Thurston County WA Information


Thurston County Subdivisions

Thurston County WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 270,582
Population in Households 266,531
Population in Familes 208,974
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,051
Population Density1 375
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 107,167
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 70,120
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 115,990 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 70,415 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 36,752 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,823 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $268,613
Average Home Value $320,759


Median Household Income $63,962
Average Household Income $81,770
Per Capita Income $32,883
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.13% 1.24%
Households 1.01% 1.16%
Families 0.93% 1.12%
Median Household Income   3.09%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Thurston County WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Thurston County to the other 39 counties and county equivalents in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 6 87th
Population Density1 # 6 87th
Diversity Index2 # 14 67th
Median Household Income # 3 95th
Per Capita Income # 5 90th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.