Welcome to Issaquah, Washington.
Issaquah is located in King County, Washington and has a population of 30,434 according to the 2010 census. In 2005 Forbes.com ranked Issaquah as the 2nd fastest-growing suburb in the state, and the 89th in the nation. Neighboring cities include Bellevue, and Redmond, both 8 miles away. Downtown Seattle is just 17 miles from Issaquah. According to a 2012 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $87,074, and the median income for a family was $115,814. The per capita income for the city was $47,949.
Issaquah is bisected by Interstate 90, which runs from Seattle to Boston, and Washington State Route 900, which connects the city to neighboring Renton. The neighboring highlands are called the Issaquah Alps and feature hiking trails and outdoor activity throughout the three mountains surrounding Issaquah: Tiger Mountain, Cougar Mountain, and Squak Mountain.
Things to do in Issaquah
There are also many cultural and historical activities to be found in the town of Issaquah itself. Special events include the Salmon Days Festival, held on the first full weekend of October, and live stage plays performed at the Village Theatre. In addition, Issaquah hosts the Cougar Mountain Zoo by the north slope of Cougar Mountain. The zoo This 8-acre zoo offers a glimpse of many endangered species from across the world, including many birds and small lemurs from Madagascar. The highlight of the zoo for many is the cougar, named Nashi. Issaquah also has a salmon hatchery that annually raises close to 4 million Chinook (King) and Coho (Silver) salmon that end up swimming to the North Pacific. For shoppers, Gilman Village offers 40-plus shops and restaurants; it’s one of Puget Sound’s best known and most distinctive shopping destinations.
Issaquah, Washington, gets 61 inches of rain per year. The US average is 37. Snowfall is 11 inches. The average US city gets 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 186.
On average, there are 154 sunny days per year in Issaquah, Washington. The July high is around 75 degrees. The January low is 33. Our comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 71 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The US average on the comfort index is 44.
Cost of Living
Issaquah’s cost of living ranks higher the national average.
National Average – 100.0
Issaquah – 146
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King County Sheriff’s Dept. (206) 296-3311
Issaquah Police Dept. (425) 837-3200
Eastside Fire & Rescue (425) 392-3433