Thurston County WA Information


Thurston County Subdivisions

Thurston County WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 273,662
Daytime Population: Workers 109,782
Daytime Population: Residents 145,030
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 254,812
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 269,592
Population in Familes 210,946
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,070
Population Density2 379
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $68,587
Average Household Income $87,612
Per Capita Income $35,264


Total Housing Units 116,846 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 71,301 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 37,371 (32.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,174 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $279,254
Average Home Value $335,454


Total Households 108,672
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 71,126
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 1.13% 1.2%
Households 1.06% 1.16%
Families 1.0% 1.12%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   2.46%


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, 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 # 6 87th
Population Density # 6 87th
Diversity Index # 14 67th
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.