Introduction to Kenmore, Washington

Kenmore, Washington, in King county, is 4 miles E of Shoreline, Washington (center to center) and 11 miles N of Seattle, Washington. The city is part of the Seattle - Bellevue - Everett metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Kenmore History

Kenmore was founded in 1901 by John McMasters. The area was named after McMasters' hometown of Kenmore in Ontario. A school system and a post office were established around 1903. The Red Brick Road was opened between 1913 and 1914, and this made Kenmore a country retreat for weekend gardeners. After the Second World War, the city became home to the Nike Hercules missile batteries of the US Army. The city was officially incorporated on August 31, 1998.

Kenmore and nearby Attractions

  • St. Edwards State Park
  • Burke - Gilman Trail
  • Transportation Museum
  • Kenmore Air Harbor
  • Woodland Park Zoo
  • Seattle Aquarium

Things To Do In Kenmore

You can visit Linwood Park, Saint Edward State Park, Swamp Creek Park, Wallace Swamp Creek Park, Moorlands Park, and Rhododendron Park. The Burke-Gilman Trail offers hiking and biking facilities. The City of Kenmore also organizes several annual events and festivals including the Kenmore Summer Concert Series, Kenmore Summer Festival, Skandia Midsommarfest, and the Kenmore Art Show.

Kenmore Transportation

Snohomish County Airport can be reached within a few minutes.

Kenmore Higher Education

Bastyr University lies within the city. Lake Washington Technical College and Edmonds Community College are also nearby.


Total Population 21,575
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 13.4%
Employed Population 16+ 10,519
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 60.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 50.6%
Median Earnings25+ $52,449
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,259
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,227


Median Family Income $102,262
% Above Poverty Level 91.4%
% Below Poverty Level 8.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 9.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 8.2%


People Living Alone 21.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,175
Median House Value $403,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.5%
US/American 1.2%
English 13.6%
Irish 11.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Kenmore Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles E of Shoreline, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 11 miles N of Seattle, Washington
County King
Standard Zip Codes 98028
Phone Area Codes 425
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.757
Longitude -122.242

Kenmore Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 5.1 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 46 F
Apr Temp 42 to 58 F
Jul Temp 55 to 75 F
Oct Temp 46 to 60 F
Annual Precip 35.9 inches
Distance 15.7 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 46 F
Apr Temp 41 to 58 F
Jul Temp 54 to 73 F
Oct Temp 43 to 60 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
Distance 20.4 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 46 F
Apr Temp 42 to 58 F
Jul Temp 55 to 75 F
Oct Temp 46 to 60 F
Annual Precip 37 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bothell 41,207 $101,872
Brier 6,443 $112,574
Lake Forest Park 13,059 $117,119
Mountlake Terrace 20,521 $74,170
Shoreline 54,774 $85,308
Woodinville 11,373 $131,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Kenmore High Schools

Serves 1,872 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23.4

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