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Simple Facts About Puyallup

Puyallup Facts & Population

Puyallup’s earliest known history stems back to a group of Indians that inhabited the land nearly 200 years ago, prior to any European Settlers moving into the region. A group of some 2,000 Indian people called this area their home. In the 1830’s, when European settlers first came into the region, they named the place Puyallup, and its people, the Puyallup Indians. As the town grew in the later 1800’s, its primary specialization was agriculture. Today Puyallup is a thriving city ever growing in size. Sitting at the foot of Mt. Rainier, the area boasts spectacular views while still providing a modern-day urban atmosphere inside the city.

Puyallup Population

Population (2013): 38,609
Population (2000): 33,011
Population (1990): 25,610
Population Change: 28.9% Growth
Housing Units (2000): 13,467
Median Household Income (1999): $47,269
Median Value of owner-occupied housing units (2000): $155,100

Puyallup Business Facts

Businesses/Firms (1997): 3,367
Total Retail Sales (1997): $955,582,000
Manufacturer Shipments (1997): $320,511,000
Accommodation & Food Service Sales (1997): $72,078,000

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