Olympia, Washington 

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WASHINGTON TOTAL CASES REPORTED

32,824

US TOTAL CASES REPORTED

2,666,889

updated daily at 9 AM PST
source Kaiser Family Foundation

Population

49,928

+9.2% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.5%

Median Income

$52,834

Median Home Price

$318,200

Best Places to Live in Olympia, Washington

Capital city - West-central Washington at the south end of Puget Sound. August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Olympia, while December and January are the least comfortable months.

Pros
-Attractive setting
-Nearby national parks
-Educated population
Cons
-Cloudy, wet winters
-Cost of living
-Narrow job base

 $450,000 
2103 46th Ave NE
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1652 SqFt
 $317,500 
3610 Surrey Dr NE
Bed 4 | Bath 2 | 1435 SqFt
 $315,000 
9235 Deerbrush Ct SE
Bed 3 | Bath 2 | 1159 SqFt

What Bert Has To Say About Olympia-Tumwater Metro Area

Olympia is one of the more attractive capital cities in the United States. While there is heavy industry to the north toward Tacoma, Olympia is a clean, mid-sized capital city with a distinctively Pacific Northwest small-town feel. Outdoor recreational opportunities are abundant; Olympic National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, and the Washington coast are all within a day’s drive. Excellent city amenities and services are available in Seattle, although traffic can make the drive challenging.


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QUICK FACTS

City: Olympia
Zip Codes: 98501 98502 98506
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 100 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Olympia is 4.5% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Olympia jobs have increased by 1.4%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Olympia's cost of living is 6.1% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Olympia's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
August, July and September are the most pleasant months in Olympia, while December and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Thurston county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Olympia's population is 49,928 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 9.2%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20.5 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Olympia is $318,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.2%. Check out the homes in the area

SCHOOLS
Olympia public schools spend $11,785 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 20 students per teacher in Olympia. More Education


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Housing Market in Olympia

It's a good time to buy in Olympia. Home Appreciation is up 8.2% in the last 12 months. Browse Olympia Real Estate

The median home price in Olympia is $318,200. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Olympia   36 Reviews
Great place for real people (!) - 1/22/2020
Olympia is great. It's a big small town with a political lean due to the location of the states capital, and draws people from all over the country due to it's... Read More

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Not much change over the years - 4/26/2019
I've lived here nearly two years now and while it is a beautiful area like much of the NW, there are many issues which detract from its appeal. As the state capitol I... Read More

Oly - 12/25/2018
When I first moved to Olympia in 2012 we we're excited to be in a small town in the Northwest. The city has exploded population wise, apartment rent has exploded &... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON
98501 98502 98506

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NEW LISTINGS IN OLYMPIA
$450,000
2103 46th Ave NE
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$317,500
3610 Surrey Dr NE
Bed 4 | Bath 2

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9235 Deerbrush Ct SE
Bed 3 | Bath 2

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