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Welcome to Toppenish ...

The city of Toppenish is located in Yakima County<1>.

The pronunciation of Toppenish: TA-puhn-ish<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Toppenish, 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, Toppenish has a population of 8,850 people<3> (see below for details).

Toppenish is 760 feet [232 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Toppenish is within the (509) area code.

The ZIP code for Toppenish: 98948<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Toppenish had an population of 8,850 people. This is a decrease of 1.11% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.07% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Toppenish had a population of 8,949 people. This makes Toppenish the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Toppenish represents 0.13% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 86th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,949 people, the population of Toppenish has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 8,946 people).

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

Communities near Toppenish ...

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

  • Yakima
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Sunnyside
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Union Gap
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Wapato
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Moxee
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
  • Granger
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
  • Mabton
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Harrah
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
  • Outlook
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
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    • Outlook is located in Yakima County
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  • Satus
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Satus have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Satus
    • Satus is located in Yakima County
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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 Toppenish. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Toppenish.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Toppenish ...

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

Adding Toppenish to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Toppenish.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Toppenish. 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 Yakima, 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 Toppenish. 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 Toppenish.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Toppenish - 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 Toppenish). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Toppenish 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>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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