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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>

The community of Tukwila was established in 1853.

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

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:

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 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 (which had 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
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
  • Tacoma
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Bellevue
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
  • Kent
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
  • Federal Way
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
  • Kirkland
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
  • Auburn
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
  • Redmond
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Sammamish
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Shoreline
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)

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.

Adding Tukwila to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Tukwila post office opened in 1904.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Tukwila.

The official website for Tukwila:

The official website for King County:

The official website for State of Washington:

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>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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