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census-designated place
Country United States
State Washington
County Pierce
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,186
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 98395

Wauna is a census-designated place in Pierce County, Washington, United States with a 2010 census population of 4,186.


Originally platted as Springfield on September 14, 1889, Wauna's name was changed at the government's request, because of the many Springfields in Washington. Wauna, a Native American term for mighty water, was chosen as the new name by an early post mistress, Mary Frances White.

  • Students of Goodman Middle School, Along the Waterfront, Clinton-Hull Printing Company LTD, Copyright applied for 1979, 85-88
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