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Welcome to Naches ...

The town of Naches is located in Yakima County<1>.

The pronunciation of Naches: na-CHEEZ<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Naches, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1908.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Naches has a population of 845 people<3> (see below for details).

Naches is 1,460 feet [445 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Naches is within the (509) area code.

The ZIP code for Naches: 98937<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Naches had an population of 845 people. This is an increase of 6.29% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 31.42% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Naches had a population of 795 people. This makes Naches the county's 13th most populous community.

The population of Naches represents 0.01% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 209th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 795 people, the population of Naches increased 23.64% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 643 people).

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

Communities near Naches ...

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

  • Yakima
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Ellensburg
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • Selah
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
  • Union Gap
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Moxee
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Cowiche
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
  • Eschbach
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eschbach have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eschbach
    • Eschbach is located in Yakima County
  • Gleed
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Gromore
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gromore
    • Gromore is located in Yakima County
  • Summitview
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summitview have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summitview
    • Summitview is located in Yakima County

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Naches. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Naches.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Naches ...

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

Adding Naches to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Naches 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 Naches was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Naches post office opened in 1908.

We also found Naches on a map titled Auto Trails Map of Washington (1925).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Naches.

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

The official website for Yakima County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Yakima, 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 Naches. 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 Naches.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Naches - 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 Naches). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Naches 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.
<7>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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