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The city of Sammamish is located on Puget Sound.

Sammamish is located in King County<1>.

The pronunciation of Sammamish: suh-MAM-ish<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sammamish has a population of 65,851 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Sammamish is 470 feet [143 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Sammamish lies within the (425) area code.

The ZIP code for Sammamish: 98074<5>

Websites for Sammamish ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sammamish had an population of 65,851 people. This is an increase of 43.84% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 93.09% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sammamish had a population of 45,780 people. This makes Sammamish the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of Sammamish represents 0.68% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 23rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 45,780 people, the population of Sammamish increased 34.24% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 34,104 people).

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

Communities near Sammamish ...

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

  • Seattle
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
  • Bellevue
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
  • Kent
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent
    • Kent is located in King County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 130,676 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kent <6>
  • Renton
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Kirkland
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Shoreline
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Burien
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Bothell
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Lynnwood
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • SeaTac
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sammamish ...

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

The official website for Sammamish:

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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>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Sammamish. 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 Sammamish.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sammamish - 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 Sammamish). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sammamish 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.


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