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Welcome to Tumwater ...

The city of Tumwater is located on the Olympic Peninsula.

Tumwater is located in Thurston County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Tumwater has a population of 23,927 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Tumwater was established in 1846.

Tumwater is 180 feet [55 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Tumwater is located in the (360) area code.

The ZIP code for Tumwater: 98512<4>

Websites for Tumwater ...

Official Website:   www.ci.tumwater.wa.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.tumwaterchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Tumwater had an population of 23,927 people. This is an increase of 37.74% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 88.43% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tumwater had a population of 17,371 people (which is 6.89% of the total population of Thurston County). This makes Tumwater the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Tumwater represents 0.26% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 58th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 17,371 people, the population of Tumwater increased 36.8% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 12,698 people).

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

Communities near Tumwater ...

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

  • Shelton [Mason County]
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    • Shelton [Mason County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Tumwater
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,955 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelton<6>
  • DuPont [Pierce County]
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    • DuPont [Pierce County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Tumwater
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,594 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for DuPont<6>
  • Yelm [Thurston County]
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    • Yelm [Thurston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Tumwater
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,591 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yelm<6>
  • Steilacoom [Pierce County]
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    • Steilacoom [Pierce County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Tumwater
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,416 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Steilacoom<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rainier [Thurston County]
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      • Rainier [Thurston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Tumwater
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,350 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainier<6>
    • Tenino [Thurston County]
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      • Tenino [Thurston County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Tumwater
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,867 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tenino<6>
    • McCleary [Grays Harbor County]
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      • McCleary [Grays Harbor County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Tumwater
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,830 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McCleary<6>
    • Roy [Pierce County]
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      • Roy [Pierce County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Tumwater
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 823 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roy<6>
    • Oakville [Grays Harbor County]
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      • Oakville [Grays Harbor County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Tumwater
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 697 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakville<6>
    • Bucoda [Thurston County]
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      • Bucoda [Thurston County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Tumwater
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 591 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bucoda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bucoda<6>

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 Tumwater. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Tumwater.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Tumwater. 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 Tumwater.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Tumwater. See our Newspapers Page for Tumwater.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tumwater ...

Looking for more information about Tumwater? 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 Tumwater, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Tumwater.

Adding Tumwater to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Tumwater was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Tumwater on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Washington

About Thurston County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Tumwater: www.ci.tumwater.wa.us/

The official website for Thurston County: www.co.thurston.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

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 Tumwater.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tumwater - 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 Tumwater). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Tumwater or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tumwater) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tumwater. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TumwaterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tumwater. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.0070, Longitude: -122.9082    
<6>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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