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Tumwater, Washington, 98512
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Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 5.7% 7.6% -1.9% $10,000 to $14,999 5.2% 5.5% -0.3% $15,000 to $19,999 6.4% 5.6% +0.8% $20,000 to $24,999 7.0% 6.1% +0.9% $25,000 to $29,999 6.4% 6.2% +0.2% $30,000 to $34,999 7.9% 6.3% +1.6% $35,000 to $39,999 7.0% 6.0% +1.0% $40,000 to $44,999 5.5% 5.8% -0.3% $45,000 to $49,999 7.1% 5.3% +1.8% $50,000 to $59,999 8.7% 9.7% -1.0% $60,000 to $74,999 11.6% 11.7% -0.1% $75,000 to $99,999 11.5% 11.6% -0.1% $100,000 to $124,999 5.0% 5.7% -0.7% $125,000 to $149,999 2.1% 2.6% -0.5% $150,000 to $199,999 1.1% 2.1% -1.0% $200,000 or more 1.6% 2.2% -0.6%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 3.2% 4.8% -1.6% 10.0% to 14.9% 13.9% 10.3% +3.6% 15.0% to 19.9% 18.2% 14.5% +3.7% 20.0% to 24.9% 12.5% 13.9% -1.4% 25.0% to 29.9% 14.9% 11.5% +3.4% 30.0% to 34.9% 8.8% 8.3% +0.5% 35.0% to 39.9% 5.5% 5.7% -0.2% 40.0% to 49.9% 6.7% 7.2% -0.5% 50.0% or more 14.6% 17.8% -3.2% Not computed 1.6% 5.9% -4.3%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 16.6% 14.4% +2.2% 25 to 34 years 25.9% 29.1% -3.2% 35 to 44 years 21.9% 22.8% -0.9% 45 to 54 years 17.0% 14.8% +2.2% 55 to 64 years 6.4% 7.2% -0.8% 65 to 74 years 4.0% 4.6% -0.6% 75 to 84 years 4.9% 4.5% +0.4% 85 years and over 3.3% 2.5% +0.8%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 48.1% 35.4% +12.7% 30 to 44 minutes 19.0% 24.8% -5.8% 45 to 59 minutes 14.2% 13.3% +0.9% 60 or more minutes 18.7% 26.5% -7.8%
Source: 2000 Census
Rum Tum Tumwater
Tumwater is a fun-loving city in Thurston County, Washington. Thanks to the Budd Inlet and the Deschutes River, this town is practically surrounded by water. We hope you don’t mind living in the splash zone!
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Turn on the Tumwater
If it really is all about location, location, location, Tumwater should be your go-to for a great new hometown. The city is on the Puget Sound, by the Budd Inlet and the Deschutes River, making it one of the most gorgeous, peaceful locales in the country. Tumwater is also conveniently located just minutes from the state capitol, Olympia, and just an hour away from the biggest city in the state, Seattle. Talk about the best of both worlds!
Out and About
When you want to take advantage of the beautiful scenery that surrounds you, you'll have lots of options in Tumwater. This city has beautiful parks, playgrounds, athletic fields, trails, and open spaces to get you moving and grooving (or chillin' like a villain–whatever floats your boat). If you like to spend time hitting little dimpled balls into holes, Tumwater has oodles of courses where you can swing and swat at that ball like a pro (or like a lunatic, depending on your skill level). Check out Tumwater Valley Golf Course and Capitol City Golf Club to get started. Birders will also discover that Tumwater is truly a paradise as this city has some of the best birding around. If you’re into the tweet life, check out the Black Hills Audubon Society to find out more about bird watching in the area.
You won't find a more peaceful, beautiful refuge from the hustle and bustle of modern life than Tumwater Falls Park. You can enjoy hiking along the park's trails and staring in awe at those beautiful falls. There's plenty of wildlife watching going on here as well, so bring the binoculars and the camera. If you'd like to make a day of it, pack a picnic lunch and, if you have little ones, plan on a stop at the children’s play area. A visit to Tumwater Falls Park is one you won't soon forget!
The Olympia Tumwater Nonprofit Foundation, which is housed in the historic Schmidt House in the Tumwater Historic District, takes care of this park and the preservation of the town's history. Speaking of history, Tumwater was founded in 1845, and is actually considered to be the first established community north of the Columbia River. To learn all about Tumwater's past, check out two museums in town: the Crobsy House and the Henderson House.
Are you a fan of flying things that zoom through the sky? No, we're not asking about your thoughts on UFOs, we're just asking if you're into regular, plain old, IFOs. If you are, you'll want to head over to the Olympic Flight Museum, where you can check out an awesome collection of planes. You can also attend a special program such as Paper Airplane Flight School. That sounds pretty darn awesome if you ask us.
If you’re feeling lucky, there are several casinos in the area to try out. Visit the Little Creek Casino, Lucky Eagle Casino, and the Red Wind Casino to get started. Just remember not to gamble with the rent money!
Get Thee to Olympia
Olympia, Washington's capital, is minutes away from your new place in Tumwater, making it easy to take advantage of everything that this city has to offer. Catch a play, musical, or concert at the Washington Center for the performing arts, go to the Hands on Children’s Museum, or check out the Capitol Museum for a fun day or evening out. With so much going on all around, Tumwater sure is a great community to call home. What are you waiting for? Get your move on!
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Tumwater Apartment Rental TrendsApartments in Tumwater have competitive rents so be sure to use our apartment finder to get the best deal. If you need a roommate, try finding a 2 bedroom apartment rental. An average 2 bedroom Tumwater apartment was $943 in February. Start your apartment search by checking out some of the Tumwater rentals listed below.
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Is Tumwater a town where I'll need a car to get around?
Public transportation is provided to Tumwater and the rest of Thurston County by Intercity Transit. Bus lines serving Tumwater include 12, 13, 43, and 68. While each line's route varies, all pass through Tumwater Square, and many major points of interest--like schools, city hall, and the library--can be accessed. For more information on system maps and timetables, consult Intercity Transit's website. Whether or not you need a car depends on where you live and where you need to go.
Where are some of the best places for dining out in Tumwater?
There are many good places for dining out in Tumwater. Perhaps the area with the highest concentration of restaurants lies on either side of I-5 near the intersection with 54th Ave. Options here include everything from Italian, Mexican, and American, in addition to most of your typical fast food joints. Another area is to the north near the intersection of Capitol Blvd and North St, which includes Chinese and Italian cuisine, among other options like an Irish pub.