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Encyclopedia > Lacey, Washington

Lacey is a city located in Thurston County, Washington. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 31,226.



Lacey was officially incorporated on December 5, 1966.


Location of Lacey, Washington

Lacey is located at 47°1'35" North, 122°48'26" West (47.026368, -122.807170)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 42.3 km˛ (16.3 mi˛). 41.3 km˛ (15.9 mi˛) of it is land and 1.0 km˛ (0.4 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 2.27% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 31,226 people, 12,459 households, and 8,148 families residing in the city. The population density is 755.9/km˛ (1,957.8/mi˛). There are 13,160 housing units at an average density of 318.6/km˛ (825.1/mi˛). The racial makeup of the city is 78.19% White, 4.77% African American, 1.33% Native American, 7.76% Asian, 1.06% Pacific Islander, 2.16% from other races, and 4.72% from two or more races. 5.90% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 12,459 households out of which 34.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.1% are married couples living together, 11.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% are non-families. 28.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.47 and the average family size is 3.02.

In the city the population is spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $43,848, and the median income for a family is $50,923. Males have a median income of $37,053 versus $29,497 for females. The per capita income for the city is $20,224. 9.2% of the population and 7.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 11.5% of those under the age of 18 and 6.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=47.026368&longitude=-122.80717&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=47.026368&lon=-122.80717&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-122.80717&lat=47.026368&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
Lacey, Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (575 words)
Lacey is a city in Thurston County, Washington.
Formerly established as a suburb of Olympia, Lacey's population is now believed to be about three-fourths of its progenitor city.
Lacey was officially incorporated on December 5, 1966.
Lacey Real Estate and Homes for Sale in Thurston County, Washington (840 words)
Lacey is located in Thurston County, at the south end of Puget Sound.
Lacey students are served by North Thurston Public Schools, which is the largest district in the South Puget Sound region, and has a reputation for strong academic achievement among its students.
Lacey is a popular choice for homebuyers, because much of its residential real estate offers stunning, panoramic views of the local lakes and landscapes.
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