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Population
48,941
2.29% growth
Median Age
37.3
Median Household Income
$53,617
1.48% growth
Poverty Rate
17.7%
Number of Employees
23,364
0.27% growth
Median Property Value
$242,100
0.54% growth

Economy

The economy of Olympia, WA employs 23,364 people. The economy of Olympia, WA is specialized in Public Admin.; Utilities; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 3.65; 1.33; and 1.31 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Olympia, WA are Public Admin. (4,075), Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,084), and Retail trade (2,842), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($56,860), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting ($53,393), and Transportation & Warehousing ($47,702).

Median household income in Olympia, WA is $53,617. Males in Olympia, WA have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,051. The income inequality of Olympia, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.434 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Olympia, WA. In Thurston County, WA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 95 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,330. Yakima County, WA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Washington.

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Diversity

Olympia, WA is home to a population of 48,941 people, from which 95.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Olympia, WA is composed of 38,808 White residents (79.3%), 3,870 Hispanic residents (7.91%), 3,196 Asian residents (6.53%), 1,624 Two+ residents (3.32%), and 829 Black residents (1.69%). The most common foreign languages in Olympia, WA are Spanish (2,396 speakers), Vietnamese (1,442 speakers), and German (443 speakers), but compared to other places, Olympia, WA has a relative high number of Vietnamese (1,442 speakers), German (443 speakers), and Japanese (193 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Olympia, WA awarded 1,583 degrees. The student population of Olympia, WA is skewed towards females, with 621 male students and 962 female students. Most students in Olympia, WA are White (1,020 and 64.4%), followed by Two or more races (152 and 9.6%), Unknown (128 and 8.09%), and Hispanic or Latino (108 and 6.82%). The largest universities in Olympia, WA by number of graduates are South Puget Sound Community College (1,583 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Olympia, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (682 and 43.1%), General Business (54 and 3.41%), and Physical Sciences (31 and 1.96%). The median tuition costs in Olympia, WA are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Olympia, WA is $242,100, which is 1.24 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $240,800 to $242,100, a 0.54% increase. The homeownership rate of Olympia, WA is 47.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Olympia, WA have an average commute time of 19.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Olympia, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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