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"Gateway City"

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

The community was named for Indian term, variously translated as "loud noise" or "home of the evil spirits."

The latitude of Enumclaw is 47.204N. The longitude is -121.99W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 761 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,941.


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Median household income
Local
$43,820
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Enumclaw demographic reports
Enumclaw is near the White River, with view of Mount Rainier.
The community was platted in 1885. Development quickly followed.

In addition to being an agricultural center, one that centered on hops in the late 20th century, the area was also a lumber center.

The railroad came to the community in 1910. Incorporation followed three years later.

Many Danes immigrated to the community. They started many cooperatives.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 22. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Scottish Highland Games - July 27-29, 2007
  • Enumclaw Street Fair - July 27-28, 2007
  • King County Fair - July 18-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Enumclaw web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Mud Mountain Dam, Federation Forest State Park, Green River Gorge State Park, Kanaskat/Palmer Recreation Area, Nolte State Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Enumclaw 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 98022 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

18% of Enumclaw residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Enumclaw ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Enumclaw was $20,596, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of Enumclaw residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Enumclaw, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $586.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,284.


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Libraries in Enumclaw include Enumclaw Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Enumclaw include Enumclaw Courier-Herald

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

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The average commute time for Enumclaw workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Enumclaw include Kings Value Inn.

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