To Live and Work in Clark County, Washington

Are you thinking about living or starting a business in Vancouver? You have a good reason, like our clean air, plentiful water, beautiful mountains, rivers and lakes, and more. It’s less than a two-hour drive to the ocean too.

I have been in Vancouver since 1974 and I’ve experienced all the major changes in our city and county. I remember when Mill Plain was a two-lane road with sweeping wheat fields, dogwood trees and beautiful sunsets. I would stop by the side of the road and take photographs with my Olympus OM-1 camera. Passersby would stop and ask for photos because the sunsets against the evergreen trees were stunning. I used to ride my bike with my friends to Lacamas Lake from East Vancouver, where we would hang out, swing from the rope swing or rent paddle boats. We also use to climb down to a waterhole where we could jump off the rocks into a big pool while listening to Boston on the boom box. It was definitely more than a feeling there!

Much has changed in Vancouver since that time. Lacamas Lake is surrounded by housing developments, Vancouver and Camas are growing together, Ridgefield, Washington has nearly hit growth capacity, including small towns like La Center, WA. On May 25th, 2018 Vancouver was reported as the fastest growing city in the state of Washington. Today, urban growth continues, with many new mixed-use buildings emerging, along with construction for single-family dwellings.

C-Tran is available for locals travelling throughout Vancouver, and into Oregon, with stops at Jantzen Beach, Delta Park, North Portland into Downtown Portland. You can find a variety of

The commute times vary between Vancouver and Portland through the I-5 connection between 30 minutes and 2 hours in a 20-mile stretch depending on traffic and accidents. The Glen Jackson Bridge on Interstate 205 does an amazing job at managing traffic on the east side of town, but we still need to solve our transportation problems as the Portland and Vancouver Metropolitan area continues to grow.

  • Clark County profiles stats (as of June 10, 2018)
  • Washington state population: 7,2888,000
  • Clark County makes up 6.4% of the state’s population
  • High school graduate or higher: 91.7%
  • Greater Clark parks district parks: 30 (with 5 more planned)
  • Clark County population: 467,018
  • Clark County is the second most densely populated county in the state
  • Veteran population: 34,137 (10.1% of 18+ civilized population)
  • Mean travel time to work 26 minutes
  • County population by city
  • Ridgefield: 7,066
  • Camas: 21,393
  • Washougal: 15,466
  • Battle Ground: 20,110
  • Yacolt: 1,566
  • Northern regions (Woodland, Kalama, La Center): 11,35
  • Born in Washington: 155,288
  • Foreign born: 46,961
  • Median age: 38
  • Average family size: 3.23
  • Individuals below poverty level: 10.2%
  • Median household income: $62,879
  • Own: 64.7%
  • Rent: 35.3%
  • Occupied housing units: 164,354 (95.1%)
  • Median rent: $1,022
  • Median mortgage: $1,620
  • Vacant housing units: 8,520 (4.9%)
  • Median home sales price: $320,321
  • 1/3 of the labor force over 50,000 workers commutes to Portland daily, while only 11,000 commutes in the opposite direction

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