333 S. Meridian, Puyallup, WA 98371 - 253-841-4321

City of Puyallup

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For a suburban city of roughly 12.5 square miles and nearly 39,000 people, Puyallup benefits from an amazingly diverse economy. What other comparable community features:

Profile of the City

Incorporated on August 19, 1890, the City of Puyallup is located in the south central Puget Sound region of Western Washington in Pierce County. It is about seven miles east of the City of Tacoma, with a population of 38,900 as of April 1, 2010. Puyallup is the third largest city in Pierce County and the twenty-sixth (26th) largest city in the state. The City's boundaries now encompass approximately twelve square miles.

The City of Puyallup has a Council-Manager form of government and is an Optional Municipal Code City under the laws of the State of Washington. Six Council members are elected by district, and one is elected citywide, to four-year terms. The City Council elects a Mayor from the council membership for a two-year term. The Council appoints a City Manager who serves as chief administrator of the City.

More than any other city in the South Sound region, Puyallup features a walkable, vibrant downtown ─ with a nostalgic feel ─ packed with destination attractions and events, while Puyallup's South Hill is a major shopping hub for East Pierce County.

Local Economy

The labor force of the Puyallup area is divided between those who work within the City and those who commute to work outside the area, in the nearby cities of Tacoma, Seattle, Renton, Kent, Auburn and Olympia. Consequently, the Puyallup area serves as a suburban-residential community as well as a center for trade and commerce based on agriculture, retail sales, health care and light industry within its boundaries.

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