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Sammamish is a city in King County, in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area.
The community was named for Indian tribe.
The latitude of Sammamish is 47.641N. The longitude is -122.079W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 59 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 33,916.
The community remained small, featuring a few resorts and chicken and dairy farms, until the spread of Seattle's suburbs began in the 1970s.
The community incorporated in 1999, following a decade of debate and two unsuccessful attempts.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sammamish 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 98029 ZIP code.
18% of Sammamish residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sammamish ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sammamish was $42,971, compared with $21,587 nationally.
61% of Sammamish residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Sammamish, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $985. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,146.
Libraries in Sammamish include Sammamish Library ... View libraries
King County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sammamish political report.
The average commute time for Sammamish workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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