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Tukwila (pronounced [tʌkˈwɪlə]) is a city located in King County, Washington, about 6 miles south of Seattle. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 17,181. This is a concise version of the International Phonetic Alphabet for English sounds. ... Jump to: navigation, search King County is located in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ...

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Geography

Location of Tukwila, Washington

Tukwila is located at 47°28'42" North, 122°16'32" West (47.478243, -122.275432)1. Adapted from Wikipedias WA county maps by Bumm13. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.5 km² (9.1 mi²). 23.1 km² (8.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.65% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Jump to: navigation, search A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 17,181 people, 7,186 households, and 3,952 families residing in the city. The population density is 743.7/km² (1,927.0/mi²). There are 7,725 housing units at an average density of 334.4/km² (866.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 58.63% White, 12.79% African American, 1.30% Native American, 10.88% Asian, 1.82% Pacific Islander, 8.06% from other races, and 6.51% from two or more races. 13.56% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. Jump to: navigation, search 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 Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ... 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. ... Jump to: navigation, search 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. ...


There are 7,186 households out of which 28.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.4% are married couples living together, 12.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 45.0% are non-families. 34.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.38 and the average family size is 3.09. Jump to: navigation, search Marriage is a legal, social, and religious relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the city the population is spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 37.3% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 7.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 109.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 108.9 males.


The median income for a household in the city is $40,718, and the median income for a family is $42,442. Males have a median income of $35,525 versus $28,913 for females. The per capita income for the city is $22,354. 12.7% of the population and 8.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 18.0% of those under the age of 18 and 7.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Industry

Tukwila’s location at the crossroads of rivers, freeways and railroads has determined its destiny as a center of commerce. Westfield Shopping Town (formerly Southcenter Mall), Puget Sound's largest shopping complex, is located in Tukwila, as well as a number of Boeing corporation facilities. It is only 5 minutes from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Approximately 45,000 people work in Tukwila every day, while only about 17,000 live there. Jump to: navigation, search The Boeing Company NYSE: BA is the leading American aircraft and aerospace manufacturer, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with its largest production facilities in Everett, Washington, about 30 miles north of Seattle, Washington. ... FAA diagram of Sea-Tac Airport Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (IATA: SEA, ICAO: KSEA), also known as Sea-Tac Airport, is located in SeaTac, Washington at the intersection of Washington State Route 518 and Washington State Route 99. ...


History

The earliest people in Tukwila were the Duwamish who made their homes along the Black and Duwamish Rivers. They named Tukwila for the lush forests of hazelnut trees which grew around them. The Duwamish lived in cedar longhouses, hunted and fished, picked wild berries and used the river for trade with neighboring peoples. Duwamish Native American tribe Duwamish River This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The Black River of King County, Washington, once drained Lake Washington and the Cedar River into Elliott Bay via the Duwamish River. ... The Duwamish River is the name of the lower 12 miles (19 km) of Washington states Green River. ...


Early electric rail trains traveled along Interurban Avenue in Tukwila, connecting to Renton and a line to Tacoma. The Interurban Railroad operated a commuter line from 1902 to 1928, making it possible to travel from Seattle to Tacoma in less than an hour. The first Macadam paved road in Washington State was in Tukwila and bears the name of this new method of street paving. One of the earliest paved military roads is located in Tukwila. Renton is a city located in King County, Washington, USA, immediately southeast of Seattle. ... Tacoma, with Mount Rainier in background You may be looking for Takoma or Tacoma class frigate. ... Macadam is a type of road construction pioneered by John Loudon McAdam in the early 1800s. ...


Tukwila incorporated as a City in 1908.


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Tukwila, Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (586 words)
Tukwila (pronounced [tʌkˈwɪlə]) is a city located in King County, Washington, about 6 miles south of Seattle.
Tukwila’s location at the crossroads of rivers, freeways and railroads has determined its destiny as a center of commerce.
The first Macadam paved road in Washington State was in Tukwila and bears the name of this new method of street paving.
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