Puyallup, WA

Puyallup profile

Living in Puyallup

Puyallup is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 42,361 people and 26 constituent neighborhoods, Puyallup is the 27th largest community in Washington.

Housing costs in Puyallup are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Washington.

Unlike some cities, Puyallup isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Puyallup are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Puyallup is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Puyallup who work in office and administrative support (12.30%), management occupations (10.09%), and sales jobs (9.09%).

Also of interest is that Puyallup has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Puyallup is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Puyallup, the average commute to work is 32.08 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Puyallup use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Puyallup‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The overall education level of Puyallup is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.54% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Puyallup in 2018 was $37,709, which is upper middle income relative to Washington, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $150,836 for a family of four. However, Puyallup contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Puyallup is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Puyallup home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Puyallup residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Puyallup include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Puyallup is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.