Estimates by the Washington State Office of Financial Management placed Thurston County’s median household income at $83,358 in 2022. This is the seventh-highest median household income of all counties in Washington behind King, Snohomish, Kitsap, Pierce, Clark, and Franklin Counties.
When adjusted for inflation, Thurston County’s estimated median household income has been decreasing since 2020. Thurston County's median household income in 2022 is 8% lower than the 2020 estimate ($90,200).
According to the 2017-2021 American Community Survey, the Thurston community with the highest median household income was Rainier, followed by Yelm. Tenino had the lowest median household income.
Median Household Income
Median household income is the threshold where half of the households earn more and half earn less. The measure assesses money income only and does not include additional benefits such as employer contributions to pension plans and medical benefits.
Washington State Office of Financial Management; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey