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Alder, Washington
CDP
Country United States
State Washington
County Pierce
Area
 • Total 3.24 sq mi (8.4 km2)
 • Land 3.21 sq mi (8.3 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 1,237 ft (377 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 227
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 98335
Area code(s) 360

Alder is a census-designated place (CDP) in Pierce County, Washington, United States. The population was 227 at the 2010 census. The community is located along the shore of Alder Lake on State Route Highway 7 near the entrance to Mount Rainier National Park.

A post office called Alder was established in 1902, and remained in operation until 1975. The community was named for the alder trees near the original town site.

Geography

Alder is located at 46°47′16″N 122°15′58″W / 46.78778°N 122.26611°W / 46.78778; -122.26611 (46.787849, -122.26619).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.24 square miles (8.4 km²), of which, 3.21 square miles (8.3 km²) of it is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km²) of it (0.83%) is water.

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