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King County, Washington

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Page Contents for Seattle, Washington

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions



Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Washington state capital is Olympia.
The population of Seattle is approximately 539,700 (1998), 608660 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 249,032 (1990), 283510 (2010).
The amount of land area in Seattle is 217.284 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Seattle is 84 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 152.018 sq kilometers.
The distance from Seattle to Washington DC is 2470 miles.
The distance to the Washington state capital is 48 miles. (as the crow flies)
Seattle is positioned 47.62 degrees north of the equator and 122.35 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Seattle elevation is 14 feet above sea level.
The Seattle city flower is the Dahlia.
The city bird is the Great Blue Heron.
Seattle median income is $ 38,000 (1994).
Seattle average annual precipitation is 34.10 inches peryear.
Seattle average temperature is 53.2 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 46.4 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 60.0 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 41.2 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 51.8 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 65.6 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 54.4 degrees F.


on Puget sound, 113 miles south of the US-Canadian border
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moderate with mild winters and cool summers.
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seasonal. Here is a weather page for the Seattle area. Here is another Seattle Weather Information page
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History & History Related Items

The historic places tour

Seattle is the oldest city in King County. It was once known as the Queen City of the Pacific Northwest (official from 1869 - 1982)
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The settling of Seattle


The incorporation of Seattle



The Sea-Tac International Airport

Local area Sports Teams:
The Seattle Mariners baseball
The Seattle Supersonics basketball
The Seattle Supersonics (unofficial page)
The Seattle Seahawks (unofficial page) football
The Seattle Thunderbirds ice hockey
The University of Washington Husky Sports page

Things to see & do in Seattle: A ride on a Washington State Ferry, Bicycling and Horse Drawn Carriages, Historic Pioneer Square, Close to Kingdome Arena, Seattle Restaurants and Nightlife, Shopping and Art Galleries, Waterfront Seattle Aquarium, Federal and County Offices and Courthouse Building

See pictures of some of Seattle's attractions

Virtual Tour of Seattle.

"Washington Outdoors"
A photographic exploration of the outdoors in western Washington including the Olympic Mountains, Mt Rainier, Mt Adams, and Mt St Helens.

Museum of Flight
9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle, WA 98108-4097
Phone: 206-764-5720

Home of the largest Cowboy Hat and Boots in the World. This 1954 attraction was relocated to Oxbox Park in 2004. See historical events for more information.

See photos of Seattle and the area
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Economy & Industry

The city is a major center for advanced technology such as: computer software, electronics, medical equipment and environmental engineering. Two of its largest employers are Boeing and Microsoft. More information on this subject may be obtained from the City of Seattle Office of Economic Development.
Phone: (206) 684-8090
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Seattle City Government

Official Seattle Home Page
Citizen's Service Bureau: (206) 684-CITY

Office of the City Clerk
600 4th Avenue, Rm. 104
Seattle, Washington 98104-1892
Phone: (206)684-8344
Fax: (206)386-9025

Seattle has a mayor/city council type of government. They all serve four year terms. The city council has nine members.


King County Clerk Of Council
516 3rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98104-2312
Phone: 206-296-1020

King County Courthouse
516 3rd Ave # 1200
Seattle, WA 98104-2312
Phone: 206-296-0100

King County Records Section
500 4th Ave # 311
Seattle, WA 98104-2337
Phone: 206-296-1570

Seattle Historical Events

Home of the Largest Cowboy Hat and Boots in the World
The Hat n Boots gas station was built in 1954. It was to be part of a western-themed shopping center that was never built. Located on US Highway 99 in the Georgetown area of the city, it quickly became a large attraction with the highest gas sales in the state. The 44 feet in diameter hat was the office and the boots had the restrooms. Those boots were 22 feet tall! When I-5 was built in the early 1960ís, the station began declining sales and finally was closed down in 1988. The station sat in dis-repair for many years and now is becoming a landmark in the area. It was moved to the new Oxbow Park in 2004. The park opened in 2005 with the Hat and Boot as a focal point of the small park.

See photos of this historical attraction on this page.

Seattle Chamber

The Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce
1301 Fifth Avenue
Suite 2400
Seattle, WA 98101-2603
Phone: (206) 389-7200
Fax: (206) 389-7288
TDD/TTY: (206) 389-7248

Seattle Organizations

The Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce
1301 Fifth Avenue
Suite 2400
Seattle, WA 98101-2603
Phone: (206) 389-7200
Fax: (206) 389-7288
TDD/TTY: (206) 389-7248

Seattle Schools

Seattle Public Schools

Education in the Seattle area.


University of Washington in Seattle, WA

Colleges in the Seattle area. Seattle


The city of Seattle population was:
1980 - 493,846
1990 - 516,259
1997 - 536,600

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