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Welcome to Rainier ...
The pronunciation of Rainier: ray-NIR<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Rainier has a population of 2,285 people<3> (see below for details).
Rainier is 440 feet [134 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Rainier lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Rainier is located in the (360) area code.
The ZIP code for Rainier: 98576<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rainier had an population of 2,285 people. This is an increase of 27.37% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 53.15% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Rainier had a population of 1,794 people. This makes Rainier the county's 5th most populous community.
The population of Rainier represents 0.03% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 165th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,794 people, the population of Rainier increased 20.24% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,492 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Rainier.
Communities Also Named Rainier ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Rainier - they are located in Alberta and Oregon.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Rainier.
Communities near Rainier ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Rainier.
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 Rainier. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rainier.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rainier. 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 Rainier.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rainier. See our Newspapers Page for Rainier.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rainier ...
Looking for more information about Rainier? 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 Rainier, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rainier.
Adding Rainier to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Rainier 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 Rainier was mentioned on a train schedule titled Union Pacific Railroad Time Tables (September 1924).
We also found Rainier on a map titled Auto Trails Map of Washington (1925).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Rainier.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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The official website for Thurston County: www.co.thurston.wa.us/
The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 22 Feb 2024