Thurston County, Washington Population 2018

Thurston County, Washington's estimated population is 280,588 with a growth rate of 5.36% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Thurston County, Washington is the 6th largest county in Washington.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017280,58814,2775.36%
2016266,311-7,612-2.78%
2016273,9235,7752.15%
2015268,1483,1791.20%
2014264,9693,1711.21%
2013261,7983,3771.31%
2012258,4212,1800.85%
2011256,2413,2871.30%
2010252,95491,71656.88%
1990161,23836,97429.75%
1980124,26447,37061.60%
197076,89421,84539.68%
196055,04910,16522.65%
195044,8847,59920.38%
194037,2855,93418.93%
193031,3518,98540.17%
192022,3664,78527.22%
191017,5817,65477.10%
19009,9272522.60%
18909,6756,405195.87%
18803,2701,02445.59%
18702,24673949.04%
18601,5070.00%

Thurston County, Washington Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White219,735
Asian15,229
Two or More Races14,251
Black or African American7,963
American Indian and Alaska Native4,053
Some Other Race2,766
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,314

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Thurston County, Washington Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Thurston County, Washington Median Age

38.8


Total

37.4


Male

40.2


Female

Thurston County, Washington Adults

There are 207,456 adults, (40,479 of which are seniors) in Thurston County, Washington.

Thurston County, Washington Age Dependency

59.5

Age Dependency Ratio

24.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Thurston County, Washington Sex Ratio

Female

135,917

51.04%

Male

130,394

48.96%

Thurston County, Washington Households and Families

Thurston County, Washington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Thurston County, Washington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.5%21.5%
All63.8%36.2%
Male55%45%
Non Family48.6%51.4%
Female44.9%55.1%

63.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Thurston County, Washington Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All103,4682.5463.8
Married53,0283.178.5
Non Family34,8181.3548.6
Female11,2643.2644.9
Male4,3583.2755

3.04

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

6.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Thurston County, Washington Households

Thurston County, Washington Education

Thurston County, Washington Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,8242.08%
9th to 12th Grade8,0084.35%
High School Graduate41,55122.57%
Some College49,93927.12%
Associates Degree19,49110.59%
Bachelors Degree37,76620.51%
Graduate Degree23,55712.79%

Thurston County, Washington Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White148,833141,64851,276
Hispanic11,1129,0662,598
Asian10,4708,8263,722
Multiple Races5,9625,6951,556
Black5,2984,9621,831
Native American2,2911,972372
Other Race1,5961,199324
Islander1,4831,320237

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 95.52%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 35.55%.

Thurston County, Washington Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,355$49,111$35,112
Less Than High School$24,298$27,647$21,091
High School Grad$30,727$37,338$23,210
Some College$39,825$47,358$32,264
Bachelors Degree$51,365$61,439$41,802
Graduate Degree$64,140$72,450$56,677

$41,355

Average Earnings

$49,111

Average Male

$35,112

Average Female

Thurston County, Washington Language

Thurston County, Washington Language by Age

Thurston County, Washington Language

88.76% of Thurston County, Washington residents speak only English, while 11.24% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Asian, which is spoken by 4.60% of the population.

Thurston County, Washington Poverty

Thurston County, Washington Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White200,76520,33310.13%
Hispanic21,5125,01823.33%
Multiple14,0232,25516.08%
Asian15,0641,75311.64%
Native3,9021,19430.60%
Black7,6691,16115.14%
Other2,72856120.56%
Islander2,27832714.35%

12.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.26%

Male Poverty Rate

12.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Thurston County, Washington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Thurston County, Washington is Native, with 30.60% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Thurston County, Washington is White, with 10.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.50%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.51%.

Thurston County, Washington Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.37%
High School13.50%
Some College10.57%
Bachelors or Greater4.70%

Thurston County, Washington Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed33.26%
Female Unemployed28.77%
Female Employed7.16%
Male Employed5.17%

Thurston County, Washington Income

Thurston County, Washington Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$62,854$76,227
Families$75,474$88,140
Married Families$85,023$99,126
Non Families$39,809$48,685

Thurston County, Washington Marital Status

Thurston County, Washington Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.3%

Male Marriage Rate

50.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Thurston County, Washington Married by Age and Sex

Thurston County, Washington Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Thurston County, Washington Marital Status by Race

Thurston County, Washington Veterans

Thurston County, Washington Veterans by War

28,794

Number of Veterans

25,165

Male Veterans

3,629

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam9,850
First Gulf War7,577
Second Gulf War7,563
Korea2,157
World War II904

Thurston County, Washington Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 548,525
55 to 646,055
65 to 745,874
75+4,660
18 to 343,680

Thurston County, Washington Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White25,06014.56%
Hispanic1,80013.39%
Black1,75530.35%
2 or More79110.65%
Asian6065.07%
Indian2689.61%
Hawaiian22913.80%
Other854.20%

Thurston County, Washington Veterans by Education

6.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Thurston County, Washington Employment Status

Thurston County, Washington Employment by Age

62.9%

Labor Force Participation

56%

Employment Rate

8.4%

Unemployment Rate

Thurston County, Washington Employment by Race

Thurston County, Washington Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Thurston County, Washington

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Olympia468805120243229.22%
Lacey4239847688529012.48%
Tumwater2012722538241111.98%
Yelm68488915206730.18%
Rainier1794201121712.10%
Tenino168818191317.76%
Bucoda562575132.31%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990