Military Employment

  1. Joint Base Lewis-McChord
  2. Thurston County

Data Table

Explanation

Military branches employ a significant number of Thurston County residents. The majority of these jobs occur at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The base employs nearly 38,000 military personnel and 15,000 civilians, making it one of the largest employers in Washington.

For the 2016-2020 time period, an average of about 4,670 active-duty military personnel lived in Thurston County - more than double the number in 2000.

Source

Joint Base Lewis-McChord, U.S. Census Bureau