North Puyallup, Washington

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Population in 2010: 1,743.
Males: 938  (53.9%)
Females: 805  (46.1%)
Median resident age:  50.8 years
Washington median age:  37.7 years
Estimated median household income in 2016: $64,434
North Puyallup:

$64,434
WA:

$67,106

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $31,783

North Puyallup CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $271,300
North Puyallup:

$271,300
WA:

$306,400

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $302,068; Detached houses: $322,192; Townhouses or other attached units: $266,189; In 2-unit structures: $251,325; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $205,908; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $218,193; Mobile homes: $105,926; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $80,969

Median gross rent in 2016: $1,001.

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  • Races in North Puyallup, WA (2016)

    North Puyallup races chart
    • 1,86990.3%White alone
    • 733.5%Hispanic
    • 442.1%Asian alone
    • 401.9%Black alone
    • 90.4%American Indian alone
    • 80.4%Two or more races

Races in North Puyallup detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in North Puyallup: 109.4 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (11.0%), Irish (10.5%), German (9.7%), Norwegian (7.6%), Finnish (5.4%), English (3.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 45 feet

For population 25 years and over in North Puyallup:

  • High school or higher: 90.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%

For population 15 years and over in North Puyallup CDP:

  • Never married: 32.4%
  • Now married: 42.8%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 17.9%

92 residents are foreign born (1.4% Europe, 0.8% Latin America).

This place:

4.4%
Washington:

13.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,708 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $323 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Federal Way, WA (7.8 miles , pop. 83,259).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (28.8 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (930.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Puyallup, WA (1.3 miles ), Edgewood, WA (1.3 miles ), Sumner, WA (1.5 miles ), Milton, WA (1.8 miles ), Alderton, WA (1.9 miles ), Waller, WA (2.0 miles ), Fife, WA (2.0 miles ), Pacific, WA (2.0 miles ).

Latitude: 47.21 N, Longitude: 122.28 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 253

North Puyallup household income distribution North Puyallup home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
Washington:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (34%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (25%)
  • Transportation occupations (15%)
  • Material moving occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in North Puyallup: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Earthquake activity:

North Puyallup-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 155% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 10.7 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 16.2 miles away from North Puyallup center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 8.0 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 46.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 50.1 miles away from North Puyallup center
On 2/14/1981 at 06:09:27, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 53.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pierce County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 10, Mudslides: 5, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Earthquakes: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near North Puyallup:

  • LINDEN GROVE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; PUYALLUP, WA)
  • LINDEN GROVE HEALTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; PUYALLUP, WA)
  • PUYALLUP MANOR INC (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; PUYALLUP, WA)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF PUYALLUP (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; PUYALLUP, WA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPICE (Hospital, about 2 miles away; PUYALLUP, WA)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB - RAINIER VISTA (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; PUYALLUP, WA)
  • MULTICARE GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; PUYALLUP, WA)

Amtrak station near North Puyallup:

  • 7 miles: TACOMA (1001 PUYALLUP AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to North Puyallup:

  • Pierce College at Puyallup (about 4 miles; Puyallup, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,529)
  • University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (about 8 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,788)
  • Bates Technical College (about 9 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 4,929)
  • Green River Community College (about 9 miles; Auburn, WA; FT enrollment: 7,425)
  • Pacific Lutheran University (about 9 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,548)
  • University of Puget Sound (about 11 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,788)
  • Clover Park Technical College (about 11 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,185)

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Pierce County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 98.3. This is worse than average.

City:

98.3
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.848. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.848
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 18.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.8
U.S.:

6.4

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 16.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.11. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.11
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.00481. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00481
U.S.:

0.01376
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 8.8%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.0% for Black residents, 16.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.0 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  48.3%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.4%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
5 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.4
Washington average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for North Puyallup CDP (based on Pierce County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant121,041365
Catholic69,55826
Other49,446109
Mainline Protestant34,906123
Black Protestant4,81717
Orthodox6054
None514,852-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 132
Pierce County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 13
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 105
Pierce County:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 152
Pierce County:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 511
Here:

6.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Pierce County:

29.3%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.1%
State:

13.9%

7.61% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,665 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.61%
Washington average:

6.54%

0.32% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,324 average AGI)
Pierce County:

0.32%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from King County, WA  1.88% ($41,813 average AGI)
from Thurston County, WA  0.46% ($38,725)
from Kitsap County, WA  0.24% ($38,774)


7.25% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,698 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.25%
Washington average:

6.20%

0.24% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,251 average AGI)
Pierce County:

0.24%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to King County, WA  1.95% ($40,149 average AGI)
to Thurston County, WA  0.48% ($38,385)
to Kitsap County, WA  0.20% ($41,032)

Strongest AM radio stations in North Puyallup:

  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KNWX (1210 AM; 28 kW; AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KHHO (850 AM; 10 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KZIZ (1560 AM; 5 kW; SUMNER, WA; Owner: KRIZ BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KSUH (1450 AM; 1 kW; PUYALLUP, WA; Owner: RADIO HANKOOK, INC.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KLAY (1180 AM; 5 kW; LAKEWOOD, WA; Owner: CLAY FRANK HUNTINGTON)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKMO (1360 AM; 5 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in North Puyallup:

  • KGRG (89.9 FM; AUBURN, WA; Owner: GREEN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • K201EX (88.1 FM; GREENWATER, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBKS (106.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KING-FM (98.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: CLASSIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KLSY-FM (92.5 FM; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO INC.)
  • KPLU-FM (88.5 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • KWJZ (98.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KYPT (96.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KZOK-FM (102.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMPS-FM (94.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KBTC-FM (91.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KJR-FM (95.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KUBE (93.3 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KPLZ-FM (101.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KNHC (89.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS)

TV broadcast stations around North Puyallup:

  • K54GS (Channel 54; PUYALLUP, WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KBTC-TV (Channel 28; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KSTW (Channel 11; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • KHCV (Channel 45; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: NORTH PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KING-TV (Channel 5; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWPX (Channel 33; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • K58DP (Channel 58; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KTWB-TV (Channel 22; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KOMO-TV (Channel 4; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE TV, L.L.C.)
  • KCTS-TV (Channel 9; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KCTS TELEVISION)
  • KWDK (Channel 56; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PUGET SOUND EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • KCPQ (Channel 13; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)
  • KIRO-TV (Channel 7; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K57HB (Channel 57; EUREKA, CA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KONG-TV (Channel 16; EVERETT, WA; Owner: KONG-TV, INC.)
  • KWOG (Channel 51; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: AFRICAN-AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO.OF BELLEVUE, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 179m587ftTotal length
  • $9,453,000Total costs
  • 502,628Total average daily traffic
  • 40,953Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 101970-1979
  • 71980-1989
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for North Puyallup, WA

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

North Puyallup compared to Washington state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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