White Salmon, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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White Salmon, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of White Salmon had a population of 2,392 as of July 1, 2016. White Salmon ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for White Salmon is located at latitude 45.7284 and longitude -121.4852 in Klickitat County. The formal boundaries for the City of White Salmon (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Klickitat County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 620 feet.

The City of White Salmon (GNIS ID: 2412254) 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 White Salmon is located within White Salmon Division of Klickitat County.

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


Total Population 2,392
Population in Households 2,384
Population in Familes 1,835
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density1 1,930
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 993
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 599
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,140 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 584 (51.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 408 (35.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 147 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $329,667
Average Home Value $369,188


Median Household Income $42,313
Average Household Income $56,998
Per Capita Income $23,817
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.07% 0.98%
Households 1.12% 1.03%
Families 1.0% 0.98%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   2.03%
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.

White Salmon, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares White Salmon 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 # 287 54th
Population Density1 # 152 76th
Diversity Index2 # 88 86th
Median Household Income # 474 25th
Per Capita Income # 435 31st

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