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Sequim /ˈskwɪm/ is a city in Clallam County, Washington, United States. As of the 2010 census counted a population of 6,606. [Sequim School District population served is a little over 29,000. Sequim and the area around Sequim has a population of about 28,000] Sequim is located along the Dungeness River near the base of the Olympic Mountains. The city has been increasing in population dramatically in recent years due to the influx of retirees from the Puget Sound region and California. Sequim lies within the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains and receives on average less than 16 inches (410 mm) of rain per year—about the same as Los Angeles, California—and has given itself the nickname of Sunny Sequim. Yet the city is fairly close to some of the wettest temperate rainforests of the contiguous United States. This climate anomaly is sometimes called the blue hole of Sequim. Fogs and cool breezes from the Juan de Fuca Strait make Sequim's environment more humid than would be expected from the low average annual precipitation. Some places have surprisingly luxuriant forests dominated by Douglas-fir and western red cedar. Black cottonwood, red alder, bigleaf maple, Pacific madrone, lodgepole pine, and Garry oak can also be large. Historically, much of the area was an open oak-studded prairie supported by somewhat excessively drained gravelly sandy loam soil, though agriculture and development of the Dungeness valley have changed this ecosystem. Most soils under Sequim have been placed in a series which is named after the city. This "Sequim series" is one of the few Mollisols in western Washington and its high base saturation, a characteristic of the Mollisol order, is attributed to the minimal leaching of bases caused by low annual rainfall. The city and the surrounding area are particularly known for the commercial cultivation of lavender, supported by the unique climate: it makes Sequim the "Lavender Capital of North America", rivaled only in France. The area is also known for its Dungeness crab. Sequim is pronounced as one syllable, with the e elided: "skwim". The name evolved from the Klallam language.

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This is a comprehensive travel guide for Sequim in United States. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Sequim like a local. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Seattle, United States. Seattle is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Sky View Observatory, Space Needle, Hiram M. Chittenden Locks. Popular vacation packages of Sequim are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Sequim*

  • Pollution Statistics in Sequim

    Know the pollution level of Sequim before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
  • Sequim: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Sequim for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Sequim.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 25 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Sequim - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 68.75 (High)
    • Pollution Index 12.07 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Sequim

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Sequim

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.2 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.95 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 65.44 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 46 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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