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Welcome to Steilacoom ...

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

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

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

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

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

The telephone area code for Steilacoom: (253)

The ZIP code for Steilacoom: 98388<5>

Websites for Steilacoom ...

Official Website: www.ci.steilacoom.wa.us/

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 (with 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 [Pierce County]
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    • Tacoma [Pierce County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Steilacoom
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 219,945 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tacoma<7>
  • Federal Way [King County]
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    • Federal Way [King County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Steilacoom
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 96,307 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Federal Way<7>
  • Auburn [King County]
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    • Auburn [King County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Steilacoom
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,024 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<7>
  • Lacey [Thurston County]
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    • Lacey [Thurston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Steilacoom
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,178 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lacey<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Olympia [Thurston County]
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      • Olympia [Thurston County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Steilacoom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,620 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olympia<7>
    • Puyallup [Pierce County]
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      • Puyallup [Pierce County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Steilacoom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,569 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Puyallup<7>
    • Tumwater [Thurston County]
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      • Tumwater [Thurston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Steilacoom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,272 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tumwater<7>
    • Bonney Lake [Pierce County]
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      • Bonney Lake [Pierce County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Steilacoom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,572 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bonney Lake<7>
    • Edgewood [Pierce County]
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      • Edgewood [Pierce County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Steilacoom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,410 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgewood<7>
    • Gig Harbor [Pierce County]
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      • Gig Harbor [Pierce County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Steilacoom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,873 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gig Harbor<7>

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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Steilacoom was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Steilacoom

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

The Communities of Washington

About Pierce County

About Washington

The official website for Steilacoom: www.ci.steilacoom.wa.us/

The official website for Pierce County: www.co.pierce.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 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>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Steilacoom) 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 Steilacoom. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SteilacoomOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Steilacoom. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.1687, Longitude: -122.6030    
<7>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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