Where is Pierce County? — 22 September 2011

Pierce County is the second largest county in Washington State, with approximately 814600 people living within it’s borders.  Pierce county is located south of King County (Washington’s largest county and home to Washington’s largest city, Seattle) and north of Thurston County (home to the Washington State Capitol of Olympia).

Stretching from the shores of Puget Sound to Mt. Rainier, the tallest mountain in the Cascade Mountain Range, Pierce County is full of diversity of both topography and people.  From the urban density of the Port City of Tacoma to the tiny rural towns of Eatonville, Elbe, and Graham- Pierce County’s 22 towns and cities have a variety of lifestyles to offer.

Many people don’t realize that the Port of Tacoma is one of the nation’s top 5 container ports, making Pierce County a thriving and growing place for trade and business.  It’s location along Interstate 5 (connecting Canada & Mexico) and near I-90 (which connects Seattle to Boston) makes it an integral part of the international supply chain.

 

 

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