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Puyallup, Washington

  •   State: 
    Pierce County
      County FIPS: 
    47°10′33″N 122°17′37″W
      Area total: 
    14.24 sq mi (36.89 km²)
      Area land: 
    14.13 sq mi (36.61 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.11 sq mi (0.28 km²)
    46 ft (14 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA
    Pacific Standard Time (PST) UTC-8:00; Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    2,996.89 residents per square mile of area (1,157.07/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 

Puyallup is a city in Pierce County, Washington, United States. It is located about 10 miles (16 km) southeast of Tacoma and 35 miles (56 km) south of Seattle. It had a population of 42,973 at the 2020 census. The city's name comes from the Puyall up Tribe of Native Americans and means "the generous people" It is also home to the Washington State Fair, the state's largest fair. It has an oceanic climate (Köppen classification: Csb; Trewartha classification: Do). Winters are cool and wet, with high temperatures averaging in the mid to upper 40s and lows near freezing. Snowfall is rare, and often only occurs on a few days a year, sometimes as early as April. Summer is warm and dry, with highs in the 70s most days. Many days can max out in the 80s, and occasionally 100 °F (37.7 °C) on July 29, 2009, during a very long period of hot weather. The town grew rapidly throughout the 1880s, in large part thanks to Meeker's hop farm, which brought in millions of dollars to the town. It was incorporated in 1890, with Ezra Meeker as its first mayor. During the early part of World War II, the fairgrounds were part of Camp Harmony, a temporary Japanese American internment camp for more than 7,000 detainees, most of whom were American citizens. As of the 2010 census, there were 37,022 people in the city.


Puyallup is the primary city name, but also Edgewood are acceptable city names or spellings, Alderton, Firwood, Jovita, Maplewood, Meeker, Puy, Summit on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. The official name is Puyallup, Washington. The Puyallup Valley was originally inhabited by the Puyalpab people. The first white settlers in the region were part of the first wagon train to cross the Cascade Range at Naches Pass in 1853. The town grew rapidly throughout the 1880s, in large part thanks to Ezra Meeker's hop farm. The turn of the 20th century brought change to the valley with the growth of nearby Tacoma and the interurban rail lines. The Western Washington Fairgrounds were developed giving local farmers a place to exhibit their crops and livestock. During the early part of World War II due to Executive Order 9066, the fairgrounds were part. of Camp Harmony, a temporary Japanese American internment camp for more than 7,000 detainees, most of whom were American citizens. Subsequently, they were moved to the Minidoka relocation center near Twin Falls, Idaho. The fairgrounds are now home to the Western Washington Museum of History and Art. The museum is open to the public and offers a wide range of exhibits, including a large collection of photographs of the region's Native American history and culture. It is also home to a museum dedicated to the history of the Western United States, which dates back to the 17th century. The Museum's collection includes more than 2,000 photographs of Native Americans, as well as a collection of artifacts from the U.S. Civil War. It also houses a museum devoted to the American Civil War, which began in the late 1800s and early 1900s.


Puyallup experiences an oceanic climate (Köppen classification: Csb; Trewartha classification: Do) Winters are cool and wet, with high temperatures averaging in the mid to upper 40s and lows near freezing. Summers are warm and dry, with highs in the 70s most days. Summer thunderstorms happen occasionally, but are often isolated and rarely (if ever) severe. Readings above 100 °F (37.7 °C) are very rare; on July 29, 2009, during a prolonged period of hot weather, Puyall up recorded a temperature of 105 °F (40.5 °C), the warmest since records have been kept. The city has a total area of 14.04 square miles (36.36 km²), of which 13.93 square miles is land and 0.11 sq miles (0.28 km²) is water. It is situated along the Puy allup River, which flows from Mount Rainier to Commencement Bay in Tacoma. The closest neighbors include the city of Sumner to the northeast, Fife and Edgewood to the north, Tacoma to the northwest, Summit and Midland to the west, South Hill, Graham and Frederickson to the south, McMillin and Orting to the southeast, and Alderton to the east. The nearest airport is located at Seattle, about 35 miles (56 km) south of the city. The U.S. Air Force has one of the largest bases in the United States, based in Seattle.


As of the census of 2010, there were 37,022 people, 14,950 households, and 9,528 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 84.4% White, 2.1% African American, 1.4%. Native American, 3.8% Asian, 0.7% Pacific Islander, 2,1% from other races, and 5.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.9% of the population. The median income for a household in theCity was $47,269, and the median income. for a family was $57,322. The per capita income for the city is $22,401. About 7.2% of those under age 18 and 6.5%. of those age 65 or over. are below the poverty line. The city is located on the U.S.-Mexico border. It is one of the largest cities in the state, with a population of more than 37,000. It has a population density of 2,657.7 inhabitants per square mile (1,026.1/km²) The city has a median age of 36.8 years, and has a gender ratio of 52.0% to 52.1%. It is the largest city in New Mexico, with an average population of 33,011 people (as of the 2010 census) and a sex ratio of 51.0%. The city's population growth rate since the 2000 census has been 2.7%.


Puyallup is home to the Washington State Fair, one of the ten largest U.S. state fairs, attracting over one million people each year. The city is known for its myriad antiques stores, many of which are located next to each other on the main northsouth street of Meridian. The town's fertile soil is optimal for the acres of daffodils which were grown for distribution worldwide, and are featured in the town's annual spring parade. The downtown shopping district is made up of historic buildings, which date to the town’s origin. The Karshner Museum is the only K12 teaching museum owned and operated by a school district west of the Mississippi. Puyall up is one of many cities and towns in Washington that contains an ‘old-fashioned’ downtown shopping area. The Main Street Farmers’ Association produces a weekly farmers’ market on the first Saturday of each month. The PuyAllup River meanders between the hills, through the glacial basin, from its namesake glacier on Mt. Rainier, terminating in Puget Sound at the Port of Tacoma. The Pierce County Foothills Trail begins where the Puy allup valley begins. The Oregon Trail pioneer Ezra Meeker lived in the Meeker Mansion, which functions today as a small house museum. During World War II, the Piyallup Assembly Area (euphemistically referred to as "Camp Harmony") and were used as an internment camp for United States citizens or residents of Japanese descent or origin.


The Puyallup School District has 35 schools attended by more than 22,250 students. Some local schools hold annual warning drills on account of the dangers of lahars in the event of an eruption of Mount Rainier. The city is also home to Pierce College Puy allup, a community college that opened in 1990. It is one of the two main campuses belonging to the college, the other being Pierce College Fort Steilacoom in Lakewood.The city is served by the PuyAllup Public Library, which was established in 1913 and has been housed in its current building in Pioneer Park since 2002. The library is not affiliated with either the Tacoma Public Library or the Pierce County Library System. The district is the ninth largest in Washington state, extending to neighboring South Hill, parts of Tacoma, and the Edgewood area. It also includes parts of South Hill and the South Hill-Edgewood Road area, as well as parts of Puyalup and South Hill in the eastern part of the city. It has a population of more than 20,000, with more than 10,000 of those living in South Hill. The school district has a budget of $1.2 billion, with the majority of the money going to schools and other public facilities. It was founded in 1913, and is the second largest school district in the state after Tacoma, with a budget $2.1 billion. It opened its first school in the late 1950s, and has a total of 35 schools.


Puyallup is located at the intersection of State Route 167 and State Route 512, with freeway access to Lakewood and the Green River Valley. The city is also served by Pierce Transit buses and Sounder commuter rail at Puy allup station. It is located near the Pierce County Airport (KPLU), a small municipal airport in South Hill. It also has access to the University of Washington's Tacoma campus, which is located in the city's downtown area. The Puyallupe High School football team won the state championship in 2010. The team also placed second in the Washington State High School Football Championship in 2009 and 2010. It was the first team to do so in the history of the state, and the fourth in the U.S. Overall, the city has had a record-breaking year in 2010, with a total of 2,816 victories, up from 2,715 in 2010 and 2,632 in 2009. It has also had a winning streak of four years, with the previous record being set in 2008 and 2009. In 2011, the team won a state championship, the first time the city had done so in six years. The last time was in 2008, when the city won three consecutive state titles. It had a losing streak of three years, from 2008 to 2010. In 2012, it had a three-game winning streak, with two wins and one loss. The streak was the longest in Pierce County history, and was the second-longest in the state.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington = 28.1. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 60. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Puyallup = 2.6 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 42,973 individuals with a median age of 35.7 age the population grows by 12.54% in Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,996.89 residents per square mile of area (1,157.07/km²). There are average 2.52 people per household in the 14,535 households with an average household income of $57,479 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.60% of the available work force and has dropped -2.18% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 28.04%. The number of physicians in Puyallup per 100,000 population = 201.7.


The annual rainfall in Puyallup = 39.8 inches and the annual snowfall = 6.3 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 153. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 142. 78 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 32 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 68, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington which are owned by the occupant = 49.87%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 25 years with median home cost = $233,740 and home appreciation of -3.39%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $13.07 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,476 per student. There are 21.8 students for each teacher in the school, 509 students for each Librarian and 450 students for each Counselor. 7.43% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 15.03% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 7.11% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Puyallup's population in Pierce County, Washington of 1,884 residents in 1900 has increased 22,81-fold to 42,973 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.69% female residents and 48.31% male residents live in Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington.

    As of 2020 in Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington are married and the remaining 43.84% are single population.

  • 29.1 minutes is the average time that residents in Puyallup require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    83.04% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 10.97% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 1.71% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.59% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington, 49.87% are owner-occupied homes, another 44.91% are rented apartments, and the remaining 5.22% are vacant.

  • The 28.02% of the population in Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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