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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.


acres of land devoted to agriculture per 1,000 people


height (in feet) of Mt. Rainier

1.1 million

people attending the Washington State Fair in Puyallup


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


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


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


percentage of people over 16 working in the civilian labor force


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


people living in the South Puget Sound region


total population growth from 2010 to 2016


persons per square mile