Estimates by the Washington State Office of Financial Management placed Thurston County’s median household income at $75,924 in 2019. This is the fifth-highest median household income of all counties in Washington - behind only King, Snohomish, Clark, and Kitsap Counties.
When adjusted for inflation, Thurston County’s 2019 estimated median household income is only slightly more than 2018 ($74,718).
According to the 2015-2019 American Community Survey data, the community with the highest median household income (in inflation-adjusted 2019 dollars) was Yelm ($75,000), followed by Rainier ($69,688). Bucoda had the lowest median household income among Thurston County communities ($51,250).
Median Household Income
Median household income is the income at which half of all households earn more than that income, and half earn less than that income. The measure assesses money income only and does not include additional benefits such as employer contributions to pension plans and medical benefits.