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.


Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population


% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher
Median Earnings25+
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification
Median Earnings With High School Degree


Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation


People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Seatac Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles W of Renton, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 10 miles S of Seattle, Washington
County King
Standard Zip Codes 98148, 98158, 98168, 98188, 98198
Phone Area Codes 206
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.453
Longitude -122.32

Seatac Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 46 F
Apr Temp 42 to 58 F
Jul Temp 55 to 75 F
Oct Temp 46 to 60 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 46 F
Apr Temp 42 to 58 F
Jul Temp 55 to 75 F
Oct Temp 46 to 60 F
Annual Precip 35.9 inches
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 45 F
Apr Temp 41 to 59 F
Jul Temp 54 to 75 F
Oct Temp 44 to 60 F
Annual Precip 53.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Seatac, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Duwamish (98188)

McMicken Heights (98188)

Redondo Beach (98198)

Riverton (98188)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Burien 49,785 $64,546
Des Moines 30,715 $67,278
Kent 124,292 $69,108
Normandy Park 6,568 $114,875
Renton 97,234 $76,324
Tukwila 19,757 $57,958

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Seatac High Schools

4424 S 188TH ST
A Title I School.
Serves 1,240 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.4

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