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The city of Othello is located in Adams County<1>.

The pronunciation of Othello: oh-THEL-oh<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Othello, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1925.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Othello has a population of 8,378 people<3> (see below for details).

Othello is 1,080 feet [329 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Othello: (509)

The ZIP code for Othello: 99344<5>

Websites for Othello ...

Chamber of Commerce:

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Othello, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Othello had an population of 8,378 people. This is an increase of 13.77% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 43.29% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Othello had a population of 7,364 people (which is 39.32% of the total population of Adams County). This makes Othello the county's most populous community.

The population of Othello represents 0.11% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 93rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,364 people, the population of Othello increased 25.94% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 5,847 people).

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

Communities Also Named Othello ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 4 communities that are also named Othello - they are located in British Columbia, Minnesota, New Jersey and North Carolina.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Othello.

Communities near Othello ...

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

  • Connell
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Warden
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Mesa
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesa
    • Mesa is located in Franklin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 514 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mesa <6>
  • Hatton
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
  • Basin City
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Cunningham
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
  • Moses Lake
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the north)
  • Cascade Valley
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cascade Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cascade Valley
    • Cascade Valley is located in Grant County
  • Mae
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mae
    • Mae is located in Grant County
  • Royal City
    (22 miles [35.4 km] to the west)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Othello ...

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

Adding Othello to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Othello.

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

The official website for Adams County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Adams, 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 Othello. 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 Othello.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Othello - 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 Othello). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Othello 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.


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