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Puyallup, WA

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Puyallup—meaning “the generous people”—is a historic community of just under 40,000 people nestled in a verdant valley that provides breath-taking views of Mount Rainier from almost everyone’s front doorstep. In Puyallup, being able to enjoy the perks of the open spaces does not mean compromising access to metropolitan areas. Puyallup residents can easily travel to Washington’s major cities because it is located just 35 miles south of Seattle and 20 miles north of the State’s capital, Olympia. 

Puyallup Apartments


One Canyon Place
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2


Sierra Sun
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2.5


Alderra Apartments
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2.5


Brookstone at Edgewater
Beds: 2-3
Baths: 2-2.5


Pointe East
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1


The Lakes
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1

Key City Stats

The average age of Puyallup, WA is
40 to 44
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 6.79%
  • 8.22%
  • 6.47%
  • Female
  • 6.75%
  • 4.61%
  • 6.81%
is average rent in Puyallup, WA
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 1.76%
  • 3.02%
  • 7.4%
of units are available for rent in Puyallup
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 571
  • 49
  • 301
Getting Around in Puyallup, WA

Driving is the dominant form of transportation for those living in this city; however, Puyallup does offer its residents ample bus services within the city as well as connecting them to surrounding neighborhoods. Puyallup is situated 35 miles south of Seattle (approximately a 40-minute drive), making it ideal for commuters who desire the perks of living in a smaller community while being employed in the state’s largest city. Sound Transit provides commuters with railway transportation back and forth from Seattle each day of the week. Additionally, Amtrak services the city.

Walk Score®
"Very Walkable"
Transit Score®
The average commuter time in Puyallup is:
30 to 34 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 8.55%
  • 17.17%
  • 3.51%

Washington's State Fair

<p>Puyallup is home to Washington's State Fair. The city prides itself on this event, attracting over a million people a year to Puyallup. The Fairgrounds serve as a geographic cornerstone for the entire city, and are used to host numerous events throughout the year; however, none compare to The Puyallup Fair! The Fair is one of the top-ten largest fairs in the entire country, and it runs for nearly three weeks every September. The festivities involve the entire city, garnering contributions from local businesses, restaurants, and residents.</p>

Karshner Museum

<p>Founded in 1930, the Karshner Museum is a natural history museum located in the heart of Puyallup. The Karshner Museum is made especially distinct because it is one of the only museums in the country that is owned by a school district. The Museum plays an active role in the lives of Puyallup's 20,000+ students and their families, imbuing visitors with hands-on, curriculum-based experiences that focus on learning more about history, culture, and art. The collection includes over 10,000 artifacts, and has recently expanded to include exhibits from the South Pacific Islands as well as a glass sculpture done by Dale Chihuly.</p>