Decennial Census and American Community Survey
Thurston County Data
Since 1790 the U.S. Census Bureau has conducted a national population count, with the most recent available decennial census being Census 2010. Every household in the country is asked certain basic demographic and housing questions. This data is commonly referred to as the "100%" data and was released in 2001 for the 2000 Census.
In previous decennial censuses, a sample of these households was asked additional more detailed questions. One in six households nationwide received this "long-form" questionnaire. Beginning in 2005, the Census Bureau has asked similar questions from a sample of households, but with two significant changes: 1) the questions are asked all year around, every year; and 2) the sample size is much smaller, about one household in forty to fifty each year. This new sample count is called the American Community Survey (ACS), and contains detailed information about the population (such as education, poverty, migration, commute patterns, income, etc.) is now available every year, instead of just every ten years. ACS tables are updated annually in the Profile, or can be downloaded from the Census website.
2010 Census Data is now available for Thurston County’s Cities, Towns, and Tribal Reservations.
Population Increase, Census 2000 and 2010 [pdf 104 KB]
Population by Race and Hispanic Origin in Thurston County, Census 2010 [pdf 157 KB]
Population by Race and Hispanic Origin in Thurston County, Census 2000 [pdf 158 KB]
TRPC is in the midst of calibrating our population and housing databases to the 2010 Census data. Once this effort is complete, we will provide customized data requests for population and housing for specific Thurston County geographies such as fire districts, school districts, neighborhoods, or other service areas that are not available from the Census website.
Please check back to this site regularly for more information and updated tables.
If you would like to submit a customized data request, please send it to Veena Tabbutt, Senior Planner.
NEW GIS DATA DOWNLOAD!
Click on the links below to download zipped Shapefiles for the Thurston County Block Groups, and Blocks with attached table on population, housing, and housing occupancy at the Block level. You will need GIS software capable of viewing ESRI shapefile data to view these files after downloading and unzipping them.
Thurston County Block Groups [zip file 475 KB]
Thurston County Block Shape [zip file 4 MB]
The following maps show Census Tracts and Block Groups for Thurston County for the 2000 Census Tables. 2010 Census Maps will be produced soon.
Map 1 2000 Census Tracts for Thurston County [pdf 392 KB]
Map 2 2000 Census Block Groups for Thurston County [pdf 442 KB]
Map 3 2010 Census Tracts for Thurston County [pdf 2 MB]
The Census 2010 Socioeconomic Profile for Thurston County - Prepared by Washington State Office of Financial Management, Forecasting Division
The Census 2010 Socioeconomic Profile for Unicorporated Thurston County - Prepared by Washington State Office of Financial Management, Forecasting Division
THE THURSTON CENSUS TRANSPORTATION PLANNING PACKAGE (CTPP) 2000 PROFILE SHEETS is now available online at:
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