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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.
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.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Tumwater was $25,080, compared with $21,587 nationally.
33% of Tumwater residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Tumwater, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $609. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,216.
Libraries in Tumwater include Tumwater Timberland Library, Washington State Library ... View libraries
Thurston County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Tumwater political report.
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.
Tumwater, WAPros: Quiet, sleepy little town on the outskirts of Olympia...
Cons: No nightlife at all.
This is a good place to Raise a family...
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