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Affluent suburb; part of the "Gold Coast"
Hunts Point is a town in King County, in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area.
The community was named for Leigh S.J. Hunt, publisher of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
The latitude of Hunts Point is 47.643N. The longitude is -122.228W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 66 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 455.
Leigh's sound financial status faltered some years later and he relinquished the land to a bank.
At the beginning of the 20th century, Hunts Point was a summer vacation spot.
The Lake Washington Ship Canal, opened in 1917, lowered the level of Lake Washington more than 10 feet, creating more land in Hunts Point.
The community incorporated in 1955. The impetus for the change was a resident sub-dividing land and rumors of navy ships in Cozy Cove.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Hunts Point 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 98039 ZIP code.
12% of Hunts Point residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hunts Point ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hunts Point was $113,816, compared with $21,587 nationally.
73% of Hunts Point residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Hunts Point, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $796. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $4,001.
King County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hunts Point political report.
The average commute time for Hunts Point workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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