Olympia demographics profile

StatisticOlympiaWashingtonNational
Population49,6087,073,146318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)2,7259791
Median age38.137.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)47%56%55%
Speak English87%81%79%
Speak Spanish4%8%13%
Olympia, WA has a population of 49,608 and is the 826th largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,725 per sq mi which is 2719% higher than the Washington average and 2908% higher than the national average. The median age in Olympia is 38 which is approximately 1% higher than the Washington average of 38. In Olympia, 47% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 87% speak English and 4% speak Spanish. 44% of Olympia residents were born in Washington, 45% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 9% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Olympia is 2719% higher than Washington.
  • The median age in Olympia is 1% higher than Washington.
  • In Olympia 84.61% of the population is White.
  • In Olympia 1.90% of the population is African American.
  • In Olympia 7.10% of the population is Asian.

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Olympia population breakdown by race

RaceOlympiaWashingtonNational
White84.61%77.34%73.35%
African American1.90%3.63%12.63%
Asian7.10%7.80%5.22%
American Indian0.78%1.33%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.26%0.63%0.18%
Mixed race4.44%5.34%3.06%
Other race0.91%3.92%4.75%
In Olympia, 7.4% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Olympia age breakdown

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Source: The Olympia, WA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).