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With mild weather, quality jobs and schooling, abundant outdoor recreational options, a low crime rate and an even lower cost of living, Vancouver and Clark County are a great place to visit, raise a family, or settle down and retire.

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Population and Growth

Clark County: 425,363

Vancouver: 158,855

As more people discover and appreciate the original Vancouver, it continues to grow. Downtown Vancouver is experiencing several revitalization projects which increases urban living options, green spaces, offices, and shops. A $1.3 billion mixed-use waterfront project is on track for the next few years. With no state income tax, easy access to outdoor recreational activities, and excellent quality of life, Vancouver is one of the top places to live.

TaxesGirl at ES Fountain

Average Property Tax: $13.17 per $1,000 of assessed value

Retail Sales Tax (Vancouver): 8.2%

The state of Washington collects a state sales tax of 6.5%, which is added to the local sales tax of 1.7% for a total of 8.2% on the sale, rental and lease of goods and services excluding food items. Hotel, motel and campground accommodations are taxed at a higher rate, 7 to 11%. Washington, however, has no state, person or corporate income tax.



Housing Costs

Median Home Price: $185,000*

Monthly Rental: $787**

* Second quarter 2011 median home price
** Median rental price for a 2 bedroom unfurnished apartment


Vancouver offers a year-round mild climate. Summer temperatures average in the 70s and winter temperatures rarely dip below freezing. Despite the stereotype of the rainy Pacific Northwest, the Vancouver area receives an average of only 37 inches of rain annually, which is far less rain than many East Coast cities.

Average High Temp in July: 79.3°F

Average Low Temp in January: 34.2°F

Health Care

  • Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital - Southwest Washington’s newest hospital boasts a range of innovations to improve the health and quality of life for our community.
  • PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center - This 150-year-old organization is one of the largest employers in Clark County and has evolved into a nationally recognized Top 100 Hospital.
  • Vancouver Division, Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center - The 50-acre campus houses clinics and programs providing comprehensive physical and mental health service for veterans.
  • Kaiser Permanente – Local representation of one of the nation’s largest health plans includes medical office buildings and representation at Southwest Medical Center.

CREDC LogoData courtesy of Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC), which offers free and confidential assistance to businesses seeking to relocate or expand to the area.


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