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Colville, Washington

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Welcome to Colville ...

The city of Colville is located in Stevens County<1> and is the County Seat for Stevens County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Colville has a population of 4,812 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Colville.

Colville is 1,640 feet [500 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Colville is within the (509) area code.

The ZIP code for Colville: 99114<4>

The Pronunciation of Colville ..

We have heard more than one pronunciation for Colville:<5>



Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Colville had an population of 4,812 people. This is an increase of 2.97% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.53% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Colville had a population of 4,673 people (which is 10.73% of the total population of Stevens County). This makes Colville the county's most populous community.

The population of Colville represents 0.07% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 121st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,673 people, the population of Colville decreased 6.32% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,988 people).

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

Communities Also Named Colville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Colville - they are located in Arkansas, Kentucky and Prince Edward Island.

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

Communities near Colville ...

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

  • Kettle Falls [Stevens County]
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    • Kettle Falls [Stevens County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Colville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,641 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kettle Falls
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kettle Falls<7>
  • Marcus [Stevens County]
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    • Marcus [Stevens County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Colville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 172 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marcus
  • Blue Town [Stevens County] - Historic
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    • Blue Town [Stevens County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Colville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Town have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Evans [Stevens County]
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    • Addy [Stevens County]
    • Rice [Stevens County]
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      • Rice [Stevens County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Colville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rice
    • Daisy [Stevens County]
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      • Daisy [Stevens County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Colville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daisy
    • Barstow [Ferry County]
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      • Barstow [Ferry County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Colville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barstow
    • Gifford [Stevens County]
    • Chewelah [Stevens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chewelah
      • Chewelah [Stevens County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the southeast of Colville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,684 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chewelah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chewelah<7>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Colville ...

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

Adding Colville to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Colville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Colville on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Idaho (1925).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Colville on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Washington

About Stevens County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Stevens County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Stevens, 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 Colville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Colville - 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 city (such as Colville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Colville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Colville. 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.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Colville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Colville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ColvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.5445, Longitude: -117.9058    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






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