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Thurston County Washington Property Tax

$2,472.00 7th of 39

Median Property Tax In Thurston County, Washington


Median Home Value In
Thurston County, Washington

0.96% 11th of 39

Median Property Tax
As Percentage Of Home Value


Median Income In
Thurston County, Washington

The median property tax (also known as real estate tax) in Thurston County is $2,472.00 per year, based on a median home value of $257,800.00 and a median effective property tax rate of 0.96% of property value.

Thurston County collects very high property taxes, and is among the top 25% of counties in the United States ranked by property tax collections. Of the thirty-nine counties in Washington, Thurston County is ranked 7th by median property taxes, and 11th by median tax as percentage of home value.

Thurston County's higher property taxes are partially due to property values, as the median home value in Thurston County is $257,800.00. For comparison, the state-wide median property value is $287,200.00

Property Tax Tip Note: Due to the complicated and varied methods used to calculate property tax in different counties, the best way to compare property taxes between jurisdictions is through median property tax values. If you need to calculate the exact tax due on your property, contact the Thurston County Tax Assessor.

Thurston County's Property Tax Is Higher Than Average

7th out of 39

By median yearly property tax

11th out of 39

By percentage of median home value

10th out of 39

By percentage of median income

You can see how Thurston County (highlighted in green) compares to the thirty-nine other counties in Washington with the bar chart above, sorted by median property tax in dollars. For a visual map of county property tax rates in Washington, see our Washington county property tax map.

Property Tax Tip Remember: Real estate prices also play a large part in which Washington counties have the highest and lowest median property taxes. Higher-valued properties will generally have higher taxes, even if the median percentage of home value levied as property tax is different. For comparisons, you can also use Percentage Of Home Value.

Thurston County is located in Washington, which is ranked 12th highest of the 50 states by median property tax. Here's how Thurston County's property tax compares to the 3,142 other counties nationwide:

285th out of 3143

By median yearly property tax

1213th out of 3143

By percentage of median home value

423rd out of 3143

By percentage of median income

To see how Washington as a whole compares to the rest of the states, check our our interactive state-by-state property tax map. You can find statewide statistics on the Washington property tax page.

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Thurston County Property Tax Assessor

Property tax assessments in Thurston County are the responsibility of the Thurston County Tax Assessor, whose office is located in Olympia, Washington.

If you need to pay your property tax bill, ask about a property tax assessment, look up the Thurston County property tax due date, or find property tax records, visit the Thurston County Tax Assessor's page. Applications for the Thurston County homestead exemption, any property tax appeals, and applications for a current use tax reduction must also be submitted to the Thurston County Assessor's Office.

For some properties, you can easily find the most recent tax assessment by looking up the property address with our property records search. You can also use our Thurston County Property Tax Calculator to estimate your property tax based on median tax values (results open in new page).

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Data Sources: Our property tax data is based on a 5-year study of median property tax rates conducted from 2006 through 2010.

United States Census Property Tax Data
U.S. Census Bureau
American Community Survey, 2006-2010
The Tax Foundation Property Tax Data
The Tax Foundation
Property Tax Calculations, July 2012
washington Property Tax Data
Washington Department of Revenue
Tax Statistics & References