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The coastal town of Steilacoom is located in Pierce County<1>.

The pronunciation of Steilacoom: STIL-uh-kuhm<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Steilacoom, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Steilacoom has a population of 6,395 people<3> (see below for details).

Steilacoom is 210 feet [64 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Steilacoom is located in the (253) area code.

The ZIP code for Steilacoom: 98388<5>

Websites for Steilacoom ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Steilacoom had an population of 6,395 people. This is an increase of 6.85% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.72% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Steilacoom had a population of 5,985 people. This makes Steilacoom the county's 13th most populous community.

The population of Steilacoom represents 0.09% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 111st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,985 people, the population of Steilacoom decreased 1.06% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,049 people).

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

Communities near Steilacoom ...

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

  • Tacoma
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Federal Way
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Auburn
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Lacey
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacey
    • Lacey is located in Thurston County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,178 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lacey <6>
  • Olympia
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Puyallup
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • Tumwater
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
  • Bonney Lake
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
  • Edgewood
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Gig Harbor
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Steilacoom. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Steilacoom.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Steilacoom ...

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

Adding Steilacoom to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Steilacoom 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 Steilacoom was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Steilacoom mentioned on a train schedule titled Union Pacific Railroad Time Tables (September 1924).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Steilacoom.

The official website for Steilacoom:

The official website for Pierce County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Pierce, 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 Steilacoom. 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 Steilacoom.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Steilacoom - 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 Steilacoom). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Steilacoom 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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