Puyallup WA

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Puyallup, WA Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q3 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more about Scout's Real Estate Data

Puyallup Housing Market Information

With a population of 42,361, 15,728 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $394,198, real estate costs in Puyallup are among some of the highest in the nation, although house prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive Washington communities.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Puyallup, accounting for 57.05% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Puyallup include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 30.75%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.33%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 3.35%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Puyallup are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 52.10% owning and 47.90% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Puyallup built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Puyallup built between 2000 and later ( 21.10%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 17.91%). There's also some housing in Puyallup built before 1939 ( 9.13%).

Puyallup Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Puyallup has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Puyallup real estate appreciated 62.57% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 4.98%, putting Puyallup in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Puyallup definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Puyallup that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Puyallup real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Puyallup appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 5.38%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 78.65% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Puyallup. Puyallup appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.21%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 9.13%.

Importantly, this makes Puyallup one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the city's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to Washington, our data show that Puyallup's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 50% of the other cities and towns in Washington.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Puyallup differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Puyallup - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Puyallup real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,387,000 0.3
$1,040,001 - $1,387,000 1.0
$693,001 - $1,040,000 5.5
$555,001 - $693,000 11.2
$416,001 - $555,000 24.9
$277,001 - $416,000 36.7
$139,001 - $277,000 14.7
$69,001 - $139,000 1.2
$0 - $69,000 4.4

High for WA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
12.9576642335766 34.2756183745583

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Puyallup Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2020 Q2 - 2020 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2019 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2018 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2015 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2010 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2020 Q3
129.64% 4.09%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,944 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 52.10
Renters 47.90
Vacant 5.29

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 21.1
1970 - 1999 51.9
1940 - 1969 17.9
1939 or Older 9.1

Types of Homes

Single-Family 57.1
Townhomes 3.3
Small Apt. Buildings 7.3
Apt. Complexes 30.8
Mobile Homes 1.2
Other 0.3

Home Size

No Bedroom 3.36
1 Bedroom 15.04
2 Bedrooms 27.30
3 Bedrooms 34.87
4 Bedrooms 16.22
5 or more bedrooms 3.21