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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,830
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens13.9%
Employed Population 16+10,712
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married60.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher52.2%
Median Earnings25+$55,672
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$35,317
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,434

Wealth

Median Family Income$109,041
% Above Poverty Level92.6%
% Below Poverty Level7.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home10%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation10.1%

Housing

People Living Alone22.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,196
Median House Value$427,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)30.8%
German17.3%
English12.3%
Irish9.8%
Norwegian6.2%
French Except Basque3.7%
Swedish3.5%
Italian3%
Scottish2.8%
Dutch2.2%
Russian2%
Polish1.8%
Welsh1.5%
US/American1.2%
Romanian1.1%
Canadian1.1%
Danishn1%
Ukrainian0.9%
Croatian0.7%
Arab0.6%
Swiss0.6%
Portuguese0.6%
Czech0.6%
African0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Brazilian0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Finnish0.3%
South African0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Palestinian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Greek0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Kenmore Almanac

CategoryValue
County King County
Standard Zip Codes98028
Phone Area Codes425
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude47.75
Approximate Longitude-122.24

Kenmore Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSEATTLE SAND PT WSFO
Distance5.1 miles
Jan Temp35 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp55 to 75 F
Oct Temp46 to 60 F
Annual Precip35.9 inches
StationEVERETT
Distance15.7 miles
Jan Temp34 to 46 F
Apr Temp41 to 58 F
Jul Temp54 to 73 F
Oct Temp43 to 60 F
Annual Precip37.5 inches
StationSEATTLE TACOMA AP
Distance20.4 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
Bothell43,153$106,930
Brier6,530$121,086
Lake Forest Park13,156$118,950
Mountlake Terrace20,747$75,671
Shoreline55,021$89,294
Woodinville11,549$138,375

Kenmore Public Schools

Arrowhead Elementary
6725 Ne Arrowhead Dr
ZIP: 98028
(425) 408-4000
Primary
Total Enrollment 387
Inglemoor Hs
15500 Simonds Rd Ne
ZIP: 98028
(425) 408-7200
High
Total Enrollment 1595
Kenmore Elementary
19121 71 Av Ne
ZIP: 98028
(425) 408-4800
Primary
Total Enrollment 478
Kenmore Junior High
20323 66 Av Ne
ZIP: 98028
(425) 408-6400
Middle
Total Enrollment 663
Moorlands Elementary
15115 84 Av Ne
ZIP: 98028
(425) 408-5100
Primary
Total Enrollment 661

Kenmore Private Schools

Creative Montessori School
14944 Juanita Dr Ne
ZIP: 98028
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
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