Lea Hill, Washington

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Lea Hill, Washington
Nickname(s): Lake Holm Neighborhood
Location of Lea Hill (Lk Holm), Washington
Location of Lea Hill (Lk Holm), Washington
Coordinates: 47°19′34″N 122°11′16″W / 47.32611°N 122.18778°W / 47.32611; -122.18778Coordinates: 47°19′34″N 122°11′16″W / 47.32611°N 122.18778°W / 47.32611; -122.18778
Country United States
State Washington
County King
Lea Hill (Preferred Lake Holm or Lake Neilson) January 1, 2008
 • Total 5.9 sq mi (15.2 km2)
 • Land 5.9 sq mi (15.2 km2)
 • Water .03125 sq mi (0.0809371 km2)
Elevation 417 ft (127 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 10,871
 • Density 1,855.0/sq mi (716.2/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 253
FIPS code 53-38815[1]
GNIS feature ID 1867618[2]
Website http://your.kingcounty.gov/dnrp/wlr/water-resources/small-lakes/data/LakePage.aspx?SiteID=29

Lea Hill is a neighborhood outside the cities of Auburn and Kent, Washington, United States. This is evident as one passes the "Auburn City Limits" sign before making the turn up Lake Holm Drive, or Kent city limits on 124th Ave SE. The community was annexed by Auburn on January 1, 2008, after Auburn and Lea Hill residents approved the annexation. The name Lea Hill is not used consistently; names such as Washington National Golf Course, which includes its own community of million dollar homes, and nearby Heather Heights, are sometimes used in its favor. [3] The population was 10,871 at the 2000 census, at which time it was a census-designated place (CDP).

Based on per capita income, one of the more reliable measures of affluence, Lea Hill ranks 67th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked.


Lea Hill is located at 47°19′34″N 122°11′16″W / 47.32611°N 122.18778°W / 47.32611; -122.18778 (47.325998, -122.187815).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 5.9 square miles (15.2 km²), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 6,876
2000 10,871 58.1%
Est. 2007 11,618

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 10,871 people, 3,644 households, and 2,878 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,855.0 people per square mile (716.3/km²). There were 3,754 housing units at an average density of 640.6/sq mi (247.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 86.16% White, 2.23% African American, 0.95% Native American, 4.47% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 1.93% from other races, and 4.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.93% of the population.

There were 3,644 households out of which 45.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.0% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.0% were non-families. 13.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.98 and the average family size was 3.29.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 31.5% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 33.6% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 5.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $65,706, and the median income for a family was $70,691. Males had a median income of $47,848 versus $33,504 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $26,767. About 3.0% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.