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Olympia Metro Area Population and Races


As of 2010-2014, the total population of Olympia Area is 259,330. The Olympia Area population density is 335.27 people per square mile, which is much higher than the state average density of 96.76 people per square mile and is much higher than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Olympia Area is white, which represent 82.83% of the total population. The average Olympia Area education level is higher than the state average and is higher than the national average.

Topics:Population DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 259,330. #176

Population Density, #82

Olympia Area
335.27 per square mile
96.76 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:214,795 (82.83%, #532)
Black:7,439 (2.87%, #481)
Hispanic:20,150 (7.77%, #334)
Asian:14,897 (5.74%, #40)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):5,991 (2.31%, #99)
One Race, Other:3,543 (1.37%, see rank)
Two or More Races:12,665 (4.88%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:14,669 (72.80%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:1,486 (7.37%, see rank)
Cuban:276 (1.37%, see rank)
Central American:1,326 (6.58%, see rank)
South American:768 (3.81%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:1,140 (7.65%, see rank)
Chinese:1,371 (9.20%, see rank)
Filipino:2,931 (19.68%, see rank)
Japanese:917 (6.16%, see rank)
Korean:2,518 (16.90%, see rank)
Vietnamese:3,280 (22.02%, see rank)
Asian, Other:2,740 (18.39%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

220,492 (85.02%) out of the total population of 259,330 reported first ancestry.

 Olympia Area% of the Total PopulationWashingtonU.S.
Arab1,0560.41%, see rank0.38%0.56%
Czech8810.34%, see rank0.43%0.47%
Danish2,2620.87%, see rank0.99%0.42%
Dutch5,0321.94%, see rank2.13%1.40%
English31,37812.10%, see rank10.73%8.02%
French11,3204.37%, see rank4.06%3.34%
German51,86520.00%, see rank18.48%15.03%
Greek9490.37%, see rank0.35%0.41%
Hungarian9890.38%, see rank0.33%0.46%
Irish32,21812.42%, see rank11.22%10.80%
Italian9,6103.71%, see rank3.55%5.52%
Norwegian13,4615.19%, see rank5.49%1.42%
Polish5,6162.17%, see rank1.84%3.01%
Portuguese9500.37%, see rank0.34%0.44%
Russian1,9020.73%, see rank1.30%0.92%
Scotch-Irish3,5071.35%, see rank1.26%0.99%
Scottish7,4362.87%, see rank2.90%1.72%
Subsaharan African7070.27%, see rank1.02%0.95%
Swedish8,8083.40%, see rank3.33%1.27%
Swiss1,5410.59%, see rank0.53%0.30%
Ukrainian4810.19%, see rank0.81%0.31%
American13,1395.07%, see rank4.99%7.12%
Welsh2,1660.84%, see rank0.99%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 126,989 (48.97%, see rank)
Females: 132,341 (51.03%, see rank)

Olympia Area
Male: 48.97%
Female: 51.03%
Male: 49.91%
Female: 50.09%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Olympia Area
38.40 years old
37.40 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Olympia Area
37.00 years old
36.30 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Olympia Area
39.80 years old
38.40 years old
38.80 years old

 Olympia Area% of the Total PopulationWashingtonU.S.
Under 5 years15,7086.06%, see rank6.43%6.36%
5 to 9 years15,0695.81%, see rank6.33%6.51%
10 to 14 years17,2076.64%, see rank6.40%6.59%
15 to 19 years16,3396.30%, see rank6.49%6.85%
20 to 24 years17,6946.82%, see rank7.01%7.13%
25 to 34 years35,94613.86%, see rank14.18%13.47%
35 to 44 years33,69112.99%, see rank13.23%12.96%
45 to 54 years35,53313.70%, see rank13.98%14.09%
55 to 64 years35,75113.79%, see rank12.78%12.29%
65 to 74 years21,1378.15%, see rank7.59%7.64%
75 to 84 10,8224.17%, see rank3.81%4.25%
85 years and over4,4331.71%, see rank1.78%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Olympia AreaWashingtonU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population177,313, 100%4,645,804209,056,129
Less Than High School11,419, 6.44%, see rank9.82%13.67%
High School Graduate41,057, 23.16%, see rank23.34%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree66,506, 37.51%, see rank34.54%29.09%
Bachelor Degree35,722, 20.15%, see rank20.58%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree22,609, 12.75%, see rank11.72%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#14.19, see rank13.9413.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Olympia Area WashingtonU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten6,76266.34%33.66%65.02%34.98%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)25,72590.61%, see rank9.39%, see rank90.14%9.86%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)14,06295.45%, see rank4.55%, see rank92.74%7.26%90.60%9.40%
College15,17485.30%, see rank14.70%, see rank82.93%17.07%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School2,66755.64%, see rank44.36%, see rank63.03%36.97%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Olympia AreaWashingtonU.S.
Total Households101,530, 100%2,645,396116,211,092
Average Household Size2.52, see rank2.552.63
1 Person Households26,766, 26.36%, see rank27.79%27.57%
2 or More Person Households74,764, 73.64%, see rank72.21%72.43%
Family Households (Families)67,388, 66.37%, see rank64.48%66.22%
Average Family Size3.12, see rank3.233.32
Married-Couple Family51,271, 50.50%, see rank49.73%48.42%
Nonfamily Households34,142, 33.63%, see rank35.52%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Olympia Area%WashingtonU.S.
15 Years and Over Total211,346see rank5,576,837252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over101,945100%, see rank2,766,340123,281,364
Never Married32,24731.63%, see rank34.08%35.77%
Married55,71654.65%, see rank53.24%52.04%
Widowed2,5572.51%, see rank2.16%2.57%
Divorced11,42511.21%, see rank10.52%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over109,401100%, see rank2,810,497129,692,771
Never Married27,38925.04%, see rank26.91%29.48%
Married57,74552.78%, see rank51.78%49.19%
Widowed8,4177.69%, see rank7.72%9.16%
Divorced15,85014.49%, see rank13.59%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Olympia Area%WashingtonU.S.
Native238,79092.08%, see rank86.65%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence121,93947.02%, see rank47.34%58.73%
Born in Different State109,81642.35%, see rank37.62%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
7,0352.71%, see rank1.70%1.42%
Foreign Born20,5407.92%, see rank13.35%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship11,5314.45%, see rank6.19%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship9,0093.47%, see rank7.15%7.09%
Born In Europe3,0451.17%, see rank2.21%1.53%
Born In Asia10,4184.02%, see rank5.44%3.82%
Born In Africa5190.20%, see rank0.73%0.55%
Born In Oceania5840.23%, see rank0.20%0.07%
Born In Latin America4,8251.86%, see rank4.10%6.83%
Born In Northern America1,1490.44%, see rank0.67%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Olympia Area%WashingtonU.S.
English87,69086.37%, see rank80.98%79.39%
Spanish5,2375.16%, see rank7.43%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages2,6792.64%, see rank4.54%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages5,3745.29%, see rank5.96%3.36%
Other5500.54%, see rank1.09%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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