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

Population and people

Income and education

Language, race and ethnicity

Total population race & ethnicity breakdown

K-12 student race & ethnicity breakdown2


U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey, 2022 1-year estimates

1Washington Office of Financial Management Official Population Estimates

2Statewide 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

32022 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates: Language spoken at home

Your City Services

Employees: 1,480
Police officers: 232
Firefighters: 218
Hires: 183
Neighborhood associations: 71
Parks: 82
Natural areas: 28
Miles of trails: 20+
Fire stations: 11
Visits to community centers: 411,977
Recreation registrations: 16,604
Community events permitted: 91
Calls responded to by VFD/AMR: 46,285
Incidents dispatched to VPD: 114,536
Grants: $146.8 million earned from 154 grant awards
Affordable housing units built: 176
Building permits issued: 10,423
Building inspections completed: 36,876
Code compliance cases resolved: 885
HART service requests completed: 1,341
Gallons of drinking water delivered: 10.1 billion
New, large caliper trees planted: 1,817
Lane miles of city streets paved or preserved: 71.8
New or upgraded, ADA compliant sidewalk curb ramps added: 162

Last Updated: April 2024