Overview

Introduction to Tukwila, Washington

Tukwila, Washington, in King County, is 2 miles W of Renton, Washington (center to center) and 9 miles S of Seattle, Washington. The city is considered part of the Seattle - Bellevue - Everett metropolitan area.

Tukwila History

The present day city of Tukwila was originally inhabited by the Duwamish tribe. In fact, the area derived its name from an Indian term meaning "land of hazelnuts." Joseph Foster was the first white settler of the area. He arrived in Tukwila in the year 1853. Foster is also known as the "Father of Tukwila." Foster's home is presently preserved as Fort Dent Park. The Interurban Railroad entered Tukwila in 1902. The area was officially incorporated in 1908.

Tukwila and nearby Attractions

  • Saltwater State Park
  • Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden
  • Museum of Flight
  • Renton History Museum
  • Seattle Aquarium
  • Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium

Things To Do In Tukwila

Tukwila offers a number of playgrounds and parks for the benefit of visitors and residents. Among these are Allentown Pea Patch Garden, Ikawa Park, Tukwila Pond Park, Bicentennial Park, Crystal Springs Park, Foster Memorial Park, and Fort Dent Park. The Museum of Flight, an air and space museum, is also nearby. You can also spend your leisure time at Newcastle Beach Park and the Children's Museum of Tacoma.

Tukwila Transportation

Boeing Field/King County International Airport is very close to the city.

Tukwila Higher Education

American College of Professional Education is the local college. Seattle Community College-South Campus, Seattle University, City University, and Renton Technical College are also nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,025
Male Share of the Population51.4%
Female Share of the Population48.6%
Senior Citizens9.9%
Employed Population 16+10,030
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married43.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.9%
Median Earnings25+$32,083
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,352
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,071

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,095
% Above Poverty Level78.8%
% Below Poverty Level21.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.9%
% Using Public Transportation12.3%

Housing

People Living Alone28.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,132
Median House Value$260,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)55.6%
African9.9%
German8.6%
Irish6.4%
Somali5.4%
English4.6%
Norwegian4%
Arab2.6%
Ethiopian2.5%
French Except Basque2.5%
Scottish1.8%
Italian1.6%
West Indian1.4%
Polish1.1%
Jamaican1%
Iraqi0.9%
Turkish0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Lithuanian0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Sudanese0.5%
Moroccan0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Syrian0.4%
Bulgarian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Macedonian0.2%
Barbadian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Russian0.2%
Romanian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Sierra Leone0.1%
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Tukwila Almanac

CategoryValue
County King County
Standard Zip Codes98178, 98108, 98188, 98168
P.O. Box Zip Codes98138
Phone Area Codes20,62,53,425, 206, 52, 253, 34
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude47.49
Approximate Longitude-122.25

Tukwila 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 TACOMA AP
Distance2.7 miles
Jan Temp36 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp55 to 75 F
Oct Temp46 to 60 F
Annual Precip37 inches
StationSEATTLE SAND PT WSFO
Distance14.5 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
StationPUYALLUP 2 W EXP STN
Distance19.3 miles
Jan Temp33 to 47 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp52 to 78 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip40.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Burien50,729$71,724
Des Moines31,080$72,336
Kent126,561$72,636
Normandy Park6,634$136,776
Renton99,692$82,233
SeaTac28,597$61,505

Tukwila Hospitals

Regional Hospital For Respiratory & Complex Care
(Non-profit)
12844 Military Road South
(206) 248-4521

Tukwila Public Schools

Raisbeck Aviation High School
9229 East Marginal Way S
ZIP: 98108
(206) 631-7200
High
Total Enrollment 432
Cascade View Elementary
13601 32nd Avenue S
ZIP: 98168
(206) 901-7700
Primary
Total Enrollment 500
Foster Senior High School
4242 S 144th St
ZIP: 98168
(206) 901-7902
High
Total Enrollment 924
Tukwila Elementary
5939 S 149th St
ZIP: 98168
(206) 901-7500
Primary
Total Enrollment 549
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