Olympia-Tumwater, WA

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Population

286,419

2.08% growth

Poverty Rate

11.6%


Median Age

38.8


Median Household Income

$72,703

1.31% growth

Number of Employees

132,697

2.51% growth

Median Property Value

$314,900

11.1% growth

About

In 2018, Olympia-Tumwater, WA had a population of 286k people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $72,703. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Olympia-Tumwater, WA grew from 280,588 to 286,419, a 2.08% increase and its median household income grew from $71,765 to $72,703, a 1.31% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Olympia-Tumwater, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (74.4%), White (Hispanic) (6.19%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.89%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (5.35%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.96%). N/A% of the people in Olympia-Tumwater, WA speak a non-English language, and 96.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Olympia-Tumwater, WA are South Puget Sound Community College (1,498 degrees awarded in 2017), The Evergreen State College (1,032 degrees), and Saint Martin's University (512 degrees).

The median property value in Olympia-Tumwater, WA is $314,900, and the homeownership rate is 64.1%. Most people in Olympia-Tumwater, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26 minutes. The average car ownership in Olympia-Tumwater, WA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Olympia-Tumwater, WA employs 133k people. The largest industries in Olympia-Tumwater, WA are Public Administration (20,356 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (18,097 people), and Retail Trade (14,846 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($118,643), Public Administration ($62,938), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,167).

Median household income in Olympia-Tumwater, WA is $72,703. Males in Olympia-Tumwater, WA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,794. The income inequality in Olympia-Tumwater, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$72,703

2018 value

± $3,003

1.31%

1 Year Growth

± 5.48%

Households in Olympia-Tumwater, WA have a median annual income of $72,703, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $71,765 in 2017, which represents a 1.31% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$79,555

Average Male Salary

± $1,504

$58,794

Average Female Salary

± $1,224

In 2018, full-time male employees in Washington made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Washington by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $76,629 ± $3,310

  2. White

    $62,679 ± $1,044

  3. Two or More Races

    $50,209 ± $3,211

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Washington workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.22 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Olympia-Tumwater, WA is from Washington.

0.469

2018 Wage GINI

0.466

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Washington was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.658% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 the GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Olympia-Tumwater, WA was King County, WA with a value of $95,009, followed by Snohomish County, WA and Kitsap County, WA, with respective values of $87,440 and $76,945.

The following map shows all of the counties in Olympia-Tumwater, WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Olympia-Tumwater, WA (30.8k out of 266k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    23,262 ± 1,148

  2. Hispanic

    4,934 ± 546

  3. Two Or More

    2,394 ± 392

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Olympia-Tumwater, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

133k

2018 Value

± 6,305

2.51%

1 Year growth

± 6.45%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Olympia-Tumwater, WA grew at a rate of 2.51%, from 129k employees to 133k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Olympia-Tumwater, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (14,508 people), Management Occupations (13,454 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (12,298 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Olympia-Tumwater, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Olympia-Tumwater, WA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (14,508 people), Management Occupations (13,454 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (12,298 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Olympia-Tumwater, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.85 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.73 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.58 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Olympia-Tumwater, WA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($84,803), Legal Occupations ($83,140), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($80,816).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

133k

2018 Value

± 6,305

2.51%

1 Year growth

± 6.45%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Olympia-Tumwater, WA grew at a rate of 2.51%, from 129k employees to 133k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Olympia-Tumwater, WA, are Public Administration (20,356 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (18,097 people), and Retail Trade (14,846 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Olympia-Tumwater, WA, though some of these residents may live in Olympia-Tumwater, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Olympia-Tumwater, WA, by number of employees, are Public Administration (20,356 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (18,097 people), and Retail Trade (14,846 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Olympia-Tumwater, WA has an unusually high number of Public Administration (3.35 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.53 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.16 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Olympia-Tumwater, WA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($118,643), Public Administration ($62,938), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,167).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $45.6B

  2. $39.9B

  3. $29B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $45.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($39.9B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($29B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Washington products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$323B

2020 Value

$444B

Projected 2045 Value

37.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Washington trade was $323B. This is expected to increase 37.4% to $444B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Washington trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $29.1B

  2. $15.8B

  3. $10.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $29.1B, followed by California with $15.8B and Tennessee and $10.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Washington shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

95.1% of the population of Olympia-Tumwater, WA has health coverage, with 45.6% on employee plans, 13.2% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 18.2% on non-group plans, and 6.24% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Olympia-Tumwater, WA was $7,913 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,609).

Primary care physicians in Olympia-Tumwater, WA see 1202 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1192 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1254 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 335 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14%). Additionally, Adams County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (36.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,202 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Washington see an average of 1,202 patients per year. This represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (1,192 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,913

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,328

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,851

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,997

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Washington (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,609 to $7,913.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.94%

Uninsured

45.6%

Employer Coverage

13.2%

Medicaid

11.9%

Medicare

18.2%

Non-Group

6.24%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Olympia-Tumwater, WA grew by 7.18% from 4.61% to 4.94%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Olympia-Tumwater, WA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14% prevalence

  2. 13.6% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Washington, at 14%.

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Diversity

Olympia-Tumwater, WA is home to a population of 286k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.37% of Olympia-Tumwater, WA residents were born outside of the country (20.7k people).

In 2018, there were 12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (213k people) in Olympia-Tumwater, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.7k White (Hispanic) and 16.9k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.4

In 2018, the median age of all people in Olympia-Tumwater, WA was 38.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Olympia-Tumwater, WA are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Olympia-Tumwater, WA residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.37%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

20.7k people

7.42%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

20.4k people

As of 2017, 7.37% of Olympia-Tumwater, WA residents (20.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Olympia-Tumwater, WA was 7.42%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    256,836 ± 12,228 people

  2. India

    89,091 ± 7,285 people

  3. China

    79,210 ± 6,873 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 256,836 Washington residents, followed by India with 89,091 and China with 79,210.

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Citizenship

96.8%

2018 Citizenship

96.6%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 96.8% of Olympia-Tumwater, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Olympia-Tumwater, WA was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Olympia-Tumwater, WA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    213k ± 367

  2. White (Hispanic)

    17.7k ± 2.24k

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    16.9k ± 1.47k

In 2018, there were 12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (213k people) in Olympia-Tumwater, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.7k White (Hispanic) and 16.9k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Olympia-Tumwater, WA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    8,344 ± 1,778

  2. Vietnam

    8,287 ± 1,155

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    4,689 ± 1,146

Olympia-Tumwater, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Olympia-Tumwater, WA awarded 3,162 degrees. The student population of Olympia-Tumwater, WA is skewed towards women, with 4,452 male students and 6,071 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Olympia-Tumwater, WA are White (2,052 and 66.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (299 and 9.66%), Two or More Races (235 and 7.59%), and Unknown (191 and 6.17%).

The largest universities in Olympia-Tumwater, WA by number of degrees awarded are South Puget Sound Community College (1,498 and 47.4%), The Evergreen State College (1,032 and 32.6%), and Saint Martin's University (512 and 16.2%).

The most popular majors in Olympia-Tumwater, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,458 and 46.1%), Biological & Physical Sciences (170 and 5.38%), and Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (110 and 3.48%).

The median tuition costs in Olympia-Tumwater, WA are $35,250 for private four year colleges, and $6,678 and $24,138 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 170 degrees awarded

  2. 61 degrees awarded

  3. 780 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Olympia-Tumwater, WA was Biological & Physical Sciences with 170 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Olympia-Tumwater, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,498 degrees awarded

  2. 1,032 degrees awarded

  3. 512 degrees awarded

$6,678

Median In-State Public

$35,250

Median Private

In 2017, the Olympia-Tumwater, WA institution with the largest number of graduating students was South Puget Sound Community College with 1,498 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,362

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,800

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,362 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Olympia-Tumwater, WA, which is 0.757 times less than the 1,800 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,052 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    299 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    235 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Olympia-Tumwater, WA were to White students. These 2,052 degrees mean that there were 6.86 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 299 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Olympia-Tumwater, WA was $314,900 in 2018, which is 1.37 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $283,400 to $314,900, a 11.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Olympia-Tumwater, WA is 64.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Olympia-Tumwater, WA have an average commute time of 26 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Olympia-Tumwater, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$314,900

2018 Median

± $9,928

$283,400

2017 Median

± $6,496

In 2018, the median property value in Olympia-Tumwater, WA grew to to $314,900 from the previous year's value of $283,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Olympia-Tumwater, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Olympia-Tumwater, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$72,703

Median Household Income

± $3,003

111k

Number of Households

± 5,302

In 2018, the median household income of the 111k households in Olympia-Tumwater, WA grew to $72,703 from the previous year's value of $71,765.

The following chart displays the households in Olympia-Tumwater, WA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Olympia-Tumwater, WA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Olympia-Tumwater, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

64.1%

2018 Homeownership

66.4%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 64.1% of the housing units in Olympia-Tumwater, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Olympia-Tumwater, WA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

26 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Olympia-Tumwater, WA have a longer commute time (26 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.05% of the workforce in Olympia-Tumwater, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.2%

  2. Carpooled

    11.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.4%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Olympia-Tumwater, WA was Drove Alone (77.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.2%) and those who Worked At Home (6.4%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Olympia-Tumwater, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Olympia-Tumwater, WA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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