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Welcome to Lacey ...

The city of Lacey is located on the Olympic Peninsula.

Lacey is located in Thurston County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Lacey, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lacey has a population of 52,442 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Lacey is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Lacey lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Lacey is located in the (360) area code.

The ZIP code for Lacey: 98503<4>

Websites for Lacey ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lacey had an population of 52,442 people. This is an increase of 23.7% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 67.94% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lacey had a population of 42,393 people (which is 16.81% of the total population of Thurston County). This makes Lacey the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Lacey represents 0.63% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 24th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 42,393 people, the population of Lacey increased 35.76% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 31,226 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lacey.

Communities Also Named Lacey ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 9 communities that are also named Lacey - they are located in Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lacey.

Communities near Lacey ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lacey.

  • Lakewood
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
  • University Place
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
  • Shelton
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • DuPont
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Yelm
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Steilacoom
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
  • Rainier
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Tenino
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • Roy
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
  • Bucoda
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lacey. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lacey.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lacey. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lacey.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lacey. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lacey.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lacey ...

Looking for more information about Lacey? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Lacey, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lacey.

Adding Lacey to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lacey in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Lacey was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Lacey on a map titled Mobile Oil Map of Washington (1949).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Lacey.

The official website for Lacey:

The official website for Thurston County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Thurston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lacey.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lacey - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Lacey). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lacey or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




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