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City of Sammamish, Washington

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Location of Sammamish in Washington.
Location of Sammamish in Washington.
Coordinates: 47°36′32″N 122°2′32″W / 47.60889, -122.04222
Country United States
State Washington
County King
Government
 - Mayor Mark Cross
Area
 - City  18.3 sq mi (47.4 km²)
 - Land  18.1 sq mi (46.7 km²)
 - Water  0.3 sq mi (0.6 km²)
Elevation  59 ft (18 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 34,104
 - Density 1,889.4/sq mi (729.5/km²)
Time zone Pacific (UTC−8)
 - Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC−7)
ZIP codes 98074-98075
Area code(s) 425
FIPS code 53-61115GR2
GNIS feature ID 1508071GR3
Website: http://www.ci.sammamish.wa.us/

Sammamish is an Eastside suburb of Seattle, in King County, Washington, United States. It was incorporated in 1999. The population was 34,104 at the 2000 census. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2400x863, 82 KB) Summary City of Sammamish File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links King_County_Washington_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Sammamish_Highlighted. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... Washington counties This is a list of counties in Washington. ... King County redirects here; you may be looking for King County, Texas. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Mark Cross, born 1965 in London, England is a veteran hard rock and heavy metal drummer. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... For other meanings of Pacific, see Pacific (disambiguation). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... For other meanings of Pacific, see Pacific (disambiguation). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... Area code 425 is a telephone dialing code in Washington for the suburbs north and east of Seattle, particularly the Eastside, extending east to Snoqualmie and north to Everett. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... The Eastside is to the right (east) of Lake Washington. ... King County redirects here; you may be looking for King County, Texas. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... This article is about the year. ...

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History

The Sammamish Plateau was part of unincorporated King County for most of its history. A vote in 1991 to join neighboring Issaquah failed, as did a vote on incorporation the following year. A renewed movement to become a city, born of frustration with development policies set by the county government, met with voter approval in 1998. Sammamish was officially incorporated on August 31, 1999. Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Issaquah City Hall Issaquah ([[Iz-ah-qu-ah)) is a city in King County, Washington, United States. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


Geography

Sammamish is located at 47°36′32″N, 122°2′32″W (47.608842° N 122.042300° W) GR1. Neighboring cities include Redmond to the north and Issaquah to the south. Location of Redmond within King County, and King County within Washington. ... Issaquah City Hall Issaquah ([[Iz-ah-qu-ah)) is a city in King County, Washington, United States. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 47.4 km² (18.3 mi²). 46.7 km² (18.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.6 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (1.37%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) 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 English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Situated on the shores and hilly terrain east of Lake Sammamish, the city features a landscape of trees, mountains, and lakes. Other than Lake Sammamish, Beaver Lake and Pine Lake are the two biggest lakes in Sammamish. Lake Sammamish is a lake 13 km (8 mi) east of Seattle in King County, Washington, United States. ... Lake Sammamish is a lake 13 km (8 mi) east of Seattle in King County, Washington, United States. ... Beaver Lake is a 79 acre (0. ... Pine Lake is a popular recreation and fishing spot. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 34,104 people, 11,131 households, and 9,650 families residing in the city. In 2007, the population is expected to pass 40,000.[1] Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ...


The population density was 729.5/km² (1,888.9/mi²). There were 11,599 housing units at an average density of 248.1/km² (642.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.82% White, 0.85% African American, 0.29% Native American, 7.89% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 0.60% from other races, and 2.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.50% of the population. 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. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... 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. ...


There were 11,131 households out of which 53.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.5% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 13.3% were non-families. 9.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.06 and the average family size was 3.29. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 33.4% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 4.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 101.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.5 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $101,592, and the median income for a family was $104,356. Males had a median income of $76,688 versus $47,164 for females. The per capita income for the city was $42,971. About 1.6% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over. Based on per capita income, one of the more reliable measures of affluence, Sammamish ranks 11th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked. 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. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Recreation

Lake Sammamish and Issaquah's Lake Sammamish State Park offer water recreation. Sammamish is a very green city, with views of the woods virtually everywhere. There are many hiking trails and scenic woods to enjoy around the housing developments. There are four major city parks: Beaver Lake Park, Pine Lake Park, NE Sammamish Park, and East Sammamish Park. Parks being planned in the recently-incorporated city include Soaring Eagle Park, the Sammamish Commons, and Ebright Creek Park. The East Lake Sammamish Trail, opened in April 2006, connects to a regional trail system. A skatepark is located across from Skyline High School. Lake Sammamish is a lake 13 km (8 mi) east of Seattle in King County, Washington, United States. ... Lake Sammamish State Park is a park at the south end of Lake Sammamish, in King County, Washington, United States. ... Beaver Lake Park is a 54 acre (220,000 m²) park located on the southwest corner of Beaver Lake in the city of Sammamish, Washington. ... The East Lake Sammamish Trail is a recreational trail in King County, Washington that runs along Lake Sammamish from Marymoor Park in Redmond to Gilman Boulevard in Issaquah. ... Skatepark in Davis, California. ... Skyline High School is a public high school located at 3251 East 3760 South Salt Lake City, Utah. ...


The first phase of Sammamish Commons, a city center project comprising City Hall, recreation facilities, and a police station was opened in late 2006. Eventually, the King County Library System plans to relocate the current Sammamish Library to the site; in addition, the city government and YMCA have recently been in talks to construct a community center on the site.[citation needed]


Sammamish is home to two private golf clubs: the Plateau Club, and Sahalee Country Club, which hosted the 1998 PGA Championship and the 2002 World Golf Championship-NEC Invitational. The Sahalee Country Club is a country club and golf course located in Sammamish, Washington, just outside of Seattle, USA. Sahalee is member-owned. ...


Arts

The Sammamish Symphony Orchestra is a community orchestra founded on the Sammamish Plateau in 1994. It includes players from the town and surrounding players, and performs five concerts a year. An editor has expressed a concern that the subject of the article does not satisfy the notability guideline or one of the following guidelines for inclusion on Wikipedia: Biographies, Books, Companies, Fiction, Music, Neologisms, Numbers, Web content, or several proposals for new guidelines. ...


Politics

Sammamish uses a council-city manager form of government. The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ...


On the federal level, Sammamish is a swing city that has become increasingly Democratic in recent years.


In the 2000 Presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 51.80% percent of the vote here, defeating Democrat Al Gore, who received 44.99%. In the 2000 Washington Senatorial Election, Republican Slade Gorton received 55.93% to Democrat Maria Cantwell's 42.57%.[citation needed] In the United States presidential election of 2000 Republican George W. Bush gained the US Presidency over Democrat Al Gore after the United States Supreme Court in Bush v. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... This article is about the former Vice President of the United States. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Slade Gorton Thomas Slade Gorton III (born January 8, 1928) is an American politician. ... Maria E. Cantwell (born October 13, 1958) is the junior United States Senator from Washington state and is a member of the Democratic Party. ...


In the 2004 Presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 49.97% percent of the vote, defeating Democrat John Kerry, who received 49.07%. In the 2004 Washington Senatorial Election, Democrat Patty Murray received 50.51% of the vote to Republican George Nethercutt's 48.05%.[citation needed] Presidential election results map. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ... In 2004, Democrat Patty Murray faced Republican Representative George Nethercutt whom she defeated 55% to 43%, making her only the fourth Washington senator to win 3 consecutive terms. ... Patricia Lynn Murray (known as Patty Murray) (born October 11, 1950) is a Democratic United States Senator from Washington. ... George R. Nethercutt, Jr. ...


In the 2006 Washington Senatorial Election, Democrat Maria Cantwell received 53.91% of the vote compared to Republican Mike McGavick's 44.29%.[citation needed] The Washington U.S. Senate election of 2006 was held on November 7, 2006, with Maria Cantwell elected to serve her second term from January 3, 2007 and January 3, 2013. ... Mike McGavick Michael S. Mike McGavick (born February 7, 1958 in Seattle, Washington) is a former American business executive and a graduate of the University of Washington. ...


Community service

Sammamish Citizens Corps offers several interlinked community volunteer programs and events, including an active Community Emergency Response Team. The city encourages citizen involvement, emergency preparedness, strong neighborhood watch organizations, and volunteerism. The Sammamish Youth Board's mission is to unite youth, adults and government to form a relationship that promotes equality and mutual respect, as well as to create integral activities that lead to a stronger community.[citation needed] In the United States a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), sometimes known as a Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT), or Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET), is a group of volunteer emergency workers who have received basic training in disaster preparedness, disaster fire suppression, basic disaster medical operations, light search and rescue...


City services

Despite its size, the City of Sammamish does not have its own U.S. Post Office.[2]


The city relies on Eastside Fire and Rescue to provide fire services.[3]


The city uses King County Sheriff's office employees, dedicated to serve the city by contract, having 22 sworn officers in 2005. The city relies on the King County Jail and does not have its own detention center.[4]


Schools

The city is part of two school districts: Lake Washington School District (northern Sammamish) and Issaquah School District (southern Sammamish). There are two high schools, Eastlake High School of the LWSD and Skyline High School of ISD exist within the city limits, as well as three middle/junior high schools, and nearly a dozen elementary schools. Also, the Pacific Cascade Freshman Campus opened at the start of the 2006-2007 school year in ISD, making it the second Freshman Campus in the state of Washington. [citation needed]Eastside Catholic High School will be moving to its newly-constructed Sammamish campus in September of 2008, with the addition of grade 6-8.[citation needed] The Lake Washington School District #414 is a public school district in King County, Washington. ... Issaquah School District No. ... Eastlake High School (EHS) is a public high school located in Sammamish, Washington in the United States. ... Skyline High School is a public high school in the Issaquah School District of King County, Washington, USA. It is the district’s newest high school, having opened in 1997. ... // Eastside Catholic High School is a private Catholic school located in Bellevue, Washington. ...


Public transit

With service provided both by Sound Transit and King County Metro, some areas of Sammamish are served by three bus routes that provide access to other Eastside cities and Seattle. Sound Transit has been the popular name of Washington states Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority since 1996. ... Articulating bus Metro Transit, Metro for short, is the public transit authority of King County, Washington, a division of the King County Department of Transportation. ... The Eastside is to the right (east) of Lake 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. ...

  1. Route 216 - Seattle commuter service on weekdays via Redmond
  2. Route 269 - Commuter service to Redmond and Issaquah on weekdays
  3. Route 927 - Local transportation service with DART (Dial-A-Ride Transit) access to/from Issaquah

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. ... Redmond may refer to: Places in the United States: Redmond, Oregon Redmond, Utah Redmond, Washington, a city in King County, Washington, USA. Its best known as the home of Microsoft and Nintendo of America. ... Redmond may refer to: Places in the United States: Redmond, Oregon Redmond, Utah Redmond, Washington, a city in King County, Washington, USA. Its best known as the home of Microsoft and Nintendo of America. ... Issaquah is a city located in King County, Washington. ... Issaquah is a city located in King County, Washington. ...

References

  1. ^ Parker, John (March 7), "How big is Sammamish now? Get ready for the 40,000 mark", Sammamish Review: 1, <http://www.sammamishreview.com/>
  2. ^ http://cobrand.switchboard.com/bin/cgidir.dll?MEM=1355&PR=139&ST=2&CSF=LocatorPostOffice&cid=1222&SD=100&A=&T=sammamish&S=WA&Z=98074&Search.x=30&Search.y=6
  3. ^ http://www.eastsidefire-rescue.org/
  4. ^ http://www.ci.sammamish.wa.us/files/document/2527.pdf

External links

Coordinates: 47.608842° N 122.0423° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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City of Sammamish - City Tour (232 words)
With the Seattle skyline and the Olympic Mountains to the west, and the looming grandeur of the Cascades to the east, Sammamish rests comfortably in the embrace of Washington state’s famous natural beauty.
The name Sammamish is derived from two Native American Skagit words: Samena – hunter and mish – people.
Historically an area of timber and agricultural activities, Sammamish now boasts many of the finest residential areas in the Puget Sound region set in an environment of green spaces, including wetlands and community parks.
Sammamish, Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1017 words)
Sammamish (pronounced [səˈmæmɪʃ]) is an Eastside suburb of Seattle, in King County, Washington, United States.
Sammamish was officially incorporated on August 31, 1999.
Sammamish is a city that encourages citizen involvement, emergency preparedness, strong neighborhood watch organizations, and volunteerism.
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