Introduction to Shoreline, Washington

Shoreline, Washington, in King county, is 10 miles N of Seattle, Washington. The city is considered part of the Seattle - Bellevue - Everett metropolitan area.

Shoreline History

Shoreline was established in 1890 when the neighboring area of Richmond Beach was platted. The Great Northern Railroad arrived at Richmond the following year. This spurred development in neighboring areas including Shoreline. The name Shoreline was first used in 1944 for a school district. In 1995, Shoreline was officially incorporated as a city in King county.

Shoreline and nearby Attractions

  • Kruckeberg Botanic Garden
  • Shoreline Stadium
  • Hamlin Park
  • Shoreview Park
  • Richmond Beach Saltwater Park
  • Shoreline Historical Museum

Things To Do In Shoreline

Shoreline provides facilities for several different types of activities. The city has tennis courts, an indoor swimming pool, a skateboarding area, and a beach. There are nature trails for walking or cycling. The city has over 381 acres of park land which provide areas for rest and recreation. The city's parks and recreation department regularly organizes entertainment and cultural programs.

Shoreline Transportation

Flights can be availed from Boeing Field/King County International Airport.

Shoreline Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are offered by Edmonds Community College, Seattle Community College, and Seattle University.


Total Population 54,774
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 16.5%
Employed Population 16+ 27,834
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 48.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 42.2%
Median Earnings25+ $42,026
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,737
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,697


Median Family Income $85,308
% Above Poverty Level 89.4%
% Below Poverty Level 10.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.5%
% Using Public Transportation 14.1%


People Living Alone 30%
Median Gross Rent $1,166
Median House Value $336,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32.8%
US/American 0.1%
English 11.3%
Irish 10.2%

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

Shoreline Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 10 miles N of Seattle, Washington
County King
Standard Zip Codes 98133, 98155, 98177
Phone Area Codes 206
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.755
Longitude -122.34

Shoreline Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 6.5 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 20 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
Station KENT
Distance 23.8 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 47 F
Apr Temp 42 to 61 F
Jul Temp 55 to 77 F
Oct Temp 44 to 62 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bitter Lake (98177, 98133)

Forest Park (98155)

North City (98155)

Richmond Beach (98177)

Richmond Highlands (98133)

The Highlands (98177)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brier 6,443 $112,574
Edmonds 40,689 $97,866
Kenmore 21,575 $102,262
Lake Forest Park 13,059 $117,119
Mountlake Terrace 20,521 $74,170
Woodway 1,337 $181,458

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

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Shoreline High Schools

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Serves 1,765 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.8

15343 25TH AVENUE N.E.
Serves 1,471 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.4

A Non-traditional School
Serves 272 students.

18560 1ST AVENUE N.E.
A Special Education School
Serves 28 students.

15230 15TH N.E.
Serves 2 students.

Shoreline Colleges

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