East Cathlamet, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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East Cathlamet, Washington - Basic Facts

The East Cathlamet Census Designated Place had a population of 490 as of July 1, 2017. East Cathlamet ranks in the lower 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 East Cathlamet is located at latitude 46.1968 and longitude -123.358 in Wahkiakum County. The formal boundaries for the East Cathlamet Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wahkiakum County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 220 feet.

The East Cathlamet Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408703) 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 East Cathlamet Census Designated Place is located within Cathlamet Division of Wahkiakum County.

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


Total Population 490
Daytime Population: Workers 87
Daytime Population: Residents 296
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 383
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 490
Population in Familes 403
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 286
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $38,550
Average Household Income $52,282
Per Capita Income $22,781


Total Housing Units 249 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 193 (77.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $183,333
Average Home Value $194,141


Total Households 226
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 160
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 -0.03% 0.08%
Households -0.06% 0.09%
Families 0.99% 0.12%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

East Cathlamet, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East 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 # 469 25th
Population Density # 495 21st
Diversity Index # 550 13th
Median Household Income # 554 12th
Per Capita Income # 508 19th

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