Thurston County WA Information


Thurston County Subdivisions

Thurston County WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 281,910
Population in Households 277,740
Population in Familes 218,991
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,170
Population Density1 391
Diversity Index2 48


Median Household Income $72,862
Average Household Income $92,285
Per Capita Income $36,779


Total Housing Units 118,646 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 71,536 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 39,378 (33.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,732 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $303,896
Average Home Value $364,159


Total Households 110,914
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 72,527
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 1.36% 1.48%
Households 1.18% 1.44%
Families 1.12% 1.4%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.94%


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, 2018 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 # 5 90th

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