Thurston County, Washington 

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Population

294,074

+10.8% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

5.9%

Median Income

$62,286

Median Home Price

$439,500

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Best Places to Live in Thurston County, Washington

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

thurston, 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

Country: United States
State: Washington
County: Thurston County
Metro Area: Olympia-Tumwater
Political Ideology: Moderately liberal
City: Lacey, Olympia, 12 total
Zip Codes: 98501, 98503, 98513, 98502, 98512, 98516, 98597, 98506, 98579, 98589, 12 total
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 100 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Thurston County is 5.9% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Thurston County jobs have increased by 1.4%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Thurston County's cost of living is 7.9% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Thurston County'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
Thurston County's population is 294,074 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 10.8%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 25.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Thurston County is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.4%.

SCHOOLS
Thurston County public schools spend $10,368 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 20.5 students per teacher in Thurston County. More Education



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Housing Market in thurston

It's a good time to buy in Thurston. Home Appreciation is up 23.5% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Thurston is .

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ZIP CODES IN THURSTON COUNTY, WASHINGTON
98501, 98503, 98513, 98502, 98512, 98516, 98597, 98506, 98579, 98589, 12 total

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