Olympia, Washington 

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Population

50,302

49% Growth

Unemployment Rate

5.8%

Median Income

$52,834

Avg. Home Price

$300,200

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

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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
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 5.8% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Olympia jobs have increased by 2.48%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Olympia's cost of living is 16.40% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Olympia's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Olympia's population is 50,302 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 48.65%. 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 $300,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 10.47%. 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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Olympia

It's a good time to buy in Olympia. Home Appreciation is up 10.5% in the last 12 months. Browse Olympia Real Estate.

The median home price in Olympia is $300,200. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Olympia   33 Reviews
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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Looking to move to Washington...help? - 8/21/2016
Hey so im looking to move to washington ive been researching alot and im having trouble. Im moving from southern cali to there at the begining of the new year. Me... Read More

Great Recreation Opportunities - 1/16/2016
Nice trail around Capital lake and close to western chehalis trail. Views of Mt. Rainier and close to puget sound. 1.5 hours from seattle.... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON
98501 98502 98506