Olympia, WA 98501 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 98501: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Olympia, WA 98501

Acceptable Alternative
Tumwater, WA 98501

Not Acceptable, USPS
Boston Harbor, WA 98501
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Thompson Place, WA 98501
Union Mills, WA 98501

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Thurston County
  • Centroid: Latitude 46.991, Longitude -122.874
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,584
  • PO Box Addresses: 214
  • Residential Addresses: 17,924
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,048
    • Single Family Addresses: 15,876

The ZIP Code maps and database are updated 4 times per year.
Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Olympia, WA 98501 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 41,919
Daytime Population: Workers 42,560
Daytime Population: Residents 20,764
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 63,324
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.51
Population in Households 41,648
Population in Familes 31,609
Population in Group Qrtrs 271
Population Density2 1,117
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $73,942
Average Household Income $95,395
Per Capita Income $40,242


Total Housing Units 18,644 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,892 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,714 (36.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,038 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $310,308
Average Home Value $350,156


Total Households 17,606
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 10,813
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% 1.17%
Households 1.03% 1.11%
Families 1.07% 1.14%
Median Household Income   1.54%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

Olympia, WA 98501 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98501 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 # 34 94th
Population Density # 157 73rd
Diversity Index # 256 56th
Median Household Income # 117 80th
Per Capita Income # 90 85th

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