Olympia, WA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 19,702 housing units in Olympia. This represents a 23.7% growth from 15,928 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 19,702 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and none were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Olympia is about 50.6%. Olympia's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 5.2%. Average household size is 2.2 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Olympia were built after 1973.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type4.20%
One Bedroom19.20%
Two Bedrooms30.90%
Three Bedrooms32.70%
Four Bedrooms10.60%
Five Bedrooms or more2.40%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.42
Median year structure was built1970
Median Value of occupied units$143,500
Median Price asked for vacant units$169,900

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size1.96
Median year structure was built1977
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$517

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0%
Second Mortgage7.90%
Home Equity Loan6.70%
Simple Mortgage58.70%
Debt Free26.80%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs19.5%