Vancouver, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Vancouver, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Vancouver is the 4th largest city in Washington with a population of 172,561 as of July 1, 2016. Vancouver 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 Vancouver is located at latitude 45.6349 and longitude -122.5957 in Clark County. The formal boundaries for the City of Vancouver (see map below) encompass a land area of 46.78 sq. miles and a water area of 3.66 sq. miles. Clark County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 184 feet.

The City of Vancouver (GNIS ID: 2412146) 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 Vancouver is located within Vancouver Division of Clark County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Vancouver 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 Vancouver: Alashikash, Camp Vancouver, Columbia Barracks, Columbia City, Fort Vancouver, Vancouver Barracks, Vancouver City.

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


Total Population 172,561
Population in Households 170,470
Population in Familes 129,237
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,091
Population Density1 3,689
Diversity Index2 52


Total Households 69,555
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 42,428
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 74,086 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 34,971 (47.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 34,584 (46.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,531 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $223,274
Average Home Value $267,949


Median Household Income $51,738
Average Household Income $67,260
Per Capita Income $27,391
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.03% 1.18%
Households 0.92% 1.15%
Families 0.85% 1.09%
Median Household Income   0.88%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
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.

Vancouver, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vancouver 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 # 4 100th
Population Density1 # 49 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 161 74th
Median Household Income # 349 44th
Per Capita Income # 307 51st

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