Lake Shore, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Shore, Washington - Basic Facts

The Lake Shore Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Clark County at latitude 45.6911 and longitude -122.6912. Clark County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 220 feet.

The formal official name is the Lake Shore Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Lake Shore, Washington.

The U5 Census Class Code for Lake Shore indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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Lake Shore, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 6,802
Population in Households 6,787
Population in Familes 5,914
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 4,147
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 2,540
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 1,987
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,643 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,153 (81.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 386 (14.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 103 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $243,907
Average Home Value $289,322


Median Household Income $79,489
Average Household Income $102,395
Per Capita Income $37,995
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.82% 1.19%
Households 0.88% 1.22%
Families 0.77% 1.15%
Median Household Income   2.89%
Per Capita Income   2.91%
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, 2014 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 # 158 75th
Population Density1 # 30 95th
Diversity Index2 # 380 40th
Median Household Income # 110 83rd
Per Capita Income # 82 87th

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