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Welcome to Pacific ...

The city of Pacific is located on Puget Sound.

Pacific is primarily located in King County<1>. A portion of Pacific extends into Pierce County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Pacific has a population of 7,165 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Pacific.

The community of Pacific is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Pacific is within the (253) area code.

The ZIP code for Pacific: 98047<4>

Websites for Pacific ...

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Pacific had an population of 7,165 people. This is an increase of 8.46% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 29.64% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pacific had a population of 6,606 people. This makes Pacific the county's 28th most populous community.

The population of Pacific represents 0.1% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 104th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,606 people, the population of Pacific increased 19.52% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,527 people).

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

Communities Also Named Pacific ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Pacific - they are located in British Columbia, California (2), Illinois, Missouri and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Pacific ...

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

  • Tacoma [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tacoma
    • Tacoma [Pierce County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Pacific
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 219,945 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tacoma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tacoma<6>
  • Kent [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent
    • Kent [King County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Pacific
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 130,676 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kent
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kent<6>
  • Renton [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Renton
    • Renton [King County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Pacific
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 101,494 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Renton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Renton<6>
  • Lakewood [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakewood
    • Lakewood [Pierce County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Pacific
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,976 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakewood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakewood<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Burien [King County]
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      • Burien [King County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Pacific
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burien
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burien<6>
    • University Place [Pierce County]
    • Des Moines [King County]
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      • Des Moines [King County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Pacific
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,389 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Des Moines
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Des Moines<6>
    • SeaTac [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for SeaTac
      • SeaTac [King County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Pacific
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,904 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on SeaTac
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for SeaTac<6>
    • Maple Valley [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Valley
      • Maple Valley [King County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Pacific
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,544 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maple Valley<6>
    • Bonney Lake [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonney Lake
      • Bonney Lake [Pierce County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Pacific
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,572 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonney Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bonney Lake<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pacific ...

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

Adding Pacific to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Pacific 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 Pacific was on a map titled Map of Washington (from Mobile Oil, 1949).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Washington

About King County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Pacific: www.ci.pacific.wa.us/

The official website for King County: www.metrokc.gov/

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 King, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pacific.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pacific - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Pacific). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Pacific or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Pacific) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pacific. 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 PacificOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pacific. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.2646, Longitude: -122.2502    
<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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