There’s no doubt, Tumwater is one of the most stellar small metro cities in Washington. It lies near where the Deschutes River enters Budd Inlet, the southernmost point of Puget Sound.

The people of Tumwater get the chance to truly dive deep both in their neighborhoods and business community. Our close-knit environment brings out the best in everybody. There’s opportunity for wonderful urban AND outdoor recreation. You’ll find all you need and more in Tumwater!

A 75 minute or less drive gets you to the Cascades, Olympics, Ocean, Puget Sound – fishing, hunting, biking, running, camping, boating, clamming, and golf. Affordable housing and a “small town” atmosphere provides families a safe and enjoyable place to live. Easy access to quality health services and private medical practices, local farmers markets and well supplied groceries stores combine to make Tumwater a better place to live.

The Tumwater population was 22,973 at the time of the most recent United States census. Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 9,953 households in the city, with an average size of 2.3 people per household.

Tumwater is located in Thurston County, which includes the cities of Lacey and Olympia. Olympia has a population of 280,588 with a growth rate of 5.36%.

The vacancy rate in Tumwater is 6.1%, with a median rent of $1031/month. The median house has 5.3 rooms, and a value of $224,900. The median income for households in Tumwater is $62,050, while the mean household income is $71,122.


For more information please call the Chamber Office at (360) 357-5153 or email info@tumwaterchamber.com