The City of Olympia had a population of 49,551 as of July 1, 2016. Olympia ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Olympia is located at latitude 47.0414 and longitude -122.8968 in Thurston County. The formal boundaries for the City of Olympia (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.82 sq. miles and a water area of 1.86 sq. miles. Thurston County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 92 feet.
The City of Olympia (GNIS ID: 2411318) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Olympia is located within Olympia Division of Thurston County.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Olympia population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Olympia: Marshville.
|Population in Households||48,287|
|Population in Familes||32,213|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||1,264|
|Average Household Size||2.19|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||23,627 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||10,637 (45.0%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||11,387 (48.2%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,603 ( 6.8%)|
|Median Home Value||$272,044|
|Average Home Value||$311,716|
|Median Household Income||$54,062|
|Average Household Income||$74,662|
|Per Capita Income||$33,936|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||1.25%|
|Per Capita Income||1.61%|
The table below compares Olympia to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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.
|Total Population||# 25||96th|
|Population Density1||# 103||84th|
|Diversity Index2||# 235||63rd|
|Median Household Income||# 310||51st|
|Per Capita Income||# 161||74th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.