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

The pronunciation of Zillah: ZILL-uh<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Zillah, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1892.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Zillah: Named for the daughter of Thomas F. Oakes, president of the Northern Pacific Railway.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Zillah has a population of 3,147 people<3> (see below for details).

Zillah is 830 feet [253 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Zillah lies within the (509) area code.

The ZIP code for Zillah: 98953<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Zillah had an population of 3,147 people. This is an increase of 6.17% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 43.18% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Zillah had a population of 2,964 people. This makes Zillah the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of Zillah represents 0.04% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 141st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,964 people, the population of Zillah increased 34.85% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,198 people).

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

Communities Also Named Zillah ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Zillah - it's located in Kansas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Zillah.

Communities near Zillah ...

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

  • Yakima
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Sunnyside
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Union Gap
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Wapato
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
  • Moxee
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Granger
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
  • Mabton
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Harrah
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
  • Outlook
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Outlook
    • Outlook is located in Yakima County
  • 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

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 Zillah. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Zillah.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Zillah ...

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

Adding Zillah to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Zillah 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 Zillah was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Zillah post office opened in 1892.

We also found Zillah mentioned on a train schedule titled Union Pacific Railroad Time Tables (September 1924).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Zillah.

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

The official website for Yakima County:

The official website for State of Washington:

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 Zillah. 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 Zillah.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Zillah - 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 Zillah). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Zillah 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.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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