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Vancouver is a city in Clark County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Capt. George Vancouver, explorer.

The latitude of Vancouver is 45.638N. The longitude is -122.66W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 171 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 151,654.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$41,618
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Vancouver demographic reports
Vancouver is on the Columbia River.
Fort Vancouver, established by the Hudson's Bay Company, was recognized as a military post in 1848; the town grew up around the fort. Gold rushes in Idaho and eastern Washington brought river traffic and economic growth
Public transportation: Clark County Public Transportation Benefit Area Authority (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 642. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 4.2 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Seattle's Best Coffee, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Sausage Festival - Sept. 7-9, 2007
  • Old Apple Tree Celebration - Oct. 13, 2007
  • WinterFaire - Nov. 16-18, 2007
  • Sturgeon Festival - June 2-3, 2007
  • Microblues Festival - June 15-17, 2007
  • Founders Day - Aug. 25, 2007
Dates often change. Check Vancouver web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Vancouver Symphony
Historic sites and museums: Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Clark County Historical Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 107

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Vancouver demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Clark County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Portland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 98664 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

17% of Vancouver residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Vancouver ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Vancouver was $20,192, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

22% of Vancouver residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Vancouver, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $598.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,164.


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Libraries in Vancouver include Cascade Park Community Library, Three Creeks Community Library, Vancouver Community Library, Vancouver Mall Community Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Vancouver include Columbian

TV stations in Vancouver include KPDX.

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Politics

Clark County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Vancouver political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Vancouver workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 17 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Vancouver between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Vancouver, WA

Pros: Vancouver still has a small town feel and has good schools and is close to Portland, Oregon with easy access to the arts and theater...

Cons: The city has not been respectful of the value of aesthetics when it comes to development issues...

This is a good place to Walk along the promenade at the Columbia River edge in downtown or visit the year-round Farmers market downtown...

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