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Olympia, WA: What you need to know

The state capitol of Washington, Olympia bustles with activity from government work to tourism and a thriving small business scene. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, Tumwater Falls Park and Wolf Haven International are just a few of the nearby natural attractions that delight both visitors and residents. The Puget Sound provides fantastic views, boating opportunities and great seafood.


Olympia, WA City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 48,941
Median Age 37
Median Household Income $53,617
Median Home Price $242,100
Walkscore 38

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Olympia, WA Demographics

Median Population in Olympia, WA

Median Age 37.3%
Age 18 Over 80.5%
Age 21 Over 77%
Age 62 Over 17.4%
Age 65 Over 13.7%

Race in Olympia, WA

  Ethnicity White 85.3%
  Ethnicity Black 1.8%
  Ethnicity Asian 6.6%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.3%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 7.9%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.9%
  Ethnicity Other 1.3%

Population By Gender in Olympia, WA

  Male 48.6%
  Female 51.4%

Language in Olympia, WA

  English Only 86.8%
  English Other 13.2%

Economics in Olympia, WA

  Median Household Income $53,617
  Median Home Price $242,100
  Homes Owned 52.2%
  Homes Rent 47.8%
  Median Property Rent $952

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Commute Types in Olympia, WA

  Walked 4.7%
  Worked at Home 4.1%
  Public Transportation 4.6%
  Other Means 4.5%
  Drove Alone 70.8%
  Carpooled 11.3%

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