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Overview

Introduction to Tukwila, Washington

Tukwila, Washington, in King County, is 2 miles W of Renton, Washington (center to center) and 9 miles S of Seattle, Washington. The city is considered part of the Seattle - Bellevue - Everett metropolitan area. Tukwila has a population of 17,181.

Tukwila History

The present day city of Tukwila was originally inhabited by the Duwamish tribe. In fact, the area derived its name from an Indian term meaning "land of hazelnuts." Joseph Foster was the first white settler of the area. He arrived in Tukwila in the year 1853. Foster is also known as the "Father of Tukwila." Foster's home is presently preserved as Fort Dent Park. The Interurban Railroad entered Tukwila in 1902. The area was officially incorporated in 1908.

Tukwila and nearby Attractions

  • Saltwater State Park
  • Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden
  • Museum of Flight
  • Renton History Museum
  • Seattle Aquarium
  • Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium

Things To Do In Tukwila

Tukwila offers a number of playgrounds and parks for the benefit of visitors and residents. Among these are Allentown Pea Patch Garden, Ikawa Park, Tukwila Pond Park, Bicentennial Park, Crystal Springs Park, Foster Memorial Park, and Fort Dent Park. The Museum of Flight, an air and space museum, is also nearby. You can also spend your leisure time at Newcastle Beach Park and the Children's Museum of Tacoma.

Tukwila Transportation

Boeing Field/King County International Airport is very close to the city.

Tukwila Higher Education

American College of Professional Education is the local college. Seattle Community College-South Campus, Seattle University, City University, and Renton Technical College are also nearby.

People

Total Population 19,573
Male Share of the Population 50.4%
Female Share of the Population 49.6%
Senior Citizens 9.5%
Employed Population 16+ 9,159
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 42.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.7%
Median Earnings25+ $30,247
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,937
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,146

Wealth

Median Family Income $49,872
% Above Poverty Level 75.7%
% Below Poverty Level 24.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 15.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.8%
Median Gross Rent $966
Median House Value $246,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 53.8%
US/American 0%
English 3.9%
Irish 4.6%

Tukwila Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles W of Renton, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 9 miles S of Seattle, Washington
County King
Standard Zip Codes 98108, 98168, 98178, 98188
P.O. Box Zip Codes 98138
Phone Area Codes 206
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.474
Longitude -122.259

Tukwila Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station SEATTLE TACOMA AP
Distance 2.7 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
Station SEATTLE SAND PT WSFO
Distance 14.5 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
Station PUYALLUP 2 W EXP STN
Distance 19.3 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 47 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 52 to 78 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 40.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Tukwila, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bryn Mawr (98178)

Duwamish (98188)

McMicken Heights (98188)

Riverton (98188)

Skyway (98178)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Burien 49,291 $63,325
Des Moines 30,403 $66,744
Kent 122,620 $66,878
Normandy Park 6,491 $109,688
Renton 95,479 $76,685
SeaTac 27,606 $48,942
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Tukwila High Schools

FOSTER SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
4242 S 144TH ST
206-901-7905
A Title I School.
Serves 743 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.9

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