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Carson, Washington - Basic Facts

The Carson Census Designated Place had a population of 2,438 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Carson is located at latitude 45.7358 and longitude -121.8326 in Skamania County. The formal boundaries for the Carson Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Skamania County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 469 feet.

The Carson Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407972) 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 Carson Census Designated Place is located within Carson-Underwood Division of Skamania County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Carson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Carson Census Designated Place, WA Boundary Map

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Carson, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,438
Population in Households 2,438
Population in Familes 1,948
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 509
Diversity Index2 34


Total Households 986
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 650
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,058 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 700 (66.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 286 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $162,201
Average Home Value $179,464


Median Household Income $44,391
Average Household Income $50,933
Per Capita Income $20,280
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.29% 1.14%
Households 1.2% 1.11%
Families 1.54% 1.08%
Median Household Income   2.83%
Per Capita Income   2.68%
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.


Carson, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carson to the other 628 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 286 55th
Population Density1 # 421 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 315 50th
Median Household Income # 435 31st
Per Capita Income # 511 19th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Washington Census Data Comparison Tool.