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Population and other demographic data are generally measured at the level of city, county, or state. These jurisdictional boundaries are often of little meaning within a market area as defined by businesses.  Therefore these data are presented that reflect both the larger market area, as well as Lacey’s jurisdictional boundaries.

Both the market area that encompasses Lacey, as well as Lacey’s city limits and urban growth area boundaries, are growing rapidly. The 30-minute drive time market area population in 2018 is 429,869.  That figure is expected to grow to 476,682 by 2023.

The detailed data for the 30-minute drive time population for both 2018, and estimates for 2023 include the following:

Age Distribution

Gender

Ethnicity

Household Size & Composition

Laborforce

Education Attainment

2018   2023   
Population429,869Population476,682
Age Distribution 2018Age Distribution 2023
Total%Total%
0-430,5897.120-432,4226.80
5-927,8586.485-930,1556.33
10-1950,77011.8110-1957,31212.02
20-2970,75916.4620-2972,24915.16
30-3962,28614.4930-3967,94014.25
40-4949,09911.4240-4956,23211.80
50-5950,37611.7250-5952,59011.03
60-6424,6885.7460-6425,9025.43
65+63,44414.7665+81,88017.18
Gender 2018Gender 2023
M211,59149.22M234,31449.16
F218,27850.78F242,36850.84
Race & Ethnicity 2018Race & Ethnicity 2023
Total%Total%
White267,44962.22White287,61960.34
Black34,0007.91Black38,2878.03
Am. Indian4,8361.12Am. Indian5,6361.18
Asian34,2537.97Asian38,9188.16
Pac. Islander5,8931.37Pac. Islander6,6291.43
Other3800.09Other2290.05
Multirace28,6806.67Multirace33,3346.99
Hispanic54,40812.66
Hispanic65,85413.82
Total > 100% because some respondents identify as more than one
Total Households (HH) 2018Total Households (HH) 2023
Households163,643Households173,936
Families105,23364.31Families116,10166.75
HH Income Distribution 2018HH Income Distribution 2023
(In $ 000)(In $ 000)
Total%Total%
< 1010,2006.23< 109,6965.57
10-2012,6777.7510-2011,6836.72
20-3013,3808.1820-3012,2767.06
30-4014,6678.9630-4013,1377.55
40-5015,4429.4240-5014,153
8.14
50-6014,1988.6850-6013,5617.80
60-7518,09911.0660-7518,79310.80
75-10024,14014.7575-10024,95914.35
> 10040,86024.97> 10055,67832.01
Labor Force Status 2018Labor Force Status 2023
Total%Total%
Labor Force218,159Labor Force243,244
Employed194,82689.30Employed217,45389.40
Unemployed10,0364.60Unemployed11,2174.61
In Military13,297In Military14,574
Not in Lab. Force123,361Not in Lab. Force137,635
Housing Units 2018Housing Units 2023
Total%Total%
Total Dwellings169,385Total Dwellings179,431
Owner-Occupied90,08355.05Owner-Occupied96,90455.71
Renter-Occupied73,56044.95Renter-Occupied77,03244.29
Total Occupied163,64396.61Total Occupied173,93696.94
Education Attainment 2018Education Attainment 2023
Total%Total%
< Grade 910,4893.65< Grade 911,7553.67
Grade 9-1216,6575.80Grade 9-1218,6585.82
High School Grad69,11024.06High School Grad77,28124.10
Some College75,78226.39Some College84,66126.40
Assoc. Degree29,82110.38Assoc. Degree33,30210.39
Bach. Degree53,89418.77Bach. Degree60,04618.73
Grad Degree31,43610.95Grad Degree34,94610.90
HH Size (# of persons) 2018HH Size (# of persons) 2023
Total%Total%
143,85226.80142,31424.33
253,05832.42254,11831.11
328,21117.24332,85318.89
421,67013.24425,31914.56
510,0346.13511,6076.67
6+4,0172.456+4,6412.67
Source: Applied Geographic Solutions 2018

City of Lacey, Lacey Urban Growth Area, & Thurston County Population Through 2040

 20102015201620202025203020352040
County Total252,264267,400272,700295,900322,200348,600370,600393,700
City of Lacey42,39346,02047,54049,58051,08052,40053,33055,160
UGA33,17034,19034,59039,03043,92049,11054,38059,040
Total75,56080,21082,13088,61095,000101,510107,710114,200

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