Follow us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter

Skip navigation links
Home
Regional Planning
Maps
Data
Profile
Cost of Living
Census
Statistics at a Glance
Population and Employment Forecasting
Annual Population Estimates
Data Publications
Research Briefs
Grants
Calendar
Public and Legal Notices
About TRPC
Jobs at TRPC
Contact TRPC
Home > Data > Statistics at a Glance

STATISTICS AT A GLANCE 2013

Updated annually, Statistics-At-A-Glance is a collection of fourteen sets of the most commonly requested Thurston County data drawn from the categories of population, housing and real estate, employment, and economics. The data contained in Statistics-At-A-Glance are summary in nature; more detailed tabular data are available in The Profile, or by request from TRPC. 

Download Statistics-At-A-Glance in brochure format [PDF 393 KB]

 

Population

 

Housing and Real Estate

 

Employment

 

Economics

 

POPULATION  

Population as of April 1

Jurisdiction

1990

2000

2013

Bucoda

536

628

560

Lacey

19,279

31,226

44,350

Olympia

33,729

42,514

48,480

Rainier

991

1,492

1,840

Tenino

1,292

1,447

1,705

Tumwater

9,976

12,698

18,300

Yelm

1,337

3,289

7,470

Chehalis Res.

N/A

35

70

Nisqually Res.

N/A

575

595

Unincorp. Co.

94,098

114,061

136,730

County Total

161,238

207,355

260,100

            

Average Annual Population Change

Jurisdiction

1990-2000

2000-2013

Bucoda

1.6%

-0.9%

Lacey

4.9%

2.7%

Olympia

2.3%

1.0%

Rainier

4.2%

1.6%

Tenino

1.1%

1.3%

Tumwater

2.4%

2.9%

Yelm

9.4%

6.5%

Chehalis Res.

-

5.5%

Nisqually Res.

-

0.3%

Unincorp. Co.

1.9%

1.4%

County Total

2.5%

1.8%

                                              

Population Projections

Jurisdiction

2015

2025

2035

Cities & UGAs

182,800

229,890

270,570

Reservations

825

1,145

1,280

Rural County

82,820

91,130

98,740

County Total

266,500

322,200

370,600

UGA - Urban Growth Area

            

POPULATION CHARACTERISTICS
 

Age Distribution

Age

1980

1990

2000

2010

0-4

9,680

11,690

12,827

15,381

5-14

20,088

25,139

29,755

32,188

15-19

11,109

11,358

15,904

17,216

20-34

33,260

36,291

40,373

50,340

35-54

27,029

45,637

66,403

70,050

55-64

10,868

12,416

18,464

34,325

65+

12,230

18,707

23,629

32,764

Total

124,264

161,238

207,355

252,264

Median Age

30.3

33.6

36.5

38.5

2010 Census Racial Composition

Race and Ethnicity

Number

Percent

White

207,856

82%

Black/African American

6,752

3%

American Indian &
Alaska Native

3,515

1%

Asian

13,037

5%

Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander

1,961

1%

Other Race

5,648

2%

Two or More Races

13,495

5%

Hispanic*

17,787

7%

*Denotes a place of origin and may be of any race.

Household Characteristics

Characteristics

1970

2010

# Households

25,186

100,650

Avg. Household Size

2.71

2.46

Married Couple Families

72%

50%

One Parent Families

8%

16%

                            

back to top

                                 

HOUSING AND REAL ESTATE 

                             

2012 Housing Starts in Thurston County    

 

Single-family

Multi-
family

Manuf. Home

Total

Jurisdiction

Bucoda

0

0

Lacey

286

4

297

Olympia

95 

189

0

284

Rainier

14 

0

16 

Tenino

0

1

Tumwater

122

126

Yelm

116 

40

0

156 

Chehalis Res.

0

0

0

0

Nisqually Res.

0

0

0

0

Unincorp. Co.

294 

50

346

County Total

928 

238 

65

1,227

          

2012 Subdivision Activity  

Jurisdiction

Applications

New Lots

Bucoda

0  

0  

Lacey

5  

141  

Olympia

3  

155  

Rainier

0  

0  

Tenino

0  

0  

Tumwater

3  

16  

Yelm

0  

0  

Unincorp. Co.

14  

107  

Total

25  

419  

Subdivision activity includes all large lot, short plat, and long plat activity.

 

2012 Home Sale Price and Apartment Rent   

  

 

Avg. Sale Price

Average Apartment Rent

Year

1-BR

2-BR

2005

$252,451 

$606      

$680      

2006

$282,585 

$627      

$703      

2007

$298,290 

$650      

$725      

2008

$283,993 

$682      

$757      

2009

$259,950 

$715      

$794      

2010

$247,919 

$703      

$781      

2011

$233,393 

$726      

$806      

2012

-

$733      

$811      

2013

-

$736

$816

 

 

 

 

 

back to top

 

EMPLOYMENT  

2012 Covered Employment and Wages
   

Industry

Avg. Employ.

Avg. Ann. Wage

Ag., forestry, fishing, hunting

1,495 

$33,747 

Mining

*

*

Utilities

*

*

Construction

3,095 

$41,355 

Manufacturing

3,081 

$46,742 

Wholesale Trade

2,952 

$84,686 

Retail Trade

11,403 

$27,099 

Trans., warehousing

17704 

$36,618 

Information

905 

$51,995 

Finance, insurance

2,143 

$57,464 

Real est., rental, leasing

1,309 

$30,378 

Prof. & tech. svcs

3,237 

$58,513 

Mgt of comp. & ent.

687 

$65,422 

Admin and waste svcs

4,431 

$27,715 

Educational svcs

1,407 

$46,734 

Health care, social assist.

11,386 

$44,495 

Arts, ent., rec.

1,086 

$18,107 

Accomm., food svcs

7,342 

$16,460 

Other svcs, except public admin

4,497 

$26,687 

Government

34,417 

$53,188 

Not Elsewhere Classified

183 

$80,633 

 Total

96,416 

$42,984 

 

2012 Employment Indicators

 

 

Resident Civilian Labor Force

129,669

Persons Employed

116,798

Persons Unemployed

9,871

Unemployment Rate

7.8%

 

 

 

 

 

2012 Unemployment Rates

Jurisdiction

Rate

Thurston County

7.8%

Washington State

8.3%

United States

8.1%

 

 

 

 

 

Employment Projections 

Year

Employment

2020

153,900

2030

177,800

2040

199,700

 

 

 

back to top

 

ECONOMICS   

Second Quarter 2013 Cost of Living Index

Jurisdiction

Index

Average of Participating Cities

100.0

Everett, WA

110.6

Kennewick-Richland-Pasco, WA

94.9

Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater, WA

101.6

Seattle, WA

117.8

Yakima, WA

90.4

Portland, OR

116.1

Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA

129.9

Atlanta, GA

95.5

Chicago, IL

113.4

Denver, CO

105.2

 

 

 

Median Household Income

 Estimate

1999

2010

2012

 Thurston   County

$46,975

$60,038

$62,009

 

 

 

 

 

Consumer Price Index

 Annual Change

2010

2011

2012

 Seattle Region

0.3%

2.7%

2.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

back to top

 

Featured Links

 

Cost of Living
Cost of Living for Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater. The 2010 First Quarter Report is now available!
Learn More > 


The 2012 Profile is now available. The Profile is an annual compilation of statistics for Thurston County. Learn More >

 

@2012 Thurston Regional Planning Council. All Rights Reserved. Contact info@trpc.org with questions regarding this site.
2424 Heritage Court SW, Suite A, Olympia, Washington 98502 360-956-7575