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Tukwila is a city in King County, in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area.
The community name derives from Indian term for "land of hazelnuts."
The latitude of Tukwila is 47.474N. The longitude is -122.259W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 138 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,081.
The community incorporated in 1908.
Southcenter Mall opened in the late 1960s where two new major highways crossed.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Tukwila 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 98118 ZIP code.
10% of Tukwila residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tukwila ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tukwila was $22,354, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Tukwila residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Tukwila, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $628. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,181.
Libraries in Tukwila include Tukwila Library ... View libraries
King County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tukwila political report.
The average commute time for Tukwila workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 15 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Tukwila between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 8.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
Hotels in Tukwila include Best Western, Comfort Suites Tukwila, Courtyard by Marriott - Sea-Tac Area, Courtyard by Marriott Seattle South, Extended Stay America, Homestead Studio Suites Hotels, Sea Tac North Travelodge.
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