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La Center, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of La Center had a population of 3,184 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for La Center is located at latitude 45.8651 and longitude -122.6621 in Clark County. The formal boundaries for the City of La Center (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Clark County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 105 feet.

The City of La Center (GNIS ID: 2411566) 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 La Center is located within La Center Division of Clark County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with La Center population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for La Center: Lacenter.

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La Center, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,184
Daytime Population: Workers 2,839
Daytime Population: Residents 1,726
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,565
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.43
Population in Households 3,184
Population in Familes 2,847
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,438
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $79,377
Average Household Income $93,411
Per Capita Income $32,088


Total Housing Units 1,103 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 881 (79.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 187 (17.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 ( 3.2%)
Median Home Value $314,079
Average Home Value $364,801


Total Households 1,068
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 884
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.02% 1.13%
Households 0.88% 1.1%
Families 0.58% 1.08%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

La Center, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares La Center to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 252 60th
Population Density # 214 66th
Diversity Index # 418 33rd
Median Household Income # 133 79th
Per Capita Income # 225 64th

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