Cathlamet, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cathlamet, Washington - Basic Facts

The Town of Cathlamet had a population of 573 as of July 1, 2017. Cathlamet ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Cathlamet is located at latitude 46.2058 and longitude -123.384 in Wahkiakum County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Cathlamet (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Wahkiakum County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 62 feet.

The Town of Cathlamet (GNIS ID: 2413181) 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 Town of Cathlamet is located within Cathlamet Division of Wahkiakum County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cathlamet 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 Cathlamet: Birnie's Retreat, Birnie's Trading Post, Cathlamah, Kahelamit, Katalamet, Kathlamet.

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


Total Population 573
Daytime Population: Workers 413
Daytime Population: Residents 421
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 834
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.46
Population in Households 549
Population in Familes 394
Population in Group Qrtrs 24
Population Density2 1,174
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $39,101
Average Household Income $49,378
Per Capita Income $24,629


Total Housing Units 328 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 176 (53.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 109 (33.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $207,986
Average Home Value $212,712


Total Households 285
Average Household Size 1.93
Family Households 158
Average Family Size 2
  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% 0.99%
Households 1.38% 1.03%
Families 2.09% 0.99%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   1.85%

Cathlamet, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cathlamet 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 # 456 27th
Population Density # 256 59th
Diversity Index # 512 19th
Median Household Income # 546 13th
Per Capita Income # 444 29th

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