Living in Olympia, WA

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Olympia SnackAbility

8
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
5
Diversity
8
Safety
4
Amenities
9
Education
8.5
Commute
8.5

Olympia, WA Crime Report

2,266
Total Crimes
4,331.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
68.66%
Above National Average

Olympia, WA Cost Of Living

114
Olympia's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average

Olympia, Washington Info Snack

Olympia is the capital of the U.S. state of Washington and the county seat of Thurston County. It was incorporated on January 28, 1859. The population was 46,478 as of the 2010 census. The city borders Lacey to the east and Tumwater to the south. Olympia is a cultural center of the southern Puget Sound region. Olympia is located 60 miles (100 km) southwest of Seattle, the largest city in the state of Washington.
Population
50,836
Unemployment
6.3%
Poverty
16.7%
Median Home
$276,300
Median Income
$58,606
Median Rent
$1,089

Olympia, WA Photos

Rankings for Olympia in Washington

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1

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3

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4

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Population 12,933

5

Tumwater, WA
Population 22,500

6

Lacey, WA
Population 47,852

7

Steilacoom, WA
Population 6,270

8

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9

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Map Of Olympia, WA

Population over time in Olympia

Year Population % Change
2017 50,836 1.8%
2016 49,928 0.6%
2015 49,608 1.4%
2014 48,941 2.3%
2013 47,847 1.1%
2012 47,335 1.2%
2011 46,792 1.2%
2010 46,240 1.2%
2009 45,708 -
Crime/100k Olympia WA USA
Violent Crime 470.3 311.5 368.9
Murder 1.9 3.1 5.0
Robbery 95.6 73.9 86.2
Aggravated Assault 300.1 189.1 246.8
Property Crime 3861.4 2946.2 2199.5
Burglary 611.7 533.5 376.0
Larceny 2815.8 2045.4 1594.6
Car Theft 433.9 367.3 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Olympia

White
76.5% (38,898)
African American
2.8% (1,413)
American Indian
0.8% (428)
Asian
7.3% (3,693)
Hawaiian
0.4% (203)
Other
0.2% (93)
Two Or More
3.6% (1,830)
Hispanic
8.4% (4,278)
Race Olympia WA USA
White 76.5% 69.1% 61.1%
African American 2.8% 3.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.8% 1.1% 0.7%
Asian 7.3% 8.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.4% 0.6% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.6% 4.7% 2.4%
Hispanic 8.4% 12.5% 17.8%

Household Income For Olympia, Washington

Less than $10,000
7.8% (396,889)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.5% (228,581)
$15,000 to $24,999
8.7% (443,060)
$25,000 to $34,999
9.4% (479,224)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.8% (650,262)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.7% (897,721)
$75,000 to $99,999
14.0% (714,174)
$100,000 to $149,999
15.6% (794,916)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.8% (245,412)
$200,000 or more
4.6% (233,357)
Income Olympia WA USA
Less than $10,000 7.8% 5.2% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.5% 3.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 8.7% 7.3% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 9.4% 7.8% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.8% 11.8% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.7% 17.7% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 14.0% 13.6% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 15.6% 17.1% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.8% 7.7% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 4.6% 8.4% 7.0%

Gender in Olympia

Female
51.9% (26,389)
Male
48.1% (24,446)
Gender Olympia WA USA
Female 51.9% 50.0% 50.8%
Male 48.1% 50.0% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Olympia for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (1,525)
9-12th Grade
4.0% (2,033)
High School / GED
16.0% (8,133)
Some College
24.0% (12,200)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (4,575)
Bachelor's Degree
26.0% (13,217)
Master's Degree
13.0% (6,608)
Professional Degree
3.0% (1,525)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (1,016)
Education Olympia WA USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 4.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 16.0% 22.0% 27.0%
Some College 24.0% 24.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 10.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 26.0% 22.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 13.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 3.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.0% 2.0% 1.0%

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