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Welcome to Tukwila ...

The city of Tukwila is located on Puget Sound.

Tukwila is located in King County<1>.

The pronunciation of Tukwila: tuhk-WILL-luh<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Tukwila has a population of 20,328 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Tukwila was established in 1853.

Tukwila is 140 feet [43 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The ZIP code for Tukwila: 98168<5>

Websites for Tukwila ...

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Tukwila had an population of 20,328 people. This is an increase of 6.39% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 18.32% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tukwila had a population of 19,107 people. This makes Tukwila the county's 19th most populous community.

The population of Tukwila represents 0.28% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 50th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 19,107 people, the population of Tukwila increased 11.21% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 17,181 people).

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

Communities near Tukwila ...

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

  • Seattle [King County]
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    • Seattle [King County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Tukwila
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 769,714 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seattle<7>
  • Tacoma [Pierce County]
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    • Tacoma [Pierce County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Tukwila
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 219,945 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tacoma<7>
  • Bellevue [King County]
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    • Bellevue [King County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Tukwila
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 148,073 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellevue<7>
  • Kent [King County]
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    • Kent [King County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the south of Tukwila
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 130,676 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kent<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Federal Way [King County]
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      • Federal Way [King County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Tukwila
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 96,307 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Federal Way<7>
    • Kirkland [King County]
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      • Kirkland [King County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Tukwila
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,431 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kirkland<7>
    • Auburn [King County]
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      • Auburn [King County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Tukwila
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,024 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<7>
    • Redmond [King County]
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      • Redmond [King County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Tukwila
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 72,507 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Redmond<7>
    • Sammamish [King County]
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      • Sammamish [King County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Tukwila
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65,960 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sammamish<7>
    • Shoreline [King County]
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      • Shoreline [King County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Tukwila
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,197 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoreline
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shoreline<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 Tukwila. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Tukwila.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Tukwila. See our Newspapers Page for Tukwila.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tukwila ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Washington

About King County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Tukwila: www.ci.tukwila.wa.us/

The official website for King County: www.metrokc.gov/

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 King, 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 Tukwila. 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 Tukwila.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tukwila - 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 Tukwila). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Tukwila 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tukwila) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tukwila. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TukwilaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tukwila. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.4741, Longitude: -122.2608    
<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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