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Welcome to Tenino ...

The city of Tenino is located on the Olympic Peninsula.

Tenino is located in Thurston County<1>.

The pronunciation of Tenino: ti-NYE-noh<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Tenino has a population of 1,861 people<3> (see below for details).

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

The community of Tenino is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Tenino lies within the (360) area code.

The ZIP code for Tenino: 98589<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Tenino had an population of 1,861 people. This is an increase of 9.79% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 28.61% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tenino had a population of 1,695 people. This makes Tenino the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Tenino represents 0.03% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 170th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,695 people, the population of Tenino increased 17.14% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,447 people).

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

Communities near Tenino ...

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

  • Lacey [Thurston County]
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    • Lacey [Thurston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Tenino
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,178 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lacey<7>
  • Olympia [Thurston County]
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    • Olympia [Thurston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Tenino
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,620 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olympia<7>
  • Tumwater [Thurston County]
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    • Tumwater [Thurston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Tenino
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,272 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tumwater<7>
  • Centralia [Lewis County]
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    • Centralia [Lewis County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Tenino
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,995 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centralia<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • DuPont [Pierce County]
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      • DuPont [Pierce County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Tenino
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,594 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for DuPont<7>
    • Yelm [Thurston County]
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      • Yelm [Thurston County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Tenino
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,591 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yelm<7>
    • Chehalis [Lewis County]
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      • Chehalis [Lewis County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Tenino
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,825 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chehalis<7>
    • Rainier [Thurston County]
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      • Rainier [Thurston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Tenino
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,350 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainier<7>
    • Napavine [Lewis County]
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      • Napavine [Lewis County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Tenino
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,042 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Napavine<7>
    • Roy [Pierce County]
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      • Roy [Pierce County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Tenino
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 823 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roy<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 Tenino. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Tenino.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Tenino. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Tenino.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tenino ...

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

Adding Tenino to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Tenino on a map titled Auto Trails Map of Washington (1925).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Washington

About Thurston County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Thurston County: www.co.thurston.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 Thurston, 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 Tenino. 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 Tenino.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tenino - 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 Tenino). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Tenino 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- Tenino) 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 Tenino. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TeninoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tenino. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.8580, Longitude: -122.8504    
<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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