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Welcome to Sequim ...

The city of Sequim is located at the north end of the Olympic Peninsula (on the Juan De Fuca Strait).

Sequim is located in Clallam County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sequim has a population of 7,649 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Sequim is 180 feet [55 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Sequim lies within the (360) area code.

The ZIP code for Sequim: 98382<4>

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

Websites for Sequim ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sequim had an population of 7,649 people. This is an increase of 15.79% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 76.49% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sequim had a population of 6,606 people (which is 9.25% of the total population of Clallam County). This makes Sequim the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Sequim represents 0.1% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 103rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,606 people, the population of Sequim increased 52.42% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,334 people).

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

Communities near Sequim ...

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

  • Port Angeles
  • Port Townsend
  • Old Town
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Town
    • Old Town lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northwest of Sequim.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Town have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Town
  • Blyn
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blyn
    • Blyn lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Sequim.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blyn
  • Gardiner
  • Little Oklahoma
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Oklahoma
    • Little Oklahoma lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Sequim.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Oklahoma
  • Adelma Beach
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adelma Beach
    • Adelma Beach lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Sequim.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adelma Beach
  • Irondale ‑ Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irondale
    • Irondale was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Sequim.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irondale have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Port Hadlock - Irondale
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Hadlock - Irondale
    • Port Hadlock - Irondale lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Sequim.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Hadlock - Irondale
  • Chimacum

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sequim ...

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

Adding Sequim to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Sequim 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 Sequim was on a map titled Auto Trails Map - Washington and Oregon (from Rand McNally, 1925).

We also found Sequim on a map titled Mobile Oil Map of Washington (1949).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Sequim.

The official website for Sequim:

The official website for Clallam County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Clallam, 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 Sequim.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sequim - 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 Sequim). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sequim 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 '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- Sequim) 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 Sequim. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SequimOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sequim. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.0797, Longitude: -123.1024    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




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