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The town of Bucoda is located on the Olympic Peninsula.

Bucoda is located in Thurston County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Bucoda, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1888.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bucoda has a population of 590 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Bucoda is 240 feet [73 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Bucoda is located in the (360) area code.

The ZIP code for Bucoda: 98530<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bucoda had an population of 590 people. This is an increase of 4.98% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.05% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bucoda had a population of 562 people. This makes Bucoda the county's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 562 people, the population of Bucoda decreased 10.51% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 628 people).

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

Communities Also Named Bucoda ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Bucoda - it's located in Missouri.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bucoda.

Communities near Bucoda ...

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

  • Lacey
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacey
    • Lacey is located in Thurston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,178 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lacey <5>
  • Olympia
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Tumwater
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
  • Centralia
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Yelm
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yelm
    • Yelm is located in Thurston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,591 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yelm <5>
  • Chehalis
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Rainier
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Napavine
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Tenino
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
  • Oakville
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)

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 Bucoda. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bucoda.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bucoda. 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 Bucoda.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bucoda. See our Newspapers Page for Bucoda.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bucoda ...

Looking for more information about Bucoda? 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 Bucoda, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bucoda.

Adding Bucoda to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bucoda 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 Bucoda was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

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

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Bucoda.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bucoda. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Thurston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bucoda.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bucoda - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 town (such as Bucoda). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bucoda or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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