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Retire To Olympia, WA
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Olympia, Washington is one of the great places in the U.S. to live in retirement. Find city facts on home sales prices, air quality, water quality, medical care, cost of living, taxes, weather and other demographics.




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Olympia, Washington
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Olympia, Washington


Olympia Population
. 1990 2000 2010 2013 (est.)
Thurston County blank blank blank 252,264
Olympia 33,840 42,514 46,478 48,338



Olympia
Home Sales Prices
(new & existing homes)
. Monthly Average Annual Average Yr-Over-Yr Change
2016 .$282,5424.7%
Dec $287,373 . .
Nov $281,283 . .
Oct $295,746 . .
Sep $292,461 . .
Aug $282,512 . .
Jul $283,041 . .
Jun $287,495 . .
May $281,946 . .
Apr $267,427 . .
Mar $270,627 . .
Feb $279,646 . .
Jan $265,104 . .
2015 .$269,9782.7%
2014 .$262,9617.3%
2013 .$245,1031.2%
2012 . $242,274 1.4%
2011 . $238,935 -4.5%
2010 . $250,087 -7.2%





Home Sales Price to Big City Comparison
(2016)
. Olympia GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $282,542 $374,000
Nearest Big City Seattle na
Home Sales Price in Seattle $423,000 $291,000
Home Sales Price Bargain Index 54% of Seattle home prices 104%



Home Sales Price to Renting Comparison
(2016)
. Olympia GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $282,542 $374,000
Monthly Rent $1,574 $1,471
Price/Rent Index 12.1 times the annual rent 17.1



Olympia
Cost of Living (2016)
103% GPTR 99 City Average
110%



Olympia Taxes
(2016-17)
blank Tax Rate Days Worked to Pay State Rank Tax Rate
(99 City Avg)
Days Worked to Pay
(99 City Avg)
State and Local Sales Tax 8.9% -- 5* 6.8% --
Federal, State and Local Tax -- 118 days 11* -- 113 days
* State rank of 1 pays the highest taxes



Olympia Building Permits
(single family homes)
2015 124
2014 147
2013 142
2012 107
2011 90
2010 134



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