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Carson, Washington - Basic Facts

The Carson Census Designated Place had a population of 2,442 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Carson is located at latitude 45.7358 and longitude -121.8326 in Skamania County. The formal boundaries for the Carson Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Skamania County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 469 feet.

The Carson Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407972) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. 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 Carson Census Designated Place is located within Carson-Underwood Division of Skamania County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Carson 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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Carson, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,442
Daytime Population: Workers 328
Daytime Population: Residents 1,480
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,808
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 2,442
Population in Familes 1,946
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 510
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $47,783
Average Household Income $57,434
Per Capita Income $22,915


Total Housing Units 1,053 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 710 (67.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 280 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $211,143
Average Home Value $255,211


Total Households 990
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 654
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 0.96% 0.9%
Households 0.93% 0.89%
Families 1.2% 0.87%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   2.69%

Carson, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Carson 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 # 285 55th
Population Density # 416 34th
Diversity Index # 304 52nd
Median Household Income # 439 30th
Per Capita Income # 502 20th

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