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Carnation, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Carnation had a population of 1,936 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Carnation is located at latitude 47.6442 and longitude -121.9006 in King County. The formal boundaries for the City of Carnation (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. King County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 79 feet.

The City of Carnation (GNIS ID: 2409989) 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 Carnation is located within Snoqualmie Valley Division of King County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Carnation 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 Carnation: Tolt.

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


Total Population 1,936
Population in Households 1,936
Population in Familes 1,634
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,673
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 674
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 495
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 703 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 477 (67.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 196 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $369,259
Average Home Value $450,419


Median Household Income $74,869
Average Household Income $87,404
Per Capita Income $31,195
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.3% 1.55%
Households 1.06% 1.41%
Families 0.7% 1.41%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
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.

Carnation, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carnation 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 # 316 50th
Population Density1 # 175 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 200 68th
Median Household Income # 138 78th
Per Capita Income # 211 67th

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