Founded: December 22, 1852 |
930 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, WA 98402
Pierce County was named for U.S. President Franklin
Pierce. It is the second most populous county in the state.
As of 2007, the estimated population was 790,500. The county seat is
Tacoma, on Commencement Bay, also the county's largest city.
Pierce County was formed out of Thurston County on December
22, 1852, by the legislature of Oregon Territory.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total
area of 1,806 square miles, of which, 1,679 square miles of
it is land and 128 square miles of it (7.06%) is water. The
population density is 417 per square mile.
- Bonney Lake
- Fort Lewis
- Fox Island
- Gig Harbor
- Milton (partial)
- Pacific (partial)
- Tacoma (County Seat)
- University Place