Olympia, Washington 

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Population

49,928

+9.2% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.5%

Median Income

$52,834

Median Home Price

$327,200

Best Places to Live in Olympia, Washington

Capital city - West-central Washington at the south end of Puget Sound
Pros
-Attractive setting
-Nearby national parks
-Educated population
Cons
-Cloudy, wet winters
-Cost of living
-Narrow job base

Local Listings in Olympia, WA
 $339,000 
1953 9th Ave SE
Bed 3 | Bath 3.0 | 1706 SqFt
 $339,000 
1953 9th Ave SE
Bed 3 | Bath 3.0 | 1706 SqFt
 $314,900 
2505 Buker St SE
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 | 1346 SqFt
 $300,000 
3909 Westpark Ct NW
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1376 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.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
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 4.5% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Olympia jobs have increased by 1.42%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Olympia's cost of living is 13.90% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Olympia's Cost of Living

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 9.23%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Olympia is $327,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.47%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Olympia

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 10.4% in the last 12 months. Browse Olympia Real Estate or Find top agents in Olympia

The median home price in Olympia is $327,200. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Olympia   35 Reviews
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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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

It's decent, not great - 3/24/2018
Housing and rental prices made a dramatic jump in the past two years. Average rent for a 2-bedroom in 2018 is about $1200. 2-3 bedroom houses are priced around... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON
98501 98502 98506

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NEW LISTINGS IN OLYMPIA WA
$339,000
1953 9th Ave SE
Bed 3 | Bath 3.0 |

$314,900
2505 Buker St SE
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 |

$300,000
3909 Westpark Ct NW
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$360,000
1327 9th Ave SE
Bed 3 | Bath 3.0 |

$337,900
3224 15th Way SE
Bed 4 | Bath 2.5 |

$390,000
4001 Cameron Ln NE
Bed 4 | Bath 3.0 |

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