Thurston County


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Thurston County, Washington

2000 Lakeridge Dr SW Bldg 2
Olympia, WA 98502
Phone: (360) 786-5430
Fax: (360) 753-4033
www.co.thurston.wa.us

In west-central WA at the southern end of Puget Sound, southwest of Tacoma; organized Jan 12, 1852 (prior to statehood) from Lewis County. Name Origin: For Samuel Royal Thurston (1816-54), first delegate to Congress from the Oregon territory (1849-51)

Area (sq mi):: 773.64 (land 727.02; water 46.62) Population per square mile: 314.80
Population 2005: 228,867 State rank: 8 Population change: 2000-20005 10.40%; 1990-2000 28.60% Population 2000: 207,355 (White 83.40%; Black or African American 2.40%; Hispanic or Latino 4.50%; Asian 4.40%; Other 7.60%). Foreign born: 6.10%. Median age: 36.50
Income 2000: per capita $22,415; median household $46,975; Population below poverty level: 8.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $29,250-$31,343
Unemployment (2004): 5.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.00% Median travel time to work: 24.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 26.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Olympia County seat (43,982)
  • Lacey (32,981)
  • Tumwater (13,182)

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    Thurston County, Nebraska

    PO Box G
    Pender, NE 68047
    Phone: (402) 385-2343
    Fax: (402) 385-3544

    On the northeastern border of NE, south of Sioux City, IA; organized as Blackbird County Mar 7, 1865 from Burt County; name changed in 1889. Name Origin: For John Mellen Thurston (1847-1916), U.S. senator from NE (1895-1901), active in establishing the county. Originally named for either Chief Blackbird of the Omaha Indians, or Black Bird, for their mythological Thunder Bird

    Area (sq mi):: 396.25 (land 393.81; water 2.44) Population per square mile: 18.70
    Population 2005: 7,365 State rank: 42 Population change: 2000-20005 2.70%; 1990-2000 3.40% Population 2000: 7,171 (White 45.50%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 2.40%; Asian 0.10%; Other 54.00%). Foreign born: 1.60%. Median age: 29.80
    Income 2000: per capita $10,951; median household $28,170; Population below poverty level: 25.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,567-$21,640
    Unemployment (2004): 7.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.20% Median travel time to work: 18.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 32.20%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    References in periodicals archive ?
    OLYMPIA, Wash: The results of a report revealed Thurston County has the largest percentage of homeowners with earthquake insurance in Washington state, and Columbia County the lowest.
    Air 1 Heating provides furnaces, heat pumps, air conditioners, and rooftop units to customers in the Puget Sound area, including: Auburn, Bellevue, Bonney Lake, Bothell, Buckley, Burien, Covington, Federal Way, Fife, Graham, Issaquah, Kent, Kirkland, Lacey, Lynnwood, Maple Valley, Puyallup, Redmond, Renton, Sammamish, Seattle, Spanaway, Sumner, Tacoma, King County, Kitsap County, Pierce County, Snohomish County, and Thurston County.
    In Thurston County, there are more than 17 homecare providers who help the elderly, but only 8 who work with children.
    Urban Solar, a company that manufactures solar power systems and LED lighting solutions for applications including transit, transportation, parking lots, pathway and general illumination applications, has received a contract to provide solar powered LED lighting systems to Intercity Transit, the public transportation provider for Thurston County, Washington State.
    Thurston County, which has a population of 252,000, posted $9.
    A state Fish and Wildlife officer took "Snappy" to the Thurston County Animal Shelter.
    The man armed himself with a handgun and ascended the stairs to investigate, according to Thurston County Sheriff's Lt.
    First, Thurston County Sheriff's deputies in Washington State responded to a reported shooting, and quickly determined it was the result of a drug buy gone sour.
    OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON, September 10, 2011 (WAFA) - A lawsuit, filed Friday in Thurston County Superior Court, aims to punish the Olympia Food Co-op for enacting a boycott of Israeli Goods, said a press release.
    There is no disputing BIAW scored a victory when Thurston County Superior Court Judge Murphy awarded RE Sources/ four plaintiffs zero damages in the politically motivated lawsuit against the association.
    In June 2007, the agency won in a case before Thurston County Judge Christine Pomeroy, who said the agency must disclose its information but that the requester had no inherent right to get the data in electronic form.
    Robin Hunt, says that in a previous ruling Thurston County Superior Court Judge Richard D.