Vancouver, WA

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2020 Population
182,792
1.24% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
37.1
0.542% 1-year increase
2018 Poverty Rate
12.5%
10.7% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$63,617
3.08% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$318,200
11.1% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
89,203
0.616% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Vancouver, WA had a population of 183k people with a median age of 37.1 and a median household income of $63,617. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Vancouver, WA grew from 180,556 to 182,792, a 1.24% increase and its median household income grew from $61,714 to $63,617, a 3.08% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Vancouver, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (70%), White (Hispanic) (8.13%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.74%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.54%), and Other (Hispanic) (4.34%).

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.

93.3% of the residents in Vancouver, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Vancouver, WA are Clark College (1,921 degrees awarded in 2020), Charter College (1,304 degrees), and International Air and Hospitality Academy (419 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Vancouver, WA was $318,200, and the homeownership rate was 51.7%.

Most people in Vancouver, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Vancouver, WA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Vancouver, WA is home to a population of 183k people, from which 93.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 13.6% of Vancouver, WA residents were born outside of the country (24.8k people).

In 2020, there were 8.61 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (128k people) in Vancouver, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.9k White (Hispanic) and 10.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

93.3%
2020 Citizenship
92.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 93.3% of Vancouver, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Vancouver, WA was 92.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Vancouver, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    128k ± 2.16k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    14.9k ± 1.24k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    10.5k ± 1.21k
14.6%
Hispanic Population
26.8k people

In 2020, there were 8.61 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (128k people) in Vancouver, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.9k White (Hispanic) and 10.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

14.6% of the people in Vancouver, WA are hispanic (26.8k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Vancouver, WA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    245,459 ± 11,963 people
  2. India
    87,443 ± 7,218 people
  3. China
    77,854 ± 6,815 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 245,459 Washington residents, followed by India with 87,443 and China with 77,854.

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Foreign-Born Population

13.6%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
24.8k people
13.9%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
25.1k people

As of 2020, 13.6% of Vancouver, WA residents (24.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Vancouver, WA was 13.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,743 ± 425
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,900 ± 288
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,873 ± 270

Vancouver, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.97 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Vancouver, WA employs 89.2k people. The largest industries in Vancouver, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,498 people), Retail Trade (10,250 people), and Manufacturing (9,218 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($74,931), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($71,000), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($58,252).

Males in Washington have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,193. The income inequality in Washington (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

89.2k
2020 Value
± 2,252
0.616%
1 Year growth
± 3.4%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Vancouver, WA grew at a rate of 0.616%, from 88.7k employees to 89.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Vancouver, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,556 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,349 people), and Management Occupations (7,757 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

89.2k
2020 Value
± 2,252
0.616%
1 Year growth
± 3.4%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Vancouver, WA grew at a rate of 0.616%, from 88.7k employees to 89.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Vancouver, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,498 people), Retail Trade (10,250 people), and Manufacturing (9,218 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

$45,455
Median earning men ± $1,464
$33,247
Median earning women ± $1,155

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($58,814), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,401), and Wholesale Trade ($55,192).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($50,614), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,632), and Manufacturing ($44,301).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Washington. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $105B
  2. $46.1B
  3. $35.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $105B, followed by Misc. mfg. prods. ($46.1B) and Mixed freight ($35.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Washington products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$500B
2020 Value in Washington
$980B
Projected 2050 Value in Washington
95.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Washington trade was $500B. This is expected to increase 95.8% to $980B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Washington trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Washington to other states, or from other states to Washington.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $34.9B
  2. $26.9B
  3. $23.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $34.9B, followed by California with $26.9B and Hawaii and $23.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Washington shares with each state (excluding itself).

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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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In 2020, universities in Vancouver, WA awarded 3,700 degrees. The student population of Vancouver, WA in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 3,530 male students and 6,518 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Vancouver, WA are White (1,998 and 54.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (533 and 14.5%), Unknown (337 and 9.16%), and Two or More Races (309 and 8.4%).

The largest universities in Vancouver, WA by number of degrees awarded are Clark College (1,921 and 51.9%), Charter College (1,304 and 35.2%), and International Air and Hospitality Academy (419 and 11.3%).

The most popular majors in Vancouver, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (953 and 25.8%), Medical Assistant (603 and 16.3%), and Other Air Transportation (217 and 5.86%).

The median tuition cost in Vancouver, WA for a public four year colleges is $3,631 for in-state students and $9,392 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 2020 was 10,048 (35.1% men and 64.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 10,048 students enrolled in Vancouver, WA, 35.1% men and 64.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,869 records, of which 63.9% were women and 36.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 953 degree-majors awarded
  2. 156 degree-majors awarded
  3. 120 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Vancouver, WA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 953 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. 1,921 degrees awarded
  2. 1,304 degrees awarded
  3. 419 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Clark College with 1,921 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 1,335 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Vancouver, WA, which is 0.564 times less than the 2,365 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,998 degrees mean that there were 3.75 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 533 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 ($19,276) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($326) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($900) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.797% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.827% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were Some college (1.42M), High School or Equivalent (1.36M), and Bachelors Degree (1.26M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Vancouver, WA was $318,200 in 2020, which is 1.38 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $286,500 to $318,200, a 11.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Vancouver, WA is 51.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Vancouver, WA have an average commute time of 25.3 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 $63,617. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Vancouver, WA was Census Tract 406.08 with a value of $126,724, followed by Census Tract 413.25 and Census Tract 413.32, with respective values of $101,350 and $93,803.

Property

$318,200
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,955
$37,973
Median Property Taxes
±$1,427

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

51.7%
Homeownership
2020
67.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 51.7% of the housing units in Vancouver, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 51.7%.

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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 413.32

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Vancouver, WA was Census Tract 406.08 with a value of $126,724, followed by Census Tract 413.25 and Census Tract 413.32, with respective values of $101,350 and $93,803.

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.
$63,617
Median Household Income
± $1,547
73.4k
Number of Households
± 1,989

In 2020, the median household income of the 73.4k households in Vancouver, WA grew to $63,617 from the previous year's value of $61,714.

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.
0.466
2020 Wage GINI in Washington
0.468
2019 Wage GINI in Washington

In 2020, the income inequality in Washington was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.301% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Washington across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (74.9%)
  2. Carpooled (9.94%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.82%)

In 2020, 74.9% of workers in Vancouver, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.94%) and those who worked at home (8.82%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

25.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Vancouver, WA have a shorter commute time (25.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.55% 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

12.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Vancouver, WA (22.1k out of 176k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 6 - 11.

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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92.2% of the population of Vancouver, WA has health coverage, with 46.9% on employee plans, 21.1% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 1.57% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Washington was $7,913 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,609).

Primary care physicians in Clark County, WA see 1369 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.39% decrease from the previous year (1417 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1411 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 278 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Washington, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,369 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Clark County, WA

Primary care physicians in Clark County, WA see an average of 1,369 patients per year. This represents a 3.39% decrease from the previous year (1,417 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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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Washington across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.6% under 18 years, 23.2% between 18 and 34 years, 37.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

7.8%
Uninsured
46.9%
Employer Coverage
21.1%
Medicaid
11.4%
Medicare
11.2%
Non-Group
1.57%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Vancouver, WA declined by 0.908% from 7.87% to 7.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Vancouver, WA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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