Thurston County Profile


An outstanding environment to live, work and play

Thurston County boasts a distinctive mix of features that make it an attractive place to live, work and play. We have urban, suburban and rural communities that provide diverse options for living and contribute to the well-roundedness of our community. In this section, you will learn more information about Thurston County demographics, quality of life, and each municipality in our county.

Population & Demographics

Consistently one of the fastest-growing counties in Washington since the 1960s, the population of Thurston County is forecasted to increase by 40% over the next 20 years.

Quality of Life

Learn about some of the community assets that make Thurston County such a great place to live, work and play.

Local Municipalities

Municipality information.

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.