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The county was named for President Franklin Pierce

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Pierce County is one of 39 counties in Washington.

The county is in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 745,411. This was an increase of  6.36% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
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$45,204
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Pierce County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Pierce County was $29,221. This was an increase of 21.1% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 95% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Tacoma

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17% of Pierce County residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pierce County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Pierce County include Anderson Island Cemetery, Buckley Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery, Fort Lewis Cemetery, Fox Island Cemetery, Gig Harbor Cemetery, Hillcrest Cemetery, Home Of Peace Cemetery, Mount View Memorial Park, New Tacoma Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Pierce County include Alder, American Lake, Anderson Island, Arletta, Ashford, Bonney Lake, Buckley, Burnett, Carbonado, Cromwell ... View communities

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Colleges in Pierce County include Clover Park Technical College, Northwest Baptist Seminary, Pacific Lutheran University, Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom, Tacoma Community College, University of Puget Sound, University of Washington - Tacoma ... View colleges

School districts in Pierce County include Bethel Schools Dist 403, Carbonado Schools Dist 19, Clover Park Schools Dist 400, Dieringer Schools Dist 343, Eatonville Schools Dist 404, Fife Schools Dist 417, Franklin Pierce Schools Dist 402, Orting Schools Dist 344, Peninsula Schools Dist 401, Puyallup Schools Dist 3 ... View school districts

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Libraries

Libraries in Pierce County include Bonney Lake Public Library, Buckley Public Library, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library, Eatonville Public Library, Fern Hill Branch Library, Graham Public Library, Key Center Public Library, Kobetich Branch Library, Lakewood Public Library, Milton Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Pierce County include Bonney Lake-Lake Tapps Courier-Herald, Eatonville Dispatch, Key Peninsula Gateway, Key Peninsula News, News Tribune, Tacoma Weekly ... View newspapers

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Pierce County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pierce County political report.

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Hotels in Pierce County include Best Value Inn South Tacoma, Best Western, Best Western, Best Western Lakewood Motor Inn, Comfort Inn Tacoma, Corporate Suites, Courtyard Tacoma Downtown, Crossland - Puyallup, Crossland - Tacoma/Hosmer, Days Inn ... More hotels

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