A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Clyde Hill, Washington

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other WA

Census Data for Clyde Hill ...

Population ...

The most recent Census Estimate<1> was for 2019 and it gave Clyde Hill a population of 3,383 people.

The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, which gave Clyde Hill a population of 2,984 people.

The city of Clyde Hill is located in King County. The 2010 Census gave King County; a population of 1,931,249 people. This means that Clyde Hill had 0.15% of the county's total population, making it King's 33rd most populous community.

At the same time, Washington had a population of 6,724,540 people, meaning that Clyde Hill had 0.04% of the total population of Washington - making it the state's 139th most populous community.

Area ...

The 2010 Census shows that the sampling area for Clyde Hill has a total area of 1.06 square miles [2.7 km²].

King County has a land area of 2,115 square miles [5,479.3 km²]. At 1.06 square miles [2.7 km²], Clyde Hill has 0.05% of the county's total land area.

  • Continue Reading ...
    • When the Census Bureau conducts a census for a city like Clyde Hill, they draw a boundary around the area in which they are going to conduct their count - this defines the sampling area (usually a polygon). The shape of the sampling area can be quite complex and it's important to keep in mind that the boundaries of the sampling area may or may not match the recognized boundaries of the city.
    • Things like population, area and housing for Clyde Hill reflect the sampling area. Since the shape of the sampling area and the actual boundaries of Clyde Hill might be different, it's best to check with the U.S. Census Bureau to resolve any difference between the two.
    • Not only does the sampling area define boundaries, it also has a GPS location (latitude & longitude) that indicates a point within the sampling area (usually the center of the polygon, known as the centroid). At the time of the 2010 Census, the sampling area was located at:
    • Lat:   47° 37' 49"   (or 47.63°)
    • Lon:   -122° 13' 4"   (or -122.22°)
    • More information on this topic and the changes between the 2000 Census and the 2010 Census can be found in the section for our Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

Housing Units ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Clyde Hill had 1,099 Housing Units<3> and with its population of 2,984 people, this averages 2.72 people per Housing Unit.

  • Continue Reading ...
    • The 2010 Census shows Clyde Hill had a land area of 1.06 square miles [2.7 km²]. This translates to 1,040 Housing Units per square mile [401.8 housing units/km²].
    • From the Census of 2000: Clyde Hill had 1,076 Housing Units, a population of 2,890 people and a land area of 1.06 square miles [2.7 km²]. This gives a density of 2.69 people per Housing Unit and 1,017 Housing Units per square mile [392.8 housing units/km²].
    • Note: Repeating the caution above (under Population Density), be aware that when comparing Housing Units between the 2010 Census and the 2000 Census, there were changes in the sampling area for Clyde Hill and you need to be careful when comparing numbers between the censuses. More information about these differences can be found in the section called Census-to-Census Observations ... (see below).

King County ...

Clyde Hill is located in King County<4>.

The county had a population of 1,931,249 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 2,984 people, Clyde Hill represented 0.15% of the county's total.

In addition, where the city of Clyde Hill has a population density of 2,825 people per square mile [1,091 people/km²], King County averages 912 people per square mile [352.5 people/km²].

For more information, please visit our Census Page for King County.

Census-to-Census Observations ...

Introduction ...

When the Census Bureau takes a census count (or enumeration) for Clyde Hill, they start by specifying the boundaries of the area to be counted. This area (or sampling area) is a polygon and its shape can be quite complex - it may or may not match the geographical boundaries of Clyde Hill. It's important to note that from one Census to the next, the shape and location of the polygon can change.

  • Continue Reading ...
    • Although we don't have specific information about the shape of the polygon for Clyde Hill or how it changed has over time, there is some information that can give us some hints. For example, since the shape of the sampling area is directly related to the shape of the polygon, any change to area probably indicates a new shape for the polygon.
    • If you need precision or details about the methodology of the Census, you should visit the U.S. Census Bureau for a definitive answer.

Location ...

While generally coinciding with the GPS location (latitude/longitude) of Clyde Hill, the latitude and longitude given by the Census Bureau actually indicates the GPS location of the polygon for Clyde Hill.

  • Continue Reading ...
    • For the 2010 Census, the location was given as:
    • Lat:   47.630353°   (or 47°37'49" N)
    • Lon:   -122.217980°   (or -122°13'4" W)
    • For the 2000 Census, the location given was:
    • Lat:   47.630171°   (or 47°37'48" N)
    • Lon:   -122.216559°   (or -122°12'59" W)
    • The difference indicates that the U.S. Census Bureau moved the location of the polygon for the 2010 Census 355.4 feet to the west<5> of the location that was used in the 2000 Census.
    • The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) have assigned a unique GNIS identifier (#2409492) to Clyde Hill. This identifier also marks a GPS point on the map, and that point lies within the boundaries of Clyde Hill. The GNIS point has been mapped to the latitude/longitude:
    • Lat:   47.630230°   (or 47°37'48" N)
    • Lon:   -122.217980°   (or -122°13'4" W)
    • The GPS location given for the 2010 Census lies 44.85 feet to the north<6> of the point given by the GNIS for Clyde Hill. For more information about this and the relationship of the various Federal Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Clyde Hill.

Miscellaneous Information for Clyde Hill ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either King County or the city of Clyde Hill:

  • The GNIS Codes ...
    • The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Clyde Hill:
    • GNIS ID for Clyde Hill: 2409492
    • GNIS ID for King County: 1531933
    • GNIS ID for State of Washington: 1779804
  • Misc. Census Codes ...
    • Clyde Hill is located in Census Region #4 (the West Region) and Division #9 (the Pacific Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Clyde Hill.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Washington

About King County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Clyde Hill:

The official website for King County:

The official website for State of Washington:

The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau

The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Footnotes ...

<1>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2019.
<2>Every 10 years (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010), the US Census Bureau conducts a Constitutionally-mandated count (or enumeration) of people living within the United States. This count is called a Decennial Census. The last Decennial Census was the 2010 Census, with the next one planned for 2020.
<3>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).
<4>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.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the 2010 Census location is 79 degrees and a distance of 355.4 feet.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the GNIS point is 359 degrees and a distance of 44.85 feet.






Sitemap Privacy
of Use



Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022