Cities in Thurston County, Washington by Population (2024)

There are 15 cities in Thurston County, Washington.

Note: As defined by the US Census Bureau, a city's official boundaries often extend miles beyond the city itself and may even cross county lines. As such, several thousand US cities officially exist in two or more counties (and therefore appear on multiple counties' lists of cities.)

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City
Rank
State
2024 Population
2020 Census
Annual Change
Density (mi²)
Area (mi²)
Lacey1Washington60,48556,6191.63%3,25818.57
Olympia2Washington55,73155,6070.06%3,05918.22
Tumwater3Washington27,04825,6901.27%1,52417.74
Centralia4Washington19,27718,2691.32%2,5297.62
Yelm5Washington10,67610,6600.04%1,8695.71
Rochester6Washington6,7164,8543.34%7948.46
Tanglewilde7Washington5,7817,033-5.14%4,4501.30
Fords Prairie8Washington3,1022,5824.37%8323.73
Grand Mound9Washington3,0423,957-6.17%7334.15
Rainier10Washington2,5322,3821.52%1,4571.74
Tenino11Washington1,9821,8741.38%1,3611.46
North Yelm12Washington1,8323,738-20.62%5543.31
Oakville13Washington7377210.55%1,3350.55
Nisqually Indian Community14Washington5955910.17%1953.05
Bucoda15Washington578596-0.69%9910.58

Note: City markers shown outside the county boundary mean that a part of the city extends into this county, but is primarily located in an adjacent county.

What is the largest city in Thurston County, Washington?

Lacey is the largest city in Thurston County.

What is the smallest city in Thurston County, Washington?

Bucoda is the smallest city in Thurston County.

How many cities are in Thurston County?

There are 15 cities in Thurston County, Washington.

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