Tumwater, WA Population

Population: 12,698. Estimated population in July 2020: 13,331 (+5.0% change)
Males: 6,007 (47.3%), Females: 6,691 (52.7%)

Thurston County

Zip code: 98512

Median resident age: 36.2 years
Median household income: $43,329
Median house value: $141,000

Races in Tumwater:

  • White Non-Hispanic (86.3%)
  • Hispanic (4.1%)
  • Two or more races (3.2%)
  • American Indian (2.3%)
  • Other race (1.5%)
  • Black (1.4%)
  • Vietnamese (1.0%)
  • Korean (0.7%)
  • Asian Indian (0.6%)
  • Filipino (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (20.9%), Irish (13.8%), English (12.7%), Norwegian (5.2%), Swedish (4.3%), Italian (4.1%).

Elevation: 220 feet

Land area: 10.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Tumwater

  • High school or higher: 92.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 33.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tumwater city

  • Never married: 24.2%
  • Now married: 51.2%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 16.7%

6.2% Foreign born (2.7% Asia, 1.6% Europe, 1.1% Latin America, 0.6% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,558 (+25.2%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Tumwater:

  • PROVIDENCE ST PETER HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; OLYMPIA, WA)
  • ST PETER CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY CENTER (about 8 miles; LACEY, WA)
  • COLUMBIA CAPITAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 15 miles; OLYMPIA, WA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Tumwater:

  • OLYMPIA (about 3 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; Abbreviation: OLM)
  • GRAY AAF (about 25 miles; FORT LEWIS/TACOMA, WA; Abbreviation: GRF)
  • MCCHORD AFB (about 32 miles; TACOMA, WA; Abbreviation: TCM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Tumwater:

  • HOSKINS FIELD (about 7 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; Abbreviation: 44T)
  • R & K SKYRANCH (about 18 miles; ROCHESTER, WA; Abbreviation: 8W9)
  • SANDERSON FIELD (about 22 miles; SHELTON, WA; Abbreviation: SHN)
Amtrak station near Tumwater:

  • 9 miles: OLYMPIA/LACEY (OLYMPIA, 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 with over 2000 students nearest to Tumwater:

  • EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE (about 6 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,749)
  • SOUTH PUGET SOUND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 7 miles; OLYMPIA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,908)
  • PIERCE COLLEGE AT FORT STEILACOOM (about 27 miles; LAKEWOOD, WA; Full-time enrollment: 5,921)
  • CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 30 miles; LAKEWOOD, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,819)
  • TACOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 32 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,710)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND (about 35 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,754)
  • BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 35 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,710)

Schools

Public high schools in Tumwater:

  • TUMWATER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 986; Location: 700 ISRAEL ROAD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • VOC SKILLS CENTER NEW MARKET (Students: 162; Location: 7299 NEW MARKET STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Tumwater:

  • PETER G SCHMIDT ELEMENTARY (Students: 543; Location: 6600 CAPITOL BLVD; Grades: KG – 06)
  • MICHAEL T SIMMONS ELEMENTARY (Students: 515; Location: 1205 S 2ND AVENUE; Grades: KG – 06)
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON BUSH MIDDLE SCH (Students: 510; Location: 2120 83RD AVENUE SW; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • TUMWATER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 477; Location: 6335 LITTLEROCK ROAD SW; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • TUMWATER HILL ELEMENTARY (Students: 468; Location: 3120 RIDGEVIEW ST SW; Grades: KG – 06)
  • THURS CO JUV DEPT/TUMWATER WEST E (Students: 54; Location: 2801 32ND AVENUE SW; Grades: 06 – 12)