Long exposure of the I-5 bridge
Officer's Row cannons at night
Fireworks over Pearson Hanger

Vancouver, Washington, By the Numbers

Founded: 1825
Incorporated: Jan. 23, 1857
City Charter Adopted: February 20, 1952
Government Type: Council/Manager
City's Namesake: Captain George Vancouver, British sailor/explorer (1758-1798)

Population (2014 estimate): 165,554
Area: 49.86 square miles
Density: 3,320 people per square mile
Elevation: 150 - 290 feet
Latitude: 45° 37' 32.358" N
Longitude: 122° 40' 31.7994" (measured at City Hall, 415 W. 6th St.)

Our People

Median Age: 36.4 years
Age 65 and over: 13.3%
Age 19 and younger: 25.6%

Women: 51.3%
Men: 48.7%
Veterans: 11.8%
Disabled: 14.2%
White: 79.0%
Hispanic/Latino: 11.2%
Asian: 5.5%
Two or more races: 5.5%
Other: 4.5%
African American: 3.0%
Native American: 0.8%
Pacific Islander: 1.6%
Speak a language other than English in the home: 18.8%

7.8% Spanish
6.0% Other Indo-European languages (e.g. Russian)
4.7% Asian and Pacific Islander
0.3% Other languages

The Economy

Median Household Income: $50,379
Unemployment Rate: 7.3%
People below the poverty level: 15.7%
Largest Occupational Group: Management, business, science and arts occupations (32.1%)
Largest Industry Employment Rate: Educational services, health care and social assistance (20.3%)
Largest Class of Worker: Private wage and salary workers (81.5%)
Number of Businesses: 7,651 (95% are considered small businesses with 50 employees or less)
Number of Businesses in Downtown: 1,110 (14.5%)
Number of Clark County residents who commute to Portland for work (appx.): 56,000
Number of Portland residents who commute to Clark County for work (appx.): 14,000
Average one-way travel time to work: 23.2 minutes
Drive alone to work: 76.4%
Take transit to work: 3.5%
Home ownership rate: 49.4%
Renter-occupied housing units: 49.1%

Tax Rates

Property Tax Rate (City only): $2.7996 per $1,000
Total Sales Tax Rate: 8.4%

State: 6.5%
City: 1%
C-TRAN: 0.7%
County: 0.2%

Your City Services

Number of Fire Stations: 10
City-owned Parkland (including undeveloped open spaces): 1,587 acres
Parks: 114 (77 developed)
Trails: 20 miles
Number of Police Officers: 190 (1 police officer for every 881 people)
City Street Centerline Miles: 579
City Street Lane Miles: 1,806
Water Pipe: 1,026 miles
Sewer Pipe: 716 miles

Sources: U.S. Census, Clark County Treasurer’s Office, U.S. Bureau of
Labor Statistics, City of Vancouver