Carson, Washington

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Population in 2010: 2,279.
Males: 1,139  (50.0%)
Females: 1,140  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  33.6 years
Washington median age:  37.7 years

Zip codes: 98610, 98648.

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Estimated median household income in 2016: $56,678
Carson:

$56,678
WA:

$67,106

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $30,533

Carson CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $276,477
Carson:

$276,477
WA:

$306,400

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $331,475; Detached houses: $369,986; Townhouses or other attached units: $427,883; In 2-unit structures: $313,099; Mobile homes: $160,111; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $78,821

Median gross rent in 2016: $935.

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  • Races in Carson, WA (2010)

    Carson races chart
    • 1,95785.9%White alone
    • 1607.0%Hispanic
    • 1004.4%Two or more races
    • 381.7%American Indian alone
    • 120.5%Asian alone
    • 100.4%Black alone
    • 10.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.04%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Carson: 87.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (22.8%), European (13.4%), German (8.4%), English (6.8%), Norwegian (3.8%), Scottish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 520 feet

Carson,WA real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Carson:

  • High school or higher: 88.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%

For population 15 years and over in Carson CDP:

  • Never married: 32.7%
  • Now married: 52.2%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

151 residents are foreign born (5.2% Latin America).

This place:

5.5%
Washington:

13.5%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Carson, Washington as of December 15, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Carson to the number of sex offenders is 456 to 1.


Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gresham, OR (33.8 miles , pop. 90,205).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (42.2 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (825.3 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Carson River Valley, WA (0.9 miles ), Stevenson, WA (2.0 miles ), Wind River, WA (2.0 miles ), Cascade Locks, OR (2.1 miles ), North Bonneville, WA (3.0 miles ), Bonneville, WA (3.7 miles ), Dee, OR (3.7 miles ), Hood River, OR (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 45.73 N, Longitude: 121.82 W

Carson household income distribution Carson home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.0%
Washington:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Information (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (33%)
  • Retail trade (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Educational services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3%)

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

Earthquake activity:

Carson-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 110.3 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 101.1 miles away from Carson 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 112.8 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 395.2 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 342.7 miles away from Carson center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 422.0 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 (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Mudslides: 8, Landslides: 7, Winter Storms: 7, Storms: 5, Fires: 2, Winds: 2, Earthquake: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Carson:

  • 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)
  • RAY YASUI DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 15 miles away; HOOD RIVER, OR)
  • HEART OF HOSPICE, LLC (Hospital, about 15 miles away; HOOD RIVER, OR)

Amtrak stations near Carson:

  • 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:

  • Mt Hood Community College (about 32 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)

Public high school in Carson:

  • COLUMBIA GORGE SCHOOL (Location: 441 HOT SPRINGS AVENUE, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Carson:

  • CARSON ELEMENTARY (Location: 351 HOT SPRINGS AVENUE, Grades: KG-6)

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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.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 7.14. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.14
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 21.5%
(26.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 84.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  64.8%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  9.6%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
Washington average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012 2016

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

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
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:

  • 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.)
  • KIHR (1340 AM; 1 kW; HOOD RIVER, OR; Owner: COLUMBIA GORGE BROADCASTERS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Carson:

  • 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)
  • KZRI (90.3 FM; WELCHES, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KMCQ (104.5 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: MID-COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K215CR (90.9 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K256AC (99.1 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING NORTHWEST, INC)
  • K273AJ (102.5 FM; ELWOOD, OR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KYYT (102.3 FM; GOLDENDALE, WA; Owner: HAYSTACK BROADCASTING, 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.)
  • KRSK (105.1 FM; MOLALLA, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • KACI-FM (97.7 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: COLUMBIA GORGE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KUFO-FM (101.1 FM; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMHD (89.1 FM; GRESHAM, OR; Owner: MT. HOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 38m125ftTotal length
  • $365,000Total costs
  • 4,916Total average daily traffic
  • 757Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,064Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Carson)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Mile Post 1 Or Windriver Rd Carson Fire Dept (Lat: 45.726222 Lon: -121.812306), Call Sign: WFR387
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.825 MHzGrant Date: 10/09/2014, Expiration Date: 10/11/2024Registrant: Skamania County Sheriff\'s Office, 200 Vancouver Ave, Stevenson, WA 98648, Phone: (509) 427-9490, Fax: (509) 427-4369, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • AUGSPURGER, 7 Mi E (Lat: 45.736222 Lon: -121.680889), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 33.5 m, Overall height: 35.7 m, Call Sign: WMM853
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, 11445.0 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 10621.2 MHzGrant Date: 02/15/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Steven T CampbellRegistrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • CARSON, 841 Wind River Highway (Lat: 45.724333 Lon: -121.821028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 50.2 m, Call Sign: WQCS492
    Assigned Frequencies: 10556.2 MHzGrant Date: 04/21/2015, Expiration Date: 05/13/2025, Certifier: Steven T CampbellRegistrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • PO02437BCRSN, Apprx .5 Mi Se From Hot Springs Rd & Wind River Rd At End Of Cascade Terrace (Lat: 45.722778 Lon: -121.813056), Type: Upole, Structure height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WQFS935, Licensee ID: L00127664
    Assigned Frequencies: 19385.0 MHzGrant Date: 09/26/2006, Expiration Date: 09/26/2016, Cancellation Date: 04/22/2008, Certifier: Dan MenserRegistrant: T-Mobile License LLC, 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-4000, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:
  • CARSON, 841 Wind River Highway (Lat: 45.724333 Lon: -121.821028), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 50.2 m, Call Sign: WQWE989
    Assigned Frequencies: 10715.0 MHzGrant Date: 08/04/2015, Expiration Date: 08/04/2025, Cancellation Date: 11/04/2015, Certifier: John E MondayRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E Renner Road, B3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Carson)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA A185E (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 125 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 70022 , Serial Number: 18501897, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 10/13/1982
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Wesley A Jr Ober, 1011 Old State Rd, Carson, WA 98610, Other Owners: Joanne V Ober

Drinking water stations with addresses in Carson and their reported violations in the past:

CARSON (Population served: 2,935, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 220 regular monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 17
  • Hazardous Condition: 13
  • Service Call: 8
  • Good Intent Call: 6

Incident types - Carson

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Carson, WA

Carson compared to Washington state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 9 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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