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Welcome to Puyallup ...

The city of Puyallup is located on Puget Sound.

Puyallup is located in Pierce County<1>.

The pronunciation of Puyallup: pyoo-AL-uhp<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Puyallup has a population of 42,406 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Puyallup.

The community of Puyallup is 80 feet [24 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Puyallup lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Puyallup lies within the (253) area code.

The ZIP codes for Puyallup: 98371-98375<5>

Websites for Puyallup ...

Official Website:   www.ci.puyallup.wa.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.puyallupchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Puyallup had an population of 42,406 people. This is an increase of 14.54% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 28.46% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Puyallup had a population of 37,022 people. This makes Puyallup the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Puyallup represents 0.55% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 27th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 37,022 people, the population of Puyallup increased 12.15% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 33,011 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Puyallup.

Communities near Puyallup ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Puyallup.

  • Tacoma [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tacoma
    • Tacoma [Pierce County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Puyallup
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 219,945 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tacoma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tacoma<7>
  • Kent [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent
    • Kent [King County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Puyallup
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 130,676 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kent
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kent<7>
  • Federal Way [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Federal Way
    • Federal Way [King County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Puyallup
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 96,307 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Federal Way
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Federal Way<7>
  • Auburn [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
    • Auburn [King County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Puyallup
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,024 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lakewood [Pierce County]
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      • Lakewood [Pierce County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Puyallup
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,976 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakewood<7>
    • Burien [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burien
      • Burien [King County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Puyallup
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burien
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burien<7>
    • University Place [Pierce County]
    • Des Moines [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Des Moines
      • Des Moines [King County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Puyallup
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,389 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Des Moines
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Des Moines<7>
    • SeaTac [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for SeaTac
      • SeaTac [King County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Puyallup
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,904 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on SeaTac
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for SeaTac<7>
    • Maple Valley [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Valley
      • Maple Valley [King County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Puyallup
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,544 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maple Valley<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Puyallup. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Puyallup.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Puyallup. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Puyallup.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Puyallup. Our list includes 19 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Puyallup.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Puyallup ...

Looking for more information about Puyallup? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Puyallup, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Puyallup.

Adding Puyallup to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Puyallup in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Puyallup was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Puyallup on a map titled Auto Trails Map of Washington (1925).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Puyallup on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Puyallup: www.ci.puyallup.wa.us/

The official website for Pierce County: www.co.pierce.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Pierce, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Puyallup. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Puyallup.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Puyallup - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Puyallup). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Puyallup or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Puyallup includes: 98371, 98372, 98373, 98374 & 98375.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Puyallup) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Puyallup. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PuyallupOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Puyallup. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.1852, Longitude: -122.2937    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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