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Overview

Introduction to Vancouver, Washington

The city of Vancouver, county seat of Clark County, is located in the southwest corner of the state of Washington, just north of the Oregon border. The city lies on the north bank of the Columbia River, and is surrounded by Mount St. Helens to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and the Cascade Mountains to the east. Major thoroughfares servicing the city include Interstates I-5, I-205, and I-84; as well as Washington State Highways 14 and 500. Vancouver is situated only 10 miles north of Portland, Oregon.

Originally called Fort Vancouver, the community served as the center of all fur trading in the Pacific Northwest during the first half of the 19th century. Incorporated in 1857, the new city renamed Vancouver enjoyed a period of steady development lasting throughout the rest of the century. During the First World War, the site later named Pearson Field became the world’s largest spruce lumber mill for construction of airplanes used in the war effort. During World War II, Vancouver’s Kaiser Shipyard served as a major shipbuilding center for a variety of craft used by the U.S. Navy. Since that time, the Vancouver industrial base has shifted to high tech and service industry jobs, which dominate the city's economy today.

Vancouver Attractions

Visitors to the Vancouver area can find several places of interest to enjoy. Some of these are listed here:

  • Fort Vancouver National Historic Site: Headquarters for the British Hudson’s Bay Company and once the center of political, cultural and commercial activities in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Pearson Air Museum: Aviation history is on display at the oldest continually operating airfield in the U.S.
  • Clark County Historical Museum: Exhibits feature a Native American gallery, railroad exhibit, American military memorabilia and other artifacts dating back to the 13th century.
  • Old Slocum House Theatre Company: Vancouver's oldest non-profit community theater.
  • Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge: Over 5,000 acres of vital migration and wintering habitat for spring and fall migrating birds.
  • Cedar Creek Grist Mill: Built in 1876 and now the only grain-grinding mill in Washington that has maintained its original structural integrity.
  • Cathlapotle Plankhouse
  • Pomeroy Living History Farm
  • Chelatchie Prairie Railroad
  • Water Resources Education Center
  • Salmon Run Bell Tower and Glockenspiel
  • Ilchee Monument & Waterfront Renaissance Trail
  • Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens
  • Pendleton Woolen Mills
  • Vancouver Farmers Market
  • Two Rivers Heritage Museum
  • North Clark Historical Museum

Only minutes away from Vancouver is the city of Portland, Oregon, home to basketball's Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA. Portland also hosts a minor league baseball franchise known as the Portland Beavers. The Beavers compete in the Pacific Coast League and are the Triple-A affiliate of Major League Baseball's San Diego Padres. Hockey fans can take in the games of the Portland Winter Hawks, a member of the Western Hockey League (WHL).

Demographics

People

Total Population169,982
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens14.3%
Employed Population 16+78,689
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married46.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.7%
Median Earnings25+$35,028
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,289
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,460

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,099
% Above Poverty Level86.5%
% Below Poverty Level13.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.2%
% Using Public Transportation3.4%

Housing

People Living Alone30.5%
Median Gross Rent$986
Median House Value$217,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)31.5%
Irish11.9%
English10.1%
Norwegian4.5%
Italian3.7%
French Except Basque3.3%
Swedish3.1%
Scottish2.9%
Russian2%
Dutch1.8%
Ukrainian1.8%
Polish1.7%
Canadian1%
Danishn0.9%
Welsh0.9%
Finnish0.8%
Romanian0.7%
Portuguese0.6%
Czech0.6%
African0.4%
Greek0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Arab0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
US/American0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
German0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Vancouver Almanac

CategoryValue
County Clark County
Standard Zip Codes98660, 98661, 98662, 98663, 98664, 98665, 98682, 98683, 98684, 98685, 98686
P.O. Box Zip Codes98666, 98668, 98687
Phone Area Codes360
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude45.72
Approximate Longitude-122.74

Vancouver Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationVANCOUVER 4 NNE
Distance3.1 miles
Jan Temp32 to 46 F
Apr Temp40 to 60 F
Jul Temp54 to 77 F
Oct Temp41 to 63 F
Annual Precip41.9 inches
StationPORTLAND INTL AP
Distance4.8 miles
Jan Temp34 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 61 F
Jul Temp57 to 79 F
Oct Temp45 to 63 F
Annual Precip37 inches
StationTROUTDALE
Distance14.7 miles
Jan Temp34 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 62 F
Jul Temp55 to 82 F
Oct Temp44 to 65 F
Annual Precip44.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Battle Ground18,987$67,066
Camas21,393$104,194
La Center3,079$92,381
Ridgefield6,112$90,650
Washougal14,987$74,316
Woodland5,684$63,264

Vancouver Public Libraries

Fort Vancouver Regional Library District
1007 E. MILL PLAIN BLVD
Vancouver, Washington
(360) 695-1561

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Vancouver Hospitals

Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital
(Non-profit)
2211 Ne 139th St
(360) 487-1000
Southwest Washington Medical Center - Memorial Campus
(Non-profit)
3400 Main Street
(360) 696-5232
Va Medical Center - Vancouver Campus
(Government - Federal)
1601 E 4th Plain Blvd
Southwest Washington Medical Center
(Non-profit)
400 Ne Mother Joseph Place
(360) 256-2000
Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center
(Non-profit)
221 Ne 139th Street
(360) 487-1000

Vancouver Public Schools

Clark County Juvenile Detention School
500 West 11th St
ZIP: 98660
(360) 397-2201
Other
Total Enrollment 15
Hough Elementary School
1900 Daniels St
ZIP: 98660
(360) 313-2100
Primary
Total Enrollment 294
Lincoln Elementary School
4200 Daniels St
ZIP: 98660
(360) 313-2300
Primary
Total Enrollment 384
Early Childhood Education Center
2901 Falk Rd
ZIP: 98661
(360) 313-1250
Primary
Total Enrollment 184
Fir Grove Childrens Center
2920 Falk Rd
ZIP: 98661
(360) 313-1800
Other
Total Enrollment 67
Fort Vancouver High School
5700 E 18th St
ZIP: 98661
(360) 313-4000
High
Total Enrollment 1499
Gate Program
3100 E 18th St
ZIP: 98661
(360) 313-1050
High
Total Enrollment 30
George C Marshall Elementary
6400 Macarthur Blvd
ZIP: 98661
(360) 313-2400
Primary
Total Enrollment 405
Harney Elementary School
3212 E Evergreen Blvd
ZIP: 98661
(360) 313-2000
Primary
Total Enrollment 645
Harry S Truman Elementary School
4505 Ne 42nd Ave
ZIP: 98661
(360) 313-2900
Primary
Total Enrollment 569
Lewis And Clark High School
2901 General Anderson Ave
ZIP: 98661
(360) 313-4350
High
Total Enrollment 107
Martin Luther King Elementary
4801 Idaho St
ZIP: 98661
(360) 313-2200
Primary
Total Enrollment 504
Mcloughlin Middle School
5802 Macarthur Blvd
ZIP: 98661
(360) 313-3600
Middle
Total Enrollment 913
Open Doors Vancouver
2901 Falk Rd
ZIP: 98661
(360) 313-1000
High
Total Enrollment 45
Roosevelt Elementary School
2921 Falk Rd
ZIP: 98661
(360) 313-2600
Primary
Total Enrollment 695
Vancouver Alternative Programs
2901 Falk Rd
ZIP: 98661
(360) 313-4990
Other
Total Enrollment 26
Vancouver Contracted Programs
2901 Falk Rd
ZIP: 98661
(360) 313-1330
High
Total Enrollment 23
Walnut Grove Elementary
6103 Ne 72nd Ave
ZIP: 98661
(360) 313-3000
Primary
Total Enrollment 772
Washington State School For The Blind
2214 E. 13th St.
ZIP: 98661
(360) 696-6321
Other
Total Enrollment 48
Washington State School For The Deaf
611 Grand Blvd
ZIP: 98661
(360) 418-0401
Other
Total Enrollment 87
Covington Middle School
11200 Ne Rosewood Rd
ZIP: 98662
(360) 604-6300
Middle
Total Enrollment 1046
Glenwood Heights Primary
9716 Ne 134th St
ZIP: 98662
(360) 885-5250
Primary
Total Enrollment 644
Laurin Middle School
13601 Ne 97th Ave
ZIP: 98662
(360) 885-5200
Middle
Total Enrollment 594
Orchards Elementary School
11405 Ne 69th Street
ZIP: 98662
(360) 604-6975
Primary
Total Enrollment 585
Peter S Ogden Elementary
8100 Ne 28th St
ZIP: 98662
(360) 313-2550
Primary
Total Enrollment 559
Silver Star Elementary School
10500 Ne 86th Street
ZIP: 98662
(360) 604-6775
Primary
Total Enrollment 455
Sunset Elementary School
9001 Ne 95th Street
ZIP: 98662
(360) 604-6900
Primary
Total Enrollment 540
Benjamin Franklin Elementary
5206 Franklin St
ZIP: 98663
(360) 313-1850
Primary
Total Enrollment 391
Discovery Middle School
800 E 40th St
ZIP: 98663
(360) 313-3300
Middle
Total Enrollment 693
Hudson's Bay High School
1601 E Mcloughlin Blvd
ZIP: 98663
(360) 313-4400
High
Total Enrollment 1377
Minnehaha Elementary School
2800 Ne 54th St
ZIP: 98663
(360) 313-2500
Primary
Total Enrollment 544
Vancouver School Of Arts And Academics
3101 Main St
ZIP: 98663
(360) 313-4600
Other
Total Enrollment 589
Washington Elementary
2908 S St
ZIP: 98663
(360) 313-3050
Primary
Total Enrollment 374
Ellsworth Elementary School
512 Se Ellsworth Avenue
ZIP: 98664
(360) 604-6950
Primary
Total Enrollment 447
Hela High School
9105 Ne 9th Street
ZIP: 98664
(360) 604-6340
High
Total Enrollment 439
Iq Academy Washington
9105 Ne 9th Street
ZIP: 98664
(360) 604-6360
High
Total Enrollment 610
Marrion Elementary School
10119 Ne 14th Street
ZIP: 98664
(360) 604-6825
Primary
Total Enrollment 523
Vancouver Home Connection
301 S Lieser Rd
ZIP: 98664
(360) 313-4990
Other
Total Enrollment 269
Vancouver Virtual Learning Academy
301 S Lieser Rd
ZIP: 98664
(360) 313-4990
Other
Total Enrollment 154
Columbia River High
800 Nw 99th St
ZIP: 98665
(360) 313-3900
High
Total Enrollment 1268
Dwight D Eisenhower Elementary
9201 Nw 9th Ave
ZIP: 98665
(360) 313-1700
Primary
Total Enrollment 568
Gaiser Middle School
3000 Ne 99th St
ZIP: 98665
(360) 313-3400
Middle
Total Enrollment 875
Hazel Dell Elementary School
511 Ne Anderson Rd
ZIP: 98665
(360) 313-2050
Primary
Total Enrollment 471
Jason Lee Middle School
8500 Nw 9th Ave
ZIP: 98665
(360) 313-3500
Middle
Total Enrollment 562
Lake Shore Elementary
9300 Nw 21st Ave
ZIP: 98665
(360) 313-2250
Primary
Total Enrollment 414
Fruit Valley Elementary School
3410 Nw Fruit Valley Rd
ZIP: 98680
(360) 313-1900
Primary
Total Enrollment 244
49th Street Academy
14619b Ne 49th Street
ZIP: 98682
(360) 604-6700
Other
Total Enrollment 123
Burnt Bridge Creek Elementary Sch
14619a Ne 49th Street
ZIP: 98682
(360) 604-6750
Primary
Total Enrollment 479
Burton Elementary School
14015 Ne 28th Street
ZIP: 98682
(360) 604-4975
Primary
Total Enrollment 464
Clark County Skills Center
12200 Ne 28th Street
ZIP: 98682
(360) 604-1050
High
Total Enrollment 1
Early Childhood Center
13501 Ne 28th Street
ZIP: 98682
(360) 604-3925
Primary
Total Enrollment 157
Evergreen Flex Academy
13501 Ne 28th Street
ZIP: 98682
(360) 604-4032
Other
Total Enrollment 117
Frontier Middle School
7600 Ne 166th Avenue
ZIP: 98682
(360) 604-3200
Middle
Total Enrollment 803
Heritage High School
7825 Ne 130th Avenue
ZIP: 98682
(360) 604-3400
High
Total Enrollment 1928
Image Elementary School
4400 Ne 122nd Avenue
ZIP: 98682
(360) 604-6850
Primary
Total Enrollment 648
Pioneer Elementary School
7212 Ne 166th Avenue
ZIP: 98682
(360) 604-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 670
Sifton Elementary School
7301 Ne 137th Avenue
ZIP: 98682
(360) 604-6675
Primary
Total Enrollment 499
York Elementary School
9301 Ne 152nd Avenue
ZIP: 98682
(360) 604-3975
Primary
Total Enrollment 510
Columbia Valley Elementary
17500 Se Sequoia Cr
ZIP: 98683
(360) 604-3375
Primary
Total Enrollment 503
Crestline Elementary School
13003 S E 7th Street
ZIP: 98683
(360) 604-3325
Primary
Total Enrollment 475
Fishers Landing Elementary School
3800 Se Hiddenbrook Drive
ZIP: 98683
(360) 604-6650
Primary
Total Enrollment 651
Mountain View High School
1500 Se Blairmont Dr
ZIP: 98683
(360) 604-6100
High
Total Enrollment 1853
Shahala Middle School
601 Se 192nd Avenue
ZIP: 98683
(360) 604-3800
Middle
Total Enrollment 1164
Wyeast Middle School
1112 Se 136th Avenue
ZIP: 98683
(360) 604-6400
Middle
Total Enrollment 877
Cascade Middle School
13900 Ne 18th Street
ZIP: 98684
(360) 604-3600
Middle
Total Enrollment 891
Endeavour Elementary School
2701 Ne Four Seasons Lane
ZIP: 98684
(360) 604-4920
Primary
Total Enrollment 680
Evergreen High School
14300 Ne 18th Street
ZIP: 98684
(360) 604-3700
High
Total Enrollment 1808
Fircrest Elementary School
12001 Ne Ninth Street
ZIP: 98684
(360) 604-6925
Primary
Total Enrollment 454
Harmony Elementary School
17404a Ne 18th Street
ZIP: 98684
(360) 604-6600
Primary
Total Enrollment 711
Hearthwood Elementary School
801 Ne Hearthwood Blvd
ZIP: 98684
(360) 604-6875
Primary
Total Enrollment 427
Legacy High School
2205 E 138th Avenue
ZIP: 98684
(360) 604-3900
High
Total Enrollment 235
Mill Plain Elementary School
400 Se 164th Avenue
ZIP: 98684
(360) 604-6800
Primary
Total Enrollment 496
Northwest Allprep
237 Chkalov Ste 108
ZIP: 98684
(503) 313-6836
Other
Total Enrollment 454
Pacific Middle School
2017 Ne 172nd Avenue
ZIP: 98684
(360) 604-6500
Middle
Total Enrollment 1010
Riverview Elementary School
12601 Se Riverridge Drive
ZIP: 98684
(360) 604-6625
Primary
Total Enrollment 473
Alki Middle School
1800 Nw Bliss Rd
ZIP: 98685
(360) 313-3200
Middle
Total Enrollment 733
Chinook Elementary School
1900 Nw Bliss Rd
ZIP: 98685
(360) 313-1600
Primary
Total Enrollment 724
Felida Elementary School
2700 Nw 119th St
ZIP: 98685
(360) 313-1750
Primary
Total Enrollment 647
Jefferson Middle School
3000 Nw 119th St
ZIP: 98685
(360) 313-3700
Middle
Total Enrollment 768
Sacajawea Elementary School
700 Ne 112th St
ZIP: 98685
(360) 313-2750
Primary
Total Enrollment 404
Salmon Creek Elementary
1601 Ne 129th St
ZIP: 98685
(360) 313-2800
Primary
Total Enrollment 530
Skyview High School
1300 Nw 139th St
ZIP: 98685
(360) 313-4200
High
Total Enrollment 2035
Pleasant Valley Middle
14320 Ne 50th Ave
ZIP: 98686
(360) 885-5500
Middle
Total Enrollment 497
Pleasant Valley Primary
14320 Ne 50th Ave
ZIP: 98686
(360) 885-5550
Primary
Total Enrollment 605
Sarah J Anderson Elementary
2215 Ne 104th St
ZIP: 98686
(360) 313-1500
Primary
Total Enrollment 793
Vancouver Itech Preparatory
14204 Ne Salmon Creek Ave
ZIP: 98686
(360) 313-5200
Other
Total Enrollment 339

Vancouver Private Schools

Hosanna Christian School
4120 Ne St Johns Rd
ZIP: 98661
Elementary
Total Enrollment 103
In His Hands/memorial Lutheran Dcc
2700 E 28th St
ZIP: 98661
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
La Escuela / Language Academy
7703 Ne 72nd Ave
ZIP: 98661
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
Skinner Elementary Montessori School
5001 Ne 66th Ave
ZIP: 98661
Elementary
Total Enrollment 53
St Joseph Catholic School
6500 Highland Dr
ZIP: 98661
Elementary
Total Enrollment 377
Childrens Village Dcc Van Mall
2904 Ne Burton Rd
ZIP: 98662
Elementary
Total Enrollment 36
Cornerstone Christian School
7708 Ne 78th St
ZIP: 98662
Elementary
Total Enrollment 282
Vancouver Christian High School
8205 Ne Fourth Plain Rd
ZIP: 98662
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 90
Our Lady Of Lourdes School
4701 Nw Franklin St
ZIP: 98663
Elementary
Total Enrollment 289
Cascadia School
10606 Ne 14th St
ZIP: 98664
Elementary
Total Enrollment 85
Good Shepherd Montessori Dcc
805 Se Ellsworth Rd
ZIP: 98664
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 7
Sky View Baptist Academy
9914 Se 6th St
ZIP: 98664
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 10
Vancouver Montessori School
10316 Ne 14th St
ZIP: 98664
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Childrens Village Dc-hazel Dell
1020 Ne 86th St
ZIP: 98665
Elementary
Total Enrollment 26
Kindercare Learning Center #1014
7114 Ne Hazel Dell Ave
ZIP: 98665
Elementary
Total Enrollment 21
Kings Way Christian Schools
3300 Ne 78th St
ZIP: 98665
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 725
Kindercare Learning Center 457
622 Se 117th Ave
ZIP: 98683
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Knowledge Beginnings Dcc
2907 Se 162nd Ave
ZIP: 98683
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Seton Catholic College Preparatory High School
811 Ne 112th Ave # 200
ZIP: 98684
Secondary
Total Enrollment 118
Kindercare Learning Center #1610
13315 Ne 12th Ave
ZIP: 98685
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Childrens Village Salmon Creek
1900 Ne 129th St
ZIP: 98686
Elementary
Total Enrollment 65
The Gardner School
16413 Ne 50th Ave
ZIP: 98686
Elementary
Total Enrollment 58
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