Salmon Creek, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Salmon Creek, Washington - Basic Facts

The Salmon Creek Census Designated Place had a population of 20,818 as of July 1, 2016. Salmon Creek 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 Salmon Creek is located at latitude 45.7099 and longitude -122.6632 in Clark County. The formal boundaries for the Salmon Creek Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clark County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 157 feet.

The Salmon Creek Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409239) 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 Salmon Creek Census Designated Place is located within Vancouver Division of Clark County.

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

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Salmon Creek, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 20,818
Population in Households 20,789
Population in Familes 17,327
Population in Group Qrtrs 29
Population Density1 3,280
Diversity Index2 39


Total Households 7,824
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 5,605
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,222 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,673 (69.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,151 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 398 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $263,074
Average Home Value $267,494


Median Household Income $70,750
Average Household Income $86,938
Per Capita Income $32,713
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.9% 1.1%
Households 0.74% 1.05%
Families 0.72% 1.0%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
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.

Salmon Creek, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Salmon Creek 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 # 61 90th
Population Density1 # 67 89th
Diversity Index2 # 270 57th
Median Household Income # 157 75th
Per Capita Income # 184 71st

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