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Saint John, Washington
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Welcome to Saint John ...

The town of Saint John is located in Whitman County<1>.

When the people of Saint John refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Saint Johner<2>

A typical abbreviation for Saint John: St. John

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Saint John has a population of 560 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Saint John is 1,960 feet [597 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Saint John is located in the (509) area code.

The ZIP code for Saint John: 99171<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Saint John had an population of 560 people. This is an increase of 4.28% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.19% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Saint John had a population of 537 people. This makes Saint John the county's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 537 people, the population of Saint John decreased 2.01% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 548 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Saint John.

Communities Also Named Saint John ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Washington communities named Saint John: This one is located in Whitman County and the other is located in Clark County.

Beyond Washington, there are 26 communities that are also named Saint John - they are located in California, Indiana (2), Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana (4), Maine, Missouri (3), New Brunswick, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Saint John ...

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

  • Colfax [Whitman County]
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    • Colfax [Whitman County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Saint John
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,787 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colfax<7>
  • Rosalia [Whitman County]
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    • Rosalia [Whitman County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Saint John
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rosalia<7>
  • Oakesdale [Whitman County]
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    • Oakesdale [Whitman County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Saint John
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 425 people
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  • Endicott [Whitman County]
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    • Endicott [Whitman County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Saint John
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 295 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Endicott<7>
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    • Malden [Whitman County]
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      • Malden [Whitman County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Saint John
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 199 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malden<7>
    • Lamont [Whitman County]
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      • Lamont [Whitman County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Saint John
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 72 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lamont<7>
    • Pine City [Whitman County] - Historic
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      • Pine City [Whitman County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Saint John
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine City have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Steptoe [Whitman County]
    • Elberton [Whitman County]
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      • Elberton [Whitman County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Saint John
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    • Spring Valley [Spokane County]
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      • Spring Valley [Spokane County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Saint John
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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 Saint John. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Saint John.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Saint John ...

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

Adding Saint John to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Saint John 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 Saint John was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Washington

About Whitman County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Whitman, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Saint John refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Saint John may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Saint John.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Saint John - 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 Saint John). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Saint John 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Saint John) 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 Saint John. 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 Saint JohnOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint John. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.0900, Longitude: -117.5814    
<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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