Shoreline, Washington

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Shoreline, Washington
City
Location of Shoreline, Washington
Location of Shoreline, Washington
Coordinates: 47°45′23″N 122°20′23″W / 47.75639°N 122.33972°W / 47.75639; -122.33972Coordinates: 47°45′23″N 122°20′23″W / 47.75639°N 122.33972°W / 47.75639; -122.33972
Country United States
State Washington
County King
City 1995
Government
 • Type City Council (7 members)
 • Mayor (selected from City Council) Will Hall [1]
Area[2]
 • Total 11.70 sq mi (30.30 km2)
 • Land 11.67 sq mi (30.23 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
Elevation 476 ft (145 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 53,007
 • Estimate (2015)[4] 55,439
 • Rank US: 677th
 • Density 4,542.2/sq mi (1,753.8/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 98133, 98155, 98177
Area code(s) 206
FIPS code 53-63960
GNIS feature ID 1699810[5]
Website www.shorelinewa.gov

Shoreline is a city in King County, Washington, United States, 9 miles (14 km) north of Downtown Seattle bordering the northern Seattle city limits. As of the 2010 census, the population was 53,007, making it the 20th largest city in the state of Washington.

Based on per capita income, one of the more reliable measures of affluence, Shoreline ranks 91st of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked.

If its offer to annex Point Wells is accepted by the developer, Shoreline will extend into south Snohomish County.[6] As of 2018, this issue has not been finalized.[7]

History[edit]

Shoreline began in 1890 with the platting of the neighborhood of Richmond Beach, on Puget Sound, in anticipation of the arrival of the Great Northern Railway the next year. Over the next two decades, Shoreline was connected to Seattle via the Seattle-Everett Interurban streetcar line (1906) and North Trunk Road (now Aurora Avenue N., State Route 99) (1913), helping to increase its population.

The name "Shoreline" was applied to this stretch of unincorporated King County in 1944 when it was given to the school district, since the school district boundaries stretched from "Shore to Shore" (Puget Sound to Lake Washington) and "Line to Line" (the old Seattle city limit of 85th St to the Snohomish County Line). Though the modern borders of the city do not stretch to Lake Washington, the area has kept the "Shoreline" name.

After the incorporation of Lake Forest Park in 1961, the remainder of the Shoreline School District remained an unincorporated portion of King County. Fifty-one years after it had been named, on August 31, 1995 Shoreline was officially incorporated as a code city, and it adopted the council-manager form of government. (See City government in the state of Washington.) Residents used Seattle WA as their address until 1995, when the city was formed and addresses changed to Shoreline WA.

Police[edit]

Shoreline contracts with the King County Sheriff's Office for police services. Deputies assigned to Shoreline wear city uniforms and drive patrol cars marked with the city logo. As of 2012, there are 52 full-time employees assigned to the Shoreline Police Department.[8] The Shoreline Police Department has a burglary/larceny unit, traffic unit, and a street crimes unit.[9]

Geography[edit]

Shoreline is located at 47°45′23″N 122°20′23″W / 47.75639°N 122.33972°W / 47.75639; -122.33972 (47.756519, -122.339657).[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.70 square miles (30.30 km2), of which, 11.67 square miles (30.23 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.[2] The city of Shoreline also contains a gated community, The Highlands, which manages its utilities separately from Shoreline. The Richmond Beach neighborhood occupies the northwest corner of the city, around 47°46′10″N 122°23′24″W / 47.7695415°N 122.3901313°W / 47.7695415; -122.3901313.[11][12]

Shoreline's 25 parks hold a total of 330 acres (1.3 km²) of park land. Boeing Creek and Shoreview Park, which abuts Shoreline Community College, contains Boeing Creek, flowing on its way to Hidden Lake and Puget Sound.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
199052,109
200053,0251.8%
201053,0070.0%
Est. 201655,333[13]4.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[14]
2015 Estimate[4]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 53,007 people, 21,561 households, and 13,168 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,542.2 inhabitants per square mile (1,753.8/km2). There were 22,787 housing units at an average density of 1,952.6 per square mile (753.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 71.4% White, 5.0% African American, 0.8% Native American, 15.2% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 2.2% from other races, and 5.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.6% of the population.

There were 21,561 households of which 27.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.9% were non-families. 29.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the city was 42.1 years. 19.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.7% were from 25 to 44; 30.9% were from 45 to 64; and 15.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 53,025 people, 20,716 households, and 13,486 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,546.0 people per square mile (1,755.8/km²). There were 21,338 housing units at an average density of 1,829.4 per square mile (706.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.99% White, 2.77% African American, 0.91% Native American, 13.23% Asian, 0.32% Pacific Islander, 1.51% from other races, and 4.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.87% of the population.

There were 20,716 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.2% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city, the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $51,658, and the median income for a family was $61,450. Males had a median income of $40,955 versus $33,165 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,959. About 4.4% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.1% of those under age 18 and 7.3% of those age 65 or over.

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[15]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 17.99% 5,484 72.69% 22,152 9.32% 2,841
2012 24.24% 7,123 72.73% 21,376 3.03% 890
2008 25.06% 7,184 72.88% 20,895 2.06% 591
2004 31.23% 8,730 67.27% 18,806 1.50% 420

As a close-in suburb of liberal Seattle, Shoreline's politics lean distinctly to the left. However, in recent years, Shoreline along with neighboring Lake Forest Park have begun to vote even more similarly to Seattle- overwhelmingly in support of Democratic and liberal politicians.

Neighborhoods[edit]

The city of Shoreline is divided into 14 separate neighborhoods plotted out by the city. They range from Richmond Beach in the northwest to Briarcrest in the southeast.[16][17]

City landmarks[edit]

The City of Shoreline has designated the following landmarks:

Landmark Built Listed Address Photo
William E. Boeing House[18] 1914 1994 The Highlands
Crawford Store (Godfrey Building)[18] 1922 1985 2411 NW 195th Place

In addition, the city designates the following "community landmark":

Landmark Built Listed Address Photo
Ronald Grade School[18] 1912 1995 749 N 175th Street Shoreline, WA - Ronald School 01.jpg

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shoreline City Council". City of Shoreline. Retrieved 14 January 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 24 January 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2016. Retrieved 15 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Shoreline". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  6. ^ "Shoreline offers to annex planned Point Wells development". The Seattle Times. 30 August 2011. 
  7. ^ Point Wells News (summary to July 2018)
  8. ^ "City of Shoreline Police Service Report 2012" (PDF). Chief Shawn Ledford, City of Shoreline Police Department. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "Police Department". Archived from the original on 7 February 2013. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, 1990". United States Census Bureau. 12 February 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  11. ^ "Richmond Beach". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  12. ^ "Map of Richmond Beach". Richmond Beach Community Association. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  13. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 9 June 2017. 
  14. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on 12 May 2015. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  15. ^ [http://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/elections/elections/past-elections.aspx King County Elections
  16. ^ "Neighborhood Association Contacts". City of Shoreline. Archived from the original on 16 August 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  17. ^ "Neighborhoods Map" (PDF). City of Shoreline. Retrieved 30 March 2013. 
  18. ^ a b c King County and Local Landmarks List[permanent dead link], King County (undated, last modified 26 February 2003). Accessed online 8 May 2009.
  19. ^ Brice, Pamela (25 February 2008). "Shoreline delegation heads to South Korea". Shoreline / Lake Forest Park Enterprise. Retrieved 14 January 2018. 
  20. ^ Daybert, Amy (4 March 2008). "Shoreline's sister pays a visit". The Enterprise. Retrieved 14 January 2018. 

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