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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Kapowsin.

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Around Kapowsin ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Seattle. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the north of Kapowsin. Seattle has a population of 704,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tacoma. It is located about 21 miles [33 km] to the northwest of Kapowsin and has a population of 211,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Kapowsin and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Auburn   [Map]   77,472   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Bellevue   [Map]   141,400   N   43 miles [69.2 km]
Bremerton   [Map]   40,675   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Burien   [Map]   50,997   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Federal Way   [Map]   96,757   N   23 miles [37 km]
Issaquah   [Map]   37,322   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Kent   [Map]   127,514   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Kirkland   [Map]   87,701   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Lacey   [Map]   47,688   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Lakewood   [Map]   60,665   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Olympia   [Map]   51,202   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Puyallup   [Map]   40,640   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Redmond   [Map]   62,458   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Renton   [Map]   100,953   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Sammamish   [Map]   63,773   N   44 miles [70.8 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alderton   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Carbonado   [Map]   663   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Clay City   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Eatonville   [Map]   2,959   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Elk Plain   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Frederickson   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Graham   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
La Grande   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
McMillin   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Orting   [Map]   7,693   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Prairie Ridge   [Map]   ---   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
South Hill   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
South Prairie   [Map]   435   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Spanaway   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Wilkeson   [Map]   492   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]

For more communities neighboring Kapowsin, please visit our County-by-County Page for Kapowsin.

Pierce County ...

Kapowsin is located in Pierce County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pierce County: King, Kitsap, Kittitas, Lewis, Mason, Thurston & Yakima. The northwestern boundary of the county is on Pudget Sound.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Kapowsin ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Clay City   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South of Kapowsin   [Map]
Electron   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Graham   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Jims Corner   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Ohop   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rocky Ridge   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Surprise Valley   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Tanwax   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Thrift   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kapowsin ...

Looking for more information about Kapowsin? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Kapowsin, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Kapowsin.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Kapowsin.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Kapowsin. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Kapowsin. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Washington

    Washington Tourism
    Parks for Washington

    Fishing in Washington
    Hunting in Washington

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Washington Statewide Tourism
    Kapowsin Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Kapowsin


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Washington

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Washington

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Washington

Airports Near Kapowsin ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Kapowsin.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Pierce Co. Airport - Thun Fld.(ICAO: KPLU)   [Map]   PLU   NNW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Auburn Muni.    [Map]   S50   N   23 miles [37 km]
Tacoma Narrows Airport(ICAO: KTIW)   [Map]   TIW   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Olympia Muni.(OLM/KOLM)   [Map]   OLM   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Seattle - Tacoma Intl. (SEA/KSEA)   [Map]   SEA   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Ranger Creek State Airport   [Map]   21W   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Vashon Muni.   [Map]   2S1   NNW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Renton Muni.(ICAO: KRNT)   [Map]   RNT   N   35 miles [56.3 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Kapowsin.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Kapowsin. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Seattle - Tacoma Intl. (SEA/KSEA)   [Map]   SEA   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
King County Intl. (BFI/KBFI)   [Map]   BFI   N   37 miles [59.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Snohomish Co. Airport (PAE/KPAE)   [Map]   PAE   N   63 miles [101.4 km]
Yakima Air Terminal Airport (YKM/KYKM)   [Map]   YKM   ESE   84 miles [135.2 km]
Pangborn Meml. (EAT/KEAT)   [Map]   EAT   ENE   98 miles [157.7 km]
Portland - Hillsboro Airport (HIO/KHIO)   [Map]   HIO   SSW   105 miles [169 km]
Friday Hbr. Airport (FRD/KFHR)   [Map]   FHR   NNW   112 miles [180.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Pierce Co. Airport - Thun Fld.(ICAO: KPLU)   [Map]   PLU   NNW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Auburn Muni.    [Map]   S50   N   23 miles [37 km]
Tacoma Narrows Airport(ICAO: KTIW)   [Map]   TIW   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Olympia Muni.(OLM/KOLM)   [Map]   OLM   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Ranger Creek State Airport   [Map]   21W   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Vashon Muni.   [Map]   2S1   NNW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Renton Muni.(ICAO: KRNT)   [Map]   RNT   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Packwood Airport   [Map]   55S   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Seattle - Tacoma Intl.   (SEA/KSEA)   [Map]
        Website for Seattle - Tacoma International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
King County Intl.   (BFI/KBFI)   [Map]
        Website for King County International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Friday Hbr. Airport   (FRD/KFHR)   [Map]
        Website for Friday Harbor Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pierce Co. Airport - Thun Fld.   (ICAO: KPLU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tacoma Narrows Airport   (ICAO: KTIW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Olympia Muni.   (OLM/KOLM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Renton Muni.   (ICAO: KRNT)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Portland Intl.   (PDX/KPDX)   [Map]
        Website for Portland International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chehalis - Centralia Airport   (ICAO: KCLS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bremerton National Airport   (PWT/KPWT)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
South Lewis Co. Airport   (ICAO: KTDO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sanderson Fld.   (SHN/KSHN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Victoria Intl.   (YYJ/CYYJ)   [Map]
        Website for Victoria International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Vancouver Intl.   (YVR/CYVR)   [Map]
        Website for Vancouver International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Spokane Intl.   (GEG/KGEG)   [Map]
        Website for Spokane International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Snohomish Co. Airport   (PAE/KPAE)   [Map]
        Website for Snohomish County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Yakima Air Terminal Airport   (YKM/KYKM)   [Map]
        Website for Yakima Air Terminal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pangborn Meml.   (EAT/KEAT)   [Map]
        Website for Pangborn Memorial Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Portland - Hillsboro Airport   (HIO/KHIO)   [Map]
        Website for Portland - Hillsboro Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pierce County: www.co.pierce.wa.us/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Kapowsin.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Kapowsin. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kapowsin) 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 Kapowsin. 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 Kapowsin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kapowsin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.9857, Longitude: -122.2244     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Kapowsin), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Kapowsin.