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Overview

Introduction to Sammamish, Washington

Sammamish, Washington, in King county, is 6 miles E of Bellevue, Washington (center to center) and 12 miles E of Seattle, Washington. The city is included in the Seattle - Bellevue - Everett metropolitan area.

Sammamish History

Sammamish Plateau existed as an unincorporated part of King County through most of its history. A vote to join neighboring Issaquah was held in 1991 but failed. The following year saw another unsuccessful effort, this time for incorporation. Shortly after, there was a renewed movement for cityhood, driven by the frustration over the development policies of the county government. This effort was approved by voters in 1998, and Sammamish was officially incorporated in August 1999.

Sammamish and nearby Attractions

  • Alexander Beach
  • Lake Sammamish State Park
  • Sahalee Country Club
  • Beaver Lake Preserve
  • Ebright Creek Park
  • Sammamish Commons

Things To Do In Sammamish

There are plenty of opportunities for water recreation at Lake Sammamish and Lake Sammamish State Park. The city is full of greenery with scenic woods and hiking trails. Golf enthusiasts will be delighted with the world class facilities offered at Sahalee Country Club and Plateau Club. The Sammamish Symphony Orchestra has local artists as well as the neighborhood performing five concerts every year.

Sammamish Transportation

It takes a short drive to reach Boeing Field/King County International Airport.

Sammamish Higher Education

Bellevue Community College, City University, Renton Technical College, and Seattle University provide opportunities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population62,136
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens7.1%
Employed Population 16+29,807
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married74%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher72.9%
Median Earnings25+$94,589
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,673
Median Earnings With High School Degree$47,875

Wealth

Median Family Income$160,514
% Above Poverty Level97.3%
% Below Poverty Level2.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home10.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation6.9%

Housing

People Living Alone10.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,982
Median House Value$624,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)35.4%
German14.3%
English11.4%
Irish9.2%
Norwegian4.7%
Italian3.9%
Swedish3%
Scottish2.6%
French Except Basque2.4%
Polish2.2%
Russian2.2%
Dutch1.3%
Danishn1.2%
Arab0.7%
African0.7%
Romanian0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Iranian0.6%
Finnish0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Swiss0.5%
Greek0.5%
Brazilian0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Czech0.4%
Lebanese0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
South African0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Israeli0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Australian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
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Sammamish Almanac

CategoryValue
County King County
Standard Zip Codes98074, 98075
Phone Area Codes206,425
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude47.62
Approximate Longitude-122.02

Sammamish 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
Distance8.5 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
StationSEATTLE TACOMA AP
Distance16.4 miles
Jan Temp36 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp55 to 75 F
Oct Temp46 to 60 F
Annual Precip37 inches
StationSTARTUP 1 E
Distance22.9 miles
Jan Temp33 to 47 F
Apr Temp40 to 59 F
Jul Temp52 to 76 F
Oct Temp41 to 61 F
Annual Precip65.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beaux Arts Village368$217,917
Bellevue136,718$118,483
Hunts Point461$195,833
Kirkland85,812$117,475
Redmond59,268$125,758
Yarrow Point1,149$250

Sammamish Public Schools

Blackwell Elementary
3225 - 205th Pl Ne
ZIP: 98074
(425) 936-2520
Primary
Total Enrollment 439
Carson Elementary
1035 - 244th Ave Ne
ZIP: 98074
(425) 936-2750
Primary
Total Enrollment 425
Eastlake High School
400 228th Ne
ZIP: 98074
(425) 936-1500
High
Total Enrollment 1622
Inglewood Middle School
24120 Ne 8th St
ZIP: 98074
(425) 936-2360
Middle
Total Enrollment 1162
Mcauliffe Elementary
23823 Ne 22nd
ZIP: 98074
(425) 936-2620
Primary
Total Enrollment 494
Mead Elementary
1725 216th Ave Ne
ZIP: 98074
(425) 936-2630
Primary
Total Enrollment 592
Renaissance School
4000 228th Ne
ZIP: 98074
(425) 936-1544
Middle
Total Enrollment 94
Smith Elementary
23305 Ne 14th St
ZIP: 98074
(425) 936-2710
Primary
Total Enrollment 599
Cascade Ridge Elementary
2020 Trossachs Blvd Se
ZIP: 98075
(425) 837-5500
Primary
Total Enrollment 549
Creekside Elementary
20777 Se 16th St
ZIP: 98075
(425) 837-5200
Primary
Total Enrollment 699
Pine Lake Middle School
3200 228th Ave Se
ZIP: 98075
(425) 837-5700
Middle
Total Enrollment 848
Skyline High School
1122 228th Ave Se
ZIP: 98075
(425) 837-7702
High
Total Enrollment 2136
Sunny Hills Elementary
3200 Issaquah-pine Lake Rd Se
ZIP: 98075
(425) 837-7400
Primary
Total Enrollment 605

Sammamish Private Schools

Brightmont Academy - Sammamish
711 228th Ave Ne
ZIP: 98074
Secondary
Total Enrollment 12
Eastside Catholic School
232 228th Ave Se
ZIP: 98074
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 841
Sammamish Childrens School
207 228th Ave Se
ZIP: 98074
Elementary
Total Enrollment 24
Tlc Montessori
21512 Ne 16th St
ZIP: 98074
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Arbor Schools
1107 228th Ave Se
ZIP: 98075
Elementary
Total Enrollment 53
Lakeside Montessori School
3310 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy Se Ste C1
ZIP: 98075
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
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