Tumwater, Washington Population 2021

24,742
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Tumwater is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 24,742, it is the 45th largest city in Washington and the 1561st largest city in the United States. Tumwater is currently growing at a rate of 1.47% annually and its population has increased by 42.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,371 in 2010. Tumwater reached it's highest population of 24,742 in 2021. Spanning over 18 miles, Tumwater has a population density of 1,420 people per square mile.

The average household income in Tumwater is $80,876 with a poverty rate of 8.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,196 per month, and the median house value is $286,700. The median age in Tumwater is 37.2 years, 36.3 years for males, and 38.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.6 males.

Tumwater Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Tumwater was:

  • White: 86.69%
  • Two or more races: 6.29%
  • Asian: 3.13%
  • Black or African American: 2.26%
  • Other race: 0.80%
  • Native American: 0.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.36%
The current population of Tumwater, Washington is 24,742, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 23,665.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 17,371.

Tumwater, Washington Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021299,4964,4801.50%
2020295,0164,4801.52%
2019290,5364,4801.54%
2018286,0565,7872.02%
2017280,2696,5552.34%
2016273,7145,7362.10%
2015267,9783,0691.15%
2014264,9093,0571.15%
2013261,8523,3251.27%
2012258,5272,1410.83%
2011256,3863,3851.32%
2010253,0010.00%

Tumwater Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White19,91686.69%
Two or More Races1,4456.29%
Asian7203.13%
Black or African American5202.26%
Some Other Race1830.80%
American Indian and Alaska Native1080.47%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander820.36%
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Tumwater Population by Race

Tumwater Population Pyramid 2021

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Tumwater Median Age

37.2


Total

36.3


Male

38.3


Female

Tumwater Adults

There are 18,314 adults, (3,289 of whom are seniors) in Tumwater.

Tumwater Age Dependency

52.9

Age Dependency Ratio

21.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31

Child Dependency Ratio

Tumwater Sex Ratio

Female

12,182

53.03%

Male

10,792

46.97%

Tumwater Population by Age

Tumwater Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Tumwater Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.4%24.6%
All55%45%
Male47.2%52.8%
Non Family38.9%61.1%
Female29.3%70.7%

55.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Tumwater Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,5682.3855
Married4,4822.9975.4
Non Family3,6291.3638.9
Female1,1863.129.3
Male271347.2

2.92

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

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Tumwater Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1871.14%
9th to 12th Grade6513.98%
High School Graduate2,63016.06%
Some College4,25225.97%
Associates Degree2,13213.02%
Bachelors Degree3,91023.88%
Graduate Degree2,60915.94%
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Tumwater Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Tumwater Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,73513,0305,605
Hispanic1,0401,013315
Multiple Races642593243
Asian622573276
Black332328116
Other Race1018029
Islander8276
Native American807616

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 98.80%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 44.37%.

Tumwater Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$48,033$52,363$41,952
Less Than High School$$$16,563
High School Grad$34,677$36,250$31,797
Some College$38,533$49,286$35,200
Bachelors Degree$53,735$59,279$48,036
Graduate Degree$65,822$70,995$60,818

$48,033

Average Earnings

$52,363

Average Male

$41,952

Average Female

Tumwater Earnings by Educational Attainment

Tumwater Language by Age

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Tumwater Language

93.33% of Tumwater residents speak only English, while 6.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.80% of the population.

Tumwater Language

Tumwater Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White18,8041,5458.22%
Multiple1,44520714.33%
Hispanic1,5711227.77%
Black5158716.89%
Asian720334.58%
Native1081614.81%
Other169116.51%
Islander8267.32%

8.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.55%

Male Poverty Rate

9.77%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Tumwater

The race most likely to be in poverty in Tumwater is Black, with 16.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Tumwater is Asian, with 4.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.95%.

Tumwater Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.20%
High School8.98%
Some College8.50%
Bachelors or Greater7.42%

Tumwater Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed44.03%
Male Unemployed22.10%
Female Employed6.91%
Male Employed5.37%

Tumwater Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Tumwater Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$69,685$80,876
Families$84,425$96,998
Married Families$99,954-
Non Families$39,946$51,248
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Income by Household Type

Tumwater Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.0%

Male Marriage Rate

48.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Tumwater Married by Age and Sex

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Tumwater 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.

Tumwater Marital Status by Race

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Tumwater Marital Status

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1,952

Number of Veterans

1,616

Male Veterans

336

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War660
First Gulf War608
Vietnam556
Korea103
World War II45

Tumwater Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54512
55 to 64392
65 to 74382
75+351
18 to 34315

Tumwater Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,79411.24%
Hispanic14712.93%
Black6817.04%
2 or More558.05%
Asian355.48%

Tumwater Veterans by Race

Tumwater Veterans by Education

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5.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Tumwater Veterans by Education

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67.5%

Labor Force Participation

61.1%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

Tumwater Employment by Age

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Tumwater Employment by Race

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Tumwater Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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50.74%

Born in Washington

95.39%

Native Born

4.61%

Foreign Born

1.46%

Non Citizen

3.15%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.39% of Tumwater residents were born in the United States, with 50.74% having been born in Washington. 1.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Tumwater Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202124,7423591.47%
202024,3833591.49%
201924,0243591.52%
201823,6657023.06%
201722,9635762.57%
201622,3874982.28%
201521,8893261.51%
201421,5633031.43%
201321,2603391.62%
201220,9213641.77%
201120,5573641.80%
201020,1937,4954.75%
200012,6982,7222.44%
19909,9763,2714.05%
19806,7051,3322.24%
19705,3731,4883.30%
19603,8851,1603.61%
19502,7250.00%

Tumwater Population by Year