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Nisqually Indian Community, Washington

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Although we found mention of Nisqually Indian Community during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer..

About Nisqually Indian Community (Click for our profile page)

Located in: Thurston County (see below)

Pronunciation: nis-KWAHL-lee   <2>

Time Zone: Nisqually Indian Community lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT)

Telephone Area Code: (360)

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<3>

Lat:   47.006200°   (or 47°0'22" N)

Lon:   -122.669700°   (or -122°40'10" W)

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Nisqually Indian Community

GNIS ID:   None

FIPS State / Place Code:   53 / 49193

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Nisqually Indian Community)

About Thurston County

The community of Olympia is the County Seat for Thurston County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Thurston)


2019 Est:<4>     289,661   (14.82% increase since 2010)  
2010     252,264   (21.66% increase since 2000)
2000:     207,355

Total Area:<5>   773 sq. miles [2,003.4 km²]   - of which 6.66% is water (51.5 sq. miles [133.5 km²])

Housing Units: <6>   108,182

Official Website:

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Thurston

GNIS ID:   1529226

FIPS State / County Code:   53 / 067

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Nisqually Indian Community)

About Washington

From the US Census


2019 Est:     7,614,024   (13.23% increase since 2010)  
2010:     6,724,540   (14.09% increase since 2000)
2000:     5,894,121

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Washington

GNIS ID:   1779804

FIPS State:   53

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Nisqually Indian Community)

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Nisqually Indian Community and then turned west". While Nisqually Indian Community could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Nisqually Indian Community as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Nisqually Indian Community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Washington community named Nisqually Indian Community.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Nisqually Indian Community. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Nisqually Indian Community, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.
<4>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2019.
<5>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Nisqually Indian Community. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.
<6>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).




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