City of Vancouver, WA
Vancouver is located in Clark County in Washington. The median income is $49,271 and the median home value is $215,500. The unemployment rate is 13.72% compared to 7.9% for the U.S. as a whole. Workers commute an average of 22.2 minutes each day. The population is 81.5% White, 3.4% Black, 0.8% American Indian, 5.2% Asian, and 9.0% identify as some other race or ethnicity. For more on the schools, healthcare, and getting around in Vancouver, see each of the tabs below. For those people interested in the walkability of a community, Vancouver has a Walk Score® of 40.
Median Household Income$49,271
Median Home Price$215,500
The Vancouver National Historic Reserve is one of the most significant pieces of property in the entire Pacific Northwest. Reserve grounds are home to historic and cultural gems that include Fort Vancouver, Pearson Air Field and Museum, Vancouver Barracks and Officers Row and the Water Resources Education Center. In addition, millions of artifacts that have been recovered during 50 years of on-site archaeological excavations, several parks, monuments and a waterfront trail along the mighty Columbia River may be found at the reserve, and there’s more to come.
Theater patrons get a bit of local history as well as a quality stage production when they visit the Old Slocum House Theater, a converted residence saved from the wrecking ball more than 40 years ago.
With a name like Burgerville, you might expect a generic fast food joint with the typical offerings. Nothing could be further from the truth.
When Mike Barret, head chef at Beaches Restaurant and Bar in Vancouver, took the job in 2000, he didn’t realize that preparation of green eggs and ham for thousands would be an annual culinary requirement. Known throughout southwest Washington for their warm hearts and high energy when it comes to raising money for children’s causes, Beaches, its employees and owner Mark Matthias host the Green Eggs and Ham reading program in local schools each year on the March birthday of Dr. Seuss.
Despite its proximity to the bustling urban center of Portland, residents of Vancouver and Clark County have just as convenient access to nature, making hunting and fishing a booming pastime. “It is a unique opportunity in an urban setting,” says Guy Norman, the regional director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Region 5. “The people of Clark County have the best of both worlds.” A significant draw for outdoorsmen and women is the area’s spectacular scenery, which includes Mount St. Helens and Mount Hood close by.
Now that Mount St. Helens is calm‚ try climbing it. It was May 18‚ 1980‚ when the volcano had its famous eruption‚ spewing volcanic ash and lava for nine hours. In 1982‚ President Ronald Reagan established the 110‚000-acre National Volcanic Monument‚ and the environment has responded naturally from that point forward. Fresh‚ green and newly ready to explore‚ the mountain is again open for climbers. Those interested must apply for a climbing permit before scaling the renowned volcano.
Situated in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Esther Short Park has long been known as the place for community gatherings and cultural activities. The park – which was named for one of the city’s early settlers – traces its roots back to the 1850s and is widely regarded as the oldest public park in the state of Washington. Featuring everything from a rose garden and children’s playground to an interactive fountain and one-of-a-kind bell tower, the park covers four square blocks between West Columbia and 8th Street.