Income/capita 6%
Household income 1%
Unemployment 15%
Income per capita$31,619$32,999$29,829
Median household income$54,523$62,848$55,322
Median income owner occupied$83,265$79,796$70,586
Median income renter occupied$35,788$41,061$35,192
Median earnings male$40,526$41,953$36,919
Median earnings female$27,436$27,576$26,250
Unemployment rate5.4%4.3%4.7%
Poverty level17.1%12.7%15.1%

Key findings

  • 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 15% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Olympia is 13% higher than the national average

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      Olympia employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.0%0.9%
      Manufacturing sector9.8%1.5%
      Financial & insurance services3.2%4.4%
      Wholesale & retail services15.6%12.6%
      Public administration15.9%19.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.5%0.6%
      Education, health & social services17.0%29.3%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Fox Island, WA3,829$90,66764%
      Prairie Heights, WA4,433$87,37558%
      DuPont, WA9,224$76,96239%
      Rochester, WA2,912$75,69937%
      Steilacoom, WA6,175$67,50022%
      Olympia, WA49,608$54,5231%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Wilson, NC49,558$38,04631%
      Downers Grove, IL49,555$85,17154%
      Poway, CA49,675$98,85979%
      Logan, UT49,539$36,25634%
      Ashburn, VA49,692$120,862118%
      Olympia, WA49,608$54,5231%
      Source: The Olympia, WA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).