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Carson, Washington - Basic Facts

The Carson Census Designated Place had a population of 2,420 as of July 1, 2016.

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, 2016.

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


Total Population 2,420
Population in Households 2,420
Population in Familes 1,931
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 505
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 977
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 644
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,079 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 701 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 276 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 102 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $200,329
Average Home Value $246,250


Median Household Income $46,509
Average Household Income $53,946
Per Capita Income $21,483
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.97% 1.01%
Households 0.86% 0.94%
Families 1.14% 0.91%
Median Household Income   -0.74%
Per Capita Income   1.09%
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 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 # 285 55th
Population Density1 # 415 34th
Diversity Index2 # 300 52nd
Median Household Income # 422 33rd
Per Capita Income # 508 19th

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