Thurston County is located in western Washington. The County Seat is Olympia and the largest city is Olympia. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.thurston.wa.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 265,851 and the 2010 census population was 252,264. The land area is 721.96 square miles and there are 349.4 persons per square mile.
83.4% of the population is White, 3.3% is Black or African American, 8.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 5.5% is Asian, 1.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.9% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 5.1% is two or more races. 92.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 32.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $244,900, there are 100,801 households, an average of 2.50 persons per household. The per capita income is $29,744, the median household income is $62,229, and 11.7% of the persons in Thurston County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 20,125. Retail sales (in $1000) were $3,102,980, and sales per capita were $12,999. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29.8%.
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