Estimates by the Washington State Office of Financial Management placed Thurston County’s median household income at $81,668 in 2020 despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the fourth-highest median household income of all counties in Washington - behind only King, Snohomish, and Clark Counties.
When adjusted for inflation, Thurston County’s 2020 estimated median household income is only slightly more than 2019 ($75,958).
According to the 2015-2019 American Community Survey data, the community with the highest median household income (in inflation-adjusted 2019 dollars) was Yelm ($75,000), followed by Rainier ($69,688). Bucoda had the lowest median household income among Thurston County communities ($51,250).
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.
Washington State Office of Financial Management; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey