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Sample of Pierce Communities

The following are some of the communities located in Pierce County:

Community 2009
  Population  
2000
  Population  
Change
  (2009 vs. 2000)  
Tacoma      199,638     193,556     3.14% increase  
Lakewood      57,710     58,211     0.86% decrease  
Puyallup      37,743     33,011     14.33% increase  
University Place      30,685     29,933     2.51% increase  
Bonney Lake      17,168     9,687     77.2% increase  
Edgewood      9,841     9,089     8.27% increase  
Sumner      9,840     8,504     15.71% increase  
Fife      8,169     4,784     70.8% increase  
DuPont      7,318     2,452     198.5% increase  
Gig Harbor      7,240     6,465     11.99% increase  
Orting      6,319     3,760     68.1% increase  
Fircrest      6,278     5,868     6.99% increase  
Steilacoom      6,127     6,049     1.29% increase  
Buckley      4,509     4,145     8.78% increase  
Eatonville      2,563     2,012     27.39% increase  

Counties Neighboring Pierce

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pierce:

County Direction2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009 vs. 2000)
King      N1,916,4411,737,03410.33%
Kitsap      N240,862231,9693.83%
Kittitas      E39,53233,36218.49%
Lewis      S74,74168,6008.95%
Mason      W58,01649,40517.43%
Thurston      SW250,979207,35521.04%
Yakima      SE239,054222,5817.4%

The northwestern boundary of the county is on Pudget Sound.

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