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 2012: $45,838 (it was $33,598 in 2000)
Carson River Valley:

$45,838
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,918 (it was $14,922 in 2000)

Carson River Valley CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $183,188 (it was $113,300 in 2000)
Carson River Valley:

$183,188
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $199,910; Detached houses: $215,502; In 2-unit structures: $358,727; Mobile homes: $175,020
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Carson River Valley races chart
  • White alone - 1,832 (86.6%)
  • Hispanic - 129 (6.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 68 (3.2%)
  • Two or more races - 55 (2.6%)
  • Other race alone - 19 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 7 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 5 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.05%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Carson River Valley: 187.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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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,WA real estate house value index trend

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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

For population 15 years and over in Carson River Valley CDP:

  • Never married: 23.8%
  • Now married: 55.3%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

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

This place:  6.2%
Washington:  13.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Carson River Valley CDP:  1.0% ($1,086)
Washington:  1.2% ($1,915)
Carson River Valley satellite photo by USGS

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

Carson River Valley household income distribution Carson River Valley home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.7%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Wood products (11%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (8%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (23%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Work and jobs in Carson River Valley: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Carson River Valley, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Carson River Valley-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Washington state average. It is 182% 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 the city 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, Depth: 32.2 mi, 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 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 112.0 miles away from the city 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 the city 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 Carson River Valley center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 422.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Skamania County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Mudslides: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Landslides: 4, Storms: 4, Earthquake: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2002 was 25.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

25.6
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 7.14. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.14
U.S.:

9.14
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

Carson River Valley compared to Washington state average:

  • Median house value below 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 significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Carson River Valley travel time to work - commute Carson River Valley mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (62%)
  • Utility gas (23%)
  • Wood (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 24.17%
Here: 24.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of the NazareneLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents31.9%30.2%13.1%10.5%14.4%
Congregations12.5%-25.0%12.5%50.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Skamania 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
Here:

6.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.8%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Skamania County:

32.1%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.2%
State:

13.9%

7.07% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,490 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.07%
Washington average:

6.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Clark County, WA  1.75% ($40,585 average AGI)
from Multnomah County, OR  0.78% ($41,655)
from Klickitat County, WA  0.59% ($47,045)


7.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,610 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.17%
Washington average:

6.20%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Clark County, WA  2.18% ($48,123 average AGI)
to Klickitat County, WA  0.94% ($43,171)
to Multnomah County, OR  0.51% ($29,105)

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)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • AUGSPURGER, 6.7 Mi E Of (Lat: 45.734833 Lon: -121.678667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 22.9 m, Call Sign: WQLN305
    Assigned Frequencies: 11585.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/12/2010, Expiration Date: 03/12/2020, Certifier: Brian J Adams
    Registrant: Sawtooth Technologies, LLC, 50 Cascade Avenue, Stevenson, WA 98648, Phone: (509) 427-4865, Fax: (509) 427-4828, Email:

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