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Thurston County, WA&

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Population
269,536
1.39% growth
Median Age
39.1
Median Household Income
$62,137
0.86% growth
Poverty Rate
12.7%
Number of Employees
121,109
-1.63% decline
Median Property Value
$244,800
0.29% growth

Economy

The economy of Thurston County, WA employs 121,109 people. The economy of Thurston County, WA is specialized in Public Admin.; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Other services, except public administration, which employ respectively 3.74; 2.12; and 1.15 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Thurston County, WA are Public Admin. (20,272), Healthcare & Social Assistance (15,155), and Retail trade (13,036), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($65,153), Utilities ($64,681), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($55,823).

Median household income in Thurston County, WA is $62,137. Males in Thurston County, WA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,270. The income inequality of Thurston County, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474 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 Thurston County, 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

Thurston County, WA is home to a population of 269,536 people, from which 97.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Thurston County, WA is composed of 203,544 White residents (75.5%), 23,122 Hispanic residents (8.58%), 14,312 Asian residents (5.31%), 12,531 Two+ residents (4.65%), and 8,831 Black residents (3.28%). The most common foreign languages in Thurston County, WA are Spanish (10,763 speakers), Vietnamese (3,178 speakers), and Korean (2,299 speakers), but compared to other places, Thurston County, WA has a relative high number of Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (1,008 speakers), Other Pacific Island (1,192 speakers), and Vietnamese (3,178 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Thurston County, WA awarded 3,346 degrees. The student population of Thurston County, WA is skewed towards females, with 1,392 male students and 1,954 female students. Most students in Thurston County, WA are White (2,147 and 64.2%), followed by Unknown (280 and 8.37%), Two or more races (270 and 8.07%), and Hispanic or Latino (226 and 6.75%). The largest universities in Thurston County, WA by number of graduates are South Puget Sound Community College (1,583 and 47.3%), The Evergreen State College (1,179 and 35.2%), and Saint Martin's University (584 and 17.5%). The most popular majors in Thurston County, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (869 and 26%), Biological & Physical Sciences (189 and 5.65%), and General Business Administration & Management (99 and 2.96%). The median tuition costs in Thurston County, WA are $32,800 for private four year colleges, and $7,512 and $21,927 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 Thurston County, WA is $244,800, which is 1.26 times larger than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $244,100 to $244,800, a 0.29% increase. The homeownership rate of Thurston County, WA is 64.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63%. People in Thurston County, WA have an average commute time of 25 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Thurston County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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