About Vancouver

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Vancouver, Washington by the Numbers

Founded: 1825
Incorporated: Jan. 23, 1857
City Charter Adopted: February 20, 1952
Government Type: Council/Manager
City’s Namesake: Captain George Vancouver, British sailor/explorer (1758-1798)

Area: 51.84 square miles
Density: 3,682 people per square mile

Elevation: 150 – 290 feet
Latitude: 45° 37′ 32.358″ N
Longitude: 122° 40′ 31.7994″ (measured at City Hall, 415 W. 6th St.)

Our People

Residents: 190,915
Male: 48.9%
Female: 51.1%

Median Age: 37 years
Median Household Income: $63,617/year

Asian: 5.6%
Black or African American: 2.3%
Hispanic, Latino/a/e and Non-White: 13.9%
Native American: 0.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 1.5%
Two or more races: 6%
White: 71.5%

Employment Rate: 96.5%
Have a High School Diploma: 91%
Hold a Bachelor’s Degree: 29.2%

Live in Poverty: 12.7%
Have a Disability: 9.7%
Are Veterans: 6.1%

Speak a language other than English in the home: 20.2%
Asian and Pacific Island: 4.4%
Other: 0.4%
Other Indo-European: 5.6%
Spanish: 9.8%

Sources: 2020 Decennial Census, U.S. Census BureauU.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates 2019 and the Statewide Healthy Youth Survey conducted in 2021, sponsored by Health Care Authority, the Department of Health, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and the Liquor and Cannabis Board

Your City Services

Full-time employees: 1,124
Police officers: 217
Firefighters: 202
New hires: 160
City-recognized and supported neighborhood associations: 71
Acres of park land: 2,246
Parks: 82
Natural areas: 28
Miles of trails: 20+
Visits to Marshall/Luepke and Firstenburg community centers: 415,031
Youth, adult and senior recreation program openings filled: 95,060
Community events permitted: 91
Fire stations: 12
Calls that Vancouver Fire Department responded to: 47,631
Incidents that Vancouver Police Department officers were dispatched to: 116,790
Building permits issued: 11,371
Building inspections completed: 48,111
Code compliant cases resolved: 968
Homeless Assistance Resources and Response (HART)-related requests completed: 678
Gallons of clean, safe drinking water delivered: 9.6 billion
New large-caliper trees planted: 1,323
Lane miles of city streets preserved: 88.4
New or upgraded, ADA-compliant sidewalk curb ramps installed as part of the pavement management program: 196

Last Updated: April 2023