Olympia, WA 98512 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 98512: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Olympia, WA 98512

Acceptable Alternative
Tumwater, WA 98512

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 469
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,312
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,747
  • County: Thurston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 46.952, Longitude -123.015
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Olympia, WA 98512 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 30,464
Daytime Population: Workers 8,157
Daytime Population: Residents 15,673
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 23,830
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 29,561
Population in Familes 22,914
Population in Group Qrtrs 903
Population Density2 204
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $70,740
Average Household Income $90,388
Per Capita Income $36,710


Total Housing Units 12,820 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,270 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,819 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 731 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $301,433
Average Home Value $345,054


Total Households 12,089
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 7,865
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.1% 1.03%
Households 0.84% 1.02%
Families 0.7% 0.92%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

Olympia, WA 98512 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98512 to the other 585 ZIP Codes in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 86 85th
Population Density # 261 56th
Diversity Index # 291 50th
Median Household Income # 130 78th
Per Capita Income # 132 78th

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