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Welcome to Vancouver ...

The city of Vancouver is located on the Oregon border (on the Columbia River).

Vancouver is located in Clark County<1> and is the County Seat for Clark County.

The pronunciation of Vancouver: van-COO-ver<2>

When the people of Vancouver refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Vancouverite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Vancouver has a population of 184,860 people<4> (see below for details).

The community of Vancouver was established in 1825.

Vancouver is 170 feet [52 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Vancouver is within the boundaries of the (360) area code.

The ZIP code for Vancouver: 98663<6>

Websites for Vancouver ...

Official Website:   www.ci.vancouver.wa.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.vancouverusa.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Vancouver had an population of 184,860 people. This is an increase of 14.26% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 28.77% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Vancouver had a population of 161,791 people (or 38.04% of the total population of Clark County). This makes Vancouver the county's most populous community.

The population of Vancouver represents 2.41% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 161,791 people, the population of Vancouver increased 12.7% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 143,560 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Vancouver.

Communities Also Named Vancouver ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Vancouver - they are located in British Columbia and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Vancouver ...

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

  • Portland [Multnomah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portland
    • Portland [Multnomah County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the south of Vancouver
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 656,751 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portland<8>
  • Hillsboro [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsboro
    • Hillsboro [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Vancouver
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,985 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsboro<8>
  • Gresham [Multnomah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gresham
    • Gresham [Multnomah County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Vancouver
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,031 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gresham have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gresham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gresham<8>
  • Beaverton [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaverton
    • Beaverton [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Vancouver
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 98,957 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaverton have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaverton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaverton<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Tigard [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tigard
      • Tigard [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the south of Vancouver
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 56,049 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tigard have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tigard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tigard<8>
    • Lake Oswego [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Oswego
      • Lake Oswego [Clackamas County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the south of Vancouver
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,821 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Oswego have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Oswego
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Oswego<8>
    • Tualatin [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tualatin
      • Tualatin [Clackamas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the south of Vancouver
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,481 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tualatin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tualatin<8>
    • West Linn [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Linn
      • West Linn [Clackamas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the south of Vancouver
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,747 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Linn have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Linn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Linn<8>
    • Camas [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camas
      • Camas [Clark County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the east of Vancouver
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,981 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camas<8>
    • Happy Valley [Clackamas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Happy Valley
      • Happy Valley [Clackamas County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Vancouver
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,781 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Happy Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Happy Valley<8>

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 Vancouver. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Vancouver.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Vancouver. 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 Vancouver.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Vancouver. Our list includes 23 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Vancouver.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Vancouver ...

Looking for more information about Vancouver? 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 Vancouver, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Vancouver.

Adding Vancouver to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Vancouver was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Vancouver

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Vancouver on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Washington

About Clark County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Vancouver: www.ci.vancouver.wa.us/

The official website for Clark County: www.co.clark.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

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>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Vancouver. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Vancouver refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Vancouver may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Vancouver.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Vancouver - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 Vancouver). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Vancouver or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Vancouver) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Vancouver. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from VancouverOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vancouver. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.6393, Longitude: -122.6619    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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