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Why South Sound?

We break down city limits. Define beauty on our own terms — glaciers and mud, farmlands and factories, hot shops and sweat. We declare ourselves artists and explorers, builders and rebuilders, daily makers and lifelong learners. We glory in our sore feet and clasp our calloused hands. We grow greater than any shadow cast. We dance in the rain, run through the trees, and cherish the sun. We rise up and brush off the sawdust. We ascend from sea level to summit.

We live like the mountain’s out.

6.21

acres of land devoted to agriculture per 1,000 people

14,411

height (in feet) of Mt. Rainier

1.1 million

people attending the Washington State Fair in Puyallup

90.9%

percentage of people over 25 who’ve earned a high school diploma or higher

24.5%

percentage of people over 25 who’ve earned a bachelor’s degree or higher

2.7%

percentage of state-wide employment located at Joint Base Lewis McChord

62.3%

percentage of people over 16 working in the civilian labor force

11.9%

percentage of the 296,300 nonfarm jobs that are related to arts and culture

861,312

people living in the South Puget Sound region

8.3%

total population growth from 2010 to 2016

476.9

persons per square mile

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