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Welcome to Tekoa ...

The city of Tekoa is located in Whitman County<1>.

The pronunciation of Tekoa: TEE-koh<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Tekoa, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1888.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Tekoa has a population of 797 people<3> (see below for details).

Tekoa is 2,490 feet [759 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Tekoa is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Tekoa lies within the (509) area code.

The ZIP code for Tekoa: 99033<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Tekoa had an population of 797 people. This is an increase of 2.44% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.51% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tekoa had a population of 778 people. This makes Tekoa the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Tekoa represents 0.01% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 212nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 778 people, the population of Tekoa decreased 5.81% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 826 people).

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

Communities Also Named Tekoa ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 2 communities that are also named Tekoa - they are located in Alabama and Tennessee.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Tekoa.

Communities near Tekoa ...

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

  • Fairfield
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Garfield
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Rosalia
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
  • Rockford
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
  • Oakesdale
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakesdale
    • Oakesdale is located in Whitman County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 425 people
  • Worley
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Worley
    • Worley is located in Kootenai County (ID)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 265 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Worley <6>
  • Malden
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
  • Latah
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
  • Farmington
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
  • Tensed
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tensed
    • Tensed is located in Benewah County (ID)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 123 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tensed <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 Tekoa. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Tekoa.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Tekoa. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Tekoa.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tekoa ...

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

Adding Tekoa to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Tekoa 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 Tekoa was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Tekoa post office opened in 1888.

We also found Tekoa in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Tekoa.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Whitman, 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 Tekoa. 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 Tekoa.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tekoa - 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 Tekoa). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Tekoa 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.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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