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Welcome to University Place ...

The city of University Place is located on Puget Sound.

University Place is located in Pierce County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for University Place: University Pl. (or less commonly used: University Plc.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, University Place has a population of 34,034 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of University Place was established in 1888.

University Place is 420 feet [128 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for University Place: (253)

The ZIP codes for University Place: 98464, 98466-98467<4>

Websites for University Place ...

Official Website: www.ci.university-place.wa.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, University Place had an population of 34,034 people. This is an increase of 9.28% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 13.7% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, University Place had a population of 31,144 people. This makes University Place the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of University Place represents 0.46% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 35th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 31,144 people, the population of University Place increased 4.05% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 29,933 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for University Place.

Communities Also Named University Place ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named University Place - they are located in Alabama, Iowa, Louisiana (3), Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Utah and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for University Place.

Communities near University Place ...

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

  • Kent [King County]
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    • Kent [King County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of University Place
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of University Place
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of University Place
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,024 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<6>
  • Lacey [Thurston County]
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    • Lacey [Thurston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of University Place
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,178 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacey
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lacey<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Burien [King County]
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      • Burien [King County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of University Place
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burien
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burien<6>
    • Puyallup [Pierce County]
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      • Puyallup [Pierce County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of University Place
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,569 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puyallup
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Puyallup<6>
    • Des Moines [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Des Moines
      • Des Moines [King County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of University Place
      • 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<6>
    • SeaTac [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for SeaTac
      • SeaTac [King County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of University Place
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,904 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on SeaTac
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for SeaTac<6>
    • Bonney Lake [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonney Lake
      • Bonney Lake [Pierce County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of University Place
      • 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>
    • Edgewood [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewood
      • Edgewood [Pierce County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of University Place
      • 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 University Place. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for University Place.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for University Place ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for University Place: www.ci.university-place.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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for University Place.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around University Place - 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 city (such as University Place). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether University Place or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for University Place includes: 98464, 98466 & 98467.
<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 drawn from Point A (ie- University Place) 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 University Place. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from University PlaceOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in University Place. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.2281, Longitude: -122.5453    
<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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