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Olympia
  • Town in Washington

Report Card

grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade C+
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade B+
  6. Diversity
    grade A minus
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade A

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Olympia is a town in Washington with a population of 55,151. Olympia is in Thurston County and is one of the best places to live in Washington. Living in Olympia offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Olympia there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in Olympia and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Olympia are highly rated.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$409,700
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,437
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Olympia Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    313.1
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    3.6
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    55.1
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    149.4
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    611.9
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,954.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    636.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    national  11%

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