacific to the south, and unincorporated King County to the west. ... Ames Lake is a census-designated place located in King County, Washington. ... Auburn is a city of 40,314 located in the U.S. state of Washington, in King County, with some spill-over into Pierce County. ... Baring is a census-designated place located in King County, Washington. ... Beaux Arts Village is a town located in King County, Washington, the smallest municipal jurisdiction in the county, with a population of 307 as of the 2000 census and a land area of 0. ... Location Location of Bellevue within King County, Washington, and King County within Washington. ... Black Diamond is a city located in King County, Washington. ... Bothell is a city located in the state of Washington. ... Bryn Mawr-Skyway is a census-designated place located in King County, Washington. ... Burien is a city located in King County, Washington, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 31,881. ... Carnation, Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Cascade-Fairwood is a census-designated place located in King County, Washington. ... Clyde Hill is a city located in the Eastside, an affluent region of King County, Washington and part of the Seattle metropolitan area. ... Cottage Lake is a census-designated place located in King County, Washington. ... Covington is a city located in King County, Washington. ... Des Moines Flag Des Moines is a city located in King County, Washington, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 29,267. ... The Duvall Welcome Sign Duvall is a city in King County, Washington, United States. ... East Hill-Meridian is a census-designated place located in King County, Washington. ... East Renton Highlands is a census-designated place (CDP) in King County, Washington, United States. ... Eastgate is a census-designated place located in King County, Washington. ... Enumclaw is a city located in King County, Washington. ... Fall City is an unincorporated town located 26 miles east of Seattle in King County, Washington along the Snoqualmie River. ... Federal Way is a city located in King County, Washington, United States. ... Hobart is a census-designated place located in King County, Washington. ... Hunts Point is a town located in King County, Washington. ... Inglewood-Finn Hill is a census-designated place located in King County, Washington. ... Issaquah city hall. ... Kenmore, occasionally known as Kenmore by the Lake, is a city in the United States located on the north shore of Lake Washington in King County, Washington. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County King Founded May 28, 1890 Mayor Suzette Cooke Area    - City 73. ... Kingsgate is a census-designated place located in King County, Washington. ... Nickname: The Little City That Could Location Location of Kirkland within King County, Washington, and King County within Washington. ... Lake Forest Park is a city located in King County, Washington. ... Lake Marcel-Stillwater is a census-designated place located in King County, Washington. ... Lake Morton-Berrydale is a census-designated place located in King County, Washington. ... Lakeland North is a census-designated place located in King County, Washington. ... Lakeland South is a census-designated place located in King County, Washington. ... Lea Hill is a census-designated place located in King County, Washington. ... Maple Heights-Lake Desire is a census-designated place located in King County, Washington. ... Maple Valley is a city located in King County, Washington. ... Medina is a city located in King County, Washington, on the eastern shore of Lake Washington opposite Seattle. ... Mercer Island is a city located in King County, Washington, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 22,036. ... Milton is a city located in Washington. ... Mirrormont is a census-designated place located in King County, Washington. ... Newcastle is a city located in King County, Washington. ... Normandy Park is a city located in King County, Washington. ... Downtown North Bend, WA. Tweeds Cafe from Twin Peaks is on the right Mt. ... Pacific is a city located in Washington. ... Ravensdale is a census-designated place located in King County, Washington. ... Official website: http://www. ... Location Location of Renton in King County and Washington Coordinates , Government County King Mayor Russ Feather Geographical characteristics Area     City 44. ... Riverbend is a census-designated place located in King County, Washington. ... Riverton-Boulevard Park is a census-designated place located in King County, Washington. ... Official website: http://www. ... SeaTac is a city and outlying suburb of Seattle, located in the southern section of King County in Washington State. ... Nickname: The Emerald City Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Coordinates: ) 47°36′N 122°19′W Country State County United States Washington King County Incorporated December 2, 1869 Mayor Greg Nickels Area    - City 369. ... Shoreline is a city located in King County, Washington, 15 miles (24 km) north of Downtown Seattle. ... Skykomish is a town located in King County, Washington. ... Snoqualmie is a city next to Snoqualmie Falls in King County, Washington. ... Tanner is a census-designated place located in King County, Washington. ... Tukwila (pronounced ) is a city located in King County, Washington, about 6 miles south of Seattle. ... Union Hill-Novelty Hill is a census-designated place located in King County, Washington. ... Vashon Island is Puget Sounds largest island south of Admiralty Inlet. ... West Lake Sammamish is a census-designated place located in King County, Washington. ... White Center, sometimes known by the moniker Rat City, is a census-designated place and neighborhood located six miles south of downtown Seattle in unincorporated King County, Washington, USA, just north of Burien. ... Woodinville is a city located in King County, Washington. ... Yarrow Point is a town located in King County, Washington. ...


Other communities

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  • Greenwood
  • Grotto
  • Hazelwood
  • Houghton
  • Juanita
  • Kanaskat
  • Kangley
  • Kennydale
  • Klahanie
  • Krain
  • Lake Alice
  • Lake City
  • Lake Joy
  • Lake Sawyer
  • McMicken Heights
  • Midway
  • Morganville
  • Newport Hills
  • North City
  • Osceola


Ames Lake is a census-designated place located in King County, Washington. ... Burton is an unincorporated community in King County, Washington. ... Coal Creek is a creek in Newcastle, Washington, on Seattles Eastside. ... Crystal Mountain is the largest ski resort in Washington, USA. Though it is primarily a day-use area, drawing users from the nearby Seattle and Portland, Oregon metropolitan areas, Crystal Mountain does provide some slopeside lodging in the form of two hotels and several rental cabins. ... Cumberland is an unincorporated community in King County, Washington. ... Dockton is an unincorporated community in King County, Washington. ... Eastgate is a census-designated place located in King County, Washington. ... Ernies Grove is a small unincorporated community near the North Fork of the Snoqualmie River outside of the city of Snoqualmie. ... Grotto is a small unincorporated community in King County, Washington. ... Houghton is one of the lakeside neighborhoods of the city of Kirkland, Washington. ... Kangley is an unincorporated community in King County, Washington. ... Kennydale is a neighborhood in Renton, Washington, in the United States. ... Klahanie is an unincorporated community in King County, Washington. ... Palmer is an unincorporated community in King County, Washington. ... Portage is an unincorporated community in King County, Washington. ... Preston is an unincorporated community in King County, Washington. ... Ravensdale is a census-designated place located in King County, Washington. ... Redondo is community within the incorporated boundaries of the city of Federal Way, in King County, Washington. ... Redondo Beach is a board-walk beach located in south Des Moines, Washington. ... Tahlequah is a community on the southern end of Vashon Island in Puget Sound, Washington state. ...


Ghost towns

Hot Springs, Washington, also known as Green River Hot Springs and began under the name Kendon by the Northern Pacific Railway in 1886, was at one time home to a large sanatorium built around the natural hot springs in the area and, by 1907-1908, a population of 225 with... Lester was a small town near Stampede Pass, just south of Snoqualmie Pass in King County, started sometime in the 1880s along the Northern Pacific Railway (now the BNSF Railway ). It is one of the few ghost towns in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Wellington, later known as Tye, was a small railroad community on the Great Northern Railway in northeastern King County, Washington. ... Wellington, later known as Tye, was a small railroad community on the Great Northern Railway in northeastern King County, Washington. ... Weston, Washington began life sometime in the 1880s. ...

Schools

Federal Way School District includes three cities and parts of King County, Washington and covers 35 square miles (91 km²). There are 36 schools (23 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, 1 Public Academy, 1 Internet Academy (K-12), and 5 high schools). ... Highline School District is a Public School district; located directly south of Seattle, Washington. ... Issaquah School District No. ... Kent School District The Kent School District #415 includes the cities of Kent, Covington, Maple Valley and part of the city of Renton in King County, Washington. ... The Lake Washington School District #414 is a public school district in King County, Washington. ... Northshore School District is a public school district in King County, Washington. ... Seattle Public Schools is the school district for the city of Seattle, Washington. ... The Shoreline School District is the school district in an established residential community north of Seattle, Washington and includes the cities of Shoreline, Washington and Lake Forest Park, Washington. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ...

References

  1. ^ Bill Speidel, Doc Maynard, The Man Who Invented Seattle (Seattle: Nettle Creek Publishing Co., 1978) (ISBN 0-914890-02-6).
  2. ^ King County Journal: Proposal would ease creation of new county
  3. ^ King County Journal: Calls for new county intensify - Rural rage revives drive to escape Seattle influence
  4. ^ Cascade County (GIF)

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Cities | Towns | Municipalities | Governors | Legislature | Initiatives to the People | Initiatives to the Legislature | Congress | Symbols | Parks | Roads | Music Image File history File links Flag_of_Washington. ... A state of the United States (a U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This is a list of cities in Washington, U.S.A.. See also List of towns and the category Census-designated places in Washington. ... List of towns in Washington State Note: Populated places in Washington State are either cities, towns or census-designated places. ... There are 281 cities in the U.S. state of Washington. ... This is a list of governors of the U.S. state of Washington. ... The Washington State Legislature is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Washington. ... This is a list of all initiatives to the people that have appeared before Washington voters from 1914 to 2005, listed by number, subject, and result. ... This is a list of all initiatives to the Washington State Legislature from 1914 to 2004 that gathered enough signatures to come under consideration, listed by number, subject, and result. ... Washington State currently sends 11 congressional delegates to the United States Congress - 9 members of the House and 2 Senators. ... This is a list of Washington state parks, in the United States of America. ... Categories: Stub | Washington state highways ... The U.S. state of Washington includes several major hotbeds of musical innovation. ...

Capital

Olympia Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... Coordinates: County Thurston County Incorporated January 28, 1859 Mayor Mark Foutch Area    - City 48. ...

Regions

Central Washington | Columbia River Plateau | Eastern Washington | Inland Empire | Kitsap Peninsula | Long Beach Peninsula | Olympic Peninsula | Okanogan Country | Palouse | Puget Sound | San Juan Islands | Western Washington | Yakima Valley This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... Central Washington is a region of the United States defined as the western half of Eastern Washington, or those counties lying east of the Cascade Mountains but west of the 119th meridian. ... The Washington towns of Spokane, Vantage, Yakima and Pasco, and the Oregon town of Pendleton, lie on the Columbia River Plateau. ... Eastern Washington is a region of the United States defined as that part of Washington east of the Cascade Mountains. ... The Inland Empire is a region in the Pacific Northwest centered around Spokane, Washington, including much of the surrounding Columbia River basin. ... The Kitsap Peninsula, at times called the Indian Peninsula or the Great Peninsula, is the arm of land in Washington state (USA) that lies west of Seattle across Puget Sound and east of the Olympic Peninsula across Hood Canal. ... The Long Beach Peninsula is an arm of land in western Washington state. ... The Olympic Peninsula is the large arm of land in western Washington state that lies across Puget Sound from Seattle. ... Okanogan County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... The Palouse is a region covering approximately 16,000 sq. ... Puget Sound Puget Sound is an arm (sound) of the Pacific Ocean in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. ... The San Juan Islands are a part of the San Juan Archipelago in the northwest corner of the continental United States. ... Western Washington is a region of the United States defined as that part of Washington west of the Cascade Mountains. ... This irrigation ditch receives its water from the Yakima River. ...

Major
cities

Bellevue | Seattle | Spokane | Tacoma | Tri-Cities | Vancouver This is a list of cities in Washington, U.S.A.. See also List of towns and the category Census-designated places in Washington. ... Location Location of Bellevue within King County, Washington, and King County within Washington. ... Nickname: The Emerald City Location of Seattle in King County and Washington Coordinates: ) 47°36′N 122°19′W Country State County United States Washington King County Incorporated December 2, 1869 Mayor Greg Nickels Area    - City 369. ... Spokane (pronounced spō-CAN ) is the county seat of Spokane County in the State of Washington, USA. It was originally incorporated as Spokan Falls (without an e at the end), drawing on the Native American tribe known as the Spokanee, which means Children of the Sun. ... Old Town neighborhood in Tacoma, with Mount Rainier in background Nickname: The City of Destiny Location of Tacoma in Pierce County and Washington State County Pierce Mayor Bill Baarsma (NP) Area    - City 162. ... Central Richland as seen from the Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve. ... Motto: A colorful past, a bright future Nickname: Vancouver USA, The Couve Map Political Statistics Founded 1825 Incorporated 1857 County Clark County Mayor Royce Pollard Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 119. ...

Smaller
cities

Aberdeen | Anacortes | Arlington | Auburn | Bainbridge Island | Bellingham | Bothell | Bremerton | Burien | Centralia | Covington | Des Moines | Edmonds | Ellensburg | Enumclaw | Everett | Federal Way | Issaquah | Kenmore | Kennewick | Kent | Kirkland | Lacey | Lake Forest Park | Lakewood | Longview | Lynnwood | Maple Valley | Marysville | Mercer Island | Mill Creek | Monroe | Moses Lake | Mount Vernon | Mountlake Terrace | Mukilteo | Oak Harbor | Pasco | Port Angeles | Port Orchard | Port Townsend | Pullman | Puyallup | Redmond | Renton | Richland | Sammamish | SeaTac | Shoreline | Spokane Valley | Tukwila | University Place | Walla Walla | Wenatchee | Woodinville | Yakima This is a list of cities in Washington, U.S.A.. See also List of towns and the category Census-designated places in Washington. ... Tribute to Kurt Cobain in Aberdeen. ... Anacortes (pronounced ) is a city located in Skagit County, Washington. ... Arlington is a city located in Snohomish County, Washington, USA, between Marysville to the south and Mount Vernon to the north. ... Auburn is a city of 40,314 located in the U.S. state of Washington, in King County, with some spill-over into Pierce County. ... Bainbridge Island is an island in Puget Sound, and is an incorporated city located in Kitsap County, Washington. ... Bellingham, Washington is the county seat of Whatcom County in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Bothell is a city located in the state of Washington. ... View of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, as seen from across the water in Port Orchard. ... Burien is a city located in King County, Washington, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 31,881. ... Centralia is a city located in Lewis County, Washington. ... Covington is a city located in King County, Washington. ... Des Moines Flag Des Moines is a city located in King County, Washington, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 29,267. ... Edmonds is a city located in Snohomish County, Washington. ... Ellensburg is a city located in Kittitas County, Washington. ... Enumclaw is a city located in King County, Washington. ... Everett High School (part of Everett Public Schools) Everett Station Everett is a city located in Snohomish County, Washington. ... Federal Way is a city located in King County, Washington, United States. ... Issaquah city hall. ... Kenmore, occasionally known as Kenmore by the Lake, is a city in the United States located on the north shore of Lake Washington in King County, Washington. ... The view from Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve in Richland looking toward south Richland (foreground), Kennewick (upper right) and Pasco (across the Columbia River). ... Coordinates: Country United States State Washington County King Founded May 28, 1890 Mayor Suzette Cooke Area    - City 73. ... Nickname: The Little City That Could Location Location of Kirkland within King County, Washington, and King County within Washington. ... Lacey is a city located in Thurston County, Washington. ... Lake Forest Park is a city located in King County, Washington. ... Lakewood is a city located in Pierce County, Washington. ... Longview is a city located in Cowlitz County, Washington. ... Lynnwood is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. ... Maple Valley is a city located in King County, Washington. ... Marysville is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, USA. The population was 25,315 at the 2000 census. ... Mercer Island is a city located in King County, Washington, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 22,036. ... Mill Creek is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. ... Monroe is a city located in Snohomish County, Washington. ... Moses Lake is a city located in Grant County, Washington. ... Mount Vernon is a city in Skagit County, Washington, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 26,232. ... Mountlake Terrace is a city located in Snohomish County, Washington. ... Mukilteo (pronounced ) is a city located in Snohomish County, Washington. ... Oak Harbor is a city located on Whidbey Island in Island County, Washington. ... Pasco is a city located in Franklin County, Washington. ... Port Angeles is a city located in Clallam County, Washington. ... Port Orchard is the county seat of Kitsap County, Washington. ... Port Townsend is a city located in Jefferson County, Washington. ... Pullman is a city in Whitman County, Washington, United States. ... Puyallup (pronounced ) is a city in Pierce County, Washington about five miles east of Tacoma. ... Official website: http://www. ... Location Location of Renton in King County and Washington Coordinates , Government County King Mayor Russ Feather Geographical characteristics Area     City 44. ... Richland Police Station in foreground. ... Official website: http://www. ... SeaTac is a city and outlying suburb of Seattle, located in the southern section of King County in Washington State. ... Shoreline is a city located in King County, Washington, 15 miles (24 km) north of Downtown Seattle. ... Spokane Valley, Washington is a newly incorporated city in Spokane County, Washington. ... Tukwila (pronounced ) is a city located in King County, Washington, about 6 miles south of Seattle. ... University Place is a city in Pierce County, Washington, United States. ... Walla Walla is the both the county seat of Walla Walla County, Washington, USA, and the countys largest city. ... Wenatchee (IPA: ) is located at the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers near the eastern foothills of the Cascade Mountain range in the U.S. State of Washington. ... Woodinville is a city located in King County, Washington. ... City seal Yakima (IPA: ) is a city in central Washington and the county seat of Yakima County, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 71,845 and a metropolitan population of 229,094. ...

Counties

Adams | Asotin | Benton | Chelan | Clallam | Clark | Columbia | Cowlitz | Douglas | Ferry | Franklin | Garfield | Grant | Grays Harbor | Island | Jefferson | King | Kitsap | Kittitas | Klickitat | Lewis | Lincoln | Mason | Okanogan | Pacific | Pend Oreille | Pierce | San Juan | Skagit | Skamania | Snohomish | Spokane | Stevens | Thurston | Wahkiakum | Walla Walla | Whatcom | Whitman | Yakima List of Washington counties: Washington counties Adams County Asotin County Benton County Chelan County Clallam County Clark County Columbia County Cowlitz County Douglas County Ferry County Franklin County Garfield County Grant County Grays Harbor County Island County Jefferson County King County Kitsap County Kittitas County Klickitat County Lewis County Lincoln... Adams County is a county located in the State of Washington. ... Asotin County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Benton County is a county located in the south central of the state of Washington. ... Chelan County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Clallam County is a county in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Clark County is a county located in the southwestern part of the state of Washington, across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. ... Cowlitz County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Douglas County is a county located in the state of Washington, USA. As of 2000, the population is 32,603. ... Ferry County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Garfield County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Grant County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Grays Harbor County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington and named after Thomas Jefferson. ... Kitsap County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Kittitas County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Klickitat County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Lewis County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Mason County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Okanogan County (pronounced ) is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Pacific County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Pend Oreille County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Pierce County is the second most populous county in the state of Washington. ... San Juan County is a county located in the state of Washington, comprised of the San Juan Islands. ... Skagit County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Skamania County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Snohomish County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Spokane County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Stevens County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Thurston County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Wahkiakum County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Walla Walla County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Whatcom County (IPA: ) is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Whitman County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Yakima County is a county located in the state of Washington. ...


 
 

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