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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Vashon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the King County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Seattle area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 98070 ZIP code.
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.
49% of Vashon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Vashon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $633. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,485.
King County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Vashon political report.
The average commute time for Vashon workers is 47 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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