Woodinville, Washington

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. Woodinville is an affluent city, with the 34th highest average per-capita income in the state.

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
Coordinates: 47°45′9″N 122°9′21″WCoordinates: 47°45′9″N 122°9′21″W
Country United States
State Washington
County King
Incorporated March 31, 1993
 • Mayor Bernie Talmas [1]
 • Total 5.62 sq mi (14.56 km2)
 • Land 5.60 sq mi (14.50 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation 39 ft (12 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 10,938
 • Estimate (2013[4]) 11,318
 • Density 1,953.2/sq mi (754.1/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 98072 and 98077
Area code(s) 425
FIPS code 53-79590
GNIS feature ID 1534610[5]
Website www.ci.woodinville.wa.us


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.[6] 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.