Olympic, Washington

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Population in July 2007: 6,212.
Males: 3,142  (50.6%)
Females: 3,070  (49.4%)
Median resident age:  46.5 years
Washington median age:  35.3 years

Zip code: 98584

Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,439 (it was $35,918 in 2000)
Olympic:

$43,439
WA:

$58,405

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,957 (it was $16,879 in 2000)

Olympic CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $188,274 (it was $112,700 in 2000)
Olympic:

$188,274
WA:

$250,800

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $237,807; Detached houses: $261,994; Townhouses or other attached units: $706,573; In 2-unit structures: $213,892; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $307,603; Mobile homes: $115,380; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $43,446
  • Races in Olympic, WA (2000)

    Olympic races chart
    • 4,97091.7%White alone
    • 1823.4%Two or more races
    • 1092.0%American Indian alone
    • 871.6%Hispanic
    • 500.9%Asian alone
    • 140.3%Black alone
    • 30.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 30.06%Other race alone

Races in Olympic detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Olympic: 93.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 584.4 square miles.

Population density: 11 people per square mile   (very low).

Olympic, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Olympic:

  • High school or higher: 82.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Olympic CCD:

  • Never married: 16.1%
  • Now married: 63.4%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Olympic CCD:  0.9% ($973)
Washington:  1.2% ($1,915)
Olympic satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakewood, WA (37.4 miles , pop. 58,211).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (47.9 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (952.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Skokomish Reservation, WA (2.4 miles ), Skokomish, WA (2.4 miles ), Hoodsport, WA (2.7 miles ), Shelton, WA (3.5 miles ), Tahuya, WA (4.0 miles ), Kamilche, WA (4.0 miles ), McCleary, WA (4.5 miles ), Allyn-Grapeview, WA (4.5 miles ).

Latitude: 47.35 N, Longitude: 123.27 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 360

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.2%
Washington:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Wood products (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Olympic: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Olympic, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Olympic-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 149% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 36.9 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 37.2 miles away from Olympic center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 44.1 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 20.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 473.7 miles away from Olympic center
On 8/17/1991 at 22:17:14, a magnitude 7.1 (6.2 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.1 MW, 6.8 ML, Depth: 8.4 mi) earthquake occurred 403.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mason County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Mudslides: 6, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Earthquakes: 2, Snows: 2, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Olympic:

  • FIR LANE HEALTH AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SHELTON, WA)
  • FMC SHELTON (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; SHELTON, WA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Olympic:

  • The Evergreen State College (about 24 miles; Olympia, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,613)
  • South Puget Sound Community College (about 28 miles; Olympia, WA; FT enrollment: 3,981)
  • Olympic College (about 34 miles; Bremerton, WA; FT enrollment: 6,158)
  • Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom (about 36 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 5,228)
  • Tacoma Community College (about 37 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 6,622)
  • University of Puget Sound (about 38 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,788)
  • Clover Park Technical College (about 39 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,185)

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Notable locations in Olympic: Fir Creek Reload (A), Lena Creek Campground (B), Staircase (C), Staircase Campground (D), Jackpot Siding (E), Fir Creek Work Center (F), Dennie Ahl Seed Orchard (G), Camp Govey (H), Simpson State Salmon Hatchery (I), Lake Cushman State Park Campground (J), Lilliwaup Creek Campground (K), George Adams Salmon Hatchery (L), Shelton Trout Hatchery (M), Church Creek Shelter (N), Camp Roland (O), Camp Pleasant (P), Camp Harps Shelter (Q), Camp 3 (R), Brown Creek Campground (S), Big Log Camp (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Olympic include: Skokomish Community Church (A), Church of Christ (B), Shelton Seventh Day Adventist Church (C), Hood Canal Community Church (D), Saint Germains Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Turnow Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Kent Lake (A), Miller Pond (B), Clear Lake (C), Goober Pond (D), Upper Jefferson Lake (E), Upper Elk Lake (F), Panhandle Lake (G), Flapjack Lakes (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Baker Creek (A), Big Creek (B), Bingham Creek (C), Boulder Creek (D), Brown Creek (E), Church Creek (F), Clark Creek (G), Copper Creek (H), Dalby Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Olympic include: Hoodsport Trail State Park (1), Lake Cushman State Park (2), Schafer State Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Mason County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2002 was 24.4. This is significantly better than average.

City:

24.4
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 5.86. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.86
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  60.9%
Whole state:  66.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.5%
Whole state:  6.1%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

11.6%
Whole state:

10.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.9%
Whole state:

4.6%
30 people in other group homes in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Washington average:

11.3

Olympic travel time to work - commute Olympic mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Olympic CCD (based on Mason County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,5362
Evangelical Protestant3,32726
Other2,6498
Mainline Protestant2,43512
None43,752-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Mason County:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
Mason County:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Mason County:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
Here:

5.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.8%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Mason County:

29.9%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.7%
State:

13.9%

7.26% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,015 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.26%
Washington average:

6.54%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($197 average AGI)
Mason County:

0.06%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Kitsap County, WA  1.40% ($37,278 average AGI)
from Thurston County, WA  1.25% ($34,861)
from Pierce County, WA  0.77% ($49,679)


7.18% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,377 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.18%
Washington average:

6.20%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Thurston County, WA  1.46% ($34,826 average AGI)
to Kitsap County, WA  1.28% ($41,338)
to Pierce County, WA  0.67% ($39,510)

Strongest AM radio stations in Olympic:

  • KMAS (1030 AM; 10 kW; SHELTON, WA; Owner: SOUND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KNWX (1210 AM; 28 kW; AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRKO (1380 AM; 50 kW; EVERETT, WA; Owner: S-R BROADCASTING, CO.)
  • KHHO (850 AM; 10 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KGHO (920 AM; 5 kW; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: SPENCER BROADCASTING, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Olympic:

  • KAYO-FM (99.3 FM; ELMA, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KRXY (94.5 FM; SHELTON, WA; Owner: PREMIER BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KFMY (97.7 FM; RAYMOND, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KGY-FM (96.9 FM; MCCLEARY, WA; Owner: KGY, INC.)
  • K205DD (88.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYPT (96.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMNT (102.9 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBKS (106.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KING-FM (98.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: CLASSIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KLSY-FM (92.5 FM; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO INC.)
  • KPLU-FM (88.5 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • KWJZ (98.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KZOK-FM (102.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMPS-FM (94.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KXXO (96.1 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: 3 CITIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Olympic:

  • KCPQ (Channel 13; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (59%)
  • Wood (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Olympic compared to Washington state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Olympic on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Recyclable material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Wood products (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Woodworkers (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Wood products (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other construction workers and helpers (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Rail and water transportation workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Health and personal care, except drug, stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Health and personal care, except drug, stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Data processing, libraries, and other information services (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Rail transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Retail florists (population 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Beverage and tobacco products (population 5,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Electronic shopping and mail-order houses (population 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Electronic shopping and mail-order houses (population 5,000+)"
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