Thurston County's median household income was $66,993 in 2015, according to estimates by the Washington State Office of Financial Management. Thurston County was estimated to have the third-highest median household income of all counties in Washington in 2015, behind King and Snohomish Counties.
The median household income for the County remained down from the peak seen in 2008 ($68,938 in inflation-adjusted 2015 dollars), but has increased annually since 2010.
According to 2010-2014 American Community Survey data, Rainier had the highest median income ($66,713), followed by Tumwater ($62,258). Bucoda had the lowest median household income among Thurston County communities ($35,000).
Median Household Income
Median household income is the income at which half of all households earn more than that income, and half of all households earn less than that income. The measure assesses money income only and does not include additional benefits such as employer contributions to pension plans and medical benefits.