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Tukwila is a city in King County, in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area.

The community name derives from Indian term for "land of hazelnuts."

The latitude of Tukwila is 47.474N. The longitude is -122.259W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 138 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,081.


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Median household income
Local
$40,718
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Tukwila demographic reports
Tukwila is on the Green River.
Former and merged names include:
· Garden City
Interurban rail service began in the area at the beginning of the 20th century. The easier access to the area made it more attractive for settlement.

The community incorporated in 1908.

Southcenter Mall opened in the late 1960s where two new major highways crossed.

Public transportation: Tukwila (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 200. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 11.5 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Peet's Coffee & Tea, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Backyard Wildlife Festival - May 12, 2007
Dates often change. Check Tukwila web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Rainier Symphony
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 185

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Tukwila demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the King County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Seattle area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 98118 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Tukwila residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tukwila ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tukwila was $22,354, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

18% of Tukwila residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Tukwila, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $628.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,181.


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Libraries in Tukwila include Tukwila Library ... View libraries

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Politics

King County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tukwila political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Tukwila workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 15 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Tukwila between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 8.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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Travel

Hotels in Tukwila include Best Western, Comfort Suites Tukwila, Courtyard by Marriott - Sea-Tac Area, Courtyard by Marriott Seattle South, Extended Stay America, Homestead Studio Suites Hotels, Sea Tac North Travelodge.

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