Olympia employment information

IndexOlympiaWashingtonNational
Income per capita$30,206$31,233$28,555
Median household income$52,834$60,294$53,482
Median income owner occupied$79,663$76,673$68,142
Median income renter occupied$32,594$38,141$33,219
Median earnings male$38,765$41,039$36,116
Median earnings female$27,460$26,815$25,692
Unemployment rate5.9%5.6%5.8%
Poverty level16.5%13.5%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Olympia is 6% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Olympia is 1% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Olympia is 1% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Olympia is 6% higher than the national average.

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Olympia median earnings by income bracket

Olympia employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.7%0.9%
Manufacturing sector9.0%1.0%
Financial & insurance services4.1%4.9%
Wholesale & retail services14.4%11.3%
Public administration16.7%16.7%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.1%1.2%
Education, health & social services16.6%32.0%
Other25.0%30.1%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Fox Island, WA3,556$95,48779%
Prairie Heights, WA4,363$85,29959%
DuPont, WA8,851$80,75451%
Rainier, WA1,901$66,71325%
North Fort Lewis, WA3,434$65,33922%
Olympia, WA47,847$52,8341%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Salina, KS47,894$44,39817%
Antelope, CA47,798$64,12220%
Murray, UT47,909$53,7971%
Newark, OH47,744$36,67931%
Alexandria, LA47,983$35,26334%
Olympia, WA47,847$52,8341%
Source: The Olympia, WA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.