Thurston County, Washington Population 2020

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

Thurston County, Washington Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White224,54981.75%
Two or More Races16,1005.86%
Asian15,7985.75%
Black or African American8,4033.06%
American Indian and Alaska Native3,9391.43%
Some Other Race3,5171.28%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,3780.87%

Thurston County, Washington Population Pyramid 2020

Thurston County, Washington Median Age

39


Total

37.7


Male

40.4


Female

Thurston County, Washington Adults

There are 214,882 adults, (44,614 of whom are seniors) in Thurston County, Washington.

Thurston County, Washington Age Dependency

61.3

Age Dependency Ratio

26.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Thurston County, Washington Sex Ratio

Female

140,282

51.07%

Male

134,402

48.93%

Thurston County, Washington Households and Families

Thurston County, Washington Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Thurston County, Washington Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.1%21.9%
All63.7%36.3%
Male57%43%
Non Family49.8%50.2%
Female41.7%58.3%

63.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All108,0702.5163.7
Married55,3163.0778.1
Non Family36,1241.3449.8
Female12,0533.1741.7
Male4,5773.1557

2.98

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

7.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Thurston County, Washington Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,7461.95%
9th to 12th Grade7,7324.03%
High School Graduate40,83221.28%
Some College50,42326.27%
Associates Degree20,57910.72%
Bachelors Degree42,89322.35%
Graduate Degree25,71013.40%

Thurston County, Washington Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White152,975146,18956,365
Hispanic12,52110,1753,416
Asian11,0989,6084,137
Multiple Races6,9916,6542,201
Black5,4035,1521,944
Native American2,4592,128457
Other Race2,1401,566572
Islander1,5171,393190

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.56%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 37.28%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,021$52,037$36,843
Less Than High School$28,239$31,250$21,739
High School Grad$32,433$40,636$25,151
Some College$40,899$50,320$34,601
Bachelors Degree$53,483$62,714$42,311
Graduate Degree$68,490$77,461$60,674

$44,021

Average Earnings

$52,037

Average Male

$36,843

Average Female

Thurston County, Washington Language

Thurston County, Washington Language by Age

Thurston County, Washington Language

88.58% of Thurston County, Washington residents speak only English, while 11.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.54% of the population.

Thurston County, Washington Poverty

Thurston County, Washington Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White204,57519,4969.53%
Hispanic23,6964,42418.67%
Multiple15,8332,15913.64%
Asian15,6061,5229.75%
Native3,7971,05027.65%
Black8,0761,03012.75%
Other3,45960317.43%
Islander2,33756524.18%

10.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.09%

Male Poverty Rate

11.80%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Thurston County, Washington

The race most likely to be in poverty in Thurston County, Washington is Native, with 27.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Thurston County, Washington is White, with 9.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.34%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.39%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.13%
High School12.46%
Some College9.62%
Bachelors or Greater5.22%

Thurston County, Washington Income

Thurston County, Washington Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$69,592$84,316
Families$82,393$96,379
Married Families$93,068$108,107
Non Families$43,481$54,731

Thurston County, Washington Marital Status

Thurston County, Washington Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.7%

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 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

28,992

Number of Veterans

24,922

Male Veterans

4,070

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam9,622
First Gulf War8,656
Second Gulf War8,649
Korea1,674
World War II761
Name Veterans % of Total
White24,63613.94%
Black1,85930.55%
Hispanic1,62910.87%
2 or More90110.85%
Asian8196.54%
Indian40114.03%
Hawaiian23313.25%
Other1435.14%

$Thurston County, Washington Veterans by Education

6.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Thurston County, Washington Employment Status

63%

Labor Force Participation

57%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

Thurston County, Washington Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

46.61%

Born in Washington

92.24%

Native Born

7.76%

Foreign Born

3.10%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.24% of Thurston County, Washington residents were born in the United States, with 46.61% having been born in Washington. 3.10% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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