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City of Woodinville
Chateau Ste. Michelle winery in Woodinville
Chateau Ste. Michelle winery in Woodinville
Official seal of City of Woodinville
Location of Woodinville in King County and Washington
Location of Woodinville in
King County and Washington
Country United States
State Washington
County King
Incorporated March 31, 1993
 • Total 5.62 sq mi (14.56 km2)
 • Land 5.60 sq mi (14.50 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
39 ft (12 m)
 • Total 11,318
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,953.2/sq mi (754.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
98072 and 98077
Area code(s) 425
FIPS code 53-79590
GNIS feature ID 1534610

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.


Prior to Anglo-American settlement, the Woodinville area was inhabited by the native Sammamish people.

In 1871, Ira Woodin and his wife Susan moved from Seattle and traveled up the Sammamish River to build a cabin, log timber and farm cattle. A town gradually built up around the cabin, which served as its first school and Post Office, with Susan Woodin 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, became a farming center in the early decades of the 20th century, and developed into a suburb of Seattle after World War II. 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.


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).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.62 square miles (14.56 km2), of which, 5.60 square miles (14.50 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.

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 areas


It 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, and 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 ever-worsening traffic congestion, recent months have a seen a surge of interest in saving the lines and using them for a commuter rail service that would link Woodinville with Bellevue and other major destinations on the rapidly growing Eastside.


The Woodinville city government has created eleven geographically defined neighborhoods within the city limits [1].

  • 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 - home to several wineries (SilverLake Winery, Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Winery, Novelty Hill & Januik Winery, DeLille Cellars, Brian Carter Cellars, JM Cellars), the Redhook Brewery, 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

Civic events

Civic events in Woodinville include:

  • Summer Concert Series at DeYoung Park
  • Woodinville Lights Festival, a month-long celebration in December
  • Annual Basset Bash parade/All Fools' Day celebration
  • Summer Outdoor Movies at the Redhook brewery


Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 9,194
2010 10,938 19.0%
Est. 2015 11,782 7.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
2015 Estimate

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.

2010 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.

City landmarks

The City of Woodinville has designated the following landmarks:

Landmark Built Listed Address Photo
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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