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University Place is a city in Pierce County, in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area.

The community was named as the planned site (never realized) of the University of Puget Sound.

The latitude of University Place is 47.235N. The longitude is -122.549W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 200 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 30,638.


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Median household income
Local
$50,287
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our University Place demographic reports
University Place is on Puget Sound.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 126. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 4.1 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Festival of Fun - Aug. 5-6, 2007
Dates often change. Check University Place web sites and events links in the sections below.
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 83

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Ancestry & family history

16% of University Place residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the University Place ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in University Place was $25,544, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

34% of University Place residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in University Place, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $561.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,407.


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Libraries in University Place include University Place Public Library ... View libraries

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Pierce County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our University Place political report.

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The average commute time for University Place workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in University Place between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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