White Salmon, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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White Salmon, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of White Salmon had a population of 2,410 as of July 1, 2017. White Salmon 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 White Salmon is located at latitude 45.7284 and longitude -121.4852 in Klickitat County. The formal boundaries for the City of White Salmon (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Klickitat County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 620 feet.

The City of White Salmon (GNIS ID: 2412254) 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 White Salmon is located within White Salmon Division of Klickitat County.

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

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


Total Population 2,410
Daytime Population: Workers 1,554
Daytime Population: Residents 1,272
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,826
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.17
Population in Households 2,402
Population in Familes 1,844
Population in Group Qrtrs 8
Population Density2 1,945
Diversity Index3 64


Median Household Income $44,948
Average Household Income $59,766
Per Capita Income $24,929


Total Housing Units 1,143 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 587 (51.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 411 (36.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 145 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $330,385
Average Home Value $381,644


Total Households 998
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 602
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 1.03% 0.94%
Households 1.04% 0.96%
Families 0.93% 0.85%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   2.2%

White Salmon, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares White Salmon 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 # 288 54th
Population Density # 151 76th
Diversity Index # 92 85th
Median Household Income # 477 24th
Per Capita Income # 431 31st

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