Vancouver, WA Profile: Facts & Data


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Vancouver, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Vancouver is the 4th largest city in Washington with a population of 181,138 as of July 1, 2018. Vancouver ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Vancouver is located at latitude 45.6349 and longitude -122.5957 in Clark County. The formal boundaries for the City of Vancouver (see map below) encompass a land area of 46.78 sq. miles and a water area of 3.66 sq. miles. Clark County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 184 feet.

The City of Vancouver (GNIS ID: 2412146) 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 Vancouver is located within Vancouver Division of Clark County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Vancouver: Alashikash, Camp Vancouver, Columbia Barracks, Columbia City, Fort Vancouver, Vancouver Barracks, Vancouver City.

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Vancouver, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 181,138
Population in Households 179,037
Population in Familes 136,513
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,101
Population Density2 3,872
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $56,559
Average Household Income $75,374
Per Capita Income $30,610


Total Housing Units 76,956 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 38,294 (49.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 34,656 (45.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,006 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $244,744
Average Home Value $302,180


Total Households 72,950
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 44,419
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.38% 1.41%
Households 1.28% 1.41%
Families 1.2% 1.33%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

Vancouver, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vancouver to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 4 100th
Population Density # 50 92nd
Diversity Index # 161 74th
Median Household Income # 341 46th
Per Capita Income # 300 52nd

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