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Lake Forest Park is a city in King County, in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area.
The latitude of Lake Forest Park is 47.756N. The longitude is -122.279W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 69 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,578.
In 1910, after most of the oldest trees in the area had been logged, residential development began under the auspice of Ole Hanson.
The community incorporated, as a city, in 1961. The change gave citizens more say and control of the chaotic post-war developments.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lake Forest Park 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 98155 ZIP code.
15% of Lake Forest Park residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lake Forest Park ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lake Forest Park was $33,419, compared with $21,587 nationally.
51% of Lake Forest Park residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lake Forest Park, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $745. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,646.
Libraries in Lake Forest Park include Lake Forest Park Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Lake Forest Park include Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Enterprise
King County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lake Forest Park political report.
The average commute time for Lake Forest Park workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Lake Forest Park between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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