Profile for Puyallup, Washington, WA
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Puyallup is a city in Pierce County, in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area.
The community was named for the river valley, which was named for an Indian tribe.
The latitude of Puyallup is 47.185N. The longitude is -122.291W.
It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 46 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 35,641.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Puyallup demographic reports
Puyallup is on the Puyallup River.
Former and merged names include:
Early industries included canneries, sawmills, woodworking plants and box factories.
Public transportation: Pierce Transit, Sounder Commuter Rail (See the transit and travel sections below.)
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 106. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Megan Quann, Olympic medallist
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
- Puyallup Fair - Sept. 7-23, 2007
- Meeker Days - June 8-10, 2007
- Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade - April 21, 2007
- Spring Fair - April 19-22, 2007
- Oktoberfest Northwest - Oct. 5-7, 2007
- Scandinavian Heritage Festival - Oct. 5-7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Puyallup web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Meeker Mansion
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
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Ancestry & family history
21% of Puyallup residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Puyallup ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Puyallup was $22,401, compared with $21,587 nationally.
23% of Puyallup residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Puyallup festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Puyallup Fair - S
- Spring Fair - A
- Meeker Days - J
- Oktoberfest Northwest - O
- Daffodil Festival Grand Floral Parade - A
- Scandinavian Heritage Festival - O
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Median rent in Puyallup, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $615. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,319.
Libraries in Puyallup include Puyallup Public Library, South Hill Public Library ... View libraries
Pierce County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Puyallup political report.
Puyallup restaurants taking online reservations include Mama Stortini's ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Puyallup workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Puyallup between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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