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Vashon is in King County, in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area.

The community was named for Capt. James Vashon of the British navy.

The latitude of Vashon is 47.447N. The longitude is -122.458W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 381 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 10,123.


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Median household income
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$58,261
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Vashon demographic reports
Vashon is on Vashon Island.
Settled by homesteaders in 1877.
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National index: 100
Local index: 402

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16% of Vashon residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Vashon ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Vashon was $31,983, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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49% of Vashon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Vashon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $633.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,485.


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King County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Vashon political report.

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The average commute time for Vashon workers is 47 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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