Olympia, WA Population

Population: 42,514. Estimated population in July 2020: 44,114 (+3.8% change)
Males: 20,319 (47.8%), Females: 22,195 (52.2%)

Thurston County

Zip codes: 98501, 98502, 98506, 98512, 98513, 98516.

Median resident age: 36.0 years
Median household income: $40,846
Median house value: $143,500

Races in Olympia:

  • White Non-Hispanic (83.1%)
  • Hispanic (4.4%)
  • Two or more races (3.8%)
  • American Indian (2.5%)
  • Vietnamese (2.3%)
  • Black (1.9%)
  • Other race (1.7%)
  • Chinese (0.8%)
  • Korean (0.7%)
  • Other Asian (0.7%)
  • Filipino (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (19.4%), Irish (14.4%), English (13.7%), Norwegian (6.3%), United States (4.3%), Scottish (4.1%).

Elevation: 130 feet

Land area: 16.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Olympia

  • High school or higher: 91.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 40.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Olympia city

  • Never married: 30.9%
  • Now married: 47.3%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

6.6% Foreign born (3.9% Asia, 1.1% Europe, 0.8% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +8,155 (+23.7%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Olympia:

  • COLUMBIA CAPITAL MEDICAL CENTER (3900 CAPITAL MALL DR SW/BOX 19002)
  • PROVIDENCE ST PETER HOSPITAL (413 N LILLY ROAD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Olympia:

  • ST PETER CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY CENTER (about 7 miles; LACEY, WA)
  • MASON GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; SHELTON, WA)
  • PROVIDENCE CENTRALIA HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; CENTRALIA, WA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Olympia:

  • OLYMPIA (about 6 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; Abbreviation: OLM)
  • GRAY AAF (about 23 miles; FORT LEWIS/TACOMA, WA; Abbreviation: GRF)
  • MCCHORD AFB (about 31 miles; TACOMA, WA; Abbreviation: TCM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Olympia:

  • HOSKINS FIELD (about 7 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; Abbreviation: 44T)
  • R & K SKYRANCH (about 21 miles; ROCHESTER, WA; Abbreviation: 8W9)
  • SANDERSON FIELD (about 22 miles; SHELTON, WA; Abbreviation: SHN)
Amtrak station:
OLYMPIA/LACEY (6600 YELM HWY. S.E.). Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Olympia:

  • EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 3,749; Location: 2700 EVERGREEN PKY NW; Public; Website: www.evergreen.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • SOUTH PUGET SOUND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,908; Location: 2011 MOTTMAN RD SW; Public; Website: www.spscc.ctc.edu)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Olympia:

  • PIERCE COLLEGE AT FORT STEILACOOM (about 25 miles; LAKEWOOD, WA; Full-time enrollment: 5,921)
  • CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 28 miles; LAKEWOOD, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,819)
  • TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 29 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,710)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND (about 33 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,754)
  • BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 33 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,710)
  • OLYMPIC COLLEGE (about 41 miles; BREMERTON, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,889)
  • HIGHLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 47 miles; DES MOINES, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,288)

Schools

Public high schools in Olympia:

  • OLYMPIA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,760; Location: 1302 NORTH ST SE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CAPITAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,563; Location: 2707 CONGER AVE NW; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • A G WEST BLACK HILLS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 923; Location: 7741 LITTLEROCK ROAD SW; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • AVANTI HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 118; Location: 1113 LEGION WAY SE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Olympia:

  • NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN HIGH SCH (Students: 98; Location: 819 OLYMPIA AVENUE NE; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • THURSTON COUNTY OFF-CAMPUS SCH (Students: 11; Location: BOX 662; Grades: 9 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Olympia:

  • WASHINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 741; Location: 3100 CAIN RD SE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • GRIFFIN ELEMENTARY (Students: 683; Location: 6530 33RD AVE NW; Grades: KG – 08)
  • BLACK LAKE ELEMENTARY (Students: 548; Location: 6345 BELMORE-BLACK LAKE ROAD; Grades: KG – 06)
  • EAST OLYMPIA ELEMENTARY (Students: 504; Location: 8700 RICH ROAD; Grades: KG – 06)
  • GARFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 484; Location: 325 PLYMOUTH ST NW; Grades: PK – 05)
  • MCKENNY ELEMENTARY (Students: 454; Location: 3250 MORSE MERRYMAN RD SE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • JULIA BUTLER HANSEN ELEMENTARY (Students: 450; Location: 1919 ROAD SIXTY FIVE NW; Grades: PK – 05)
  • JEFFERSON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 449; Location: 2200 CONGER AVE NW; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • CENTENNIAL ELEMENTARY (Students: 435; Location: 2637 45TH AVE SE; Grades: PK – 05)
  • REEVES MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 429; Location: 2200 QUINCE ST NE; Grades: 06 – 09)
Private primary/middle schools in Olympia:

  • EVERGREEN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 537; Location: 1010 BLACK LAKE BLVD NW; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST MICHAEL SCHOOL (Students: 259; Location: 1203 EAST TENTH AVENUE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • FAITH LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 147; Location: 7075 PACIFIC AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN ELEM (Students: 76; Location: 5501 WIGGINS ROAD SOUTHEAST; Grades: KG – 8)
  • CAPITAL MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 40; Location: 730 LILLY RD SE; Grades: KG – 5)
  • OLYMPIA COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 25; Location: 4346 SUNSET BEACH DR NW; Grades: KG – 3)

Libraries

Library in Olympia:

  • TIMBERLAND REGIONAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $15,391,081; Location: 415 AIRDUSTRIAL WAY SW; 1,015,916 books; 107,008 audio materials; 46,926 video materials; 3,321 serial subscriptions)