Olympia-Tumwater, WA Metro Area

Moving to Olympia? Let us help you find your best place to live in this metro area. First, some basics: The Olympia metro area comprises one county in Washington. The largest cities in the Olympia metro area are Lacey, Tumwater and of course, Olympia.

259,330 people live in Olympia within 101,530 households. The population of Olympia is 77% White, 3% Black and 6% Asian. 2% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. 8% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. 8% of residents are foreign-born. The median age is 38.4, and the largest number of residents falls into the 25 to 34 age range. 22% of residents are under age 18. 14% are over age 65. 49% of Olympia’s residents are male.

Who lives in Olympia? There are 31,617 married couples without children and another 19,654 married couples with kids under the age of 18. There are 2,594 single dads and 6,735 single mothers. 26,766 residents of Olympia live alone.

How affordable is Olympia? The median household income in Olympia is $62,286 compared to $53,482 for the nation as a whole. The per capita income is $29,909 compared to $28,555 for the nation as a whole.

The highest incomes in the Olympia area are found in Rainier with a median household income of $66,713, followed by Tumwater and Grand Mound. The lowest incomes are in Bucoda with a median household income of $35,000, followed by North Yelm and Yelm.

The highest home values in the Olympia area are found in Olympia with a median home value of $240,800, followed by Lacey and Tumwater. The lowest home values are in Bucoda with a median home value of $116,700, followed by Tenino and North Yelm.

24% of households earn more than $100,000 annually. Conversely, 26% earn less than $35,000. 4.3% of married families with children live below the poverty line. Overall, 15.9% of Olympia's children live below the poverty line.


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