Research & Data


Employment & Industry Data

Thurston County offers a well-educated and diverse workforce employed in several key industries, including government, health care, transportation, logistics, and more. With the highest percentage of creative class workers in the entire state of Washington, entrepreneurial innovation thrives in the Thurston County.

Thurston Economic Vitality Index

Learn more about the Thurston Economic Vitality Index, which provides an annual snapshot of economic conditions for our region.

Thurston County Profile

Thurston County is home to  a unique mix of urban, sururban, and rural environments. Get a feel for the diversity of our county – its people, the local municipalities, and the top-notch quality of life its residents enjoy.

2014 Thurston County Market Overview

Download a copy of our comprehensive Market Overview for Thurston County. This interactive report tells you everything could want to know on quality of life, demographics, and  economy for Thurston County as well as the cities of Yelm, Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater.