Puyallup, WA
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Puyallup is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 39,659 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Puyallup is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Puyallup is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Puyallup who work in office and administrative support (13.44%), sales jobs (12.19%), and management occupations (8.45%).

The education level of Puyallup citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.60% of adults in Puyallup have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Puyallup in 2010 was $30,948, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $123,792 for a family of four. However, Puyallup contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Puyallup is a somewhat 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 Irish, English, Norwegian, and French .

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