Thurston County First-Time Homebuyer Report for October

Thurston County has an older population than other areas in Washington with a median age of 38 years. It also ranks as the sixth-wealthiest with a median income of $58,127 per household. Olympia, Lacey, and Tumwater are the three largest cities in terms of population. The Thurston County market is almost exclusively made up of detached houses, which currently account for 99% of the homes for sale in the area. Leading the list of top schools in the county are Pioneer Elementary School, Leota Jr High School, and Olympia High School.


According to Foursquare, Tumwater Falls Park and Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge are the most popular outdoor attractions in Thurston County. You might also try Regal Cinemas Martin Village 16 & IMAX and Century Theater, a few popular destinations for entertainment. Lastly, The Rock Wood Fired Kitchen, Panera Bread, and Hop Jack's are well-known places to eat.

Price Range

Thurston County has some of the more expensive homes in the state with a median home value of $208,100 and a current average list price of $300,012. Olympia, Tumwater, and Rochester have the highest worth in the county.

Make sure you take a look at these eye-catching homes in Thurston County that generated the most views from potential buyers:

$539K   $449K   $190K  

Typical Dwelling

A three-bedroom detached home valued around $278,518 is considered a typical dwelling in Thurston County. If a buyer was looking for a similar home, they would need good credit and a $55,704 cash down payment to get a mortgage with a 3.95% interest rate. The monthly payments would be $1,346 and the property tax rate is $12.74 per $1,000 of taxable assessed value.

Get started right now by checking out Thurston County homes for sale or reviewing Thurston County real estate trends.

Data reported through 10/13/2016


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