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 Q4 2018. 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 41,001 people, 15,541 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $384,550, 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 24.39%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Puyallup house appreciation rate of 2.21%.

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 10.77%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 95.25% 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 -0.14%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -0.57%.

Notably, Puyallup's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to Washington, our data show that Puyallup's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 60% 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
> $1,388,000 0.2
$1,041,001 - $1,388,000 0.7
$694,001 - $1,041,000 3.5
$555,001 - $694,000 7.5
$416,001 - $555,000 24.3
$278,001 - $416,000 39.3
$139,001 - $278,000 18.8
$69,001 - $139,000 1.3
$0 - $69,000 4.5

High for WA
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
12.4554744525547 29.6819787985866

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Puyallup Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2018 Q3 - 2018 Q4
Last 12 Months:
2017 Q4 - 2018 Q4
Last 2 Years:
2016 Q4 - 2018 Q4
Last 5 Years:
2013 Q4 - 2018 Q4
Last 10 Years:
2008 Q4 - 2018 Q4
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2018 Q4
108.21% 3.88%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,736 / 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