Lake Shore, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Shore, Washington - Basic Facts

The Lake Shore Census Designated Place had a population of 6,861 as of July 1, 2015. Lake Shore ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lake Shore is located at latitude 45.6911 and longitude -122.6912 in Clark County. The formal boundaries for the Lake Shore Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clark County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 220 feet.

The Lake Shore Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408552) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Lake Shore Census Designated Place is located within Vancouver Division of Clark County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Shore population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Lake Shore, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 6,861
Population in Households 6,846
Population in Familes 5,980
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 4,183
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 2,565
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 2,010
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,653 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,170 (81.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 394 (14.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $280,383
Average Home Value $325,368


Median Household Income $77,129
Average Household Income $102,206
Per Capita Income $37,931
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.83% 1.06%
Households 0.9% 1.1%
Families 0.85% 1.08%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   2.65%
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.


Lake Shore, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Shore to the other 628 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 159 75th
Population Density1 # 30 95th
Diversity Index2 # 373 40th
Median Household Income # 130 79th
Per Capita Income # 94 85th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.