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Carson, Washington - Basic Facts

The Carson Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Skamania County at latitude 45.7358 and longitude -121.8326. Skamania County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 469 feet.

The formal official name is the Carson Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Carson, Washington.

The U5 Census Class Code for Carson indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Carson Census Designated Place, WA Boundary Map

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Carson, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,409
Population in Households 2,409
Population in Familes 1,918
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 503
Diversity Index2 32
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 990
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 652
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,086 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 706 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 284 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $170,227
Average Home Value $189,023
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $45,640
Average Household Income $52,027
Per Capita Income $21,060
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.31% 1.3%
Households 1.58% 1.49%
Families 1.97% 1.43%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
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.

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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, 2014 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 # 422 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 325 48th
Median Household Income # 417 34th
Per Capita Income # 479 24th

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