Duvall, Washington

Duvall is a city in King County, Washington, United States, located on SR 203, halfway between Monroe and Carnation. The population was 4,616 at the 2000 census.


The area which later became known as Duvall was historically the home of the Snoqualmie and other ancestral Tulalip tribes. Following their relocation under the Treaty of Point Elliott and after the Civil War, the area was homesteaded by veterans. The area that became the center of present-day Duvall was on a hillside homesteaded by Francis and James Duvall, the city's namesake, in the 1870s.

An early milestone in the settlement of Duvall proper was the relocation of the town of Cherry Valley around 1909, when 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.. 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. It was followed by a movie house, a drug store. a new schoolhouse, and several hotels.. By 1911, the Duvall Citizen began publishing.

Duvall was officially incorporated on January 7, 1913.


Duvall is located at (47.734149, -121.975493).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 square miles (5.9 km²), all of it land.


There were 1,646 housing units at an average density of 720.5/sq mi (278.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.46% White, 0.45% African American, 0.45% Native American, 1.97% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.49% from other races, and 2.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.73% of the population.

There were 1,596 households out of which 49.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.4% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.1% were non-families. 13.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.88 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.4% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 42.9% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, and 3.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 98.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $71,300, and the median income for a family was $78,740. Males had a median income of $51,164 versus $41,806 for females. The per capita income for the city was $27,764. About 2.8% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.2% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Town events

Every spring/summer there is a festival held titled "Duvall Days". Typically the event is marked by a parade (which was cancelled in 2002 due to complaints regarding noise and/or littering, then later reinstated by citizen request), street side vendors, live entertainment, and many games and activities for children. The day kicks off with the Duvall Fun Run that includes both a 10 Kilometer and 5 Kilometer Race.

Over the last ten years, certain aspects of the event have been banned each year. An example of this would be potato guns and silly string, both now officially banned from sale by vendors during the event. Although some aspects have been banned over the years the event continues to grow in popularity.


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