Alderton, Washington

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Alderton, Washington
Alderton, Washington is located in Washington (state)
Alderton, Washington
Alderton, Washington
Location within the state of Washington
Coordinates: 47°10′10″N 122°13′45″W / 47.16944°N 122.22917°W / 47.16944; -122.22917Coordinates: 47°10′10″N 122°13′45″W / 47.16944°N 122.22917°W / 47.16944; -122.22917
CountryUnited States
StateWashington
CountyPierce
Area
 • Total5.46 sq mi (14.1 km2)
 • Land5.32 sq mi (13.8 km2)
 • Water0.14 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total2,893
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
98374
Area code(s)360

Alderton is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pierce County, Washington, United States. The population was 2,893 at the 2010 census. The community is located in the Puyallup River Valley between the cities of Sumner and Orting.

Geography[edit]

Alderton is located at 47°10′10″N 122°13′45″W / 47.16944°N 122.22917°W / 47.16944; -122.22917 (47.169444, -122.229167).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.46 square miles (8.4 km²), of which, 5.32 square miles (8.3 km²) of it is land and 0.14 square miles (0.08 km²) of it (2.55%) is water.

In February 2015, the Tacoma News Tribune reported two families, Sidhu and Alderton LLC, purchased 116 acres of Alderton farmland located near the Puyallup River and Ball Creek. While Alderton LLC grows mostly Christmas trees, Sidhu grows fruits and vegetables.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2014". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-06-03.