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Welcome to Pasco ...

The city of Pasco is located in Franklin County<1> and is the County Seat for Franklin County.

The pronunciation of Pasco: PASS-coe<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Pasco has a population of 75,600 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Pasco is 420 feet [128 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Pasco: (509)

The ZIP code for Pasco: 99301<5>

Websites for Pasco ...

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

Chamber of Commerce:   www.pascochamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Pasco had an population of 75,600 people. This is an increase of 26.46% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 135.76% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pasco had a population of 59,781 people (or 76.48% of the total population of Franklin County). This makes Pasco the county's most populous community.

The population of Pasco represents 0.89% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 16th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 59,781 people, the population of Pasco increased 86.43% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 32,066 people).

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

Communities Also Named Pasco ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Pasco - they are located in Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Ohio (2) and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Pasco ...

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

  • Richland
  • West Richland
  • Benton City
  • Burbank
  • Finley
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Finley
    • Finley lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Pasco.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Finley have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Finley
  • Highland
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
    • Highland lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Pasco.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
  • Wallula
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallula
    • Wallula lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Pasco.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallula have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallula
  • Eltopia
  • Wallula Junction
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallula Junction
    • Wallula Junction lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Pasco.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallula Junction
  • Mesa

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pasco. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Pasco.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pasco ...

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

Adding Pasco to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Pasco in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

The earliest source that we've referenced which mentioned Pasco was the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Pasco.

The official website for Pasco: www.ci.pasco.wa.us/

The official website for Franklin County: www.co.franklin.wa.us/

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 Franklin, 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 Pasco. 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 Pasco.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pasco - 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 Pasco). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Pasco or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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- Pasco) 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 Pasco. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PascoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pasco. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.2386, Longitude: -119.1026    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




 

 

 

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