Puyallup, WA Population

By | July 2, 2019

Population: 33,011. Estimated population in July 2020: 35,861 (+8.6% change)
Males: 15,950 (48.3%), Females: 17,061 (51.7%)

Pierce County

Zip codes: 98371, 98372, 98373, 98374, 98375.

Median resident age: 34.1 years
Median household income: $47,269
Median house value: $155,100

Races in Puyallup:

  • White Non-Hispanic (85.8%)
  • Hispanic (4.7%)
  • Two or more races (4.1%)
  • American Indian (2.1%)
  • Other race (1.9%)
  • Black (1.5%)
  • Korean (0.8%)
  • Filipino (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (23.1%), Irish (11.9%), English (11.7%), Norwegian (8.0%), French (4.3%), Italian (4.3%).

Elevation: 40 feet

Land area: 12.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Puyallup

  • High school or higher: 86.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 22.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Puyallup city

  • Never married: 25.5%
  • Now married: 54.5%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

4.8% Foreign born (2.1% Asia, 1.4% Europe, 0.9% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +7,009 (+27.0%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Puyallup:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL & REHAB CENTER (407 14TH AVE SE/PO BOX 1247)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Puyallup:

  • AUBURN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 9 miles; AUBURN, WA)
  • ST FRANCIS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; FEDERAL WAY, WA)
  • ST JOSEPH MEDICAL CENTER (about 13 miles; TACOMA, WA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Puyallup:

  • MCCHORD AFB (about 13 miles; TACOMA, WA; Abbreviation: TCM)
  • SEATTLE-TACOMA INTL (about 18 miles; SEATTLE, WA; Abbreviation: SEA)
  • GRAY AAF (about 21 miles; FORT LEWIS/TACOMA, WA; Abbreviation: GRF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Puyallup:

  • PIERCE COUNTY – THUN FIELD (about 6 miles; PUYALLUP, WA; Abbreviation: 1S0)
  • SHADY ACRES (about 10 miles; SPANAWAY, WA; Abbreviation: 3B8)
  • AUBURN MUNI (about 11 miles; AUBURN, WA; Abbreviation: S50)
Amtrak station near Puyallup:

  • 10 miles: TACOMA (1001 PUYALLUP AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Puyallup:

  • BJ’S BEAUTY AND BARBER COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 11; Location: 12020 MERIDIAN E STE K; Private, for-profit)
  • SPANAFLIGHT INC (Location: 16715 MERIDIAN E; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Puyallup:

  • GREEN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 12 miles; AUBURN, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,568)
  • BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 13 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,710)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND (about 15 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,754)
  • HIGHLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 15 miles; DES MOINES, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,288)
  • PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,265)
  • CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 16 miles; LAKEWOOD, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,819)
  • TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,710)

Schools

Public high schools in Puyallup:

  • GOV JOHN ROGERS HS (Students: 1,564; Location: 12801 86TH AVE E; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • PUYALLUP HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,559; Location: 105 SEVENTH ST SW; Grades: 10 – 12)
  • EMERALD RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,409; Location: 12405 184TH ST E; Grades: 10 – 12)
  • E B WALKER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 237; Location: 5715 MILWAUKEE AVE E; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Puyallup:

  • CASCADE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 460; Location: 811 21ST ST SOUTHEAST; Grades: 7 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Puyallup:

  • DORIS STAHL JUNIOR HIGH (Students: 1,076; Location: 9610 168TH ST E; Grades: 07 – 10)
  • KALLES JUNIOR HIGH (Students: 907; Location: 515 THIRD ST SE; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • BALLOU JR HIGH (Students: 890; Location: 9916 136TH ST E; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • AYLEN JR HIGH (Students: 867; Location: 101 15TH ST NW; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • POPE ELEMENTARY (Students: 857; Location: 15102 122ND AVE E; Grades: KG – 06)
  • FRANK BROUILLET ELEM (Students: 820; Location: 17207 94TH AVE E; Grades: PK – 07)
  • WARREN HUNT ELEM (Students: 798; Location: 12801 144TH ST E; Grades: KG – 06)
  • FERRUCCI JR HIGH (Students: 782; Location: 3213 WILDWOOD PK DR; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • FIRGROVE ELEMENTARY (Students: 753; Location: 13918 MERIDIAN S; Grades: KG – 06)
  • WOODLAND ELEMENTARY (Students: 688; Location: 7707 112TH ST E; Grades: PK – 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Puyallup:

  • ALL SAINTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 330; Location: 504 2ND STREET SW; Grades: PK – 8)
  • MY SMALL SIZED FRIENDS ECE ACA (Students: 40; Location: 1822 E PIONEER; Grades: PK – 2)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SCHOOL (Students: 15; Location: 202 7TH STREET SW; Grades: 8 – 11)

Libraries

Library in Puyallup:

  • PUYALLUP (Operating income: $804,397; Location: 324 S MERIDIAN; 86,607 books; 9,558 audio materials; 9,284 video materials; 141 serial subscriptions)