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Welcome to Hoquiam ...

The coastal city of Hoquiam is located at Grays Harbor.

Hoquiam is located in Grays Harbor County<1>.

The pronunciation of Hoquiam: HOH-kwee-um<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hoquiam has a population of 8,661 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Hoquiam was established in 1890.

Hoquiam is near sea level<4>.

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

The area code for Hoquiam: (360)

The ZIP code for Hoquiam: 98550<5>

Websites for Hoquiam ...

Official Website:   www.ci.hoquiam.wa.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.graysharbor.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hoquiam had an population of 8,661 people. This is a decrease of 0.74% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.79% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hoquiam had a population of 8,726 people (which is 11.99% of the total population of Grays Harbor County). This makes Hoquiam the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Hoquiam represents 0.13% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 88th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,726 people, the population of Hoquiam decreased 4.08% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 9,097 people).

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

Communities near Hoquiam ...

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

  • Ocean Shores (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocean Shores
    • Ocean Shores lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Hoquiam and is located in Grays Harbor County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,724 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocean Shores
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ocean Shores<7>
  • Montesano (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montesano
    • Montesano lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Hoquiam and is located in Grays Harbor County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,074 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montesano
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montesano<7>
  • Westport (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westport
    • Westport lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Hoquiam and is located in Grays Harbor County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,119 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westport<7>
  • North Aberdeen (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Aberdeen
    • North Aberdeen lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the east of Hoquiam and is located in Grays Harbor County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Aberdeen
  • South Aberdeen (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Aberdeen
    • South Aberdeen lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the east of Hoquiam and is located in Grays Harbor County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Aberdeen
  • Cosmopolis (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cosmopolis
    • Cosmopolis lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the east of Hoquiam and is located in Grays Harbor County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,680 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cosmopolis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cosmopolis<7>
  • Gray Gables (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gray Gables
    • Gray Gables lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the west of Hoquiam and is located in Grays Harbor County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gray Gables have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gray Gables
  • Junction City (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction City
    • Junction City lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the east of Hoquiam and is located in Grays Harbor County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junction City have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction City
  • Aberdeen Gardens (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen Gardens
    • Aberdeen Gardens lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Hoquiam and is located in Grays Harbor County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aberdeen Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen Gardens
  • Markham (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Markham
    • Markham lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Hoquiam and is located in Grays Harbor County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Markham have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Markham

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hoquiam. Our list includes 25 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Hoquiam.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hoquiam ...

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

Adding Hoquiam to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hoquiam 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 Hoquiam was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Hoquiam

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

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About Grays Harbor County

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The official website for Hoquiam: www.ci.hoquiam.wa.us/

The official website for Grays Harbor County: www.co.grays-harbor.wa.us/

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 Grays Harbor, 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 Hoquiam. 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 Hoquiam.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hoquiam - 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 Hoquiam). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hoquiam 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hoquiam) 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 Hoquiam. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HoquiamOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hoquiam. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.9810, Longitude: -123.8913    
<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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