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The county is in the Olympia metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 224,673. This was an increase of 8.35% from the 2000 census.
In 2002, the per capita personal income in Thurston County was $30,828. This was an increase of 26.5% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 100% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.
18% of Thurston County residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Thurston County ancestry & family history guide.
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Cemeteries in Thurston County include Forest Cemetery, Grand Mound Cemetery, Mount Tabor Cemetery, Olympic Memorial Garden Cemetery, Yelm Cemetery ... View cemeteries
Communities in Thurston County include Bucoda, Lacey, Olympia, Rainier, Tenino, Tumwater, Yelm ... View communities
Colleges in Thurston County include Evergreen State College, Saint Martin's College, South Puget Sound Community College ... View colleges
School districts in Thurston County include Griffin Schools District, North Thurston Schools Dist 3, Olympia Schools Dist 111, Rainier Schools Dist 307, Rochester Schools Dist 401, Tenino Schools Dist 402, Tumwater Schools Dist 33, Yelm Community Schools ... View school districts
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Libraries in Thurston County include Lacey Timberland Library, Olympia Timberland Library, Tenino Timberland Library, Tumwater Timberland Library, Washington State Library, Yelm Timberland Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Thurston County include Nisqually Valley News, Olympian ... View newspapers
Thurston County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Thurston County political report.
Hotels in Thurston County include Ameritel Inn, Best Western Aladdin Motor Inn, Best Western Tumwater Inn, Comfort Inn, Comfort Inn, Econo Lodge Olympia, Extended Stay AmericaTumwater, GuestHouse International, Holiday Inn Express, Motel 6 ... More hotels
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