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Clyde Hill, Washington
Location of Clyde Hill, Washington
Location of Clyde Hill, Washington
Country United States
State Washington
County King
 • Total 1.05 sq mi (2.73 km2)
 • Land 1.05 sq mi (2.73 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
295 ft (90 m)
 • Total 2,984
 • Estimate 
 • Density 3,209.48/sq mi (1,238.72/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 425
FIPS code 53-13365
GNIS feature ID 1504034

Clyde Hill is a city located in King County, Washington. It is part of the Eastside region, located to the east of Seattle, and is bordered by the cities and towns of Bellevue, Kirkland, Medina, Yarrow Point and Hunts Point. The population was 2,984 at the 2010 census.

Based on per capita income, Clyde Hill ranks 4th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked. In 2014, it was listed as the most affluent town in Washington State by Slate.

Clyde Hill is also ranked 10th in the United States for most landscapers hired per square mile, at about 1,000 households per mile.

The majority of Clyde Hill is zoned for single-family use with the exception of two commercially zoned areas: a gas station and a coffee shop. In addition to a small government zone, the City is home to four schools: two public schools - Clyde Hill Elementary and Chinook Middle School; and two private schools: Bellevue Christian School and Sacred Heart School. The City's minimum lot size is 20,000 square feet, although many smaller lots exist that pre-date the incorporation of the City.


Clyde Hill is located at 47°37′49″N 122°13′0″W / 47.63028°N 122.21667°W / 47.63028; -122.21667 (47.630171, -122.216559).

The top elevation is close to 375 feet. There are approximately 21 miles of public roadway that make Clyde Hill very centrally located within the Seattle - Bellevue metro area.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.06 square miles (2.75 km2), all of it land.


Between 1946 and 1948, J. Gordon and Mary Schneidler subdivided and sold more than a dozen lots in a five-acre subdivision in Clyde Hill. Each deed of sale included the following restriction: "This property shall not be resold, leased, rented or occupied except to or by persons of the Aryan race." Why the Schneidlers used the term "Aryan race" is unclear. That racial concept usually meant northern Europeans as distinct from eastern and southern Europeans. The Aryans-only restriction thus would have excluded Italians, Greeks, Poles, Russians, and many other European ancestries as well as Jews and all non Europeans.

In response to the community's desire to control land use development such as lot size and commercial zoning, Clyde Hill was officially incorporated as a Town on March 31, 1953. On November 10, 1998, the Council voted to organize Clyde Hill as a non-charter Code City.

In 1953 area residents voted to become an incorporated Town by a vote of 145 to 117. Ken Day defeated Don Clark for the first Clyde Hill Mayors position, 91 to 58. All initial Councilmembers were elected on write-in votes.

The first elected Councilmembers were: F. Lee Campbell, - Robert W. Glueck, - P.A. Jacobsen, Leslie M. Rudy and A.C. Thompson Sr.

John Woodin became the Town's first Treasurer. Ken Day appointed Priscilla Alden Townsend as Police Judge and Roger Bryan as Marshall.

The 1975 Mayoral election in Clyde Hill brought with it suspense and the national media. The two candidates, the incumbent Liberino "Lib" Tufarolo and Miles Nelson finished the election in an even tie. The contest was ultimately decided by a coin toss, with Nelson unseating the incumbent as national and local media looked on.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 1,871
1970 2,987 59.6%
1980 3,229 8.1%
1990 2,972 −8.0%
2000 2,890 −2.8%
2010 2,984 3.3%
2019 (est.) 3,386 13.5%
U.S. Decennial Census
2015 Estimate

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 2,984 people in 1,028 households, including 887 families, in the city. The population density was 2,815.1 inhabitants per square mile (1,086.9/km2). There were 1,099 housing units at an average density of 1,036.8 per square mile (400.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 84.3% White, 0.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, 12.1% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.3%.

Of the 1,028 households 43.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 79.2% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 13.7% were non-families. 12.2% of households were one person and 7.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.17.

The median age was 44.8 years. 29.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.8% were from 25 to 44; 31.4% were from 45 to 64; and 18.4% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.

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