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Overview

Introduction to Issaquah, Washington

Issaquah, Washington, in King County, is 9 miles E of Renton, Washington (center to center) and 14 miles E of Seattle, Washington. The city is considered part of the Seattle - Bellevue - Everett metropolitan area.

Issaquah History

Issaquah was originally inhabited by Native Americans. In fact, the area derived its name from a local Native American whose name meant "the sound of birds." Coal was discovered in the area in 1862. The mining of coal increased after the railroad arrived in the city in the late 1880s. Issaquah was officially incorporated on April 29, 1892.

Issaquah and nearby Attractions

  • Lake Sammamish State Park
  • Gilman Town Hall
  • Cougar Mountain Zoological Park
  • Issaquah Depot Museum
  • Newcastle Beach Park
  • Museum of Flight

Things To Do In Issaquah

During your stay in Issaquah, you can visit Gilman Village, Cougar Mountain Zoo, and Issaquah Salmon Hatchery. Boating and fishing can be enjoyed on Round Lake, Lake Sammamish, and Tradition Lake. To explore the history of the city, you can visit the Issaquah Historical Society Depot Museum and Issaquah Historical Society Museum. It is also worth visiting the Illusionz Magical Entertainment Center. The Bellevue Aquatic Center and KidsQuest Interactive Museum are nearby.

Issaquah Transportation

International flights are available from Boeing Field/King County International Airport.

Issaquah Higher Education

Trinity Lutheran College is the local college. Bellevue Community College and Renton Technical College are also close to the city.

Demographics

People

Total Population35,629
Male Share of the Population46.7%
Female Share of the Population53.3%
Senior Citizens12.1%
Employed Population 16+18,186
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married58.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher64.2%
Median Earnings25+$68,739
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,417
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,639

Wealth

Median Family Income$127,860
% Above Poverty Level92.8%
% Below Poverty Level7.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home8.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.6%
% Using Public Transportation8.5%

Housing

People Living Alone29.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,746
Median House Value$502,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)36.6%
English10.1%
Irish8.5%
Norwegian4.7%
French Except Basque3.4%
Scottish3.2%
Italian3.1%
Swedish3.1%
Polish2%
Dutch1.6%
Welsh1.3%
Swiss1.1%
Russian1.1%
Ukrainian1.1%
African0.9%
Romanian0.9%
Greek0.8%
Danishn0.7%
Iranian0.5%
Arab0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Czech0.4%
Canadian0.4%
US/American0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Turkish0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Australian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
German0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
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Issaquah Almanac

CategoryValue
County King County
Standard Zip Codes98027, 98029, 98006, 98075
Phone Area Codes425
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude47.5
Approximate Longitude-122

Issaquah Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSNOQUALMIE FALLS
Distance9.3 miles
Jan Temp33 to 46 F
Apr Temp39 to 58 F
Jul Temp52 to 74 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip62 inches
StationKENT
Distance12.9 miles
Jan Temp35 to 47 F
Apr Temp42 to 61 F
Jul Temp55 to 77 F
Oct Temp44 to 62 F
Annual Precip39.5 inches
StationSEATTLE TACOMA AP
Distance14 miles
Jan Temp36 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp55 to 75 F
Oct Temp46 to 60 F
Annual Precip37 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beaux Arts Village342$226,250
Maple Valley25,375$110,374
Newcastle11,346$154,957
Renton99,692$82,233
Sammamish62,877$167,744
Snoqualmie12,944$151,167

Issaquah Public Libraries

King County Library System
960 NEWPORT WAY NW
Issaquah, Washington
(425) 369-3200

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Issaquah Public Schools

Clark Elementary
500 2nd Ave Se
ZIP: 98027
(425) 837-6300
Primary
Total Enrollment 595
Issaquah High School
700 2nd Ave Se
ZIP: 98027
(425) 837-6000
High
Total Enrollment 2107
Issaquah Middle School
400 1st Ave Se
ZIP: 98027
(425) 837-6800
Middle
Total Enrollment 771
Issaquah Special Services
565 Nw Holly St
ZIP: 98027
(425) 837-7091
Other
Total Enrollment 102
Issaquah Valley Elementary
555 Nw Holly St
ZIP: 98027
(425) 837-7200
Primary
Total Enrollment 647
Tiger Mountain Community High School
355 Se Evans Ln
ZIP: 98027
(425) 837-6200
High
Total Enrollment 72
Beaver Lake Middle School
25025 Se 32nd St
ZIP: 98029
(425) 837-4150
Middle
Total Enrollment 873
Challenger Elementary
25200 Se Klahanie Blvd
ZIP: 98029
(425) 837-7550
Primary
Total Enrollment 605
Endeavour Elementary School
26205 Se Issaquah-fall City Rd
ZIP: 98029
(425) 837-7350
Primary
Total Enrollment 688
Grand Ridge Elementary
1739 Ne Park Dr
ZIP: 98029
(425) 837-7925
Primary
Total Enrollment 737
Pacific Cascade Middle School
24635 Se Issaquah Fall City Rd
ZIP: 98029
(425) 837-5900
Middle
Total Enrollment 922
Discovery Elementary
2300 228th Ave Se
ZIP: 98075
(425) 837-4100
Primary
Total Enrollment 582

Issaquah Private Schools

St Joseph School
220 Mt Park Blvd Sw
ZIP: 98027
Elementary
Total Enrollment 293
Sunnybrook Montessori
1005 5th Ave Nw
ZIP: 98027
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Eastridge Christian School
24205 Se Issaquah Fall City Rd
ZIP: 98029
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Issaquah Montessori School
24326 Se Issaquah Fall City Rd
ZIP: 98029
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Lakeside 3520 Montessori
3520 Issaquah Pine Lake Road Se Campus
ZIP: 98029
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Lakeside Montessori Highlands
2001 15th Ave Ne
ZIP: 98029
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Lakeside Montessori Pine Lake
3520 Iss Pine Lake Rd Se
ZIP: 98029
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Sammamish Christian School & Noah's Ark Preschool
4221 228th Ave Se B
ZIP: 98029
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Snoqualmie Springs School
25237 Se Issaquah Fall City Rd
ZIP: 98029
Elementary
Total Enrollment 38
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