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Welcome to Soap Lake ...

The city of Soap Lake is located in Grant County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Soap Lake: Soap Lk.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Soap Lake has a population of 1,599 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Soap Lake is 1,100 feet [335 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Soap Lake is located in the (509) area code.

The ZIP code for Soap Lake: 98851<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Soap Lake had an population of 1,599 people. This is an increase of 5.61% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.73% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Soap Lake had a population of 1,514 people. This makes Soap Lake the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Soap Lake represents 0.02% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 178th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,514 people, the population of Soap Lake decreased 12.64% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,733 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Soap Lake.

Communities near Soap Lake ...

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

  • Ephrata [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ephrata
    • Ephrata [Grant County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Soap Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,217 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ephrata
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ephrata<6>
  • Coulee City [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coulee City
    • Coulee City [Grant County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Soap Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 560 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coulee City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coulee City<6>
  • Wilson Creek [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson Creek
    • Wilson Creek [Grant County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Soap Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 214 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson Creek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilson Creek<6>
  • Stratford [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stratford
    • Stratford [Grant County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Soap Lake
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stratford
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Banks Lake South [Grant County]
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      • Banks Lake South [Grant County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Soap Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banks Lake South
    • Cascade Valley [Grant County]
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      • Cascade Valley [Grant County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Soap Lake
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cascade Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cascade Valley
    • Mae [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mae
      • Mae [Grant County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Soap Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mae
    • Palisades [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palisades
      • Palisades [Douglas County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Soap Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palisades
    • Moses Lake [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moses Lake
      • Moses Lake [Grant County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the southeast of Soap Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,274 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moses Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moses Lake<6>
    • Quincy [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quincy
      • Quincy [Grant County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the southwest of Soap Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,387 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quincy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quincy<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Soap Lake ...

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

Adding Soap Lake to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Washington

About Grant County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Grant County: www.co.grant.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 Grant, 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 Soap Lake.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Soap Lake - 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 Soap Lake). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Soap Lake 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 'straight-line' (or 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- Soap Lake) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Soap Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Soap LakeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Soap Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.3872, Longitude: -119.4905    
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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