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.
Puyallup is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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.
In Puyallup, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.08 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Puyallup is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Puyallup area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The percentage of people in Puyallup who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.54% of adults in Puyallup 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.