East Cathlamet, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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East Cathlamet, Washington - Basic Facts

The East Cathlamet Census Designated Place had a population of 487 as of July 1, 2016. East Cathlamet ranks in the lower 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 East Cathlamet is located at latitude 46.1968 and longitude -123.358 in Wahkiakum County. The formal boundaries for the East Cathlamet Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wahkiakum County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 220 feet.

The East Cathlamet Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408703) 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 East Cathlamet Census Designated Place is located within Cathlamet Division of Wahkiakum County.

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


Total Population 487
Population in Households 487
Population in Familes 402
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 284
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 226
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 160
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 250 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 193 (77.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $177,632
Average Home Value $192,746


Median Household Income $36,469
Average Household Income $49,125
Per Capita Income $21,443
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.13% 0.16%
Households -0.07% 0.18%
Families 1.15% 0.25%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   1.23%
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.

East Cathlamet, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Cathlamet 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 # 469 25th
Population Density1 # 495 21st
Diversity Index2 # 561 11th
Median Household Income # 564 10th
Per Capita Income # 510 19th

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