Puyallup, Washington Population 2021

43,379
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Puyallup is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 43,379, it is the 27th largest city in Washington and the 899th largest city in the United States. Puyallup is currently growing at a rate of 1.19% annually and its population has increased by 17.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 37,022 in 2010. Puyallup reached it's highest population of 43,379 in 2021. Spanning over 14 miles, Puyallup has a population density of 3,069 people per square mile.

The average household income in Puyallup is $90,751 with a poverty rate of 7.54%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,288 per month, and the median house value is $329,000. The median age in Puyallup is 39.9 years, 38.1 years for males, and 41.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.0 males.

Puyallup Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Puyallup was:

  • White: 83.00%
  • Two or more races: 6.20%
  • Asian: 5.29%
  • Black or African American: 2.72%
  • Other race: 1.28%
  • Native American: 0.78%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.72%
The current population of Puyallup, Washington is 43,379, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 41,852.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 37,022.

Puyallup, Washington Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White34,02483.00%
Two or More Races2,5406.20%
Asian2,1695.29%
Black or African American1,1152.72%
Some Other Race5251.28%
American Indian and Alaska Native3210.78%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2970.72%
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Puyallup Population by Race

Puyallup Population Pyramid 2021

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Puyallup Median Age

39.9


Total

38.1


Male

41.9


Female

Puyallup Adults

There are 32,538 adults, (6,617 of whom are seniors) in Puyallup.

Puyallup Age Dependency

58.1

Age Dependency Ratio

25.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Puyallup Sex Ratio

Female

20,811

50.77%

Male

20,180

49.23%

Puyallup Population by Age

Puyallup Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Puyallup Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.9%26.1%
All52.3%47.7%
Male48.8%51.2%
Non Family32.8%67.2%
Female32.3%67.7%

52.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Puyallup Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,4282.4552.3
Married7,4003.273.9
Non Family6,2381.3132.8
Female1,6983.0432.3
Male1,0922.9848.8

3.05

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

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Puyallup Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7092.42%
9th to 12th Grade1,6495.64%
High School Graduate7,92627.09%
Some College7,63826.10%
Associates Degree3,27811.20%
Bachelors Degree5,36118.32%
Graduate Degree2,6989.22%
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Puyallup Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Puyallup Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White23,50322,0316,612
Hispanic1,8221,428315
Asian1,6901,500633
Multiple Races1,058814184
Black887856255
Other Race43023528
Islander26323859
Native American24123951

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 99.17%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 37.46%.

Puyallup Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$48,676$58,813$42,546
Less Than High School$33,172$34,409$23,750
High School Grad$40,836$48,985$31,190
Some College$48,008$61,145$39,072
Bachelors Degree$58,820$64,733$53,691
Graduate Degree$72,182$86,003$69,059

$48,676

Average Earnings

$58,813

Average Male

$42,546

Average Female

Puyallup Earnings by Educational Attainment

Puyallup Language by Age

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Puyallup Language

89.86% of Puyallup residents speak only English, while 10.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 4.10% of the population.

Puyallup Language

Puyallup Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White31,3721,9156.10%
Multiple2,49540216.11%
Hispanic3,09639712.82%
Black1,05918217.19%
Other52514126.86%
Asian2,1521376.37%
Islander2974715.82%
Native319268.15%

7.54%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.39%

Male Poverty Rate

7.70%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Puyallup

The race most likely to be in poverty in Puyallup is Other, with 26.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Puyallup is White, with 6.10% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.62%.

Puyallup Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.88%
High School7.77%
Bachelors or Greater5.38%
Some College4.53%

Puyallup Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed14.29%
Female Unemployed8.70%
Female Employed3.28%
Male Employed2.09%

Puyallup Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Puyallup Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$73,248$90,751
Families$91,498$107,481
Married Families$110,921-
Non Families$46,619$58,590
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Income by Household Type

Puyallup Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.3%

Male Marriage Rate

44.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Puyallup Married by Age and Sex

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Puyallup Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Puyallup Marital Status by Race

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Puyallup Marital Status

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3,688

Number of Veterans

3,256

Male Veterans

432

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,231
Second Gulf War957
First Gulf War878
Korea210
World War II195

Puyallup Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,077
55 to 64775
65 to 74763
75+702
18 to 34371

Puyallup Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,15911.62%
Hispanic25711.72%
Black22925.53%
Asian1488.28%
2 or More775.21%
Other449.93%
Hawaiian3111.79%

Puyallup Veterans by Race

Puyallup Veterans by Education

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3.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Puyallup Veterans by Education

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63.5%

Labor Force Participation

60.1%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Puyallup Employment by Age

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Puyallup Employment by Race

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Puyallup Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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53.01%

Born in Washington

92.55%

Native Born

7.45%

Foreign Born

3.49%

Non Citizen

3.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.55% of Puyallup residents were born in the United States, with 53.01% having been born in Washington. 3.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Puyallup Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202143,3795091.19%
202042,8705091.20%
201942,3615091.22%
201841,8528522.08%
201741,0006601.64%
201640,3409732.47%
201539,3673921.01%
201438,9754731.23%
201338,5022640.69%
201238,2385771.53%
201137,6614371.17%
201037,2244,2131.21%
200033,0119,1363.29%
199023,8755,6242.72%
198018,2513,5092.16%
197014,7422,6792.03%
196012,0632,0531.88%
195010,0102,1212.41%
19407,8897951.07%
19307,0947711.16%
19206,3231,7793.36%
19104,5440.00%

Puyallup Population by Year