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 Q1 2019. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Puyallup Housing Market Information

With a population of 41,001, 15,541 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $373,772, 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 56.86% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Puyallup include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 30.27%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.40%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 4.29%).

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 52.89% owning and 47.11% 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 ( 20.75%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 1940-1969 ( 17.31%). There's also some housing in Puyallup built before 1939 ( 9.80%).

Puyallup Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Puyallup have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 23.76%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Puyallup house appreciation rate of 2.15%.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Puyallup's appreciation rate, at 5.21%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Puyallup's appreciation rate has been -0.23%, which annualizes to a rate of -0.93%.

Relative to Washington, our data show that Puyallup's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 70% 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
> $1,353,000 0.0
$1,015,001 - $1,353,000 1.1
$677,001 - $1,015,000 3.5
$541,001 - $677,000 8.5
$406,001 - $541,000 28.1
$271,001 - $406,000 37.5
$135,001 - $271,000 17.2
$68,001 - $135,000 1.3
$0 - $68,000 2.9

High for WA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
12.7007299270073 30.3886925795053

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Puyallup Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2018 Q4 - 2019 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2018 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2017 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2014 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2009 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q1
104.96% 3.80%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,753 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 52.89
Renters 47.11
Vacant 6.31

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 20.8
1970 - 1999 52.1
1940 - 1969 17.3
1939 or Older 9.8

Types of Homes

Single-Family 56.9
Townhomes 4.3
Small Apt. Buildings 7.4
Apt. Complexes 30.3
Mobile Homes 0.8
Other 0.4

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.94
1 Bedroom 14.61
2 Bedrooms 28.50
3 Bedrooms 33.84
4 Bedrooms 16.91
5 or more bedrooms 3.20