Olympia, Washington

Olympia is the capital of the U.S. state of Washington and the county seat and second-largest city of Thurston County.[6][7] It is 60 miles (100 km) southwest of Seattle, the state's most populous city, and is a cultural center of the southern Puget Sound region.

Olympia, Washington
City of Olympia
(From top) Old Capitol Building, East Olympia, Interstate 5 at the junction of U.S. Route 101, Port of Olympia, Downtown from Capitol Lake, Washington State Capitol, Salmon sculpture, Mount Rainier, Olympic Mountains and Swantown Marina, Percival Landing Park
Nickname(s): 
Oly
Location within Thurston County in Washington
Olympia, Washington
Location within the United States
Coordinates: 47°2′16″N 122°54′3″W
CountryUnited States
StateWashington
CountyThurston
IncorporatedJanuary 28, 1859
Named forOlympic Mountains
Government
  TypeCouncil/City Manager
  MayorCheryl Selby (D)
Area
  City20.09 sq mi (52.02 km2)
  Land18.23 sq mi (47.20 km2)
  Water1.87 sq mi (4.82 km2)
Elevation
95 ft (29 m)
Population
  City46,478
  Estimate 
(2019)[4]
52,882
  RankUS: 741st
WA: 23rd
  Density2,902.26/sq mi (1,120.58/km2)
  Urban
176,617 (US: 195th)
  Metro
286,419 (US: 169th)
Demonym(s)Olympian
Time zonePacific
  Summer (DST)Pacific
ZIP codes
98501-98599
Area code(s)360, 564
FIPS code53-51300
GNIS feature ID1533353[5]
Websitewww.olympiawa.gov

European settlers claimed the area in 1846, with the Treaty of Medicine Creek initiated in 1854, followed by the Treaty of Olympia in 1856. Olympia was incorporated as a town on January 28, 1859, and as a city in 1882.[8] It had a population of 46,479 at the 2010 census, making it the state's 24th-largest city. Olympia borders Lacey to the east and Tumwater to the south.