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La Center, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of La Center had a population of 3,066 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for La Center is located at latitude 45.8651 and longitude -122.6621 in Clark County. The formal boundaries for the City of La Center (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Clark County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 105 feet.

The City of La Center (GNIS ID: 2411566) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of La Center is located within La Center Division of Clark County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Center population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Center: Lacenter.

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La Center, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,066
Population in Households 3,066
Population in Familes 2,745
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,385
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 1,030
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 853
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,070 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 851 (79.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 179 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $310,573
Average Home Value $357,726


Median Household Income $76,911
Average Household Income $86,946
Per Capita Income $29,950
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.57% 0.79%
Households 0.44% 0.76%
Families 0.09% 0.72%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   2.07%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

La Center, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Center to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 254 60th
Population Density1 # 218 65th
Diversity Index2 # 431 32nd
Median Household Income # 128 80th
Per Capita Income # 237 62nd

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