32 miles (52 km)

Distance from Tacoma, Pierce County’s largest city, to Seattle, WA

1,669.5 square miles (4,224 sq km)

Pierce County land area

130 square miles (336.7 sq km)

Pierce County water area

476.9

persons per square mile, 4th in Washington State

highest point: 14,411 feet (4,392 m)

Mt. Rainier is the highest point in Pierce County and in Washington State

lowest point: below sea level

Puget Sound’s average depth is 460 feet (140 m). The Port of Tacoma’s deep-water terminals handle next generation cargo ships, breakbulk, Ro/Ro, and heavy lift shipments.