Send us your Olympia photos:
Olympia is a city in Thurston County.
It is the state capital and the county seat.
The community was named for the Olympic Mountains.
The latitude of Olympia is 47.038N. The longitude is -122.899W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 95 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 43,963.
Community nearly emptied out during the California gold rush.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Olympia demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Thurston County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Olympia area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 98506 ZIP code.
17% of Olympia residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Olympia ancestry & family history guide.
Post a query on a message board:
Records & databases:
At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Olympia was $22,590, compared with $21,587 nationally.
40% of Olympia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Olympia festival web sites:
Median rent in Olympia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $551. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,145.
Libraries in Olympia include Olympia Timberland Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Olympia include Olympian
Thurston County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Olympia political report.
The average commute time for Olympia workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Olympia between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Olympia, WAPros: The Evergreen State College (!), a beautiful downtown core with lots of coffee shops, bars, a few theatres...
Cons: If you're not going to college here, you'll soon find Olympia to be very very dull...
This is a good place to Go to school! Evergreen is by far the best liberal arts college in the country, and the entire city is set up to support that.
General info: It's cheap! It's fun!Blog about Olympia
More info about Olympia:
Send us your corrections and additions
Search Associate's degrees, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees, Certificate programs, Diploma programs, and many others.
Enter your ZIP or Postal code to find schools near you. Your dream major may be just around the corner!