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The city of Bothell is located on Puget Sound.

Bothell is primarily located in King County<1>. A portion of Bothell extends into Snohomish County.

The pronunciation of Bothell: BAH-thul<2>

The community of Bothell was established in 1870.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bothell has a population of 47,374 people<3> (see below for details).

Bothell is 320 feet [98 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Bothell lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Bothell is located in the (425) area code.

The ZIP code for Bothell: 98011<5>

Websites for Bothell ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bothell had an population of 47,374 people. This is an increase of 41.39% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 57.13% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bothell had a population of 33,505 people. This makes Bothell the county's 11th most populous community.

The population of Bothell represents 0.5% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 30th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 33,505 people, the population of Bothell increased 11.13% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 30,150 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bothell.

Communities near Bothell ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bothell.

  • Seattle
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Bellevue
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
  • Everett
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Everett
    • Everett is located in Snohomish County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 112,482 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Everett <6>
  • Renton
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
  • Redmond
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Marysville
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • Sammamish
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Shoreline
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
  • Edmonds
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
  • Issaquah
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bothell. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bothell.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bothell. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bothell.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bothell. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Bothell.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bothell ...

Looking for more information about Bothell? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bothell, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bothell.

Adding Bothell to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bothell in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Bothell was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Bothell post office opened in 1888.

We also found Bothell in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Bothell.

The official website for Bothell:

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The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including King, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Bothell. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bothell.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bothell - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Bothell). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bothell or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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