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Encyclopedia > Thurston County, Washington
Thurston County, Washington
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Map of Washington highlighting Thurston County
Location in the state of Washington
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Washington's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded January 12, 1852
Seat Olympia
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,004 km² (774 mi²)
1,883 km² (727 mi²)
121 km² (47 mi²), 6.03%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

234,670
110/km² 
Website: www.co.thurston.wa.us

Thurston County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. It is named after Samuel R. Thurston, the Oregon Territory's first delegate to Congress. As of July 1, 2006, the population was 234,670. The county seat is at Olympia, the state's capital and also the county's largest city. Image File history File links Map_of_Washington_highlighting_Thurston_County. ... Official language(s) English Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  Ranked 18th  - Total 71,342 sq mi (184,827 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 6. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_WA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Washington ... January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Coordinates: , County Thurston County Incorporated January 28, 1859 Government  - Mayor Mark Foutch Area  - City 48. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) English Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  Ranked 18th  - Total 71,342 sq mi (184,827 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 6. ... Samuel Royal Thurston (April 17, 1815 – April 6, 1851) was an American pioneer, lawyer and politician. ... The Oregon Territory is the name applied both to the unorganized Oregon Country claimed by both the United States and Britain, as well as to the organized U.S. territory formed from it that existed between 1848 and 1859. ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political... Coordinates: , County Thurston County Incorporated January 28, 1859 Government  - Mayor Mark Foutch Area  - City 48. ... This article is about a city that serves as a center of government and politics. ...


Thurston County was created out of Lewis County by the government of Oregon Territory on January 12, 1852. At that time, it covered all of the Puget Sound region and the Olympic Peninsula. On December 22 of the same year, Pierce, King, Island, and Jefferson Counties were split off from Thurston County.[1][2] Lewis County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... The Oregon Territory is the name applied both to the unorganized Oregon Country claimed by both the United States and Britain, as well as to the organized U.S. territory formed from it that existed between 1848 and 1859. ... January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Puget Sound For the liberal arts university located in this region, see University of Puget Sound. ... The Olympic Peninsula is the large arm of land in western Washington state that lies across Puget Sound from Seattle. ... December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Pierce County is the second most populous county in the state of Washington. ... King County redirects here; you may be looking for King County, Texas. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington and named after Thomas Jefferson. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,004 km² (774 mi²). 1,883 km² (727 mi²) of it is land and 121 km² (47 mi²) of it (6.03%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Major watersheds: Nisqually, Henderson, Budd/Deschutes, Eld, Totten & Chehalis


Geographic features

Tumwater Falls of the Deschutes River, Tumwater, Washington. ... The Nisqually River (nuh-SKWAH-lee) is a river in west central Washington in the United States, approximately 81 mi (130 km) long. ... Puget Sound For the liberal arts university located in this region, see University of Puget Sound. ... Summit Lake is a lake situated along I-77 near downtown Akron, Ohio. ... Black Lake is a lake in the northern part of New York in the USA and is the largest lake in Saint Lawrence County. ... Mima Mounds are mounds of soil some meters tall that occur in various places in the world. ...

Major highways

Interstate 5 (abbreviated I-5) is the westernmost interstate highway in the continental United States. ... U.S. Route 12, or US 12, is an east-west United States highway running from downtown Detroit almost 2500 miles (4000 km) to Grays Harbor on the Pacific Ocean in the state of Washington. ... This U.S. Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Highways. ...

Adjacent counties

Pierce County is the second most populous county in the state of Washington. ... Lewis County is a county located in the state of Washington. ... Grays Harbor County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Mason County is a county located in the state of Washington. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 207,355 people, 81,625 households, and 54,933 families residing in the county. The population density was 110/km² (285/mi²). There were 86,652 housing units at an average density of 46/km² (119/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 85.66% White, 2.35% Black or African American, 1.52% Native American, 4.41% Asian, 0.52% Pacific Islander, 1.69% from other races, and 3.85% from two or more races. 4.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 17.1% were of German, 10.2% English, 9.8% Irish, 6.9% United States or American and 5.5% Norwegian ancestry according to Census 2000. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... Languages English Religions Christianity (Anglicanism, Roman Catholicism and other minority denominations), and other faiths. ...


There were 81,625 households out of which 33.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.10% were married couples living together, 10.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.70% were non-families. 25.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.99. For the record label, see Marriage Records. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 29.30% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, and 11.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.70 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $46,975, and the median income for a family was $55,027. Males had a median income of $40,521 versus $30,368 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,415. About 5.80% of families and 8.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.80% of those under age 18 and 5.00% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Census-recognized communities

Bucoda is a town located in Thurston County, Washington. ... Grand Mound is a census-designated place located in Thurston County, Washington. ... Lacey is a city located in Thurston County, Washington. ... Nisqually Indian Community is a census-designated place located in Thurston County, Washington. ... North Yelm is a census-designated place located in Thurston County, Washington. ... Coordinates: , County Thurston County Incorporated January 28, 1859 Government  - Mayor Mark Foutch Area  - City 48. ... Rainier is a town located in Thurston County, Washington. ... Rochester is a census-designated place (CDP) in Thurston County, Washington, United States. ... Tanglewilde-Thompson Place is a census-designated place (CDP) in Thurston County, Washington, United States. ... Tenino is a city located in Thurston County, Washington. ... Tumwater Falls of the Deschutes River, Tumwater, Washington. ... Yelm is a city located in Thurston County, Washington. ...

Other communities

  • Boston Harbor
  • Driftwood
  • East Olympia
  • Five Corners
  • Gate
  • Griffin
  • Indian Summer
  • Kellys Corner
  • Littlerock
  • Maytown
  • Mushroom Corner
  • Nisqually
  • Offutt Lake
  • Saint Clair
  • Schneiders Prairie
  • South Bay
  • South Sound
  • Steamboat Island
  • Union Mills
  • Vail

Boston Harbor is an unincorporated community in Thurston County, Washington. ... Driftwood is an unincorporated community in Thurston County, Washington. ... Mushroom Corner is an unincorporated community in Thurston County, Washington. ...

External link

Coordinates: 46°56′N 122°50′W / 46.93, -122.83 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Thurston County, Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (390 words)
Thurston County is a county located in the state of Washington.
The county seat is at Olympia, the state's capital and also the county's largest city.
In the county, the population is spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 29.30% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, and 11.40% who are 65 years of age or older.
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