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"Lavender Capital of North America"

Sequim is a city in Clallam County, in the Port Angeles metro area.

The community name derives from Indian term for "quiet water."

The latitude of Sequim is 48.079N. The longitude is -123.1W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 184 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,704.


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Median household income
Local
$27,880
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sequim demographic reports
Sequim is on the Olympic Peninsula.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 8. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.7 per 1,000 people.
Local foods: Dungeness crab
Local festivals include:
  • Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival - Oct. 13-14, 2007
  • Irrigation Festival - May 5-13, 2007
  • Lavender Festival - July 20-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Sequim web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Sequim Bay State Park, Olympic National Forest, Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge
Sequim attractions: Olympic Game Farm
Historic sites and museums: Museum & Arts Center
Pronunciations: skwim

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Ancestry & family history

18% of Sequim residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sequim ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sequim was $19,253, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

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

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Sequim festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Sequim, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $474.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $877.


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

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Newspapers in Sequim include Sequim Gazette

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Clallam County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sequim political report.

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The average commute time for Sequim workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Sequim include Econo Lodge-Sequim, Ramada Limited.

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