Carson River Valley, Washington

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Population in July 2007: 2,299.
Males: 1,147  (49.9%)
Females: 1,152  (50.1%)
Median resident age:

36.3 years
Washington median age:

35.3 years

Zip codes: 98610.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $59,408 (it was $33,598 in 2000)
Carson River Valley:

$59,408
WA:

$78,687

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $28,497 (it was $14,922 in 2000)

Carson River Valley CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $266,173 (it was $113,300 in 2000)
Carson River Valley:

$266,173
WA:

$387,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $394,462; detached houses: $438,867; townhouses or other attached units: $463,582; in 2-unit structures: $335,071; mobile homes: $240,544; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $161,475
March 2019 cost of living index in Carson River Valley: 94.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Carson River Valley, WA (2000)
    • 1,83286.6%White alone
    • 1296.1%Hispanic
    • 683.2%American Indian alone
    • 552.6%Two or more races
    • 190.9%Other race alone
    • 70.3%Black alone
    • 50.2%Asian alone
    • 10.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Carson River Valley detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: German (22.4%), Irish (14.3%), English (9.4%), United States (8.4%), Norwegian (6.8%), Swedish (4.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Land area: 4.67 square miles.

Population density: 492 people per square mile   (low).

Carson River Valley, Washington map

131 residents are foreign born (3.4% Latin America, 1.2% Europe, 0.9% Asia, 0.7% North America).

This place:

6.2%
Washington:

10.4%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Carson River Valley CDP:

1.0% ($1,086)
Washington:

1.2% ($1,915)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gresham, OR (34.1 miles , pop. 90,205).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (42.4 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (826.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Carson, WA (0.9 miles ),
Wind River, WA (2.0 miles ),
Stevenson, WA (2.1 miles ),
Cascade Locks, OR (2.3 miles ),
North Bonneville, WA (3.1 miles ),
Bonneville, WA (3.8 miles ),
Hood River, OR (3.8 miles ),
Dee, OR (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 45.74 N, Longitude: 121.82 W

Distribution of median household income in Carson River Valley, WA in 2019
Carson River Valley satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.8%
Washington:

5.9%
Most common industries in Carson River Valley, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (17.1%)
  • Educational services (9.2%)
  • Construction (8.4%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (7.2%)
  • Wood products (6.9%)
  • Health care (5.8%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.5%)
  • Wood products (10.8%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (8.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.6%)
  • Truck transportation (5.1%)
  • Educational services (5.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (23.3%)
  • Educational services (13.7%)
  • Health care (9.8%)
  • Public administration (8.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (7.1%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.9%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Carson River Valley, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.0%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (3.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.6%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (5.9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (5.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.9%)

Average climate in Carson River Valley, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Carson River Valley, Washington average temperatures Carson River Valley, Washington average precipitation Carson River Valley, Washington humidity Carson River Valley, Washington wind speed Carson River Valley, Washington snowfall Carson River Valley, Washington sunshine Carson River Valley, Washington clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 74.0. This is about average.

City:

74.0
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.02. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.02
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Carson River Valley-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Washington state average. It is 1528% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 109.6 miles away from Carson River Valley center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 100.4 miles away from Carson River Valley center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.8 MD, Depth: 32.2 mi) earthquake occurred 106.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 112.0 miles away from Carson River Valley center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 395.9 miles away from Carson River Valley center
On 11/8/1980 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 7.2 (6.2 MB, 7.2 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 343.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Skamania County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Mudslides: 9, Landslides: 8, Winter Storms: 8, Storms: 5, Fires: 2, Winds: 2, Earthquake: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Carson River Valley topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Carson River Valley:

  • HOOD RIVER CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; HOOD RIVER, OR)
  • PROVIDENCE HOOD RIVER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; HOOD RIVER, OR)
  • HEART OF HOSPICE, LLC (Hospital, about 15 miles away; HOOD RIVER, OR)
  • RAY YASUI DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; HOOD RIVER, OR)

Amtrak stations near Carson River Valley:

  • 15 miles: HOOD RIVER (1205 B ST.) - Bus Station . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service.
  • 17 miles: BINGEN-WHITE SALMON (BINGEN, FOOT OF WALNUT ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Carson River Valley:

  • Mt Hood Community College (about 33 miles; Gresham, OR; Full-time enrollment: 11,847)
  • Clark College (about 41 miles; Vancouver, WA; FT enrollment: 9,330)
  • Concordia University-Portland (about 42 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 3,996)
  • Portland State University (about 45 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 21,450)
  • University of Portland (about 46 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 4,030)
  • Lewis & Clark College (about 46 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 2,864)
  • Clackamas Community College (about 47 miles; Oregon City, OR; FT enrollment: 4,261)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Skamania County Fire District 1 Station 1 Carson (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Skamania County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

71.8%
Whole state:

66.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.3%
Whole state:

6.1%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

13.7%
Whole state:

10.6%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

6.3%
Whole state:

4.6%
6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Carson River Valley:

Marital status in Carson River Valley, WA
  • Never married: 23.8%
  • Now married: 55.3%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

For population 25 years and over in Carson River Valley:

  • High school or higher: 83.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 16.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Washington average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Carson River Valley, WA (based on Skamania County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant67910
Catholic6251
Other4142
Mainline Protestant1632
None9,185-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Skamania County:

0.93 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Skamania County:

4.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Skamania County:

6.54 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Skamania County:

7.8%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

32.1%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Skamania County:

15.2%
Washington:

13.9%

9.10% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($61,738 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.10%
Washington average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Clark County, WA  3.31% ($65,489 average AGI)
from Multnomah County, OR  1.09% ($58,114)
from Klickitat County, WA  0.72% ($43,931)

Strongest AM radio stations in Carson River Valley:

  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOTK (1080 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KKAD (1550 AM; 50 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-WASHINGTON, INC)
  • KEX (1190 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKSN (1520 AM; 50 kW; OREGON CITY, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • KFXX (910 AM; 10 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC (DE))
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KKSL (1290 AM; 10 kW; LAKE OSWEGO, OR; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Carson River Valley:

  • KBNO-FM (89.3 FM; WHITE SALMON, WA; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KQHR (90.1 FM; HOOD RIVER, OR; Owner: KBPS PUBLIC RADIO FOUNDATION)
  • KLVP-FM (88.7 FM; CHERRYVILLE, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KMCQ (104.5 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: MID-COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZRI (90.3 FM; WELCHES, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K215CR (90.9 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K256AC (99.1 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING NORTHWEST, INC)
  • KYYT (102.3 FM; GOLDENDALE, WA; Owner: HAYSTACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K273AJ (102.5 FM; ELWOOD, OR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K273AI (102.5 FM; ARIEL, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KINK (101.9 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KKCW (103.3 FM; BEAVERTON, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRVO (105.9 FM; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOPB-FM (91.5 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KPDQ-FM (93.7 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF OREGON, INC.)
  • KKRZ (100.3 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KACI-FM (97.7 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: COLUMBIA GORGE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KRSK (105.1 FM; MOLALLA, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • KUFO-FM (101.1 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMHD (89.1 FM; GRESHAM, OR; Owner: MT. HOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
Carson River Valley fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

Carson River Valley fatal accident list:

Nov 1, 2015 00:14 AM, Cr-Hot Springs Ave, Smith Beckon Rd, Lat: 45.725981, Lon: -121.809989, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 7, 2005 05:39 PM, Wind River Hwy, High Bridge Rd, Lat: 45.757110, Lon: -121.835410, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • AUGSPURGER, Bunker Keys Road (Lat: 45.734833 Lon: -121.678667), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Overall height: 25.5 m, Call Sign: WQLN305,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11585.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 11505.0 MHz, 18060.0 MHz... (+3 more), Grant Date: 03/11/2020, Expiration Date: 03/12/2030, Certifier: Brian J Adams, Registrant: Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, 3050 K Street, Nw Suite 400, Washington, DC 20007, Phone: (202) 945-6649, Fax: (202) 342-8451, Email:
  • PO02437B, N Bonneville Midway No 1 Trx Tower (Lat: 45.722472 Lon: -121.813083), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 28.9 m, Call Sign: WQYD557,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19575.0 MHz, 19575.0 MHz, 19575.0 MHz, 19575.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/24/2016, Expiration Date: 08/24/2026, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:
  • Augspurger, Bunker Keys Road (Lat: 45.734833 Lon: -121.678667), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Overall height: 25.5 m, Call Sign: WQYL602,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11245.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz... (+118 more), Grant Date: 11/01/2016, Expiration Date: 11/01/2026, Certifier: James Young, Registrant: Seattle\'s Best Internet, LLC, 400 2nd Ave W. Suite. 210, Seattle, WA 98116, Phone: (206) 355-5044, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Carson River Valley, WA
  • 60.1%Electricity
  • 21.2%Utility gas
  • 18.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Carson River Valley, WA
  • 66.7%Electricity
  • 27.2%Utility gas
  • 3.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.6%Wood


Carson River Valley compared to Washington state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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