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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    Counties USA: A Directory of United States Counties, 3rd Edition. © 2006 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
    References in periodicals archive ?
    In 2016, the Thurston County (WA) criminal justice system was facing challenges related to managing substantial criminal caseloads and increasing jail populations.
    The Fox affiliate in the Seattle/Tacoma, Washington, area reported on May 19 about an incident in Thurston County, Washington, where a homeowner discovered a homeless intruder wandering onto his property, a man who proceeded to attack him.
    Thurston County Public Health and Social Services Department www.co.thurston.wa.us/health
    Headquartered in Tacoma, Washington, Commencement Bank provides traditional banking services in Pierce County, South King County, Thurston County and the surrounding areas
    On Friday morning, Thurston County authorities responded to a predawn fire in the city of Lacey, Washington.
    "There have been past cases where perpetrators were caught that turned out to be serial killers," says Ben Elkins, a major crimes detective with the Thurston County Sheriff s Office, in the Times.
    A mutilated cat, linked to 12 others discovered in similar conditions in Washington, was found in Thurston County in the state on Tuesday, officials said.
    * the Active Design for a Healthier Thurston County program, part of Thurston County, Washington, Public Health & Social Services' efforts to increase walkability.
    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.
    Thurston County Superior Court Judge Carol Murphy on Friday ruled that Mae must remain in the possession of state wildlife officials until the court can address the merits of the family's lawsuit against the state.
    The plaintiffs last month filed an emergency motion in Superior Court of the State of Washington (Thurston County) to halt what they called a "substantively and procedurally flawed" rule.