Puyallup is home to the Puyallup Fair, the largest annual privately run fair in Washington attracting over 1 million people a year.



Puyallup is home to the Puyallup Fair, the largest annual privately run fair in Washington attracting over 1 million people a year.

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About Puyallup, Washington

Welcome to Puyallup!  "Puyallup" is a Native American name that means “generous people”, and that is just what you will find in this city nestled in the Puyallup Valley.

Located in Pierce County, Puyallup is one of the fastest growing cities in the Puget Sound with approximately 37,000 residents, including many who work at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Joint Base Lewis-McChord is about 19 miles from Puyallup (approximately a 25 minute drive) making it an easy commute.

Puyallup offers affordable housing mixed with a great quality of life. Residents can enjoy 14 city parks and one dog park.  One will find concerts in the park during the summer months, many arts and antique stores, a great farmers market, the Daffodil Festival and numerous city activities throughout the year.

The Puyallup School District is the ninth largest school district in Washington State. It serves approximately 120,000 residents. There are 21 elementary schools, seven junior high schools, three high schools, and an alternative school. The Puyallup School District strives for academic excellence and excels in athletics.

“Do The Puyallup” means attending the Puyallup Fair.  The Puyallup Fair has since been renamed the Washington State Fair.  It is the ninth largest fair in the world, and takes place during the month of September.  It is filled with fun activities, adventurous carnival rides, music venues, arts and crafts exhibits, great food, and much more. The fair grounds are open twice a year. Preview Homes for Sale in Puyallup Today!

Puyallup claims to be the actual gateway to Mount Rainer where you can find many wonderful family activities from snowshoeing and skiing in the winter to hiking, camping and swimming in the summer. 

Northwest Trek is a great wildlife adventure park where one can get up close and personal with some of the various animals living in the park. Northwest Trek offers great photography moments, exploration, and camping experiences to its visitors. It is also close to other great excursions such as the LeMay Car Museum, the Glass Works Museum, Tacoma Point Defiance Park and Zoo to mention just a few.

The City of Puyallup welcomes you with open arms, adventures to be had and a great sense of community and family!

Welcome to Puyallup, Washington


47°10′33″N 122°17′37″W
Approximately 10 miles WNW of JBLM


Approximately 37266 (2010 Census)

Housing costs

Apartment rental cost (median): 1200 monthly
Home rental cost (median): 1500 monthly
Home purchase price (median): 245000

Helpful Contact Information

Public Safety

Law Enforcement

Puyallup Plice Department
(253) 841-5415


Good Samaritan Hospital
(253) 697-4000


Water Service

City of Puyallup
(253) 841-5550

Electricity Service

Puget Sound Energy
(888) 225-5773

Natural Gas Service

Puget Sound Energy
(888) 225-5773

Waste and Recycling Service

Waste Connections, Inc.
(800) 345-3629