Vashon, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Vashon, Washington - Basic Facts

The Vashon Census Designated Place had a population of 11,379 as of July 1, 2016. Vashon ranks in the lower 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 Vashon is located at latitude 47.4112 and longitude -122.4551 in King County. The formal boundaries for the Vashon Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 36.93 sq. miles and a water area of 43.87 sq. miles. King County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 381 feet.

The Vashon Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2409505) 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 Vashon Census Designated Place is located within Vashon Island Division of King County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Vashon 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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Vashon, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 11,379
Population in Households 11,292
Population in Familes 8,608
Population in Group Qrtrs 87
Population Density1 308
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 4,851
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 3,060
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,791 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,753 (64.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,098 (19.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 940 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $459,512
Average Home Value $551,679


Median Household Income $85,200
Average Household Income $115,782
Per Capita Income $49,621
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.1% 1.31%
Households 0.83% 1.16%
Families 0.86% 1.2%
Median Household Income   3.32%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
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.

Vashon, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vashon 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 # 107 83rd
Population Density1 # 481 23rd
Diversity Index2 # 462 26th
Median Household Income # 93 85th
Per Capita Income # 26 96th

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