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Tumwater is a city in Thurston County, in the Olympia metro area.

The community name derives from Chinook term for "falling water"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Washington named Tumwater. For links to other places called Tumwater, WA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Tumwater is 47.007N. The longitude is -122.908W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 174 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 13,162.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$43,329
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Tumwater demographic reports
Tumwater is on the Deschutes River
Former and merged names include:
· Shute's River Falls
· New Market
Olympia Brewing Company started operations here in 1896
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 49. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.7 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Harvest Fest - Oct. 7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Tumwater web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Tumwater Historical Park

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Tumwater 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 98502 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Tumwater residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Tumwater ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tumwater was $25,080, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

33% of Tumwater residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Tumwater festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Tumwater, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $609.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,216.


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Libraries

Libraries in Tumwater include Tumwater Timberland Library, Washington State Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Thurston County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tumwater political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Tumwater workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Tumwater between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Tumwater include Best Western Tumwater Inn, Comfort Inn, Extended Stay AmericaTumwater, GuestHouse International, Motel 6.

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Tumwater, WA

Pros: Quiet, sleepy little town on the outskirts of Olympia...

Cons: No nightlife at all.

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