Location: Shoreline, King Co., Washington, USA
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User who defined this location: Rory Pease
Editors: Jason Hollinger, I. G. Safonov, Joseph D. Cohen

North: 47.778°
West: -122.395°
East: -122.292°
South: 47.7337°

Notes: 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 19th 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.

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 a newly paved North Trunk Road (now Aurora Avenue N., State Route 99) (1913), helping to increase its population.

The name “Shoreline” first came to be 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 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 adopted the council-manager form of government. (See City government in the state of Washington.) Residents used Seattle, WA as their address only until 1995 when the city was formed and addresses changed to Shoreline, WA.

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. There are currently 46 commissioned officers and one chief assigned full time to the city. The Shoreline department currently has a burglary/larceny unit, traffic unit, and a street crimes unit.

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).4

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.7 square miles (30.3 km²), of which, 11.7 square miles (30.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.17%) is water.

There are 330 acres (1.3 km²) of park land in Shoreline, divided among 25 parks. Shoreview and Boeing Creek Parks, which abut Shoreline Community College, contain a ravine through which flows Boeing Creek on its way to Hidden Lake and Puget Sound.

As of the census2 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.

[admin – 2015-10-16 03:33:41 +0000]: Merged with Shoreline, King Co., Washington, USA: North: 47.778, South: 47.7337, West: -122.395, East: -122.292

[admin – 2020-06-04 01:20:23 -0400]: Merged with Meridian Park Neighborhood, Shoreline, King Co., Washington, USA: North: 47.7644, South: 47.7432, West: -122.349, East: -122.323

[admin – 2020-06-04 01:21:01 -0400]: Merged with Ballinger Neighborhood, Shoreline, King Co., Washington, USA: North: 47.7789, South: 47.7623, West: -122.325, East: -122.293

[admin – 2020-06-04 01:23:58 -0400]: Merged with Richmond Highlands Neighborhood, Shoreline, King Co., Washington, USA: North: 47.7655, South: 47.7453, West: -122.371, East: -122.345

[admin – 2020-06-04 01:24:33 -0400]: Merged with The Highlands Neighborhood, Shoreline, King Co., Washington, USA: North: 47.7497, South: 47.7334, West: -122.385, East: -122.355

[admin – 2020-06-04 01:25:16 -0400]: Merged with Westminster Triangle Neighborhood, Shoreline, King Co., Washington, USA: North: 47.7454, South: 47.7332, West: -122.357, East: -122.344


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