Introduction to SeaTac, Washington

SeaTac, Washington, in King county, is 5 miles W of Renton, Washington (center to center) and 10 miles S of Seattle, Washington. The city is included in the Seattle - Bellevue - Everett metropolitan area.

SeaTac History

The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport opened to commercial traffic in the 1940s. The city of SeaTac was named after this airport. The name is a combination of the city’s location between Seattle and Tacoma. The community was officially incorporated on February 28, 1990. SeaTac is the location of several murders committed by "The Green River Killer" during the early and mid 1980s.

SeaTac and nearby Attractions

  • Eastside Heritage Center - Winters House
  • Cambodian Cultural Museum and Killing Fields Memorial
  • Lora Lake
  • Sunset Park
  • Tyee Valley Golf Course
  • Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden

Things To Do In SeaTac

While in SeaTac, one can visit the Eastside Heritage Center-Winters House and see local artifact and also use the facility’s public research center. The Cambodian Cultural Museum and Killing Fields Memorial, Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum, and Museum of Flight are all within easy access of the city. The Hub Shopping Center is the ideal destination for those who love to shop. The city also has several beautiful lakes and reservoirs that are worth visiting. In addition, SeaTac hosts the International Festival every year. This festival draws crowds from neighboring towns and cities.

SeaTac Transportation

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is within 1 mile of the city.

SeaTac Higher Education

Residents of SeaTac can enroll at the local Bryman College. Other institutes nearby include Seattle Community College-South Campus, Renton Technical College, and Seattle University.

Seatac Almanac

County King County
Standard Zip Codes98158, 98168, 98188, 98148, 98198
Phone Area Codes206, 253, 425
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude47.44
Approximate Longitude-122.31

Seatac Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp36 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp55 to 75 F
Oct Temp46 to 60 F
Annual Precip37 inches
Distance16.2 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
Distance18.7 miles
Jan Temp35 to 45 F
Apr Temp41 to 59 F
Jul Temp54 to 75 F
Oct Temp44 to 60 F
Annual Precip53.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Des Moines30,904$70,621
Normandy Park6,598$129,000

Seatac Public Schools

Academy Of Citizenship And Empowerment
4424 South 188th Street, 700 Building
ZIP: 98188
(206) 631-6500
Total Enrollment 433
Bow Lake Elementary
18237 42nd Ave S
ZIP: 98188
(206) 631-3500
Total Enrollment 706
Chinook Middle School
18650 42nd Ave S
ZIP: 98188
(206) 631-5700
Total Enrollment 634
Global Connections High School
4424 South 188th Street, 300/600 Bldg
ZIP: 98188
(206) 631-6550
Total Enrollment 511
Mcmicken Heights Elementary
3708 S 168th St
ZIP: 98188
(206) 631-4300
Total Enrollment 546
Odyssey - The Essential School
4424 South 188th Street, 800 Bldg
ZIP: 98188
(206) 631-6450
Valley View Early Childhood Center
17622 46th Ave S
ZIP: 98188
(206) 631-5100
Total Enrollment 169
Madrona Elementary
3030 S 204th St
ZIP: 98198
(206) 631-4100
Total Enrollment 662

Seatac Private Schools

Seattle Christian Schools
18301 Military Rd S
ZIP: 98188
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 537
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