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Rainier is a town in Thurston County, in the Olympia metro area.
The latitude of Rainier is 46.888N. The longitude is -122.687W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 433 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,492.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Rainier demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Thurston County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 98576 ZIP code.
15% of Rainier residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rainier ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rainier was $16,636, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Rainier residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Rainier, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $498. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,048.
Thurston County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rainier political report.
The average commute time for Rainier workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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