Vancouver, WA: What you need to know

Vancouver, WA, located less than 20 minutes from Portland, OR, is known for its scenic views, hiking and mountain climbing, which help make it one of's Top 10 Staycation Cities. Vancouver also features attractions such as the Vancouver National Historic Reserve, and is home to a variety of restaurants that serve locally produced, sustainable food.

Vancouver, WA City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 168,050
Median Age 36
Median Household Income $50,626
Median Home Price $200,100
Walkscore 40

Vancouver, WA Rankings

Vancouver, WA Real Estate

Vancouver, WA Health and Health Care

Residents of Vancouver and Southwest Washington have their health-care needs covered,

Vancouver, WA Business and Economy

The positive economic impact of the ports of Ridgefield, Camas-Washougal and Vancouver USA.

Originally settled as a fur trading post for the Hudson's Bay Company, Vancouver is now Washington's fourth largest city and boasts numerous opportunities in high tech manufacturing. Here are Vancouver's top employers.

Vancouver, WA Demographics

Population By Gender

  Male 48.7%
  Female 51.3%

Total Employed Armed Forces: 115
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Median Population

Median Age 36.4%
Age 18 Over 76.6%
Age 21 Over 73.2%
Age 62 Over 17.1%
Age 65 Over 13.7%


  Ethnicity White 78.8%
  Ethnicity Black 2.9%
  Ethnicity Asian 5.3%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 1.7%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 11.6%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.8%
  Ethnicity Other 4.8%


  Median Household Income $50,626
  Median Home Price $200,100
  Homes Owned 51.2%
  Homes Rent 48.8%
  Median Property Rent $955


  English Only 81.1%
  English Other 18.9%

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Commute Types

  Walked 2.5%
  Worked at Home 5.5%
  Public Transportation 3.5%
  Other Means 1.7%
  Drove Alone 76.1%
  Carpooled 10.7%

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