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Welcome to Issaquah ...

The city of Issaquah is located on Puget Sound.

Issaquah is located in King County<1>.

The pronunciation of Issaquah: IS-uh-kwah<2>

The community of Issaquah was established in 1892.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Issaquah has a population of 39,483 people<3> (see below for details).

Issaquah is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Issaquah: (425)

The ZIP code for Issaquah: 98027<5>

Websites for Issaquah ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Issaquah had an population of 39,483 people. This is an increase of 29.73% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 252.15% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Issaquah had a population of 30,434 people. This makes Issaquah the county's 13th most populous community.

The population of Issaquah represents 0.45% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 36th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 30,434 people, the population of Issaquah increased 171.44% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 11,212 people).

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

Communities near Issaquah ...

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

  • Seattle
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
  • Bellevue
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Kent
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Renton
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Federal Way
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Kirkland
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Auburn
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
  • Redmond
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Burien
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Bothell
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Issaquah ...

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

Adding Issaquah to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Issaquah 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 Issaquah was on a map titled Auto Trails Map - Washington and Oregon (from Rand McNally, 1925).

We also found Issaquah on a map titled Mobile Oil Map of Washington (1949).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Issaquah.

The official website for Issaquah:

The official website for King County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Issaquah. 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 Issaquah.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Issaquah - 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 Issaquah). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Issaquah or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




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