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  • Budget Overview

    Our financial health

    Public health is essential to safe and healthy communities. We track, respond to, and prevent costly food and water contamination and disease outbreaks.

    But new threats and limited resources could cripple our ability to serve our residents. Strong advocacy from our policymakers and stakeholders helps us continue to protect and improve the health of all people and places in Pierce County.

    Our budget and funding sources

    2024–2025 total budget
    $111,382,100

    Funding sources
    A
    Federal—10.8%
    B State—29.5%
    C Pierce County—11.7%
    D City of Tacoma—2.0%
    E Permits & fees—37.1%
    F Private, local & miscellaneous—8.9%

    Population, funding, and staff trends

    Pierce County population

    YearPeople
    2010795,225
    2015839,945
    2020920,393
    2022937,400

    Health Department funding

    YearFunding
    2015$31,061,595
    2016$34,665,320
    2017$32,987,739
    2018$34,184,516
    2019$35,098,352
    2020$57,035,743
    2021$93,311,351
    2022$75,019,351
    2023$57,648,117
    2024$55,017,160

    Health Department staff

    YearFull-time employee equivalents
    2015268
    2016274
    2017300
    2018300
    2019294
    2020324
    2021331
    2022323
    2023322
    2024355