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Carnation, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Carnation had a population of 1,962 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Carnation is located at latitude 47.6442 and longitude -121.9006 in King County. The formal boundaries for the City of Carnation (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. King County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 79 feet.

The City of Carnation (GNIS ID: 2409989) 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 Carnation is located within Snoqualmie Valley Division of King County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Carnation 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 Carnation: Tolt.

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


Total Population 1,962
Daytime Population: Workers 801
Daytime Population: Residents 961
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,762
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 1,962
Population in Familes 1,656
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,696
Diversity Index3 48


Median Household Income $78,511
Average Household Income $92,309
Per Capita Income $32,964


Total Housing Units 705 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 493 (69.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 190 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $385,366
Average Home Value $464,474


Total Households 683
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 503
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 1.3% 1.3%
Households 1.1% 1.14%
Families 0.82% 1.2%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

Carnation, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carnation 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 # 317 50th
Population Density # 174 72nd
Diversity Index # 205 68th
Median Household Income # 137 78th
Per Capita Income # 212 66th

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