Thurston County, Washington Population 2019

Thurston County, Washington's estimated population is 280,289 with a growth rate of 2.40% 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
2018286,4196,1302.19%
2017280,2896,5682.40%
2016273,7215,7072.13%
2015268,0143,0391.15%
2014264,9753,1841.22%
2013261,7913,3021.28%
2012258,4892,1680.85%
2011256,3213,3251.31%
2010252,99691,75856.91%
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%

How Many People Live in Thurston County, Washington?

280,289

Population by Race

Race Population
White221,454
Two or More Races15,574
Asian15,406
Black or African American8,038
American Indian and Alaska Native3,993
Some Other Race3,166
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,254

Thurston County, Washington Population Pyramid 2019

Thurston County, Washington Median Age

38.9


Total

37.6


Male

40.3


Female

Thurston County, Washington Adults

There are 210,669 adults, (42,272 of whom are seniors) in Thurston County, Washington.

Thurston County, Washington Age Dependency

60.3

Age Dependency Ratio

25.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Thurston County, Washington Sex Ratio

Female

137,786

51.05%

Male

132,099

48.95%

Thurston County, Washington Households and Families

Thurston County, Washington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Thurston County, Washington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.6%21.4%
All63.9%36.1%
Male56.9%43.1%
Non Family48.9%51.1%
Female43.6%56.4%

63.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All106,2292.563.9
Married54,4673.0778.6
Non Family35,8431.3448.9
Female11,5483.1843.6
Male4,3713.2256.9

2.99

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

6.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Thurston County, Washington Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,9732.12%
9th to 12th Grade7,7064.11%
High School Graduate41,39322.06%
Some College49,52326.40%
Associates Degree20,40110.87%
Bachelors Degree40,43421.55%
Graduate Degree24,18712.89%

Thurston County, Washington Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White150,485143,55953,734
Hispanic11,8619,7062,994
Asian10,6808,9893,771
Multiple Races6,8036,5181,946
Black5,3264,9951,895
Native American2,3872,051345
Other Race1,8071,410404
Islander1,3921,258193

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 95.81%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 35.71%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,319$51,063$35,811
Less Than High School$25,491$29,319$20,455
High School Grad$32,127$39,079$24,810
Some College$40,555$49,687$33,094
Bachelors Degree$51,710$61,920$41,453
Graduate Degree$65,770$73,967$58,065

$42,319

Average Earnings

$51,063

Average Male

$35,811

Average Female

Thurston County, Washington Language

Thurston County, Washington Language by Age

Thurston County, Washington Language

88.74% of Thurston County, Washington residents speak only English, while 11.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 4.51% of the population.

Thurston County, Washington Poverty

Thurston County, Washington Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White201,94519,5369.67%
Hispanic22,6644,93421.77%
Multiple15,2642,39415.68%
Asian15,2161,80311.85%
Native3,8781,09728.29%
Black7,7081,03213.39%
Other3,12470222.47%
Islander2,21147521.48%

11.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.69%

Male Poverty Rate

12.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Thurston County, Washington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Thurston County, Washington is Native, with 28.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Thurston County, Washington is White, with 9.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.97%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.09%
High School12.56%
Some College10.40%
Bachelors or Greater5.07%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed35.52%
Female Unemployed25.07%
Female Employed7.73%
Male Employed4.83%

Thurston County, Washington Income

Thurston County, Washington Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$66,113$80,246
Families$79,093$92,603
Married Families$88,895$103,883
Non Families$41,444$51,492

Thurston County, Washington Marital Status

Thurston County, Washington Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.8%

Male Marriage Rate

50.9%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Thurston County, Washington Marital Status by Race

Thurston County, Washington Veterans

28,768

Number of Veterans

25,010

Male Veterans

3,758

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam9,779
First Gulf War8,210
Second Gulf War8,111
Korea1,820
World War II704

Thurston County, Washington Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White24,73014.24%
Black1,83731.16%
Hispanic1,77412.52%
2 or More85710.62%
Asian6815.62%
Indian33411.64%
Hawaiian19211.66%
Other1375.83%

Thurston County, Washington Veterans by Education

6.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.30%

Veteran Disability Rate

Thurston County, Washington Employment Status

63.1%

Labor Force Participation

56.5%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

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%
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