Puyallup, Washington Population 2020

43,204

Puyallup is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 43,204, it is the 28th largest city in Washington and the 907th largest city in the United States. Puyallup is currently growing at a rate of 1.55% annually and its population has increased by 16.70% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 37,022 in 2010. Spanning over 14 miles, Puyallup has a population density of 3,056 people per square mile.

The average household income in Puyallup is $86,760 with a poverty rate of 8.24%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,172 per month, and the median house value is $296,500. The median age in Puyallup is 38.5 years, 36.8 years for males, and 40.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.3 males.

Puyallup Demographics

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

  • White: 81.84%
  • Two or more races: 6.75%
  • Asian: 5.73%
  • Black or African American: 2.34%
  • Other race: 1.85%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.77%
  • Native American: 0.71%
The current population of Puyallup, Washington is 43,204, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 41,886.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 37,022.

Puyallup, Washington Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White32,98681.84%
Two or More Races2,7206.75%
Asian2,3105.73%
Black or African American9452.34%
Some Other Race7471.85%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3110.77%
American Indian and Alaska Native2860.71%

Puyallup Population Pyramid 2020

Puyallup Median Age

38.5


Total

36.8


Male

40.3


Female

Puyallup Adults

There are 31,427 adults, (6,398 of whom are seniors) in Puyallup.

Puyallup Age Dependency

61

Age Dependency Ratio

25.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Puyallup Sex Ratio

Female

20,425

50.68%

Male

19,880

49.32%

Puyallup Households and Families

Puyallup Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Puyallup Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.8%26.2%
All53.1%46.9%
Male41%59%
Non Family35.4%64.6%
Female33.7%66.3%

53.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All15,7282.5153.1
Married7,1633.2973.8
Non Family5,8201.2935.4
Female1,7093.0733.7
Male1,0363.0941

3.13

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

6.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Puyallup Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7562.69%
9th to 12th Grade1,5525.53%
High School Graduate8,29529.55%
Some College7,07725.21%
Associates Degree2,95710.53%
Bachelors Degree4,93417.57%
Graduate Degree2,5048.92%

Puyallup Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White22,37820,8985,978
Hispanic1,8391,480271
Asian1,7981,640668
Multiple Races1,073835280
Black687650230
Other Race477295
Islander27625452
Native American1891753

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 94.61%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 37.15%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,816$52,765$39,285
Less Than High School$32,870$33,783$28,472
High School Grad$41,266$48,805$31,322
Some College$41,485$52,172$36,185
Bachelors Degree$55,179$63,527$51,500
Graduate Degree$68,292$79,773$65,649

$45,816

Average Earnings

$52,765

Average Male

$39,285

Average Female

Puyallup Language

Puyallup Language by Age

Puyallup Language

88.54% of Puyallup residents speak only English, while 11.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 4.26% of the population.

Puyallup Poverty

Puyallup Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White30,2432,3537.78%
Multiple2,67936813.74%
Hispanic3,3312387.15%
Black89815417.15%
Asian2,2851104.81%
Other74710714.32%
Native2844415.49%
Islander311309.65%

8.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.57%

Male Poverty Rate

8.90%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Puyallup

The race most likely to be in poverty in Puyallup is Black, with 17.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Puyallup is Asian, with 4.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.01%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.12%
High School7.78%
Some College6.54%
Bachelors or Greater5.19%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed23.31%
Male Unemployed17.15%
Female Employed4.06%
Male Employed3.32%

Puyallup Income

Puyallup Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$70,711$86,760
Families$85,853$102,187
Married Families$104,707-
Non Families$43,221$56,091

Puyallup Marital Status

Puyallup Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.7%

Male Marriage Rate

45.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Puyallup Married by Age and Sex

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

Puyallup Veterans

3,984

Number of Veterans

3,435

Male Veterans

549

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,424
Second Gulf War1,076
First Gulf War872
Korea248
World War II238
Name Veterans % of Total
White3,38413.07%
Hispanic25511.37%
Asian25413.74%
Black16623.61%
2 or More1076.90%
Hawaiian4215.22%
Other315.01%

$Puyallup Veterans by Education

2.35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Puyallup Employment Status

64.3%

Labor Force Participation

59.9%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Puyallup Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

52.49%

Born in Washington

91.80%

Native Born

8.20%

Foreign Born

3.61%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.80% of Puyallup residents were born in the United States, with 52.49% having been born in Washington. 3.61% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202043,2046591.55%
201942,5456591.57%
201841,8868832.15%
201741,0036591.63%
201640,3449762.48%
201539,3683891.00%
201438,9794771.24%
201338,5022640.69%
201238,2385811.54%
201137,6574331.16%
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%