Census 2010: Washington › Puyallup

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Square miles: 14.0 Population per sq. mile: 2,658.2

  • 2010 population: 37,022
  • 2000 population: 33,011
  • Total change: 4,011 (12.2%)

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2010 population by race/ethnicity

Diversity Index: 34.9%
The USA TODAY Diversity Index represents the probability that two people from this area will have different ethnic backgrounds. A higher number reflects a more ethnically diverse population.

Age breakdown Median: 36.8 years old

Puyallup population

Race/ethnicity2010 population2010 percentage2000 population2000 percentage2000-2010 change
American Indian/Alaska Native5111.4%3341.0%53.0%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander2590.7%1120.3%131.2%
Other race7952.1%6401.9%24.2%
Two or more races2,0355.5%1,3404.1%51.9%
*Hispanic origin2,5396.9%1,5424.7%64.7%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Ages 0-17

Population: 8,725 (23.6%)

Diversity Index: 54.2%

Ages 18+

Population: 28,297 (76.4%)

Diversity Index: 31.7%

Race/ethnicityAges 0-17% of 0-17 totalAges 18+% of 18+ total
American Indian/Alaska Native1471.7%3641.3%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander780.9%1810.6%
Other race3063.5%4891.7%
Two or more races1,08512.4%9503.4%
*Hispanic origin1,02411.7%1,5155.4%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Population17,773 (48.0%)
Median age34.9
Population19,249 (52.0%)
Median age38.7
Age breakdown by gender
AgePopulation% of totalMale% of male totalFemale% of female total
Under 104,68312.6%2,43813.7%2,24511.7%
10 to 19 years4,99913.5%2,49014.0%2,50913.0%
20 to 29 years5,70515.4%2,81515.8%2,89015.0%
30 to 39 years4,53212.2%2,22012.5%2,31212.0%
40 to 49 years5,36714.5%2,64114.9%2,72614.2%
50 to 59 years5,29114.3%2,57514.5%2,71614.1%
60 to 69 years3,1258.4%1,4328.1%1,6938.8%
70 to 79 years1,7604.8%7003.9%1,0605.5%
80 and older1,5604.2%4622.6%1,0985.7%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Household types
Families 2010
Avg. size 3.0
Households 9,528 (63.7%)
Non-families 2010
Avg. size 2.4
Households 5,422 (36.3%)
Family composition
Households ‡ 2010 % of households % of families
Husband-wife family, without children 3,990 26.7% ...
Husband-wife family, with children under 18 years 2,860 19.1% ...
Single male, no children (with other family) 312 2.1% ...
Single male, with children under 18 years 451 3.0% ...
Single female, no children (with other family) 722 4.8% ...
Single female, with children under 18 years 1,193 8.0% ...
Single male living alone 1,694 11.3% n/a
Single female living alone 2,565 17.2% n/a
Other non-family households (ex.: roommates) 1,163 7.8% n/a
Total 14,950 100% n/a
Family households 9,528 63.7% 100%
Families with children under 18 years 4,504 30.1% ...
Non-family households 5,422 36.3% n/a
All households with individuals 65 years and over 3,318 22.2% n/a

‡ United States Census Bureau definitions:

Household — A household includes all of the people who occupy a housing unit. People not living in households are classified as living in group quarters. (Ex: college residence halls, skilled-nursing facilities, military barracks, …)
Family — A family includes a householder and one or more people living in the same household who are related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption.
Non-family Household — A householder living alone or with nonrelatives only.

Note: Family households and husband-wife-couple families do not include same-sex married couples even if the marriage was performed in a state issuing marriage certificates for same-sex couples. Same-sex-couple households are included in the family households category if there is at least one additional person related to the householder by birth or adoption. Same-sex-couple households with no relatives of the householder present are tabulated in nonfamily households.

Housing Units
Avg. household size2.7
Avg. household size2.2
Vacancy Rate2010
Owner-occupied properties2.3%
Renter-occupied properties8.5%
Overall vacancy rate7.6%
Housing Units2010% of total
Vacant1,221 7.6%
For rent6584.1%
Rented, but unoccupied230.1%
For sale1851.1%
Sold, but unoccupied300.2%
Seasonal use only450.3%
Other vacant units2801.7%

Credits: Ryan Pitts, Mike Tigas Special thanks: USA Today Census team