DuPont is a city in Pierce County, Washington, United States.
The city was officially incorporated on March 26, 1912, and was re-incorporated in 1951. DuPont has recently undergone a modern transformation as the modern planned community of “Northwest Landing” has been realized. The city is expected to have a built out population of 12,000+. Today, the city is still a growing community.
DuPont is divided into several “villages”, each with their own design style and/or building contractors. Northwest Landing is the most visible due to a sign along the freeway announcing it. Several businesses have opened in the downtown area. Hoffman Hill is the largest in size, and houses about 60% of the total population. The Historic Village, a residential area, is the only part of the city that is not a modern planned community and is on the registry of historic places. Bell Hill is considered the most expensive area. Dupont has trails and green belts throughout, and is about 95% built out according to the master plan.
Within the city limits, next to city hall, lies Sequalitchew Creek trail which can be accessed by the old narrow gauge railway roadbed which ran from the old Powderworks plant to Puget Sound. The trail leads to Sequalitchew Beach. DuPont’s other trails and the parks offer similar access to wildlife and are throughout the city, providing exceptional outdoor activity opportunities. The trail and greenbelt system provides a wide cross-section of DuPont’s geographic and natural environments, while maintaining an urban feel.