West Side Highway CDP, WA Profile: Facts & Data

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West Side Highway CDP, Washington - Basic Facts

The West Side Highway Census Designated Place (historical) had a population of 5,832 as of July 1, 2020. West Side Highway CDP 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 West Side Highway CDP is located at latitude 46.184 and longitude -122.9178 in Cowlitz County. The formal boundaries for the West Side Highway Census Designated Place (historical) encompass a land area of 2.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles.

The West Side Highway Census Designated Place (historical) (GNIS ID: 2409567) has a X0 Census Class Code which indicates deleted feature that was a non-governmental entity. 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 West Side Highway Census Designated Place (historical) is located within Longview-Kelso Division of Cowlitz County.


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West Side Highway CDP, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 5,832 (100%)
Population in Households 5,771 (99.0%)
Population in Families 4,880 (83.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 61 ( 1.0%)
Population Density 2,304
Diversity Index2 36
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $72,255
Average Household Income $85,643
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $31,140
Wealth Index5 90
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 2,169 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,699 (78.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 422 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 ( 2.2%)
Median Home Value $213,927
Average Home Value $243,496
Housing Affordability Index3 175
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,121
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 1,574
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.54% 0.58%
Households 0.56% 0.62%
Families 0.52% 0.58%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
Owner Occupied HU   0.71%

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West Side Highway CDP, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Side Highway CDP to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 181 71st
Population Density # 139 78th
Median Household Income # 250 60th
Housing Affordability Index # 528 84th
Per Capita Income # 336 46th
Diversity Index # 308 51st

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