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Bothell is a city in King County, in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area. (The community straddles King and Snohomish counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named after David Bothell, mill owner.
The latitude of Bothell is 47.762N. The longitude is -122.204W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 75 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 30,568.
Bothell incorporated in 1909, the same time that agriculture began to dominate the local economy.
The Sammamish River was straightened and deepened, in the 1910s, to help prevent flooding.
With the arrival of the Lake Washington Shipping Canal in 1917, and the subsequent lowering of Lake Washington's water level, the cantankerous Sammaish River was no longer a problem.
The University of Washington opened a campus in Bothell in 1990.
The community doubled in size in the 1990s, when it annexed Canyon Park.
In 2006, UW Bothell became a fully functioning university when it welcomed its first freshman class.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Bothell 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 98011 ZIP code.
16% of Bothell residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bothell ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Bothell was $26,483, compared with $21,587 nationally.
39% of Bothell residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Bothell, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $820. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,546.
Libraries in Bothell include Bothell Regional Library ... View libraries
King County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bothell political report.
The average commute time for Bothell workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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