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Overview

Introduction to Enumclaw, Washington

Enumclaw, Washington, in King County, is 16 miles SE of Kent, Washington (center to center) and 32 miles SE of CitySeattle, Washington. The city is part of the Seattle - Bellevue - Everett metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Enumclaw History

Frank and Mary Stevenson built their farmhouse in 1879 in the area now known as Enumclaw. In 1885, the area was platted. Enumclaw derived its name from an Indian term meaning "loud noise" or "home of the evil spirits." The Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad first entered the city in 1910. Enumclaw was officially incorporated as a city on January 27, 1913.

Enumclaw and nearby Attractions

  • Mud Mountain Dam
  • Federation Forest State Park
  • Crystal Mountain
  • Foothills Historical Society Museum
  • Kanaskat/ Palmer Recreation Area
  • Children's Museum of Tacoma

Things To Do In Enumclaw

The City of Enumclaw offers numerous recreational facilities for both visitors and residents. You can visit the Enumclaw Aquatic Center during your leisure time. The Enumclaw Park, Martin Johnson Park, Montgomery Park, Dwight Garrett Park, and Nolte State Park are also worth visiting. In addition, you can plan a day trip to the Enchanted Village and Wild Waves and Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium.

Enumclaw Transportation

The nearest international airport is Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Enumclaw Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are provided at Green River Community College, Highline Community College, and Pacific Lutheran University.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,670
Male Share of the Population51%
Female Share of the Population49%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+5,702
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married45.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.4%
Median Earnings25+$41,456
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,760
Median Earnings With High School Degree$42,891

Wealth

Median Family Income$71,375
% Above Poverty Level87%
% Below Poverty Level13%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work3%
% Using Public Transportation1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone34%
Median Gross Rent$1,038
Median House Value$254,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.6%
Irish11.9%
English11.6%
Norwegian6.2%
Swedish4.3%
Italian4.1%
French Except Basque3.9%
Polish2.4%
Canadian2.3%
Scottish1.8%
Dutch1.6%
Danishn1.6%
Russian1.1%
Finnish0.8%
Welsh0.8%
Swiss0.7%
Portuguese0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Turkish0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
US/American0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Croatian0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Czech0.1%
German0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Enumclaw Almanac

CategoryValue
County King County
Standard Zip Codes98022
Phone Area Codes360
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude47.1
Approximate Longitude-121.6

Enumclaw Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBUCKLEY 1 NE
Distance2.7 miles
Jan Temp32 to 45 F
Apr Temp39 to 59 F
Jul Temp51 to 76 F
Oct Temp41 to 60 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches
StationPALMER 3 ESE
Distance9.3 miles
Jan Temp32 to 43 F
Apr Temp38 to 56 F
Jul Temp51 to 73 F
Oct Temp42 to 59 F
Annual Precip86.8 inches
StationMC MILLIN RESERVOIR
Distance13.9 miles
Jan Temp32 to 45 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp51 to 75 F
Oct Temp41 to 59 F
Annual Precip43.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Black Diamond4,378$98,654
Bonney Lake19,560$96,818
Buckley4,593$75,692
Carbonado666$70,481
South Prairie271$83,750
Wilkeson447$69,167

Enumclaw Hospitals

Enumclaw Regional Hospital
(Non-profit)
1450 Battersby Ave
(360) 825-2505
St. Elizabeth Hospital
(Non-profit)
1455 Battersby Avenue
(360) 802-8800

Enumclaw Public Schools

Byron Kibler Elementary School
2057 Kibler Ave
ZIP: 98022
(360) 802-7263
Primary
Total Enrollment 439
Enumclaw Middle School
550 Semanski Street
ZIP: 98022
(360) 802-7150
Middle
Total Enrollment 448
Enumclaw Sr High School
226 Semanski St South
ZIP: 98022
(360) 802-7669
High
Total Enrollment 1396
Southwood Elementary School
3240 Mcdougall Avenue
ZIP: 98022
(360) 802-7370
Primary
Total Enrollment 306
Special Ed School
2929 Mcdougall Avenue
ZIP: 98022
(360) 802-7133
Other
Total Enrollment 21
Sunrise Elementary
899 Osceola At 244th Ave Se
ZIP: 98022
(360) 802-7425
Primary
Total Enrollment 432
Thunder Mountain Middle School
42018 264th Avenue Se
ZIP: 98022
(360) 802-7492
Middle
Total Enrollment 455
Westwood Elementary School
21200 Se 416th
ZIP: 98022
(360) 802-7620
Primary
Total Enrollment 300

Enumclaw Private Schools

A Country Garden Montessori
38722 Black Diamond Rd
ZIP: 98022
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
Cedar River Academy
1640 Fell St
ZIP: 98022
Elementary
Total Enrollment 31
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