The 2018 median home sale price in Thurston County was $315,800 - 3% higher than 2017. Between 2017 and 2018, the median home price increased 16% in Lewis and Mason counties, 15% in Grays Harbor County, and 12% in Pierce County.
2018 marks the seventh consecutive year of increasing median home sale prices for Thurston County, and the third year median home sale prices for all select counties surpassed their peak in 2007.
Home prices influence where people choose to live. When home prices in Thurston County are lower than neighboring counties, people may choose to live in Thurston County and commute out of county for work. For 2012-2016, nearly 27% of workers living in Thurston County traveled out of the county for work. Of those, more than half worked in Pierce County (See Commutes by Destination).
Median Home Sale Price
Median Home Sale Price is the price at which half of homes sold cost less and half of all homes sold cost more.