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Welcome to Coulee Dam ...

The town of Coulee Dam is located on the Columbia River (central Washington state).

Coulee Dam is primarily located in Douglas County<1>. A portion of Coulee Dam extends into Grant County and Okanogan County.

The pronunciation of Coulee Dam: KOO-lee<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Coulee Dam has a population of 1,086 people<3> (see below for details).

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

The community of Coulee Dam is 1,150 feet [351 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Coulee Dam: (509)

The ZIP code for Coulee Dam: 99116<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Coulee Dam had an population of 1,086 people. This is a decrease of 1.09% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.02% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Coulee Dam had a population of 1,098 people. This makes Coulee Dam the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Coulee Dam represents 0.02% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 194th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,098 people, the population of Coulee Dam increased 5.17% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,044 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Coulee Dam.

Communities near Coulee Dam ...

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

  • Wilbur [Lincoln County]
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    • Wilbur [Lincoln County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Coulee Dam
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 864 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilbur
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilbur<7>
  • Almira [Lincoln County]
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    • Almira [Lincoln County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Coulee Dam
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 280 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almira
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Almira<7>
  • Nespelem [Okanogan County]
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    • Nespelem [Okanogan County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Coulee Dam
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 245 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nespelem have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Osborne Corner [Douglas County]
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    • Osborne Corner [Douglas County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Coulee Dam
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Keller [Ferry County]
    • Hartline [Grant County]
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      • Hartline [Grant County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the south of Coulee Dam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 155 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartline
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartline<7>
    • Mold [Douglas County] - Historic
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      • Mold [Douglas County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Coulee Dam
    • Creston [Lincoln County]
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      • Creston [Lincoln County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<6> to the southeast of Coulee Dam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 232 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Creston<7>
    • Banks Lake South [Grant County]
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      • Banks Lake South [Grant County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Coulee Dam
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    • Coulee City [Grant County]
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      • Coulee City [Grant County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Coulee Dam
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 560 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coulee City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coulee City<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 Coulee Dam. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Coulee Dam.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Coulee Dam ...

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

Adding Coulee Dam to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Coulee Dam 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 Coulee Dam was on a map titled Map of Washington (from Mobile Oil, 1949).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Douglas County: www.douglascountywa.net/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Douglas, 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 Coulee Dam. 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 Coulee Dam.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Coulee Dam - 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 town (such as Coulee Dam). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Coulee Dam or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Coulee Dam) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Coulee Dam. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Coulee DamOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Coulee Dam. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.9686, Longitude: -118.9768    
<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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