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Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Pierce County, Washington

Pierce County is the second most populous county in the U.S. state of Washington. Formed out of Thurston County on December 22, 1852, by the legislature of Oregon Territory , it was named for U.S. President Franklin Pierce. As of 2004, the population was 744,000. The county seat is Tacoma, on Commencement Bay, also the county's largest city. Pierce County is notable for being home to the Mount Rainier volcano, the tallest mountain in the Cascade Range. Its most recent recorded eruption was between 1820 and 1854. There is no imminent risk of eruption, but geologists expect that the volcano will erupt again. If this should happen, parts of Pierce County and the Puyallup Valley would be at risk from lahars, lava, or pyroclastic flows. The Mount Rainier Volcano Lahar Warning System was esta... (from wikipedia)

General Information
Washington State$148,706 Average House Value (as of 2000)
701,399 Population (as of 2000)$45,770 Average House Income (as of 2000)
757,004 Population (current)1,058.1 Square Miles of Land
2.0 Average Persons Per Household (as of 2000)7.1 Square Miles of Water

Business Information
16,007 Number of Businesses (as of 2003)$1,489,851,000 Total First Quarter Payroll (as of 2003)
195,157 Number of Employees (as of 2003)$6,275,000,000 Total Annual Payroll (as of 2003)

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