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Apartments for rent in Olympia, WA

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See what Olympia, WA has to offer.

Who Lives Here

Olympia Demographics

Education

High School

25%

Associate's

34%

Bachelor's

26%

Master's

13%

Doctorate

2%

Family Size

2 people

50%

3 people

21%

4 people

18%

5 people

7%

6+ people

3%

Household Income

0-50k

43%

50-100k

30%

100-150k

16%

150-200k

6%

200k+

5%

Age

0-10

10%

10-20

10%

20-45

39%

45-65

24%

65+

17%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Olympia?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Mar '24$1500$1572$2100$2300
Feb '24$1210$1555$2055$2295
Jan '24$1237$1537$2110$2295
Dec '23$1550$1512$2012$2295
Nov '23$1512$1640$2020$2295
Oct '23$1525$1640$2035$2395
Sep '23$1525$1624$2095$2395
Aug '23$1470$1567$2097$2395
Jul '23$1300$1612$2175$2360
Jun '23$1300$1650$2167$2395
May '23$1300$1700$2225$2247
Apr '23$1300$1725$2275$2360
Mar '23$1300$1460$2069$2210

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Olympia

Olympia Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

40%

15-30 Mins

37%

30-40 Mins

9%

40-60 Mins

7%

60+ Mins

6%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4040

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 22 of 29 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 18 of 29 renters

Percentage: 5353

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 21 of 29 renters

Percentage: 3636

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 19 of 29 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 21 of 29 renters

Top Scores: Pet, Gas, Grocery

Things To Do In Olympia

Top Score

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Olympia doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 44% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in Olympia.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 77% more gas stations than average
  3. 32% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 77% more grocery stores than average
  3. 64% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Olympia serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 37% more restaurants than average
  3. 6% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Olympia.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. Significantly more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. Olympia is running dry.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 90% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Olympia.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 53% more parks than average
  3. 13% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in Olympia.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 76% fewer shops than average
  3. 67% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 11% fewer gyms than average
  3. 36% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 74% more fine art centers than average
  3. 9% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this Olympia's access to medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 6% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. 65% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Olympia Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 28 of 29 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 28 of 29 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 27 of 29 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 25 of 29 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 25 of 29 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 25 of 29 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 24 of 29 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 23 of 29 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 23 of 29 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 20 of 29 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 19 of 29 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 17 of 29 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 17 of 29 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 17 of 29 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 16 of 29 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 15 of 29 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 17 of 29 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 18 of 29 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 18 of 29 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 22 of 29 renters

Olympia Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Olympia

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Olympia, WA

The small city of Olympia, Washington is home to just under 50,000 residents. With an average age of just under 40, the city's population is slightly older than other cities in Washington, which has an average age of 38. Renters slightly outnumber homeowners in Olympia by a narrow 55%-45% margin. With a relatively reasonable average rent of $1,100/month in the city, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Washington. Each month, renters in Olympia will save around $108 compared to the state average. That adds up over the course of 12 months.

Averaging about 22 minutes, the commute time for Olympia residents is shorter than the Washington average of about 29 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the most common means of commuting to work, chosen by 40% of residents, while public transit isn't widely used. Relatively few residents (2%) walk to work, though the number is greater than the national average.

Compared to the national average (7%), Olympia has a high percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have advanced degrees, as 10% possess a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Furthermore, 19% have earned a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Olympia. The four most common are public administration, healthcare, retail, and entertainment. Combined, these industries make up 28% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of just under $69K, Olympia workers earn around $13,000 less than the average Washington resident. Olympia's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).