Pierce County Stats & Facts

Pierce County, located less than 50 miles south of Seattle, WA, is an inland area in the northwest part of the state that includes Puget Sound, the Puget Sound lowlands and the surrounding region west of the Cascade Range and east of the Olympic Mountains. The county has a total area of roughly 1,800 square miles, of which 1,670 square miles is land and 130 square miles is water. The highest natural point in Washington, Mount Rainier at 14,410 feet, is located in Pierce County.

1Pierce County is home to Tacoma – the biggest city in the South Sound area and the third largest city in Washington State.

2Pierce County has its own AAA minor league baseball team – the Tacoma Rainiers.

3Dale Chihuly’s Museum of Glass is located in Tacoma. LeMay – America’s Car Museum is the largest collector’s auto museum in North America and welcomed over 150,000 visitors in its first six months in 2012.

4Chambers Bay golf course hosted the 2010 U.S. Amateur Open and the 2015 U.S. Open. It has been rated as America’s second best municipal course in Golfweek Magazine.

5The Port of Tacoma is among the top 10 largest container ports in North America. More than 267,000 jobs in Washington State are related to the Port’s activities. As The Northwest Seaport Alliance, the ports of Tacoma and Seattle are the third-largest container cargo gateway in North America, and a major center for autos, bulk, breakbulk, and heavy-lift cargoes. The Port of Tacoma connects the South Sound to the world, generating more than 29,000 jobs in Pierce County and nearly $3 billion in economic activity.

A little history...

Tacoma was founded in 1872. When the Northern Pacific Railroad announced in 1873 that its northwest terminus would be located in Tacoma, the city and surrounding county grew into a regional leader!

Demographics

Readership Profile
Circulation: 51,650 (avg M-F)
Sunday Circulation: 73,142

Online audience
39% Female, 61% Male
HHI $75k+ year – 52%
35-54 years old – 44%

Print audience
40% Male, 60% Female
HHI $75k+ year – 39%
35-54 years old – 28%
Average HHI: $59,463
Average Age: 36.4