Vancouver, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Vancouver, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Vancouver is the 4th largest city in Washington with a population of 176,712 as of July 1, 2017. Vancouver ranks in the upper 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 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Vancouver 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 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, 2017)


Total Population 176,712
Daytime Population: Workers 93,092
Daytime Population: Residents 97,364
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 190,456
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 174,611
Population in Familes 132,019
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,101
Population Density2 3,778
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $53,942
Average Household Income $71,509
Per Capita Income $29,048


Total Housing Units 75,351 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 35,654 (47.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 35,460 (47.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,236 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $231,592
Average Home Value $279,271


Total Households 71,115
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 43,354
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 1.22% 1.28%
Households 1.1% 1.24%
Families 1.03% 1.17%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   2.26%

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, 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 # 4 100th
Population Density # 48 93rd
Diversity Index # 159 75th
Median Household Income # 348 45th
Per Capita Income # 305 52nd

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