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Welcome to Tekoa ...

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

The pronunciation of Tekoa: TEE-koh<2>

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

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

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 is located in 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 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 (which had a count of 826 people).

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

Communities Also Named Tekoa ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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 [Spokane County]
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    • Fairfield [Spokane County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Tekoa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 631 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfield<7>
  • Garfield [Whitman County]
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    • Garfield [Whitman County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Tekoa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 591 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garfield<7>
  • Rosalia [Whitman County]
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    • Rosalia [Whitman County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Tekoa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosalia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rosalia<7>
  • Rockford [Spokane County]
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    • Rockford [Spokane County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Tekoa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 493 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockford<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Oakesdale [Whitman County]
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      • Oakesdale [Whitman County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Tekoa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 425 people
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    • Worley [Kootenai County]
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      • Worley [Kootenai County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Tekoa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 265 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Worley<7>
    • Malden [Whitman County]
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      • Malden [Whitman County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Tekoa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 199 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Malden<7>
    • Latah [Spokane County]
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      • Latah [Spokane County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northwest of Tekoa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 187 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Latah<7>
    • Farmington [Whitman County]
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      • Farmington [Whitman County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the south of Tekoa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 147 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmington<7>
    • Tensed [Benewah County]
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      • Tensed [Benewah County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Tekoa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 123 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tensed have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tensed
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tensed<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 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.

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

We also found Tekoa

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Whitman County: www.whitmancounty.org/

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 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tekoa) 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 Tekoa. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TekoaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tekoa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.2251, Longitude: -117.0730    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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