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Current weather forecast for Vashon, WA
Population in 2010: 10,624. Population change since 2000: +4.9%
Males: 4,903  (46.2%)
Females: 5,721  (53.8%)

Median resident age:  50.2 years
Washington median age:  32.2 years

Zip codes: 98070.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $72,673 (it was $58,261 in 2000)
Vashon:

$72,673
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $43,508

Vashon CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $399,675 (it was $263,400 in 2000)
Vashon:

$399,675
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $556,357; Detached houses: $576,950; Townhouses or other attached units: $510,829; In 2-unit structures: $319,149; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $208,141; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $393,155; Mobile homes: $329,928

Median gross rent in 2012: $908.

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Vashon races chart
  • White alone - 10,067 (92.7%)
  • Hispanic - 301 (2.8%)
  • Two or more races - 170 (1.6%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 127 (1.2%)
  • Asian alone - 98 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 70 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 21 (0.2%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Vashon: 100.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: English (15.7%), German (13.6%), Irish (10.9%), Norwegian (5.8%), Swedish (5.3%), Scottish (5.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 375 feet

Land area: 37.0 square miles.

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

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For population 25 years and over in Vashon:

  • High school or higher: 97.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 54.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 24.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 46.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Vashon CDP:

  • Never married: 20.7%
  • Now married: 59.4%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

508 residents are foreign born (1.5% Europe, 0.9% Asia).

This place:  4.7%
Washington:  13.3%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Vashon, Washington as of August 28, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Vashon to the number of sex offenders is 10,624 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $4,351 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $4,654 (1.0%)

Vashon satellite photo by USGS

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: -2,374 (-21.9%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 2,890 (50.2%)

Area code: 206

Vashon household income distribution Vashon home values distribution

Property values in Vashon, WA

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.1%
Washington:

6.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Computer specialists (3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)

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Average climate in Vashon, Washington

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Earthquake activity:

Vashon-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Washington state average. It is 278% 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 Vashon 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 the city 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 the city 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 (26) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 25
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 15, Mudslides: 8, Landslides: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Earthquakes: 2, Floods: 2, Snow: 1, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Benjamin F. Wilson - Army Medal of Honor recipient.

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


Hospital/medical center in Vashon:

  • VASHON COMMUNITY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 15333 VASHON HIGHWAY SOUTHWEST)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Vashon:

  • HIGHLINE MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 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)

Political contributions by individuals in Vashon, WA

Airports and other landing facilities 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 9 miles; Des Moines, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,722)
  • University of Puget Sound (about 11 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,795)
  • Seattle Community College-South Campus (about 11 miles; Seattle, WA; FT enrollment: 2,192)
  • Bates Technical College (about 12 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,284)
  • University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (about 12 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • Tacoma Community College (about 13 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,801)
  • Olympic College (about 14 miles; Bremerton, WA; FT enrollment: 3,930)

Public high schools in Vashon:

Public elementary/middle schools in Vashon:

Private elementary/middle school in Vashon:

  • CARPE DIEM PRIMARY SCHOOL INC (Students: 22; Location: 10014 SW BANK RD; Grades: KG - 3)
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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

 
King County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  CO  SO2 Ozone  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.6. This is about average.
City:

29.6
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.274. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.274
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.46. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.46
U.S.:

2.43
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 18.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

18.2
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 16.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.9
U.S.:

25.6
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.12. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.12
U.S.:

9.59

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

BURTON WATER COMPANY INC (Population served: 1132, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and AUG-26-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-26-2003)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2000 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
VASHON ISLAND GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 225, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-30-2000), St Public Notif requested (SEP-30-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-30-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (MAY-31-2000), St Public Notif requested (MAY-31-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-31-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (FEB-28-1998), St Public Notif requested (FEB-28-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-28-1998)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JAN-31-1998), St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-31-1998)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In NOV-1996, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (NOV-30-1996), St Public Notif requested (NOV-30-1996), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-30-1996)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
SUNWATER BEACH WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 23, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Vashon that have no violations reported:

  • BEULAH PARK COMMUNITY WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 71, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.1%
(6.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 82.9% for Black residents, 12.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 20.4% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Vashon, WA

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

Vashon compared to Washington state average:

Vashon, Washington environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Vashon travel time to work - commute


Vashon mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (38%)
  • Utility gas (31%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Vashon CDP (based on King County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.26%
Here37.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaJewishPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents43.3%6.3%5.5%5.0%4.2%
Congregations5.9%9.7%6.2%1.9%5.5%
NameAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal Church Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents3.8%2.9%2.8%2.7%23.6%
Congregations5.6%4.6%3.6%0.7%56.4%
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: 439
King County:

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.
State:

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.
State:

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

10.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.7%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
King County:

20.5%
Washington:

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

14.6%
State:

13.9%

7.07% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($51,604 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.07%
Washington average:

7.86%

0.27% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,154 average AGI)
King County:

0.27%
Washington average:

0.26%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Snohomish County, WA  0.95% ($45,723 average AGI)
from Pierce County, WA  0.78% ($40,128)
from Los Angeles County, CA  0.20% ($65,600)


6.45% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($54,696 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.45%
Washington average:

7.07%

0.16% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,377 average AGI)
King County:

0.16%
Washington average:

0.16%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Snohomish County, WA  1.31% ($49,721 average AGI)
to Pierce County, WA  0.97% ($46,071)
to Los Angeles County, CA  0.15% ($51,775)

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.)

Vashon fatal accident list:

Jan 2, 1995 00:30 AM, 42500, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
May 28, 1993 09:35 PM, 94700, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

73 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Vashon)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 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: 01/14/2005, Expiration Date: 02/15/2015
    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:
  • Docktron 99th Ave. Sw At Sw 264th St. (Lat: 47.367000 Lon: -122.460500), Type: Pole, Structure height: 12 m, Overall height: 15 m, Call Sign: WQHK904
    Assigned Frequencies: 1.65000 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/27/2007, Expiration Date: 08/27/2017, Certifier: Susan Mccabe
    Registrant: Information Station Specialists, Zeeland, MI 49464, Phone: (616) 772-2300, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

15 (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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

35 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 59
  • Hazardous Condition: 71
  • Service Call: 37
  • Good Intent Call: 11

Incident types - Vashon


See full 2006 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
Businesses in Vashon, WA
NameCountNameCount
FedEx2True Value1
Subway1UPS3

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Total of 124 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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