Thurston County WA Information


Thurston County Subdivisions

Thurston County WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 261,614
Population in Households 257,405
Population in Familes 201,339
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,209
Population Density1 362
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 104,899
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 68,483
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 113,286 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 68,417 (60.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 36,482 (32.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,387 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $250,580
Average Home Value $285,451


Median Household Income $61,862
Average Household Income $77,645
Per Capita Income $31,358
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.86% 1.05%
Households 0.98% 1.11%
Families 0.81% 1.01%
Median Household Income   3.33%
Per Capita Income   2.7%
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, 2014 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 # 15 64th
Median Household Income # 3 95th
Per Capita Income # 4 92nd

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