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Carnation is a city in King County, in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area.
The community was named for the Carnation Milk Products Company.
The latitude of Carnation is 47.648N. The longitude is -121.912W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 82 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,843.
The community's first non-native inhabitants arrived in the mid-1860s, though it would be almost forty years until more serious development occurred.
Many of the early settlers hailed from Scandinavia. Logging dominated the local economy in the 19th century.
The community incorporated in 1902.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Carnation 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 98014 ZIP code.
19% of Carnation residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Carnation ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Carnation was $21,907, compared with $21,587 nationally.
31% of Carnation residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Carnation, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $720. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,588.
Libraries in Carnation include Carnation Library ... View libraries
King County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Carnation political report.
The average commute time for Carnation workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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