Thurston County's median household income was $63,286 in 2016, according to estimates by the Washington State Office of Financial Management. Thurston County was estimated to have the fifth-highest median household income of all counties in Washington in 2016, behind King, Snohomish, Clark, and Kitsap Counties.
The median household income for the county remained down from the peak seen in 2008 ($69,777 in inflation-adjusted 2016 dollars).
According to 2011-2015 American Community Survey data, the community with the highest median household income was Rainier ($69,000), followed by Lacey ($59,000). Bucoda had the lowest median household income among Thurston County communities ($39,000).
Median Household Income
Median household income is the income at which half of all households earn more than that income, and half 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.