Woodinville is a city in King County, Washington, United States. The population was 10,938 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Seattle metropolitan area. There is also a much larger population with Woodinville mailing addresses in adjacent unincorporated areas of King (Cottage Lake) and Snohomish (Maltby) counties. Woodinville has waterfront parks on the Sammamish River, sweeping winery and brewery grounds, and densely wooded residential areas.
City of Woodinville
Chateau Ste. Michelle winery in Woodinville
Location of Woodinville in
King County and Washington
|Incorporated||March 31, 1993|
|• Mayor||James Evans|
|• Total||5.63 sq mi (14.58 km2)|
|• Land||5.61 sq mi (14.54 km2)|
|• Water||0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)|
|Elevation||39 ft (12 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||2,136.98/sq mi (825.13/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-8 (PST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-7 (PDT)|
98072 and 98077
|GNIS feature ID||1534610|
In 1871, Susan Woodin and her husband Ira moved from Seattle and traveled up the Sammamish River where they built a cabin. They planned to log timber and farm cattle. A town gradually developed around them. Their cabin served as its first school and post office, with Susan Woodin appointed as postmaster. Woodin and his son-in-law Thomas Sanders set up the first general store.
Like other nearby towns, Woodinville began as a logging community and became a farming center in the early decades of the 20th century. After World War II, it developed as a suburb of Seattle. In 1969, rock bands including Led Zeppelin and The Guess Who performed at the Seattle Pop Festival at Woodinville's Gold Creek Park.
The growth of Bothell in the early 1990s led to plans for it to annex Woodinville; the residents of Woodinville responded by voting for incorporation in 1992. Woodinville was officially incorporated on March 31, 1993.
Woodinville contracts with the King County Sheriff's Office for law enforcement services. Deputies assigned to Woodinville wear city uniforms and drive patrol cars marked with the city logo. There are currently 9 patrol officers, one school resource officer, one sergeant and one chief assigned full-time to the city.
It is located in northern King County east of the city of Bothell at approximately 47°45'9" North, 122°9'21" West (47.752452, -122.155949).
The United States Postal Service identifies those homes in the 98072 and 98077 zip codes as being within Woodinville, though those zip codes exceed the city limits of Woodinville. The 98072 zip code extends north into unincorporated Snohomish County and east of the city limits. The 98077 zip code falls entirely outside the city limits of Woodinville to the east, though the postal service still identifies it as Woodinville, WA.
Surrounding cities and unincorporated areasEdit
Woodinville contains two historic and scenic rail lines. Officially referred to as the Woodinville Subdivision, they were used by the Spirit of Washington Dinner Train, whose destination was the Columbia Winery, until July 31, 2007. They are still used for some freight service. There has been a controversial push by some King County officials to remove both lines and replace them with bicycle trails. However, in the wake of the defeat of the Roads and Transit measure on the November 2007 ballot, and growing concern about global warming and increasing traffic congestion, there has been increasing interest in saving the lines. There is a proposal to use them for a commuter rail service that would link Woodinville with Bellevue and other major destinations on the rapidly growing Eastside. The Woodinville Park and Ride is in Downtown Woodinville off 140th Ave NE. It is served by both Sound Transit and King County Metro Transit.
The Woodinville city government has defined eleven geographic neighborhoods within the city limits .
- East Wellington - Primarily low-density, single-family residential area on the eastern edge of the city
- Lower West Ridge - a mix of light industry and residential, extending southward to the west of the Sammamish River Valley.
- North Industrial - a mix of light industry and commercial developments east of Highway 522
- Reinwood Leota - residential neighborhoods in northeast Woodinville
- Tourist District - area of several wineries (SilverLake Winery, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Winery, Novelty Hill & Januik Winery, DeLille Cellars, Brian Carter Cellars, JM Cellars), The Herbfarm restaurant, and the Willows Lodge.
- Town Center - the retail center of Woodinville, including several shops and restaurants as well as some housing.
- Upper West Ridge - residential neighborhoods along the western edge of the city.
- Valley Industrial - a mix of industrial businesses along the Sammamish River Valley.
- Wedge - wedge-shaped residential neighborhood west of Highway 522.
- West Wellington - low-density residential neighborhoods
- Woodinville Heights - a mix of single-family and multi-family residences near the town center
- Bear Creek Elementary (located outside of city limits, though service area includes neighborhoods in the eastern part of the city)
- Cottage Lake Elementary (located outside of city limits)
- East Ridge Elementary (located east of the city limits)
- Hollywood Hill Elementary (located outside of city limits, though service area includes neighborhoods in the southern part of the city) Voted best of the 425 for 2014.
- Wellington Elementary
- Woodin Elementary (although within the corporate limits of Bothell, much of the service area for Woodin Elementary lies within the Woodinville city limits)
- Leota Middle School
- Timbercrest Middle School
- Northwest Liberty School & Education Resource Center, grades 7-12+, brick-and-mortar and online school
- Woodinville Montessori School, toddler through twelfth grade.
- Chrysalis School, K-12
- Mack Elementary - Bellevue Christian School, a K-6 private school
- the Attic Learning Community, serves children ages 5–18
Civic events in Woodinville include:
- Celebrate Woodinville Summer Concerts & Festival at DeYoung Park & various downtown locations
- Celebrate Woodinville Winterfest, including a 5k & 10k, Street Fair, and Downtown Tree Lighting
|U.S. Decennial Census|
The median income for a household in the city in 2000 was $68,114, and the median income for a family was $81,251. Males had a median income of $53,214 versus $35,404 for females. The per capita income for the city was $31,458. 4.4% of the population and 2.7% of families were below the poverty line. 4.7% of those under the age of 18 and 1.9% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.
Based on per capita income, one of the more reliable measures of affluence, Woodinville ranked 34th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked by the 2000 Census.
As of the census of 2010, there were 10,938 people, 4,478 households, and 2,827 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,953.2 inhabitants per square mile (754.1/km2). There were 4,996 housing units at an average density of 892.1 per square mile (344.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 80.2% White, 1.4% African American, 0.4% Native American, 11.2% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 2.6% from other races, and 4.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.3% of the population.
There were 4,478 households of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.9% were non-families. 30.2% 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 2.43 and the average family size was 3.07.
The median age in the city was 38.9 years. 23.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.4% were from 25 to 44; 28.7% were from 45 to 64; and 11.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.
Woodinville's economy is a mix of light industrial, retail, and tourism. Woodinville is increasingly known for its local wineries, which showcase wines from grapes grown in Eastern Washington including Chateau Ste. Michelle (well known for their popular summer concert series), Columbia Winery and dozens of other smaller ones. There are approximately 130 wineries in and near Woodinville. The Woodinville Tourist District is also home to the Redhook Ale Brewery and several fine restaurants including The Herbfarm "destination" restaurant. The downtown area includes Molbak's Garden and Home, a nationally acclaimed garden center.
Until July 2007, the north end of the Spirit of Washington Dinner Train's route was at the Columbia Winery. Talks are currently underway to restore service, but running from Woodinville north to Snohomish, instead of south to Renton.
Woodinville also contains the headquarters of SaltWorks, the world's largest gourmet salt company.
- Anu Garg, author and speaker
- Peg Phillips, actress (most noted for role on Northern Exposure) and founder of the Woodinville Repertory Theatre
- Theodore Rinaldo, charismatic religious leader, businessman, and convicted child sex offender
- Marques Tuiasosopo, retired Woodinville High School and NFL Quarterback and UCLA assistant college football coach
- Marc Wilson, retired NFL quarterback currently living in Woodinville.
- Nancy Wilson, musician
The City of Woodinville has designated the following landmarks:
|Hollywood Farm||1910||1983||14111 NE 145th Street|
|Hollywood Schoolhouse||1912||1992||14810 NE 145th Street|
|Woodinville School||1936||2001||17301 – 133rd Avenue NE|
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