Vancouver, WA

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2022 Population
190,700
1.26% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.4
0.268% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.3%
2.94% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$73,626
9.14% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$403,400
17.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
93,995
2.48% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Vancouver, WA had a population of 191k people with a median age of 37.4 and a median household income of $73,626. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Vancouver, WA grew from 188,331 to 190,700, a 1.26% increase and its median household income grew from $67,462 to $73,626, a 9.14% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Vancouver, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (67.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.7%), White (Hispanic) (5.99%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.32%), and Other (Hispanic) (4.57%).

None of the households in Vancouver, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92.9% of the residents in Vancouver, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Vancouver, WA are Clark College (1,596 degrees awarded in 2022), Charter College (1,305 degrees), and International Air and Hospitality Academy (443 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Vancouver, WA was $403,400, and the homeownership rate was 50.9%.

Most people in Vancouver, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Vancouver, WA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Vancouver, WA is home to a population of 191k people, from which 92.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 13.9% of Vancouver, WA residents were born outside of the country (26.4k people).

In 2022, there were 10.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (129k people) in Vancouver, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.8k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 11.4k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.9%
2022 Citizenship
93.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.9% of Vancouver, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Vancouver, WA was 93.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Vancouver, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    129k ± 2.17k
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    12.8k ± 1.47k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    11.4k ± 1.4k
15.4%
Hispanic Population
29.4k people

In 2022, there were 10.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (129k people) in Vancouver, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.8k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 11.4k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.4% of the people in Vancouver, WA are hispanic (29.4k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    244,390 ± 11,943 people
  2. India
    101,527 ± 7,771 people
  3. China
    86,360 ± 7,174 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 244,390 Washington residents, followed by India with 101,527 and China with 86,360.

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Foreign-Born Population

13.9%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
26.4k people
13.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
25.8k people

As of 2022, 13.9% of Vancouver, WA residents (26.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Vancouver, WA was 13.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,948 ± 391
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,394 ± 391
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,220 ± 387

Vancouver, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.65 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Vancouver, WA employs 94k people. The largest industries in Vancouver, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,335 people), Retail Trade (11,184 people), and Manufacturing (9,848 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($95,333), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,000), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($72,292).

Males in Washington have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $73,054. The income inequality in Washington (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

94k
2022 Value
± 2,490
2.48%
1 Year growth
± 3.61%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Vancouver, WA grew at a rate of 2.48%, from 91.7k employees to 94k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Vancouver, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,636 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,957 people), and Management Occupations (8,402 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Vancouver, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

94k
2022 Value
± 2,490
2.48%
1 Year growth
± 3.61%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Vancouver, WA grew at a rate of 2.48%, from 91.7k employees to 94k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Vancouver, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,335 people), Retail Trade (11,184 people), and Manufacturing (9,848 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Vancouver, WA, though some of these residents may live in Vancouver, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$52,317
Median earning men ± $1,452
$39,499
Median earning women ± $1,112

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($80,045), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($63,252), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($63,019).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,646), Public Administration ($55,738), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($45,764).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
3.62%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.58M people employed in Washington. This represents a 3.62% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.3%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Washington.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (38.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.97%).

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing the state of Washington. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Washington

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Patty Murray
Senator from Washington3
Assumed office on January 3, 1993
Maria Cantwell
Senator from Washington1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing Washington.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Washington over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Washington

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Washington have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Vancouver, WA awarded 3,423 degrees. The student population of Vancouver, WA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,245 male students and 5,711 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Vancouver, WA are White (1,782 and 52.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (534 and 15.8%), Unknown (383 and 11.3%), and Two or More Races (245 and 7.24%).

The largest universities in Vancouver, WA by number of degrees awarded are Clark College (1,596 and 46.6%), Charter College (1,305 and 38.1%), and International Air and Hospitality Academy (443 and 12.9%).

The most popular majors in Vancouver, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (842 and 24.6%), Medical Assistant (573 and 16.7%), and Other Related Mechanical Engineering Technologies (188 and 5.49%).

The median tuition cost in Vancouver, WA for a public four year colleges is $4,203 for in-state students and $9,807 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2018 in Vancouver, WA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 100%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 94%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 8,956 (36.2% men and 63.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 8,956 students enrolled in Vancouver, WA, 36.2% men and 63.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,182 records, of which 62.7% were women and 37.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 842 degrees awarded
  2. 128 degrees awarded
  3. 83 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Vancouver, WA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 842 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Vancouver, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,596 degrees awarded
  2. 1,305 degrees awarded
  3. 443 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Clark College with 1,596 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 1,221 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Vancouver, WA, which is 0.554 times less than the 2,202 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,782 degrees mean that there were 3.34 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 534 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($16,784) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($326) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($870) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.975% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.954% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.41M), Some college (1.4M), and Bachelors Degree (1.33M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Vancouver, WA was $403,400 in 2022, which is 1.43 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $343,900 to $403,400, a 17.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Vancouver, WA is 50.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Vancouver, WA have an average commute time of 23.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Vancouver, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Vancouver, WA is $73,626. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Vancouver, WA was Census Tract 406.08 with a value of $120,139, followed by Census Tract 413.25 and Census Tract 420, with respective values of $115,682 and $106,154.

Property

$403,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,120
$39,393
Median Property Taxes
±$1,429

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Vancouver, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Vancouver, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

50.9%
Homeownership
2022
68%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 50.9% of the housing units in Vancouver, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 51.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 406.08
  2. Census Tract 413.25
  3. Census Tract 420

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Vancouver, WA was Census Tract 406.08 with a value of $120,139, followed by Census Tract 413.25 and Census Tract 420, with respective values of $115,682 and $106,154.

The following map shows all of the places in Vancouver, WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$73,626
Median Household Income
± $2,142
77.4k
Number of Households
± 2,200

In 2022, the median household income of the 77.4k households in Vancouver, WA grew to $73,626 from the previous year's value of $67,462.

The following chart displays the households in Vancouver, WA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Vancouver, WA is from Washington.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in Washington
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Washington

In 2022, the income inequality in Washington was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (70.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.8%)
  3. Carpooled (9.9%)

In 2022, 70.6% of workers in Vancouver, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.8%) and those who carpooled to work (9.9%).

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Commute Time

23.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Vancouver, WA have a shorter commute time (23.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.09% of the workforce in Vancouver, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Vancouver, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Vancouver, WA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Vancouver, WA (23.2k out of 188k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Vancouver, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91.8% of the population of Vancouver, WA has health coverage, with 45.9% on employee plans, 21.1% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 1.5% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Clark County, WA see 1327 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.07% decrease from the previous year (1369 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1404 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 258 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,327 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Clark County, WA

Primary care physicians in Clark County, WA see an average of 1,327 patients per year. This represents a 3.07% decrease from the previous year (1,369 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Clark County, WA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.9% under 18 years, 23.6% between 18 and 34 years, 37.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 16% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.18%
Uninsured
45.9%
Employer Coverage
21.1%
Medicaid
11.4%
Medicare
12%
Non-Group
1.5%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Vancouver, WA declined by 1.78% from 8.33% to 8.18%.

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