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Population (year 2000): 42,514. Estimated population in July 2005: 44,114 (+3.8% change)
Males: 20,319 (47.8%), Females: 22,195 (52.2%)

Thurston County

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Median resident age: 36.0 years
Median household income: $40,846 (year 2000)
Median house value: $143,500 (year 2000)

Olympia, WA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Olympia:

  • White Non-Hispanic (83.1%)
  • Hispanic (4.4%)
  • Two or more races (3.8%)
  • American Indian (2.5%)
  • Vietnamese (2.3%)
  • Black (1.9%)
  • Other race (1.7%)
  • Chinese (0.8%)
  • Korean (0.7%)
  • Other Asian (0.7%)
  • Filipino (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (19.4%), Irish (14.4%), English (13.7%), Norwegian (6.3%), United States (4.3%), Scottish (4.1%).

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Elevation: 130 feet

Land area: 16.7 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Olympia

  • High school or higher: 91.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 40.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Olympia city

  • Never married: 30.9%
  • Now married: 47.3%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

6.6% Foreign born (3.9% Asia, 1.1% Europe, 0.8% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +8,155 (+23.7%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: WA Lakewood, (26.6 miles vrbo.com/vrbo/wa.htm )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: WA Seattle, (55.8 miles www.info.com/WashingtonStateDui )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Angeles, CA Los (948.3 miles pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: WA (2.7 miles Tumwater, WA (6.0 miles Lacey, Place, WA (7.7 miles Tanglewilde-Thompson WA Tenino, (13.2 miles Indian Community, WA (15.5 miles Nisqually WA Bucoda, (17.0 miles WA (17.5 miles Rainier, WA DuPont, (18.0 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 139 buildings, average cost: $111,200
  • 1997: 126 buildings, average cost: $117,900
  • 1998: 183 buildings, average cost: $113,500
  • 1999: 201 buildings, average cost: $118,500
  • 2000: 118 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 2001: 117 buildings, average cost: $127,200
  • 2002: 143 buildings, average cost: $141,900
  • 2003: 132 buildings, average cost: $154,600
  • 2004: 145 buildings, average cost: $175,500
  • 2005: 260 buildings, average cost: $204,400

Latitude: 47.04 N, Longitude: 122.89 W

Area code: 360


Olympia, Washington business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.4%), Public administration (19.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +22,269 (+52.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 11,662 (53.9%)


 

Crime in Olympia by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 2 0 0 0 6
    per 100,000 0.0 4.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 14.1
Rapes 34 45 24 25 38 35
    per 100,000 80.0 105.8 56.5 58.8 89.4 82.3
Robberies 37 51 35 50 32 26
    per 100,000 87.0 120.0 82.3 117.6 75.3 61.2
Assaults 58 50 59 69 75 81
    per 100,000 136.4 117.6 138.8 162.3 176.4 190.5
Burglaries 340 442 498 437 303 437
    per 100,000 799.7 1039.7 1171.4 1027.9 712.7 1027.9
Thefts 1,980 2,081 2,268 2,005 1,724 2,050
    per 100,000 4657.3 4894.9 5334.7 4716.1 4055.1 4821.9
Auto thefts 122 207 275 205 162 196
    per 100,000 287.0 486.9 646.8 482.2 381.1 461.0
350.6 414.1 422.2 390.4 336.2 405.2


Average climate in Olympia, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Birthplace of: Dana Eveland - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Milwaukee Brewers, born: Oct 29, 1983), Geoff Jenkins - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Milwaukee Brewers, born: Jul 21, 1974), Mark Bruener - 2005 NFL player (Houston Texans, born: Sep 16, 1972), Kelly Golob - College basketball player (Northern Arizona Lumberjacks), Michael Fey - College basketball player (UCLA Bruins).


Main business address for: HERITAGE FINANCIAL CORP /WA/ (SAVINGS INSTITUTIONS, NOT FEDERALLY CHARTERED).


Hospitals/medical centers in Olympia:
  • COLUMBIA CAPITAL MEDICAL CENTER (3900 CAPITAL MALL DR SW/BOX 19002)
  • PROVIDENCE ST PETER HOSPITAL (413 N LILLY ROAD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Olympia:
  • ST PETER CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY CENTER (about 7 miles; LACEY, WA)
  • MASON GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; SHELTON, WA)
  • PROVIDENCE CENTRALIA HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; CENTRALIA, WA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Olympia:
  • OLYMPIA (about 6 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; ID: OLM)
  • GRAY AAF (about 23 miles; FORT LEWIS/TACOMA, WA; ID: GRF)
  • MCCHORD AFB (about 31 miles; TACOMA, WA; ID: TCM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Olympia:
  • HOSKINS FIELD (about 7 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; ID: 44T)
  • R & K SKYRANCH (about 21 miles; ROCHESTER, WA; ID: 8W9)
  • SANDERSON FIELD (about 22 miles; SHELTON, WA; ID: SHN)

Amtrak station:
OLYMPIA/LACEY (6600 YELM HWY. S.E.). Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police - Other 10 $63,142 $75,770 4 $3,980
Police Protection - Officers 73 $432,076 $71,026 2 $2,678
Judicial and Legal 21 $97,004 $55,430 5 $9,098
Other Government Administration 47 $227,032 $57,965 11 $12,580
Streets and Highways 92 $410,454 $53,537 5 $3,912
Correction 14 $62,266 $53,370 0 $0
Fire - Other 3 $12,314 $49,256 0 $0
Financial Administration 39 $173,110 $53,264 6 $9,962
Firefighters 79 $463,296 $70,374 1 $486
Other and Unallocable 34 $157,100 $55,447 1 $670
Water Supply 57 $246,852 $51,968 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1 $4,650 $55,800 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 47 $187,636 $47,907 50 $42,858
Sewerage 9 $40,676 $54,234 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 28 $113,494 $48,640 0 $0
Totals for Government 554 $2,691,102 $58,291 85 $86,224


Colleges/Universities in Olympia:
  • EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 3,749; Location: 2700 EVERGREEN PKY NW; Public; Website: www.evergreen.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • SOUTH PUGET SOUND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 2,908; Location: 2011 MOTTMAN RD SW; Public; Website: www.spscc.ctc.edu)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Olympia:
  • PIERCE COLLEGE AT FORT STEILACOOM (about 25 miles; LAKEWOOD, WA; Full-time enrollment: 5,921)
  • CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 28 miles; LAKEWOOD, WA; FT enrollment: 3,819)
  • TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 29 miles; TACOMA, WA; FT enrollment: 3,710)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND (about 33 miles; TACOMA, WA; FT enrollment: 2,754)
  • BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 33 miles; TACOMA, WA; FT enrollment: 3,710)
  • OLYMPIC COLLEGE (about 41 miles; BREMERTON, WA; FT enrollment: 3,889)
  • HIGHLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 47 miles; DES MOINES, WA; FT enrollment: 4,288)
Public high schools in Olympia:
  • OLYMPIA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,760; Location: 1302 NORTH ST SE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • CAPITAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,563; Location: 2707 CONGER AVE NW; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • A G WEST BLACK HILLS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 923; Location: 7741 LITTLEROCK ROAD SW; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • AVANTI HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 118; Location: 1113 LEGION WAY SE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Olympia:
  • NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN HIGH SCH (Students: 98; Location: 819 OLYMPIA AVENUE NE; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • THURSTON COUNTY OFF-CAMPUS SCH (Students: 11; Location: BOX 662; Grades: 9 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Olympia:
  • WASHINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 741; Location: 3100 CAIN RD SE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • GRIFFIN ELEMENTARY (Students: 683; Location: 6530 33RD AVE NW; Grades: KG - 08)
  • BLACK LAKE ELEMENTARY (Students: 548; Location: 6345 BELMORE-BLACK LAKE ROAD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • EAST OLYMPIA ELEMENTARY (Students: 504; Location: 8700 RICH ROAD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • GARFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 484; Location: 325 PLYMOUTH ST NW; Grades: PK - 05)
  • MCKENNY ELEMENTARY (Students: 454; Location: 3250 MORSE MERRYMAN RD SE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • JULIA BUTLER HANSEN ELEMENTARY (Students: 450; Location: 1919 ROAD SIXTY FIVE NW; Grades: PK - 05)
  • JEFFERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 449; Location: 2200 CONGER AVE NW; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • CENTENNIAL ELEMENTARY (Students: 435; Location: 2637 45TH AVE SE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • REEVES MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 429; Location: 2200 QUINCE ST NE; Grades: 06 - 09)
Private primary/middle schools in Olympia:
  • EVERGREEN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 537; Location: 1010 BLACK LAKE BLVD NW; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST MICHAEL SCHOOL (Students: 259; Location: 1203 EAST TENTH AVENUE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • FAITH LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 147; Location: 7075 PACIFIC AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN ELEM (Students: 76; Location: 5501 WIGGINS ROAD SOUTHEAST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • CAPITAL MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 40; Location: 730 LILLY RD SE; Grades: KG - 5)
  • OLYMPIA COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 25; Location: 4346 SUNSET BEACH DR NW; Grades: KG - 3)
Library in Olympia:
  • TIMBERLAND REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $15,391,081; Location: 415 AIRDUSTRIAL WAY SW; 1,015,916 books; 107,008 audio materials; 46,926 video materials; 3,321 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Olympia: Capitol (A), Percivals Landing (B), Old Capitol (C), Washington State Capitol (D), Washington State Capitol Museum (E), Hotel Olympian (F). their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Westside Shopping Center (1), Yardbird Shopping Center (2), Capitol Mall (3), Capitol Village Shopping Center (4). their locations on the map

Cemetery: Mount Tabor Cemetery (1). its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Ward Lake (A), Simmons Lake (B), Grass Lake (C), Hazard Lake (D), Capitol Lake (E), Grass Lake (F). their locations on the map

Creeks: Schneider Creek (A), Percival Creek (B), Ellis Creek (C), Moxlie Creek (D), Indian Creek (E). their locations on the map

Parks in Olympia include: Capitol Lake Park (1), Priest Point Park (2). their locations on the map


Olympia compared to Washington state average:

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Olympia:
  • KGHO (920 AM; 5 kW; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: SPENCER BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • KGY (1240 AM; 1 kW; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: KGY, INC.)
  • KVSN (1340 AM; 1 kW; TUMWATER, WA; Owner: EVERGREEN BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KLDY (1280 AM; 1 kW; LACEY, WA; Owner: SKIP MARROW)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KMAS (1030 AM; 10 kW; SHELTON, WA; Owner: SOUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KBRD (680 AM; daytime; 0 kW; LACEY, WA; Owner: SKIP MARROW)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Olympia:
  • KAYO-FM1 (99.3 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: BLACK HILLS BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • K254AP (98.7 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K281AD (104.1 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRXY (94.5 FM; SHELTON, WA; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KAOS (89.3 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: THE EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE)
  • KGY-FM (96.9 FM; MCCLEARY, WA; Owner: KGY, INC.)
  • KMNT (102.9 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KFMY (97.7 FM; RAYMOND, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KXXO (96.1 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: 3 CITIES, INC.)
  • K205DD (88.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRQT (107.1 FM; CASTLE ROCK, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM LONGVIEW LICENSE, LLC)
  • KFMY-FM1 (97.7 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: JODESHA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAYO-FM (99.3 FM; ELMA, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYPT (96.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • K220HE (91.9 FM; CHEHALIS, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Olympia:
  • KCPQ (Channel 13; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)
  • KBTC-TV (Channel 28; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)

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