Olympia, Washington 

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Population

49,928

+9.2% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

5.6%

Median Income

$52,834

Median Home Price

$318,200

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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.

Olympia, WA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Attractive setting
Nearby national parks
Educated population
Cons
Cloudy, wet winters
Cost of living
Narrow job base


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.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Washington
County: Thurston County
Metro Area: Olympia-Tumwater Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
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 5.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). 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
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Thurston county remained very strongly Democratic, 57.5% to 38.8%. 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 Real Estate: $318,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.2%.

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.
The median home price in Olympia is $318,200.

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Reviews for Olympia   37 Reviews
We love Olympia and retired here - 5/13/2021
Having lived all over the world we decided to retire in Olympia and live on the Puget Sound. Yes it rains but the weather can change dramatically in a day with sun and... Read More

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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

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


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ZIP CODES IN OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON
98501 98502 98506

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