Duvall, Washington

Coordinates: 47°44′03″N 121°58′32″W / 47.73417°N 121.97556°W / 47.73417; -121.97556
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Duvall, Washington
Duvall town welcome sign, pictured in 2004
Duvall town welcome sign, pictured in 2004
Small Town. Real Life.
Location of Duvall, Washington
Location of Duvall, Washington
Coordinates: 47°44′03″N 121°58′32″W / 47.73417°N 121.97556°W / 47.73417; -121.97556
CountryUnited States
IncorporatedJanuary 6, 1913
Named forJames Duvall or Francis Duvall
 • MayorAmy Ockerlander
 • Total2.47 sq mi (6.40 km2)
 • Land2.45 sq mi (6.35 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation89 ft (27 m)
 • Total8,034
 • Estimate 
 • Density3,440/sq mi (1,329/km2)
Time zoneUTC–8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC–7 (PDT)
ZIP Code
Area code425
FIPS code53-19035
GNIS feature ID1512165[2]

Duvall is a city in King County, Washington, United States, located on SR 203 halfway between Monroe and Carnation.[5] The population was 8,034 at the 2020 census.[3]


Bridge crossing the Snoqualmie River on the Woodinville-Duvall Road as it enters the center of Duvall (2007).

The area that became known as Duvall was historically the home of the Snoqualmie and other ancestral Tulalip Native American tribes. Following their relocation under the Treaty of Point Elliott, the area was homesteaded by veterans of the Civil War.[6] The center of present-day town was located on a hillside homesteaded by Francis and James Duvall, loggers who arrived in 1871.[6]

An early milestone in the settlement of Duvall proper was the relocation of the town of Cherry Valley. Around 1909, the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad agreed to move Cherry Valley homes and businesses to Duvall in order to continue the construction of a railroad line along the Snoqualmie River.[6] The newly relocated town, briefly named Cosgrove after Samuel G. Cosgrove, underwent a real estate boom; streets and sidewalks were laid and a train depot was constructed.[6] This was followed by construction of a movie house, a drug store, a new schoolhouse, and several hotels.[6] By 1911, the Duvall Citizen began publishing regular editions of news events.[6][7]

On April 28, 1968, nearly 3,000 fans attended a rock concert at a farm in Duvall where an upright piano was dropped from a helicopter. Performances included Country Joe and the Fish. This concert is well known to locals as the Piano Drop. This event inspired the Sky River Rock Festival which occurred later that year.[8]

From 1990 to 1997, the city's population grew by 50 percent as it shifted into a bedroom community for job centers on the Eastside.[9] Duvall experienced a great amount of construction during the period of 2008–2009 with the aim of making the one-road town center more accessible and presentable to tourists.[10]


The year's largest and most popular event is the 'Duvall Days', which is held the first weekend in June in downtown Duvall, with other activities at nearby locations. Saturday events include a parade, street side vendors, live entertainment, and many games and activities for children. There is a car show called 'The Duvall Classic Car Show' held in the Duvall Safeway parking lot, and the 'Duvall Run' at McCormick Park with 10-kilometer and 5-kilometer races. 2017 and 2018 also included an evening fireworks display. On Sunday, the staff of Fire District 45 host their annual pancake breakfast at the downtown station.

Other events taking place in Duvall throughout the year include:

  • Irwin Community Easter Egg Hunt, McCormick Park (Saturday before Easter)
  • Sandblast Festival of the Arts (third weekend in July)
  • SummerStage (outdoor music, July)
  • Irwin Movies In The Park, McCormick Park (August)
  • Tree Lighting (start of Christmas season)
  • March of the Vegetables, a parade celebrating the vegetables and Art of Duvall


Duvall is located at 47°44′3″N 121°58′32″W / 47.73417°N 121.97556°W / 47.73417; -121.97556 (47.734149, -121.975493).[11]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.47 square miles (6.40 km2), of which, 2.45 square miles (6.35 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[1]

Lake Rasmussen is located just east of downtown.


The climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, with adequate rainfall year-round. Due to its location relative to the Northern Cascades, the surrounding Snoqualmie Valley is subject to flooding from late fall to early spring. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Duvall has a marine west coast climate, abbreviated "Cfb" on climate maps.[12]


Historical population
2022 (est.)8,434[4]5.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]
2020 Census[3]

2020 census[edit]

As of the 2020 census, there were 8,034 people, 2,702 households, and 2,222 families residing in the city.[14] The population density was 3,277.8 inhabitants per square mile (1,265.6/km2). There were 2,778 housing units.

2010 census[edit]

As of the 2010 census, there were 6,695 people, 2,224 households, and 1,816 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,713.8 inhabitants per square mile (1,047.8/km2). There were 2,315 housing units at an average density of 937.2 per square mile (361.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.7% White, 0.4% African American, 0.5% Native American, 2.7% Asian, 2.9% from other races, and 3.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.7% of the population.

There were 2,224 households, of which 52.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.2% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 18.3% were non-families. 14.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 2.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.33.

The median age in the city was 34.4 years. 33.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 33.2% were from 25 to 44; 23.7% were from 45 to 64; and 4.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.

Government and politics[edit]

Duvall leans heavily Democratic like King County as a whole, having cast more than two-thirds of its votes for Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election.

Presidential election results[15]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2020 28.95% 1,331 67.01% 3,081 4.05% 186


It is in the Riverview School District.[16] Its sole comprehensive high school is Cedarcrest High School.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ a b "2023 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Minnesota". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 30, 2024.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Duvall, Washington
  3. ^ a b c "Explore Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 30, 2024.
  4. ^ a b "City and Town Population Totals: 2020–2022". United States Census Bureau. March 30, 2024. Retrieved March 30, 2024.
  5. ^ About Duvall Archived May 27, 2010, at the Wayback Machine from the city's official website
  6. ^ Duvall Newspaper Index from the Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History
  7. ^ Walt Crowley, Rites of Passage: A Memoir of the Sixties in Seattle (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1995), 110-112, 255.
  8. ^ Lopez Williams, Sarah (January 15, 1997). "Small places hit by growth, too". The Seattle Times. p. B1.
  9. ^ "Duvall". Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  11. ^ Climate Summary for Duvall, Washington
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  13. ^ "US Census Bureau, Table P16: Household Type". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 22, 2024.
  14. ^ King County Elections
  15. ^ U.S. Census Bureau Geography Division (December 21, 2020). 2020 Census – School District Reference Map: King County, WA (PDF) (Map). 1:80,000. U.S. Census Bureau. p. 2. Retrieved August 3, 2022.

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