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

City of Puyallup

Puyallup Historic Population

Puyallup Historic Population

In 1877 founding father, Ezra Meeker platted the city and gave it the name of Puyallup after the Native tribe that lived here. The town had a population of 750.

On August 16, 1890 a special election was held to ask the voters whether Puyallup should be incporated into a city. The vote passed and soon after, Meeker became the city's first mayor.

Puyallup Historic Population (from Census)

1900:    1,884
1920:    6,323
1940:    7,889
1960:  12,063
1980:  18,251
1990:  23,878
2000:  33,011