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Welcome to South Prairie ...

The town of South Prairie is located on Puget Sound.

South Prairie is located in Pierce County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for South Prairie: S. Prairie

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, South Prairie has a population of 443 people<2> (see below for details).

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

The community of South Prairie is 460 feet [140 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The ZIP code for South Prairie: 98385<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, South Prairie had an population of 443 people. This is an increase of 2.07% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.97% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, South Prairie had a population of 434 people. This makes South Prairie the county's 20th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 434 people, the population of South Prairie increased 13.61% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 382 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for South Prairie.

Communities Also Named South Prairie ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named South Prairie - they are located in North Dakota and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for South Prairie.

Communities near South Prairie ...

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

  • Tacoma [Pierce County]
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    • Tacoma [Pierce County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of South Prairie
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 219,945 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tacoma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tacoma<6>
  • Kent [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent
    • Kent [King County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of South Prairie
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 130,676 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kent
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kent<6>
  • Federal Way [King County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Federal Way
    • Federal Way [King County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of South Prairie
    • 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<6>
  • Auburn [King County]
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    • Auburn [King County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of South Prairie
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,024 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lakewood [Pierce County]
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      • Lakewood [Pierce County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of South Prairie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,976 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakewood<6>
    • Puyallup [Pierce County]
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      • Puyallup [Pierce County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of South Prairie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,569 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puyallup
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Puyallup<6>
    • Maple Valley [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Valley
      • Maple Valley [King County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of South Prairie
      • 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<6>
    • Bonney Lake [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonney Lake
      • Bonney Lake [Pierce County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northwest of South Prairie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,572 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonney Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bonney Lake<6>
    • Covington [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covington
      • Covington [King County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of South Prairie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,581 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Covington<6>
    • Edgewood [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewood
      • Edgewood [Pierce County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of South Prairie
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,410 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgewood<6>

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 South Prairie. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for South Prairie.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of South Prairie. 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 South Prairie.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around South Prairie. See our Newspapers Page for South Prairie.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for South Prairie ...

Looking for more information about South Prairie? 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 South Prairie, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for South Prairie.

Adding South Prairie to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of South Prairie 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 South Prairie was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found South Prairie on a map titled Mobile Oil Map of Washington (1949).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Washington

About Pierce County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for South Prairie. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for South Prairie.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around South Prairie - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 town (such as South Prairie). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether South Prairie or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- South Prairie) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for South Prairie. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from South PrairieOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Prairie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.1393, Longitude: -122.0979    
<6>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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