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Overview

Introduction to Lacey, Washington

Lacey, Washington, in Thurston county, is 17 miles SW of Lakewood, Washington (center to center) and 45 miles SW of Seattle, Washington. The city is located in the Olympia metropolitan area. Lacey has a population of 31,226.

Lacey History

In the 1950s, the small settlements of Chamber's Creek and Woodland merged to form Lacey. The city was officially incorporated on December 5, 1966. During this time, the primary industries revolved around cattle, forest products, milk, and retail. Lacey gradually developed into a bedroom community. The first ever "indoor mall" in the Northwest was built in Lacey. Over time, many other industries flourished in this city. Lacey has been placed on the list of top seven most "green" cities in America, having been nicknamed "Tree City, USA". Lacey is also considered to be an Energy Efficient City.

Lacey and nearby Attractions

  • Fort Nisqually Historic Site
  • Lacey Museum
  • Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
  • Southwick Lake
  • Lacey Village Shopping Center
  • Market Square

Things To Do In Lacey

The Fort Nisqually Historic Site is near Lacey. One can also visit Hands On Children's Museum, Washington State Capital Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, and Job Carr Cabin Museum. Hicks Lake, Southwick Lake, and Chambers Lake are some of the beautiful bodies of water in the city. The banks of these lakes are popular tourist haunts. Lacey Village Shopping Center and Hawks Prairie Mall provide a range of entertainment facilities for visitors. In addition, Lacey also holds annual celebrations including the America's Dixieland Jazz Festival, Spring Fun Fair, and Thurston County Fair.

Lacey Transportation

Olympia Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Lacey Higher Education

Saint Martins College is the local institute of higher education. Other colleges nearby include Evergreen State College, South Puget Sound Community College, and Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom.

Demographics

People

Total Population45,644
Male Share of the Population46.9%
Female Share of the Population53.1%
Senior Citizens16.3%
Employed Population 16+19,979
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married51.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.7%
Median Earnings25+$40,622
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,266
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,498

Wealth

Median Family Income$70,051
% Above Poverty Level89.4%
% Below Poverty Level10.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone28.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,182
Median House Value$227,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)35.9%
German17.6%
Irish12.4%
English11.1%
Norwegian4.1%
Italian3.5%
French Except Basque2.8%
Polish2.3%
Scottish2.2%
Swedish2%
Dutch1.5%
Portuguese1%
Swiss0.9%
Canadian0.9%
Arab0.8%
Russian0.7%
Danishn0.6%
Egyptian0.6%
Czech0.5%
Finnish0.5%
African0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Jamaican0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Greek0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Moroccan0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
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Lacey Almanac

CategoryValue
County Thurston County
Standard Zip Codes98503, 98506, 98513, 98516
P.O. Box Zip Codes98509
Phone Area Codes360
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude47.02
Approximate Longitude-122.79

Lacey Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationOLYMPIA AP
Distance6 miles
Jan Temp32 to 44 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp50 to 76 F
Oct Temp39 to 60 F
Annual Precip50.7 inches
StationGRAPEVIEW 3 SW
Distance18.5 miles
Jan Temp34 to 45 F
Apr Temp40 to 59 F
Jul Temp53 to 74 F
Oct Temp44 to 60 F
Annual Precip53.2 inches
StationOAKVILLE
Distance23.9 miles
Jan Temp33 to 47 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp51 to 77 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip57.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
DuPont9,224$82,625
Olympia49,608$75,191
Rainier2,138$68,403
Tenino1,744$55,795
Tumwater21,684$74,276
Yelm8,066$56,287

Lacey Public Schools

Evergreen Forest Elementary
3025 Marvin Rd Se
ZIP: 98503
(360) 412-4670
Primary
Total Enrollment 505
Komachin Middle School
3650 College St Se
ZIP: 98503
(360) 412-4740
Middle
Total Enrollment 772
Lacey Elementary
1800 Homann Dr Se
ZIP: 98503
(360) 412-4650
Primary
Total Enrollment 474
Lakes Elementary School
6211 Mullen Rd Se
ZIP: 98503
(360) 412-4600
Primary
Total Enrollment 734
Lydia Hawk Elementary
7600 5th Ave Se
ZIP: 98503
(360) 412-4610
Primary
Total Enrollment 400
Mountain View Elementary
1900 College St Se
ZIP: 98503
(360) 412-4630
Primary
Total Enrollment 658
Nisqually Middle School
8100 Steilacoom Rd Se
ZIP: 98503
(360) 412-4770
Middle
Total Enrollment 805
Seven Oaks Elementary
1800 Seven Oaks Dr Se
ZIP: 98503
(360) 412-4700
Primary
Total Enrollment 575
Timberline High School
6120 Mullen Rd Se
ZIP: 98503
(360) 412-4860
High
Total Enrollment 1734
Woodland Elementary
4630 Carpenter Rd Se
ZIP: 98503
(360) 412-4680
Primary
Total Enrollment 573
North Thurston High School
600 Sleater Kinney Rd Ne
ZIP: 98506
(360) 412-4800
High
Total Enrollment 1477
South Bay Elementary
3845 Sleater Kinney Rd Ne
ZIP: 98506
(360) 412-4640
Primary
Total Enrollment 631
Aspire Middle School
5900 54th Ave Se
ZIP: 98513
(360) 412-4400
Middle
Total Enrollment 304
Chambers Prairie Elementary School
6501 Virginia St Se
ZIP: 98513
(360) 412-4400
Primary
Total Enrollment 559
Horizons Elementary
4601 67th Ave Se
ZIP: 98513
(360) 412-4710
Primary
Total Enrollment 692
Meadows Elementary
836 Deerbrush Dr Se
ZIP: 98513
(360) 412-4690
Primary
Total Enrollment 415
River Ridge High School
350 River Ridge Drive Se
ZIP: 98513
(360) 412-4820
High
Total Enrollment 1061
Chinook Middle School
4301 6th Ave Ne
ZIP: 98516
(360) 412-4760
Middle
Total Enrollment 1000
Olympic View Elementary
1330 Horne Ave Ne
ZIP: 98516
(360) 412-4660
Primary
Total Enrollment 703
Pleasant Glade Elementary
1920 Abernethy Rd Ne
ZIP: 98516
(360) 412-4620
Primary
Total Enrollment 480
South Sound High School
411 College St Ne
ZIP: 98516
(360) 412-4880
High
Total Enrollment 196

Lacey Private Schools

Faith Lutheran School
7075 Pacific Ave Se
ZIP: 98503
Elementary
Total Enrollment 80
Holy Family School
2606 Carpenter Rd Se
ZIP: 98503
Elementary
Total Enrollment 53
Kiddieland Children's Center
5005 Lacey Blvd Se
ZIP: 98503
Elementary
Total Enrollment 19
Kindercare Learning Center #1004
4504 6th Ave Se
ZIP: 98503
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Pope John Paul Ii High School
5608 Pacific Ave Se
ZIP: 98503
Secondary
Total Enrollment 42
Temple Baptist Academy
3806 College St Se
ZIP: 98503
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 12
Community Christian Academy/northwest Christian Hs
4710 Park Center Ave Ne
ZIP: 98516
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 372
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