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Pierce County is a county in the U.S. state of Washington. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 795,225,[1] making it the second-most populous county in Washington behind King County. The county seat and largest city is Tacoma.[2] Formed out of Thurston County on December 22, 1852, by the legislature of Oregon Territory,[3][4] it was named for U.S. President Franklin Pierce. Pierce County is in the Seattle metropolitan area (formally the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA metropolitan statistical area). Pierce County is notable for being home to Mount Rainier, the tallest mountain and a volcano in the Cascade Range. Its most recent recorded eruption was between 1820 and 1854. There is no imminent risk of eruption, but geologists expect that the volcano will erupt again. If this should happen, parts of Pierce County and the Puyallup Valley would be at risk from lahars, lava, or pyroclastic flows. The Mount Rainier Volcano Lahar Warning System was established in 1998 to assist in the evacuation of the Puyallup River valley in case of eruption.


1 Geography

1.1 Geographic features 1.2 Adjacent counties 1.3 National protected areas

2 Demographics

2.1 2000 census 2.2 2010 census

3 Government 4 Politics 5 Economy 6 Education

6.1 Higher education 6.2 Library system

7 Transportation

7.1 Major highways 7.2 Ferry routes

8 Arts and culture 9 Crime 10 Communities

10.1 Cities 10.2 Towns 10.3 Census-designated places 10.4 Unincorporated communities

11 See also 12 References 13 External links

Geography[edit] According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,806 square miles (4,680 km2), of which 1,670 square miles (4,300 km2) is land and 137 square miles (350 km2) (7.6%) is water.[5] The highest natural point in Washington, Mount Rainier at 14,410 feet (4,392 m), is located in Pierce County. Geographic features[edit]

Anderson Island Carbon River Cascade Range Case Inlet Commencement Bay Fox Island Herron Island Ketron Island Key Peninsula Lake Tapps (Washington) McNeil Island Mount Rainier, highest point in both the county and Washington state. Nisqually River Puget Sound Puyallup River Raft Island Tacoma Narrows

Pierce County also contains the Clearwater Wilderness area. Adjacent counties[edit]

King County — north Yakima County — east Lewis County — south Thurston County — west/southwest Mason County — west/northwest Kitsap County — north/northwest

National protected areas[edit]

Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest (part) Mount Rainier National Park (part) Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge (part)


Historical population

Census Pop.

1860 1,115

1870 1,409


1880 3,319


1890 50,940


1900 55,515


1910 120,812


1920 144,127


1930 163,842


1940 182,081


1950 275,876


1960 321,590


1970 411,027


1980 485,643


1990 586,203


2000 700,820


2010 795,225


Est. 2017 876,764 [6] 10.3%

U.S. Decennial Census[7] 1790–1960[8] 1900–1990[9] 1990–2000[10] 2010–2016[1]

2000 census[edit] As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 700,820 people, 260,800 households, and 180,212 families residing in the county. The population density was 417 people per square mile (161/km²). There were 277,060 housing units at an average density of 165 per square mile (64/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 78.39% White, 6.95% Black or African American, 1.42% Native American, 5.08% Asian, 0.85% Pacific Islander, 2.20% from other races, and 5.11% from two or more races. 5.51% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 16.1% were of German, 8.6% Irish, 8.2% English, 6.3% American, and 6.2% Norwegian ancestry. There were 260,800 households out of which 35.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.80% were married couples living together, 11.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.10. In the county, the population was spread out with 27.20% under the age of 18, 9.80% from 18 to 24, 31.30% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, and 10.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.70 males. The median income for a household in the county was $45,204, and the median income for a family was $52,098. Males had a median income of $38,510 versus $28,580 for females. The per capita income for the county was $20,948. About 7.50% of families and 10.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.20% of those under age 18 and 7.20% of those age 65 or over. 2010 census[edit] As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 795,225 people, 299,918 households, and 202,174 families residing in the county.[12] The population density was 476.3 inhabitants per square mile (183.9/km2). There were 325,375 housing units at an average density of 194.9 per square mile (75.3/km2).[13] The racial makeup of the county was 74.2% white, 6.8% black or African American, 6.0% Asian, 1.4% American Indian, 1.3% Pacific islander, 3.5% from other races, and 6.8% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 9.2% of the population.[12] In terms of ancestry, 20.5% were German, 13.1% were Irish, 10.7% were English, 6.3% were Norwegian, and 4.2% were American.[14] Of the 299,918 households, 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.6% were non-families, and 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.09. The median age was 35.9 years.[12] The median income for a household in the county was $57,869 and the median income for a family was $68,462. Males had a median income of $50,084 versus $38,696 for females. The per capita income for the county was $27,446. About 8.1% of families and 11.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.0% of those under age 18 and 8.2% of those age 65 or over.[15] Government[edit]

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Pierce County has adopted and is governed by a Charter. This is allowed by section 4 of Article XI of the Washington constitution. The Pierce County Executive, currently Bruce Dammeier (R), heads the county's executive branch. The Assessor-Treasurer Mike Lonergan (NP), Auditor Julie Anderson (NP), Prosecuting Attorney Mark Lindquist (D), and Sheriff Paul A. Pastor (NP) are also countywide elected executive positions. The Pierce County Council is the elected legislative body for Pierce County and consists of seven members elected by district. The council is vested with all law-making power granted by its charter and by the State of Washington, sets county policy through the adoption of ordinances and resolutions, approves the annual budget and directs the use of county funds. The seven members of the County Council are elected from each of seven contiguous and equally populated districts, with each councilmember representing approximately 114,000 county residents. Each county councilmember is elected to serve a four-year term.

Dan Roach (R), District 1 Pam Roach (R), District 2 Jim McCune (R), District 3 Connie Ladenburg (D), District 4 Rick Talbert (D), District 5 Douglas Richardson (R), District 6—Chair Derek Young (D), District 7

Beneath the Washington Supreme Court and the Washington Court of Appeals, judicial power rests first in the Pierce County Superior Court, which is divided into 22 departments - each headed by an elected judge, as well as a clerk of the superior court and eight superior court commissioners. Below that is the Pierce County District Court - with eight elected judges, the Tacoma Municipal Court - with three elected judges, and the Pierce County Juvenile Court. Tacoma houses the Pierce County Courthouse. The people of Pierce County voted on November 5, 1918 to create a Port District. The Port of Tacoma is Pierce County's only Port District. It is governed Port of Tacoma Commission - five Port Commissioners, who are elected at-large countywide and serve four-year terms. The Port of Tacoma owns six container terminals, one grain terminal and an auto import terminal; all of which are leased out to foreign and domestic corporations to operate. In addition, the port owns and operates two breakbulk cargo terminals. Many charter amendments have been on the ballot in the last five years, but sequential numbering does not carry over from year-to-year. Politics[edit]

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Presidential Elections Results[16]

Year Republican Democratic Third Parties

2016 40.8% 146,824 47.9% 172,538 11.3% 40,655

2012 43.0% 148,467 54.1% 186,430 2.9% 10,035

2008 42.8% 141,673 54.9% 181,824 2.4% 7,839

2004 48.1% 150,783 50.4% 158,231 1.5% 4,779

2000 44.0% 118,431 51.4% 138,249 4.6% 12,246

1996 37.4% 89,295 50.6% 120,893 12.1% 28,885

1992 32.1% 77,410 42.4% 102,243 25.5% 61,496

1988 48.4% 94,167 49.7% 96,688 1.9% 3,618

1984 57.9% 112,877 40.8% 79,498 1.4% 2,733

1980 51.1% 90,247 36.5% 64,444 12.4% 21,820

1976 46.9% 74,668 49.2% 78,238 3.9% 6,242

1972 56.9% 84,265 38.5% 56,933 4.6% 6,867

1968 37.9% 51,436 53.5% 72,670 8.6% 11,612

1964 31.9% 40,164 67.1% 84,566 1.0% 1,243

1960 46.3% 57,188 52.1% 64,292 1.6% 1,995

1956 49.4% 57,078 50.0% 57,728 0.6% 738

1952 49.7% 56,515 49.3% 56,132 1.0% 1,164

1948 37.9% 34,396 55.8% 50,674 6.3% 5,716

1944 36.6% 31,626 61.7% 53,269 1.7% 1,475

1940 33.9% 27,188 64.3% 51,670 1.8% 1,453

1936 26.2% 18,331 70.1% 48,988 3.7% 2,572

1932 29.1% 19,006 58.9% 38,451 12.1% 7,870

1928 66.0% 35,748 32.1% 17,402 1.8% 996

1924 47.7% 21,376 9.4% 4,232 42.9% 19,210

1920 51.9% 22,048 19.4% 8,259 28.7% 12,184

1916 43.3% 16,780 48.9% 18,940 7.9% 3,050

1912 20.6% 6,517 21.7% 6,855 57.8% 18,285

1908 60.8% 10,935 27.5% 4,936 11.7% 2,103

1904 70.6% 9,773 17.0% 2,351 12.4% 1,712

1900 59.2% 6,269 35.0% 3,702 5.8% 618

1896 45.1% 4,651 54.1% 5,570 0.8% 82

1892 37.1% 3,954 34.0% 3,621 29.0% 3,090

Pierce County, like the great majority of Western Washington counties, is considered a reliably Democratic county. However, due to the large military presence, the margin of victory for the Democrats is relatively lower than the neighboring counties, particularly King County. In the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton became the first Democrat, since her husband Bill Clinton 1992, to carry Pierce County with less than 50 percent of the vote. Residents of Pierce County, Washington, live in one of four U.S. congressional districts:[17]

Washington's 6th congressional district includes the city of Tacoma west of Washington State Route 7, Gig Harbor, and the Key Peninsula. The 6th district had been represented since 1977 by Norm Dicks, but in 2012, following Dick's retirement, he was replaced by Derek Kilmer (Democrat). Washington's 8th congressional district covers the eastern half of the county, from Bonney Lake east to Mt. Rainier. The 8th district has been represented since 2005 by Dave Reichert (Republican). Washington's 9th congressional district, which following the 2011 redistricting, now only includes Northeast Tacoma and the Port of Tacoma in Pierce County. The 9th district has been represented since 1997 by Adam Smith (Democrat). Washington's 10th congressional district was newly created in the 2011 redistricting, contains much of the territory in Pierce County lost by the 9th Congressional district including parts of the city of Tacoma south of I-5 and east of Washington State Route 7, Puyallup, Lakewood, and Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The new 10th district has only ever been represented since its creation in 2012 by Denny Heck (Democrat).

Economy[edit] Joint Base Lewis-McChord contributes more than 42,000 military and civilian jobs to the local economy.[citation needed] Pierce County agriculture has been an instrumental part of the local economy for almost 150 years. However, in the last half century much of the county's farmland has been transformed into residential areas. Pierce County has taken aggressive steps to reverse this trend; the county recently created the Pierce County Farm Advisory Commission. This advisory board helps local farmers with the interpretation of land use regulations as well as the promotion of local produce. The creation of the Pierce County Farm Advisory Commission will hopefully save the remaining 48,000[18] acres of Pierce County farmland. Despite the loss of farmland, Pierce County continues to produce about 50% of the United States' rhubarb.[19] Education[edit] The following is a list of all sixteen public school districts in Pierce County, Washington:

Tacoma Public Schools Dieringer School District Bethel School District Carbonado School District Clover Park School District Eatonville School District Fife School District Franklin Pierce School District Orting School District Peninsula School District Puyallup School District Steilacoom Historical School District Sumner School District University Place School District White River School District Yelm School District

Private schools include the Cascade Christian Schools group, Life Christian School and Academy, Bellarmine, Annie Wright Schools and Charles Wright Academy. Libraries include the Pierce County Library System, the Tacoma Library System, and the Puyallup Public Library. Higher education[edit] The largest institutions of higher education are University of Puget Sound in Tacoma and Pacific Lutheran University in Parkland. Both are religiously affiliated private universities. Tacoma Community College in Tacoma and Pierce College in Steilacoom are public community colleges. Bates Technical College and Clover Park Technical College are public technical colleges. Central Washington University has a branch campus in Steilacoom. University of Washington Tacoma is a branch campus of University of Washington.The Evergreen State College also has a campus in Tacoma. Library system[edit] The Pierce County Library is the fourth largest library system in the state.[20] There are currently 20 branches, including:

Administrative Center and Library Anderson Island Bonney Lake Buckley Dupont Eatonville Fife Gig Harbor Graham Key Center Lakewood Milton/Edgewood Orting Parkland/Spanaway South Hill Steilacoom Summit Sumner Tillicum University Place

The Pierce County Library System currently employs 394 people, and serves 579,970 citizens throughout 1,773 square miles. Established in 1944, the library system serves all of unincorporated Pierce County, as well as annexed cities and towns of: Bonney Lake, Buckley, DuPont, Eatonville, Edgewood, Fife, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, Milton, Orting, South Prairie, Steilacoom, Sumner, University Place and Wilkeson.[20] There are currently more than 1 million physical materials (books, videos, etc.) in the system, and more than 480,000 online or downloadable media items.[21] Total 2016 general fund revenue is estimated at $29,709,541. Transportation[edit] The Port of Tacoma is the sixth busiest container port in North America, and one of the 25 busiest in the world, and it plays an important part in the local economy. This deep-water port covers 2,400 acres (9.7 km²) and offers a combination of facilities and services including 34 deepwater berths, two million square feet (190,000 m²) of warehouse and office space, and 131 acres (530,000 m²) of industrial yard. One economic impact study showed that more the 28,000 jobs in Pierce County are related to the Port activities. Pierce County's official transportation provider is Pierce Transit. It provides buses, paratransit, and rideshare vehicles. The regional Sound Transit runs a light rail line through downtown Tacoma, and provides several regional express buses. Sound Transit also runs Sounder, the regional commuter railroad through Pierce County, with stops in: Sumner, Puyallup, Tacoma, South Tacoma, and Lakewood. Amtrak also travels through the county with a stop in Tacoma. Also, Intercity Transit provides transportation between Tacoma, Lakewood, and Thurston County. On December 18, 2017, an Amtrak train derailed in the county, at an overpass over southbound Interstate 5, hitting several vehicles. Thirteen of 14 rail cars derailed, killing three on board the train, and injuring dozens more on board and on the highway.[22] Major highways[edit]

Interstate 5 Interstate 705 State Route 7 State Route 16 (Tacoma Narrows Bridge) State Route 99 State Route 167 State Route 410 State Route 512

Ferry routes[edit]

Steilacoom-Anderson Island Ferry

Arts and culture[edit] Pierce County boasts a thriving arts and culture community. Arts organizations within Pierce County include:the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts, Grand Cinema, Lakewood Playhouse, Museum of Glass, Northwest Sinfonietta, Speakeasy Arts Cooperative, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma Little Theater, Tacoma Concert Band, Tacoma Musical Playhouse, Tacoma Opera, Tacoma Philharmonic, Tacoma Symphony, Dance Theater Northwest, Washington State History Museum and others. Wintergrass[1], a yearly festival that takes place over several days in February every year, was honored in 2005 as "Bluegrass Festival of the year in 2005". (It was moved to Bellevue starting in 2010.) The City of Tacoma celebrates "Art at Work" month every November to encourage participation and support for the arts community in that city. ArtsFund, a regional United Arts Fund, has been supporting the arts community in Pierce County since 1969. LeMay-America’s Car Museum opened in 2012 in Tacoma. The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, founded in 1983 in Tacoma, houses the worlds largest private collection of original manuscripts and documents. There are several good city guides to the arts and culture scene: Travel Tacoma + Pierce County, Exit 133, TakePartInArt.org, and FeedTacoma.com are among the most popular. Every year in April, the Pierce County Daffodil Festival and Parade is held. Established in 1934, it is one of the regions prominent attractions. It is also home to the Washington State Fair, held every September in Puyallup. The Washington State Fair is nationally accredited and recognized. Crime[edit] Pierce County became a hot bed for gangs, drugs and criminal activity starting in the mid to late 1980s. Tacoma's Hilltop neighborhood was ravaged by gangs peddling crack-cocaine and the resulting gang violence. Due to increased police patrols and community watch programs, the neighborhood calmed down in the mid to late 2000s. However due to developing in certain areas, gentrification has sent gangs across the county. As of 2006, 38% of the methamphetamine labs (138 sites) cleaned up by the Washington Department of Ecology were in Pierce County. This reduction from a high of 589 labs in 2001 comes in part to a new law restricting the sale of pseudoephedrine and in part due to tougher prison sentences for methamphetamine producers.[23] Communities[edit] Cities[edit]

Auburn (partial) Bonney Lake Buckley DuPont Edgewood Fife Fircrest Gig Harbor Lakewood Milton (partial) Orting Pacific (partial) Puyallup Roy Ruston Sumner Tacoma (county seat) University Place


Carbonado Eatonville South Prairie Steilacoom Wilkeson

Census-designated places[edit]

Alder Alderton Anderson Island Artondale Ashford Browns Point Canterwood Clear Lake Clover Creek Crocker Dash Point Elbe Elk Plain Fife Heights Fort Lewis Fox Island Frederickson Graham Greenwater Herron Island Home Kapowsin Ketron Island Key Center La Grande Lake Tapps Longbranch Maplewood McChord AFB McKenna McMillin Midland North Fort Lewis North Puyallup Parkland Prairie Heights Prairie Ridge Purdy Raft Island Rosedale South Creek South Hill Spanaway Stansberry Lake Summit Summit View Vaughn Waller Wauna Wollochet

Unincorporated communities[edit]

American Lake Burnett Crescent Valley Cromwell Electron Elgin Firwood Glencove Lakebay McNeil Island National Ohop Paradise Point Fosdick Shore Acres Shorewood Beach Sunny Bay Sunrise Beach Sylvan Tehaleh Victor Villa Beach

See also[edit]

Seattle portal

National Register of Historic Places listings in Pierce County, Washington



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Municipalities and communities of Pierce County, Washington, United States

County seat: Tacoma


Auburn‡ Bonney Lake Buckley DuPont Edgewood Enumclaw‡ Fife Fircrest Gig Harbor Lakewood Milton‡ Orting Pacific‡ Puyallup Roy Ruston Sumner Tacoma University Place


Carbonado Eatonville South Prairie Steilacoom Wilkeson


Alder Alderton Anderson Island Artondale Ashford Browns Point Canterwood Clear Lake Clover Creek Crocker Dash Point Elbe Elk Plain Fife Heights Fort Lewis Fox Island Frederickson Graham Greenwater Herron Island Home Kapowsin Ketron Island Key Center La Grande Lake Tapps Longbranch Maplewood McChord AFB McKenna McMillin Midland North Fort Lewis North Puyallup Parkland Prairie Heights Prairie Ridge Purdy Raft Island Rosedale South Creek South Hill Spanaway Stansberry Lake Summit Summit View Vaughn Waller Wauna Wollochet

Other unincorporated communities

Bee Burnett Cromwell Electron Firwood Gertrude Glencove Lakebay Leber McNeil Island Paradise Tehaleh

Indian reservation

Muckleshoot‡ Puyallup

Military bases

Joint Base Lewis–McChord (Fort Lewis, McChord Field)

Ghost towns

Fairfax Hillhurst Melmont


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