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Clark County, Washington (WA)

County population in 2014: 451,008 (86% urban, 14% rural); it was 345,238 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 81,860
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 22,143
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 85,551
Renter-occupied apartments: 54,096 (it was 41,657 in 2000)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

36%

Land area: 628 sq. mi.

Water area: 28.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 718 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Clark County: 102.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (21.8%), Retail trade (13.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.6%), Educational, health and social services (12.9%), Manufacturing (11.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 67%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 26%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Clark County, Washington:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (81.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (7.6%)
  • Asian alone (4.1%)
  • Two or more races (3.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.9%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.7%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  36.0 years
Washington median age:  37.0 years
Males: 222,612  (49.4%)
Females: 228,396  (50.6%)
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Clark County,WA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Clark County:

2.0 people
Washington:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $64,275 ($48,376 in 1999)

This county:

$64,275
Washington:

$64,129

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $951 (lower quartile is $761, upper quartile is $1,219)
This county:

$951
State:

$949


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $262,700 (it was $153,100 in 2000)
Clark:

$262,700
Washington:

$284,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $200,200 - $366,100

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $315,187
Here:

$315,187
State:

$372,342

Townhouses or other attached units: $204,956
Here:

$204,956
State:

$328,576

In 2-unit structures: $185,157
Here:

$185,157
State:

$284,354

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $120,351
Here:

$120,351
State:

$289,976

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $200,592
Here:

$200,592
State:

$305,496

Mobile homes: $155,060
Here:

$155,060
State:

$110,572

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $26,725
Here:

$26,725
State:

$127,350
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,591
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $501

Institutionalized population: 1,691

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 4
  • Rapes: 86
  • Robberies: 69
  • Assaults: 149
  • Burglaries: 1219
  • Thefts: 3313
  • Auto thefts: 658

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 57
  • Robberies: 54
  • Assaults: 158
  • Burglaries: 1131
  • Thefts: 3505
  • Auto thefts: 694
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Health of residents in Clark County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
80.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is more than average.
46.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
80.2% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
71.8% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 198 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 169 pounds. This is more than average.
35.6% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1803 buildings, average cost: $174,400
  • 2008: 1053 buildings, average cost: $190,400
  • 2009: 690 buildings, average cost: $211,500
  • 2010: 963 buildings, average cost: $253,900
  • 2011: 688 buildings, average cost: $294,800
  • 2012: 1190 buildings, average cost: $240,800
  • 2013: 1699 buildings, average cost: $261,200
  • 2014: 1588 buildings, average cost: $289,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $2,807 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $2,732 (1.1%)

Clark County household income distribution in 2009 Clark County home values distribution Clark County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 10.3%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.4% for Black residents, 23.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.9% for American Indian residents, 10.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 27.9% for other race residents, 14.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 10.3%
Clark County:

10.3%
Washington:

12.2%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.9% for Black residents, 23.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.9% for American Indian residents, 7.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 21.8% for other race residents, 14.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 38 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 32 years old, American Indian residents: 39 years old, Asian residents: 41 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Area name: Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Clark County is $625 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $723 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1053 a month.

Cities in this county include: Vancouver, Hazel Dell, Orchards, Salmon Creek, Camas, Five Corners, Battle Ground, Hazel Dell North, Washougal, Minnehaha.

Clark County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Clark County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.025 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.0 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Clark County: Fivemile Rapids Light (A), Amidon Ranch (B), Broken Boulder Farm (C), Case Ranch (D), Hartland (E), Dallesdam (F), Diamond Gap Lookout (G), Avery (H), Hells Gate Range B (I), Hellsgate Range A (J), Brownlee Corrals (K), Spearfish Substation (L), Cliffs (M), Kaidera Camp (N), Klatt Camp (O), Panakanic (P), Mount Adams Forest Camp (Q), Featherbed Camp (R), Garner Camp (S), Mile 7 Light (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lyle Cemetery (1), Hartland Cemetery (2), Sixprong Cemetery (3), Trout Lake Cemetery (4), Dunkard Graveyard (5), Centerville Cemetery (6), Mount Adams Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Look Lake (A), Fill Pond (B), Balch Lake (C), Waterhole (D), Conboy Lake (E), Lake Beds (F), Pothole Lake (G), Carp Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bear Creek (A), Beaver Creek (B), Beetle Creek (C), Bird Creek (D), Buck Creek (E), Holmes Creek (F), Eightmile Creek (G), Fivemile Creek (H), Gilmer Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Clark County include: Avery Recreation Area (1), Horsethief Lake State Park (2), Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge (3), Whitcomb Cabin (4), Hess Park (5), A J Bolon Historic Monument (6), Recreation Area (7), Brooks Memorial State Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Benton County, Minnesota , Penobscot County, Maine , Franklin County , Hood River County, Oregon , Multnomah County, Oregon , Latah County, Idaho , Marshall County, South Dakota , Pope County, Minnesota .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
Washington:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 15,495
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 29,357 (35% naturalized citizens)

Clark County:

8.5%
Whole state:

10.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 9,476
  • 1990 to 1994: 7,253
  • 1985 to 1989: 3,232
  • 1980 to 1984: 2,570
  • 1975 to 1979: 1,921
  • 1970 to 1974: 1,033
  • 1970 to 1974: 908
  • 1965 to 1969: 2,964
Note: State values scaled to Clark County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 64.9%

Clark County marital status for males Clark County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 90,081
  • One, attached: 4,583
  • Two: 4,914
  • 3 or 4: 4,803
  • 5 to 9: 6,203
  • 10 to 19: 4,418
  • 20 or more: 9,879
  • Mobile homes: 8,833
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 316

Housing units in Clark County with a mortgage: 58,584 (8,242 second mortgage, 6,596 home equity loan, 299 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 13,552

Here:

81.2% with mortgage
State:

75.4% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Clark County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant58,413191
Catholic26,8869
Other22,59060
Mainline Protestant12,63337
Black Protestant3782
Orthodox611
None304,402-
Clark County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 46
Clark County:

1.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 11
Here:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 39
This county:

0.94 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 93
Clark County:

2.23 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 239
This county:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Clark County:

8.2%
Washington:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Clark County:

27.6%
State:

25.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.7%
State:

13.9%

Agriculture in Clark County:

Average size of farms: 44 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $34,091
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $1243.65
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 34.34%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 47.67%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $33,329
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 32.39%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 15.83%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $33,199
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.48%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 22.73
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 22.83%
All wheat for grain: 450 harvested acres
Vegetables: 624 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 278 acres

Earthquake activity:

Clark County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Washington state average. It is 183% 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 107.8 miles away from Clark County 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 96.7 miles away from the county 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 county center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 377.0 miles away from the county 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 328.9 miles away from Clark County center
On 8/17/1991 at 22:17:14, a magnitude 7.1 (6.2 MB, 7.1 MS, 7.1 MW, 6.8 ML, Depth: 8.4 mi) earthquake occurred 312.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Washington Severe Winter Storm, Straight-Line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, Mudslides, and a Tornado, Incident Period: December 01, 2015 to December 14, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4253: February 02, 2016, FEMA Id: 4253, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • Washington Severe Winter Storm and Record and Near Record Snow, Incident Period: December 12, 2008 to January 05, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1825: March 02, 2009, FEMA Id: 1825, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snow
  • Washington Severe Winter Storm, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 14, 2006 to December 15, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1682: February 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 1682, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide
  • Washington Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: November 02, 2006 to November 11, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1671: December 12, 2006, FEMA Id: 1671, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Washington Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3227: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3227, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Washington Earthquake, Incident Period: February 28, 2001 to March 16, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1361: March 01, 2001, FEMA Id: 1361, Natural disaster type: Earthquake
  • Washington Severe Winter Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: December 26, 1996 to February 10, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1159: January 17, 1997, FEMA Id: 1159, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Washington Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: January 26, 1996 to February 23, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1100: February 09, 1996, FEMA Id: 1100, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Washington Storms/High Winds/Floods, Incident Period: November 07, 1995 to December 18, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1079: January 03, 1996, FEMA Id: 1079, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Washington VOLCANIC ERUPTION, MT. ST. HELENS, Incident Period: May 21, 1980, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-623: May 21, 1980, FEMA Id: 623, Natural disaster type: Volcanic Eruption
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Clark County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Mudslides: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, 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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (17%)
  • Russia (11%)
  • Ukraine (11%)
  • Vietnam (6%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Korea (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Clark County (%):

  • German (18%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • United States or American (9%)
  • Norwegian (5%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Swedish (3%)

Clark County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 128,014 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 18,089 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3,986 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 94 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 124 (0%)
  • Railroad: 8 (0%)
  • Taxi: 16 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 132 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 527 (0%)
  • Walked: 2,211 (1%)
  • Other means: 1,129 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 7,141 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Clark County, Washington in 2000:

  • 1,048 people in nursing homes
  • 702 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 601 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 385 people in state prisons
  • 108 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 108 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 57 people in other group homes
  • 43 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 36 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 30 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 27 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 3 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in military barracks, etc.

People in group quarters in Clark County, Washington in 2010:

  • 727 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 695 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 667 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 381 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 370 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 219 people in state prisons
  • 65 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 36 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 32 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 14 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $60,124.

6.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,085 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
Washington average:

6.54%


0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($466 average AGI)
Clark County:

0.05%
Washington average:

0.14%

1.47% relocated from other counties in Washington ($9,700 average AGI)
4.60% relocated from other states ($36,918 average AGI)
Clark County:

4.60%
Washington average:

3.33%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Multnomah County, OR  1.14% ($41,697 average AGI)
from Washington County, OR  0.43% ($54,807)
from Clackamas County, OR  0.34% ($56,670)
from Cowlitz County, WA  0.32% ($39,407)
from King County, WA  0.25% ($47,959)
from Pierce County, WA  0.12% ($42,718)
from Spokane County, WA  0.10% ($26,841)


5.50% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,513 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.50%
Washington average:

6.20%


0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($747 average AGI)
Clark County:

0.07%
Washington average:

0.14%

1.40% relocated to other counties in Washington ($10,823 average AGI)
4.03% relocated to other states ($30,943 average AGI)
Clark County:

4.03%
Washington average:

2.98%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Multnomah County, OR  0.92% ($34,120 average AGI)
to Washington County, OR  0.32% ($43,082)
to King County, WA  0.31% ($47,655)
to Clackamas County, OR  0.26% ($41,771)
to Cowlitz County, WA  0.26% ($38,027)
to Pierce County, WA  0.12% ($41,309)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.11% ($45,963)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.5
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.0

Births per 1000 population in Clark County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Clark County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 4.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Clark County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Clark County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Clark County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 49,266 (41,290 aged, 7,976 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 6,574 (6%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Clark County, Washington in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,982)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,714)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (2,162)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2,104)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,928)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,238)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (1,009)
  • Unspecified dementia (802)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (753)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (716)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.25
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5,633
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 91
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 22,714

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,341
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 671
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 42
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 80

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 28.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 17.4
  • Other - 11.3

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 134.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 67.6
  • Poisoning - 34.0
  • Suffocation - 22.3
  • Other - 11.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 422,153
  • In family households: 360,563 (79,262 male householders, 31,410 female householders)
    84,752 spouses, 131,505 children (121,185 natural, 3,296 adopted, 7,024 stepchildren), 7,226 grandchildren, 3,444 brothers or sisters, 3,549 parents, 4,498 other relatives, 12,056 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 61,590 (22,699 male householders (16,393 living alone)), 24,728 female householders (20,133 living alone)), 14,163 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,210 (1,691 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 44,947 2-persons, 24,743 3-persons, 22,689 4-persons, 10,520 5-persons, 4,518 6-persons, 3,255 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 36,526 1-person, 8,829 2-persons, 1,369 3-persons, 453 4-persons, 139 5-persons, 64 6-persons, 47 7-or-more-persons.

71,295 married couples with children.
20,273 single-parent households (5,325 men, 14,948 women).

88.5% of residents of Clark County speak English at home.
3.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
4.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (48% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
2.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (51% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (74% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,576,147,000 ($4,017 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $90,107,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $786,118,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $245,347,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,090,000
Federal grants: $255,024,000
Federal procurement contracts: $54,270,000 ($14,213,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $227,297,000 ($19,745,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $8,482,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $491,932,000
Federal Government insurance: $161,094,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 27,664
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 12,831
Here:

32 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +8,049
Here:

+20 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +36,400
Here:

+90 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Clark County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 39.57 millions of gallons per day (96% from ground, 4% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

3.9

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 2,178
  • 2010 to 2013: 5,953
  • 2000 to 2009: 35,783
  • 1990 to 1999: 45,701
  • 1980 to 1989: 21,936
  • 1970 to 1979: 30,282
  • 1960 to 1969: 11,401
  • 1950 to 1959: 7,952
  • 1940 to 1949: 5,911
  • 1939 or earlier: 7,617
Note: State values scaled to Clark population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Clark County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Clark County population
  • 1 room: 128
  • 2 rooms: 574
  • 3 rooms: 2,804
  • 4 rooms: 5,585
  • 5 rooms: 15,537
  • 6 rooms: 19,593
  • 7 rooms: 16,669
  • 8 rooms: 11,896
  • 9+ rooms: 12,765
  • 1 room: 1,820
  • 2 rooms: 3,873
  • 3 rooms: 6,026
  • 4 rooms: 11,846
  • 5 rooms: 9,478
  • 6 rooms: 4,662
  • 7 rooms: 2,084
  • 8 rooms: 1,070
  • 9+ rooms: 798
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Clark County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Clark County population
  • no bedroom: 384
  • 1 bedroom: 1,798
  • 2 bedrooms: 12,685
  • 3 bedrooms: 47,953
  • 4 bedrooms: 19,007
  • 5+ bedrooms: 3,724
  • no bedroom: 2,245
  • 1 bedroom: 8,465
  • 2 bedrooms: 18,325
  • 3 bedrooms: 10,529
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,688
  • 5+ bedrooms: 405
Cars and other vehicles available in Clark County, Washington in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Clark County population
  • no vehicle: 2,181
  • 1 vehicle: 18,532
  • 2 vehicles: 40,261
  • 3 vehicles: 17,091
  • 4 vehicles: 5,025
  • 5+ vehicles: 2,461
  • no vehicle: 5,081
  • 1 vehicle: 19,010
  • 2 vehicles: 13,208
  • 3 vehicles: 3,343
  • 4 vehicles: 746
  • 5+ vehicles: 269

46% of Clark County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 22% lived in Washington.

Clark County:

45.6%
State average:

50.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 110,153
  • Northeast: 11,186
  • Midwest: 37,797
  • South: 18,848
  • West: 134,387

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $154,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Clark County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (61.7%)
  • Utility gas (29.4%)
  • Wood (4.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.9%)
  • Electricity (85.6%)
  • Utility gas (10.9%)
  • Wood (1.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,524
Here:

7.9%
Washington:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,306
Here:

6.4%
Washington:

7.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,513
Here:

11.4%
Washington:

15.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Clark County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Health - Other: $23,394,000
    Regular Highways: $7,784,000
    General - Other: $5,696,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,544,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $36,722,000
    Correctional Institutions: $22,329,000
    Police Protection: $21,718,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $20,680,000
    Regular Highways: $11,906,000
    Financial Administration: $11,261,000
    Central Staff Services: $10,477,000
    General - Other: $7,293,000
    Corrections - Other: $5,394,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,804,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,130,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,704,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $3,285,000
    Sewerage: $2,027,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,670,000
    Water Utilities: $1,394,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $931,000
    Local Fire Protection: $846,000
    Parking Facilities: $210,000
    Transit Utilities: $52,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,953,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $18,670,000
    Sewerage: $4,746,000
    Water Utilities: $724,000
    Housing and Community Development: $674,000
    General - Other: $403,000
    Financial Administration: $173,000
    Health - Other: $126,000
    Solid Waste Management: $30,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $94,868,000

Clark County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $31,406,000
    Sewerage: $6,601,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,432,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,206,000
    Regular Highways: $645,000
    Housing and Community Development: $484,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,086,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,074,000
    Health and Hospitals: $681,000
    General Local Government Support: $29,000
    Natural Resources: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $16,986,000
    All Other: $5,594,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $3,816,000
    Rents: $3,078,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,425,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,093,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $449,000
    Interest Earnings: $247,000
    Special Assessments: $97,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $23,924,000
    Highways: $11,938,000
    All Other: $9,049,000
    Public Welfare: $2,552,000
    General Local Government Support: $909,000
    Housing and Community Development: $188,000
    Education: $131,000
  • Tax - Property: $80,545,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $29,744,000
    Other License: $14,829,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $11,515,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,536,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $2,092,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,951,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,246,000
    Severance: $528,000
    Amusements Sales: $291,000

Clark County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $192,663,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $192,227,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,424,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,988,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $6,760,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $6,025,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $735,000

Clark County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,127,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $127,105,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,411,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 6,666
  • Number of aged recipients: 944
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 5,722
  • Number of recipients under 18: 985
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 4,007
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,674
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,667
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 3,201
Clark County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Clark County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 84 full 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 ORIGINATED2,332$207,5522,047$214,72912,341$213,356328$124,70120$3,590,350794$180,970207$165,845
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED141$206,482251$225,6021,566$222,93985$96,5531$275,000114$158,28960$116,367
APPLICATIONS DENIED390$209,018462$219,0264,178$227,310236$86,6992$349,500353$179,391151$136,775
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN269$197,654310$233,4192,490$228,73880$121,9004$9,004,000193$171,90747$187,915
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS50$214,24073$244,658574$232,12922$142,5910$043$154,65119$124,737
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 81 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED308$240,545235$249,6778$239,2501$289,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED116$266,259144$249,04912$247,9170$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED54$222,07458$253,4485$300,2000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN22$231,09136$224,0830$01$135,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$222,0008$274,2502$191,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Clark County, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,27875.0 years
Robert1,15270.9 years
William1,11674.7 years
James93971.7 years
Mary90979.0 years
George71176.8 years
Charles70374.9 years
Helen55780.8 years
Dorothy53278.8 years
Richard52568.1 years
Most common last names in Clark County, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson54977.3 years
Smith52474.3 years
Brown32376.2 years
Miller31176.1 years
Anderson30976.9 years
Jones24575.2 years
Wilson24076.5 years
Davis23975.9 years
Nelson23675.2 years
Williams22275.2 years
Businesses in Clark County, WA
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness3Lane Bryant1
7-Eleven11Lane Furniture5
AT&T5LensCrafters1
Ace Hardware4Little Caesars Pizza5
Aeropostale1Lowe's2
Albertsons4Macy's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Marriott2
Applebee's4MasterBrand Cabinets4
Arby's2Mazda1
AutoZone2McDonald's14
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill2Motel 61
Barnes & Noble1Motherhood Maternity1
Baskin-Robbins6New Balance8
Bath & Body Works1New York & Co1
Bed Bath & Beyond3Nike10
Best Western4Nissan1
Blockbuster8Nordstrom1
Budget Car Rental1Office Depot2
Buffalo Wild Wings1OfficeMax2
Burger King6Old Navy1
Carl\s Jr.4Olive Garden2
Catherines1On The Border1
Charlotte Russe1Outback1
Chevrolet1Outback Steakhouse1
Chipotle1Pac Sun1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Panda Express6
Cold Stone Creamery2Panera Bread1
Comfort Inn1Papa John's Pizza3
Comfort Suites1Payless4
Costco1Penske3
Cricket Wireless8PetSmart3
Curves9Pier 1 Imports1
DHL6Pizza Hut4
Dairy Queen7Plato's Closet1
Days Inn2Quality1
Decora Cabinetry2Quiznos9
Discount Tire1RadioShack7
Domino's Pizza7Red Lobster1
DressBarn1Red Robin2
Dressbarn1Rite Aid4
Econo Lodge1Rodeway Inn1
Extended Stay America1Ruby Tuesday1
Famous Footwear2SONIC Drive-In1
Fashion Bug1Safeway10
FedEx41Sears3
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Sephora2
Foot Locker1Spencer Gifts1
Ford2Sprint Nextel3
Forever 211Starbucks34
Fredericks Of Hollywood1Subaru1
GNC7Subway35
GameStop5T-Mobile13
Goodwill3T.J.Maxx1
Gymboree1Taco Bell10
H&R Block14Target3
Hilton2The Room Place2
Holiday Inn3Torrid1
Hollister Co.1Toyota1
Home Depot2Toys"R"Us1
HomeTown Buffet1Trader Joe's1
Honda1True Value5
Hot Topic1U-Haul15
IHOP2UPS45
JCPenney2Vans4
Jack In The Box8Verizon Wireless6
Jamba Juice2Victoria's Secret1
Jones New York3Volkswagen1
Journeys1Vons12
Justice1Walgreens13
KFC7Walmart3
Kincaid3Wendy's7
Kohl's2Wet Seal1
Kroger16Whole Foods Market1
LA Fitness2YMCA1
La Quinta1

Clark County on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"