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Tenino is a city in Thurston County, in the Olympia metro area.
One tradition says the community was named for an Indian tribe; another says the name derives from an Indian term for "fork"
The latitude of Tenino is 46.856N. The longitude is -122.851W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 289 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,541.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Tenino 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 98589 ZIP code.
19% of Tenino residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tenino ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tenino was $18,244, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Tenino residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Tenino, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $435. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $790.
Libraries in Tenino include Tenino Timberland Library ... View libraries
Thurston County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tenino political report.
The average commute time for Tenino workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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