Duvall, Washington

Duvall, Washington

Duvall town sign
Motto: Small Town. Real Life.

Location of Duvall, Washington
Coordinates: 47°44′3″N 121°58′32″W / 47.73417°N 121.97556°W / 47.73417; -121.97556Coordinates: 47°44′3″N 121°58′32″W / 47.73417°N 121.97556°W / 47.73417; -121.97556
Country United States
State Washington
County King
  Total 2.49 sq mi (6.45 km2)
  Land 2.47 sq mi (6.40 km2)
  Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 89 ft (27 m)
Population (2010)[2]
  Total 6,695
  Estimate (2015)[3] 7,674
  Density 2,710.5/sq mi (1,046.5/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
  Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 98019
Area code(s) 425 844
FIPS code 53-19035
GNIS feature ID 1512165[4]
USDA Hardiness Zone 8
Website www.duvallwa.gov
FIPS code and GNIS feature ID come from the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Geological Survey.

Duvall is a city in King County, Washington, United States, located on SR 203, halfway between Monroe and Carnation.[5] The population consists of 7,674 people as of 2015.[6]


Bridge crossing the Snoqualmie River on the Woodinville-Duvall Road as it enters the center of Duvall (2007).

The area that became known as Duvall was historically the home of the Snoqualmie and other ancestral Tulalip Native American tribes. Following their relocation under the Treaty of Point Elliott, the area was homesteaded by veterans of the Civil War.[7] The center of present-day town was located on a hillside homesteaded by Francis and James Duvall, loggers who arrived in 1871.[7]

An early milestone in the settlement of Duvall proper was the relocation of the town of Cherry Valley. Around 1909, the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad agreed to move Cherry Valley homes and businesses to Duvall in order to continue the construction of a railroad line along the Snoqualmie River.[7] The newly relocated town, briefly named Cosgrove after Samuel G. Cosgrove, underwent a real estate boom; streets and sidewalks were laid and a train depot was constructed.[7] This was followed by construction of a movie house, a drug store, a new schoolhouse, and several hotels.[7] By 1911, the Duvall Citizen began publishing regular editions of news events.[7][8]

On April 28, 1968, nearly 3,000 fans attended a rock concert at a farm in Duvall where an upright piano was dropped from a helicopter. Performances included Country Joe and the Fish. This concert is well-known to locals as the Piano Drop. This event inspired the Sky River Rock Festival and Lighter Than Air Fair which occurred later that year.[9]

The town of Duvall has experienced a great amount of construction during the period of 2008-2009 with the aim of making the one-road town center more accessible and presentable to tourists.

Town events

Community Easter Egg Hunt held every year in McCormick Park, open to everyone.

'Duvall Days' is held in June in downtown Duvall. The event is typically marked by a parade, street side vendors, live entertainment, and many games and activities for children.

Also on 'Duvall Days' there is a car show called 'The Duvall Classic Car Show' held in the Duvall Safeway parking lot, walking distance from 'Duvall Days'.

The 'Duvall Run' is also held every June and includes the Half Marathon, 10-kilometer and 5-kilometer races.

The day after 'Duvall Days' is the day of the annual pancake breakfast, which is hosted by the town fire department.

Outdoor music in July at Summer Stage and Movies In The Park in August, all located in McCormick Park.

Duvall hosts an annual 'Tree Lighting' to begin the Christmas season.


Duvall is located at 47°44′3″N 121°58′32″W / 47.73417°N 121.97556°W / 47.73417; -121.97556 (47.734149, -121.975493).[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.49 square miles (6.45 km2), of which, 2.47 square miles (6.40 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2) is water.[1]


The climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year round. Because of its location relative to the Northern Cascades, the surrounding Snoqualmie Valley is subject to flooding from late fall to early spring. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Duvall has a marine west coast climate, abbreviated "Cfb" on climate maps.[11]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20157,674[12]14.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]
2015 Estimate[3]

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 6,695 people, 2,224 households, and 1,816 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,710.5 inhabitants per square mile (1,046.5/km2). There were 2,315 housing units at an average density of 937.2 per square mile (361.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.7% White, 0.4% African American, 0.5% Native American, 2.7% Asian, 2.9% from other races, and 3.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.7% of the population.

There were 2,224 households of which 52.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.2% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 18.3% were non-families. 14.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.33.

The median age in the city was 34.4 years. 33.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 33.2% were from 25 to 44; 23.7% were from 45 to 64; and 4.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.5% male and 50.5% female.

Surrounding cities and communities


  1. 1 2 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
  2. 1 2 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
  3. 1 2 "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 29, 2016.
  4. "Duvall". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  5. About Duvall from the city's official website
  6. http://www.duvallwa.gov/aboutduvall.html
  7. Duvall Newspaper Index from the Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History
  8. Walt Crowley, Rites of Passage: A Memoir of the Sixties in Seattle (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1995), 110-112, 255.
  9. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. Climate Summary for Duvall, Washington
  11. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  12. United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved July 9, 2013.
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