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"The gateway to Mount Rainier"

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The population of Enumclaw is approximately 11,116 (2000), 10669 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,031 (1990), 4420 (2010).

The amount of land area in Enumclaw is 9.764 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Enumclaw is 3.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Enumclaw to Washington DC is 2445 miles. The distance to the Washington state capital is 45 miles. (as the crow flies)
Enumclaw is positioned 47.20 degrees north of the equator and 121.98 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Enumclaw elevation is 750 feet above sea level.
Enumclaw median income is $43,800 (1994).

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Enumclaw location: near the foothills of Mount Rainier about 40 miles southeast of Seattle.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Enumclaw is moderate. Here is a weather page for the local area.
Enumclaw average annual rainfall is 55 inches per year
Enumclaw average annual snowfall is 12 inches per year.
The average low temperature is 40 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 60 degrees F.
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Enumclaw history:

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The name for Enumclaw comes from Native Americans who camped near a large nearby mountain now known as Mount Enumclaw. While they were camping, they heard a loud rattling noise caused by strong winds that appeared to come from inside of the mountain. From then on, they referred to the mountain as "Enumclaw," which means "strong wind" or "thundering mountain."

The first settlers came in 1879 when Frank and Mary Stevenson built a home in what is now the middle of Enumclaw. The first name for the town was Stevensonville. The town of Enumclaw was platted on 31 October 1885
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Enumclaw attractions:

Enumclaw is known for its low crime rate, good schools, high standards for public safety and many places to enjoy the outdoor life in Washington.

Nolte State Park
north of Enumclaw on the western edge of the Cascade Mountain Range. This day-use park has 117 acres and 7,174 feet of freshwater shoreline.

Anderson Rhododendron Garden

Take a Photo Tour of Enumclaw

Enumclaw is the gateway to both north entrances to Mount Rainier National Park from Highway 410. The park was established over 100 years ago and has 235,625 acres. The elevations within the park range from 1,610 to 14,410 feet above sea level.

Crystal Mountain Winter Sports area

King County Fair in Enumclaw
in July each year

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