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Welcome to La Center ...

The city of La Center is located in Clark County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of La Center, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, La Center has a population of 3,411 people<2> (see below for details).

La Center is 180 feet [55 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: La Center lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for La Center: (360)

The ZIP code for La Center: 98629<4>

Websites for La Center ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, La Center had an population of 3,411 people. This is an increase of 21.82% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 106.23% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, La Center had a population of 2,800 people. This makes La Center the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of La Center represents 0.04% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 144th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,800 people, the population of La Center increased 69.29% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,654 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for La Center.

Communities Also Named La Center ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named La Center - it's located in Kentucky.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for La Center.

Communities near La Center ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near La Center.

  • Vancouver
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Battle Ground
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Saint Helens
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Helens have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Helens
    • Saint Helens is located in Columbia County (OR)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,071 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Helens <5>
  • Ridgefield
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Scappoose
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Woodland
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Kalama
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Columbia City
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
  • Yacolt
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
  • Prescott
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prescott have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prescott
    • Prescott is located in Columbia County (OR)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 63 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around La Center. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for La Center.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of La Center. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around La Center.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around La Center. See our Newspapers Page for La Center.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for La Center ...

Looking for more information about La Center? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for La Center, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for La Center.

Adding La Center to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of La Center in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for La Center was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found La Center on a map titled Mobile Oil Map of Washington (1949).

For more details, see References and Mentions for La Center.

The official website for La Center:

The official website for Clark County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Clark, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for La Center.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around La Center - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as La Center). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether La Center or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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