Best Places to Live

Olympia, WA

Population: 48,941
LIV
SCORE
672
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As the capital of Washington, Olympia’s major employers are state and local government. Residents have access to 25 hospitals within a 60-mile radius, and beautiful scenery highlights include Puget Sound, Turnwater Falls Park, Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge and Wolf Haven International. Olympia has a top transportation system in place, and students have the convenience of Evergreen State College, Saint Martin’s University and South Puget Sound Community College.


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Olympia, WA Ranking Data

Civic
62
Demographics
43
Economy
53
Education
65
Health
71
Housing
62
Infrastructure
63