Vashon, Washington

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Population in 2010: 10,624.
Population change since 2000: +4.9%
Males: 5,077  (47.8%)
Females: 5,547  (52.2%)
Median resident age:

53.4 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 98070.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $83,401 (it was $58,261 in 2000)
Vashon:

$83,401
WA:

$70,979

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $56,072 (it was $31,983 in 2000)

Vashon CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $582,277 (it was $263,400 in 2000)
Vashon:

$582,277
WA:

$339,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $658,517; detached houses: $716,050; townhouses or other attached units: $510,548; in 2-unit structures: $431,808; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $429,908; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $435,878; mobile homes: $112,193; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $70,157

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,119.

March 2019 cost of living index in Vashon: 106.6 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.8%
(3.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.8% for Black residents, 4.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Vashon, WA (2017)
    • 8,90489.4%White alone
    • 4884.9%Hispanic
    • 2162.2%Asian alone
    • 680.7%Two or more races
    • 350.4%American Indian alone
    • 220.2%Black alone

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



According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Vashon, Washington as of July 11, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Vashon is 10,177 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: English (14.2%), European (9.8%), German (9.5%), American (7.8%), Irish (4.7%), Scottish (3.9%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 375 feet

Land area: 37.0 square miles.

Population density: 287 people per square mile   (very low).

Vashon, Washington map

704 residents are foreign born (2.9% Europe, 1.1% Latin America, 1.0% Asia).

This place:

7.1%
Washington:

13.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $4,947 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $5,605 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Federal Way, WA (9.4 miles , pop. 83,259).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (15.8 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (946.2 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Vashon Island, WA (0.0 miles ),
Klahanie, WA (1.4 miles ),
Maplewood, WA (2.1 miles ),
Normandy Park, WA (2.5 miles ),
Canterwood, WA (2.5 miles ),
Burien, WA (2.6 miles ),
Southworth, WA (2.6 miles ),
Dash Point, WA (2.6 miles )

Latitude: 47.42 N, Longitude: 122.47 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,691 (-17.0%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 2,555 (50.7%)

Area code: 206

Distribution of median household income in Vashon, WA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Vashon, WA in 2017

Property values in Vashon, WA

Vashon satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Washington:

5.2%
Most common industries in Vashon, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.1%)
  • Health care (9.7%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Construction (7.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.9%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (12.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Health care (5.7%)
  • Educational services (5.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.6%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.4%)
  • Educational services (14.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Vashon, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.5%)
  • Top executives (3.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.1%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.7%)
  • Top executives (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Carpenters (3.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
  • Computer specialists (3.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.1%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5.3%)
  • Registered nurses (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)

Average climate in Vashon, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Vashon, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 84.8. This is about average.

City:

84.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.213. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.213
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.650. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.650
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 20.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 17.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.84. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.84
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.00452. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00452
U.S.:

0.00984

Earthquake activity:

Vashon-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 150% 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 11.6 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 23.2 miles away from the city 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 9.3 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 43.6 miles away from Vashon center
On 5/3/1996 at 04:04:22, a magnitude 5.5 (5.2 MB, 5.3 MD, 5.5 ML, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 44.4 miles away from Vashon center
On 2/14/1981 at 06:09:27, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 69.2 miles away from Vashon center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in King County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 26
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 19, Storms: 15, Mudslides: 9, Landslides: 7, Winter Storms: 6, Earthquakes: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Vashon topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Vashon:

  • VASHON COMMUNITY CARE CENTER (15333 VASHON HIGHWAY SOUTHWEST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Vashon:

  • HIGHLINE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; BURIEN, WA)
  • WESLEY HOMES AT HOME, LLC (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; DES MOINES, WA)
  • WESLEY HOMES-THE GARDENS (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; DES MOINES, WA)
  • HIGHLINE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SEATTLE, WA)
  • WESLEY HOMES HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; DES MOINES, WA)
  • JUDSON PARK HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; DES MOINES, WA)
  • MASONIC RETIREMENT CTR OF WASHINGTON (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; DES MOINES, WA)

Airports located in Vashon:

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Amtrak stations near Vashon:

  • 13 miles: TACOMA (1001 PUYALLUP AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 15 miles: SEATTLE (303 S. JACKSON ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Vashon:

  • Highline Community College (about 8 miles; Des Moines, WA; Full-time enrollment: 6,074)
  • University of Puget Sound (about 11 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,788)
  • Seattle Community College-South Campus (about 11 miles; Seattle, WA; FT enrollment: 3,986)
  • Bates Technical College (about 12 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 4,929)
  • University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (about 12 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,788)
  • Tacoma Community College (about 13 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 6,622)
  • Olympic College (about 14 miles; Bremerton, WA; FT enrollment: 6,158)

Public high schools in Vashon:

Public elementary/middle schools in Vashon:

Private elementary/middle schools in Vashon:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Vashon: Camp Sealth (A), Vashon Water Treatment Plant (B), Ober Park Park and Ride (C), Valley Center Park and Ride (D), Tahlequah Ferry Landing (E), Paradise Cove (F), Quartermaster (G), Sandy Beach (H), Sunset Beach (I), Sylvan Beach (J), Vashon Center (K), Gold Beach (L), Vashon Golf and Country Club (M), Camp Burton (N), Quartermaster Heights (O), Racoma (P), Harbor Heights (Q), Kingsbury Beach (R), Fir Ridge (S), Vashon Landing (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Vashon Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Vashon include: Bethel Church (A), Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit (B), Vashon Presbyterian Church (C), Havurate Ee Shalom (D), Vashon Lutheran Church (E), Vashon United Methodist Church (F), Saint John Vianney Catholic Church (G), Vashon Island Community Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Penbrock Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Rabbs Lagoon (A), Frenchmans Pond (B), Matsuda Reservoir (C), Wildwood Pond (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Green Valley Creek (A), Christensen Creek (B), Judd Creek (C), Tahlequah Creek (D), Shingle Mill Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Vashon include: Nike Site Park (1), Agren Memorial Park (2), Northeast Vashon Park (3), Ober Park (4), Burton Acres Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Northilla Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Artist's Studio Loft (Ip) (16529 91st Ave SW) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Benjamin F. Wilson - Army Medal of Honor recipient.

King County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

BURTON WATER COMPANY INC (Population served: 1,053, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2000, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
DOCKTON WATER ASSOCIATION (Population served: 667, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 25 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

63.0%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.5%
Whole state:

7.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Vashon in 2010:

  • 70 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 12 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 3 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
28 people in nursing homes in 2000
12 people in other group homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Vashon (2011 data):

  • Bank of America, National Association: Vashon Island Branch at 9710 Sw Bank Rd, branch established on 1978/11/06. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Vashon Island Branch at 9910 Southwest Bank Road, branch established on 1956/03/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Vashon:

Marital status in Vashon, WA
  • Never married: 20.9%
  • Now married: 56.6%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

For population 25 years and over in Vashon:

  • High school or higher: 95.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 57.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 27.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 58.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Washington average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Vashon
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Vashon, WA (based on King County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic278,34071
Evangelical Protestant204,523711
Other119,713329
Mainline Protestant104,806304
Orthodox12,25720
Black Protestant7,03024
None1,204,580-
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: 439
Here:

2.37 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 29
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 220
King County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 399
King County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2,027
This county:

10.95 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

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

6.7%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

20.5%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.6%
Washington:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Vashon:

51.8%
Washington:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Vashon:

49.6%
Washington:

45.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
Vashon:

21.8%
Washington:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.6%
Washington:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Vashon:

6.8
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.9%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
Vashon:

57.3%
State:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Vashon:

78.1%
Washington:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Vashon, WA Residents

6.61% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($79,392 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.61%
Washington average:

7.39%

0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,122 average AGI)
King County:

0.11%
Washington average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Snohomish County, WA  0.80% ($69,312 average AGI)
from Pierce County, WA  0.66% ($53,673)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.22% ($98,405)


6.25% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($79,246 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.25%
Washington average:

6.40%

0.15% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,693 average AGI)
King County:

0.15%
Washington average:

0.13%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Snohomish County, WA  1.24% ($71,246 average AGI)
to Pierce County, WA  1.00% ($57,641)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.15% ($81,611)
Businesses in Vashon, WA
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Strongest AM radio stations in Vashon:

  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KVI (570 AM; 5 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KNWX (1210 AM; 28 kW; AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KHHO (850 AM; 10 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KKMO (1360 AM; 5 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KRIZ (1420 AM; 10 kW; RENTON, WA; Owner: KRIZ BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Vashon:

  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYPT (96.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBKS (106.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KING-FM (98.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: CLASSIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KLSY-FM (92.5 FM; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO INC.)
  • KPLU-FM (88.5 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • KWJZ (98.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KZOK-FM (102.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMPS-FM (94.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KRWM (106.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: SEASCAPE RADIO, INC.)
  • KBTC-FM (91.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • K205DD (88.9 FM; BREMERTON, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KJR-FM (95.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KUBE (93.3 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KPLZ-FM (101.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KNHC (89.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS)

TV broadcast stations around Vashon:

  • K67GJ (Channel 67; POINT PULLEY, ETC., WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KSTW (Channel 11; TACOMA, WA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • KING-TV (Channel 5; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KING BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K58DP (Channel 58; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KBTC-TV (Channel 28; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KTWB-TV (Channel 22; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KOMO-TV (Channel 4; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE TV, L.L.C.)
  • KCPQ (Channel 13; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)
  • KCTS-TV (Channel 9; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KCTS TELEVISION)
  • KIRO-TV (Channel 7; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: KIRO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K57HB (Channel 57; EUREKA, CA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KHCV (Channel 45; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: NORTH PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KWPX (Channel 33; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • KONG-TV (Channel 16; EVERETT, WA; Owner: KONG-TV, INC.)
  • K68DL (Channel 68; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KWDK (Channel 56; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PUGET SOUND EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • KTBW-TV (Channel 20; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF WASHINGTON)
  • KWOG (Channel 51; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: AFRICAN-AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO.OF BELLEVUE, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Vashon: Benjamin F. Wilson.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Vashon fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 151ft / 46.0mTotal length
  • $28,910,000Total costs
  • 22,153Total average daily traffic
  • 651Total average daily truck traffic
  • 32,870Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Vashon 10015 Sw 196 St (Lat: 47.429000 Lon: -122.462361), Call Sign: KNDG626,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.150 MHz, 458.150 MHz, Grant Date: 11/10/2011, Expiration Date: 01/31/2022, Registrant: Hatfield And Dawson, Consulting Engineers, 9500 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, Phone: (206) 783-9151, Fax: (425) 488-3952, Email:
  • Jct Of Sw 99th St & 103rd Ave Sw (Lat: 47.510944 Lon: -122.464306), Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WNRI857,
    Assigned Frequencies: 0.53000 MHz, Grant Date: 11/18/2014, Expiration Date: 02/15/2025, Registrant: State Of; Department Of Transportation Washington, 7345 Linderson Way Sw / Tumwater, Wa, Olympia, WA 98504-7359, Phone: (360) 705-7001, Fax: (360) 705-6873, Email:
  • 10015 Sw 196th St (Lat: 47.429000 Lon: -122.464583), Call Sign: KOI778,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.190 MHz, Grant Date: 07/31/2002, Expiration Date: 01/31/2012, Cancellation Date: 06/10/2004, Registrant: Adcomm Engineering Company, 14631 128th Avenue Ne, Woodinville, WA 98072, Phone: (425) 821-8827, Fax: (425) 488-3952, Email:
  • At End Of Sw 210th Street (Lat: 47.418333 Lon: -122.463889), Type: Pole, Structure height: 12 m, Overall height: 15 m, Call Sign: WQHK904,
    Assigned Frequencies: 1.65000 MHz, Grant Date: 06/06/2017, Expiration Date: 08/27/2027, Certifier: Susan Mccabe, Registrant: Vashon Park District, Vashon, WA 98070, Phone: (206) 463-9602, Fax: (206) 463-9614, Email:
  • Lat: 47.366167 Lon: -122.519000, Call Sign: WQVN516,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.110 MHz, 160.170 MHz, 157.710 MHz, 159.630 MHz, 159.585 MHz, Grant Date: 04/07/2015, Expiration Date: 04/07/2025, Certifier: Steve Lomax, Registrant: Radio Licensing Service, Milwaukie, OR 97269, Phone: (503) 659-1240, Fax: (503) 659-4723, Email:
  • Lat: 47.418333 Lon: -122.487222, Call Sign: WQYM218,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.050 MHz, 457.050 MHz, 463.237 MHz, 468.237 MHz, 468.500 MHz, Grant Date: 11/03/2016, Expiration Date: 11/03/2026, Certifier: Earl Van Buskirk, Registrant: Radio Licensing Services, 4700 Se International Way, Milwaukie, OR 97269, Phone: (503) 659-1240, Fax: (503) 794-3759, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

241 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Vashon)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

32 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Vashon)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED17$310,26445$336,569375$285,19622$184,1981$528,63043$330,02612$217,266
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$213,0303$417,50030$280,3142$235,0050$03$320,1431$24,910
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$239,4527$354,464110$328,04711$118,6751$135,90011$343,5136$193,380
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$261,6075$328,59045$295,9534$380,6930$02$286,8005$211,922
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$020$275,7490$00$04$304,5831$174,370

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0277.01 , 0277.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$475,4251$231,970
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$230,280
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0277.01 , 0277.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Vashon, WA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Vashon, WA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 37. The highest number of fires - 72 took place in 2003, and the least - 0 in 2012. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Vashon, WA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (45.4%), and Structure Fires (34.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Vashon, WA
    • 28445.4%Outside Fires
    • 21334.0%Structure Fires
    • 7111.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 589.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Vashon, WA
Most common first names in Vashon, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5975.0 years
William5078.0 years
Robert4175.2 years
Mary4179.1 years
George3777.8 years
Ruth2982.5 years
Donald2870.5 years
James2871.4 years
Margaret2681.8 years
Helen2584.3 years
Most common last names in Vashon, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2480.5 years
Johnson1776.0 years
Miller1571.5 years
Brown1376.2 years
Williams1180.8 years
Hall1185.3 years
Larsen1080.4 years
Anderson1082.7 years
Olsen984.2 years
Jones979.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Vashon, WA
  • 44.9%Electricity
  • 31.4%Utility gas
  • 11.8%Wood
  • 6.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Vashon, WA
  • 71.1%Electricity
  • 18.3%Wood
  • 8.7%Utility gas
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Vashon compared to Washington state average:

  • Median house value above 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Vashon on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely lesbian couples (counted as self-reported female-female unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a motorcycle to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a ferryboat to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of likely gay men couples (counted as self-reported male-male unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 100 cities with longest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
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