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Welcome to Washougal ...

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

Washougal is located in Clark County<1>.

The pronunciation of Washougal: waw-SHOO-guhl<2>

The community of Washougal was established in 1852.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Washougal has a population of 16,118 people<3> (see below for details).

Washougal is 80 feet [24 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Washougal lies within the (360) area code.

The ZIP code for Washougal: 98671<5>

Websites for Washougal ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Washougal had an population of 16,118 people. This is an increase of 14.35% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 87.53% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Washougal had a population of 14,095 people. This makes Washougal the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Washougal represents 0.21% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 64th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 14,095 people, the population of Washougal increased 63.99% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,595 people).

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

Communities near Washougal ...

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

  • Portland
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
  • Vancouver
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Gresham
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gresham have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gresham
    • Gresham is located in Multnomah County (OR)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 110,031 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Gresham
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gresham <6>
  • Happy Valley
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Happy Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Happy Valley
    • Happy Valley is located in Clackamas County (OR)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,781 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Happy Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Happy Valley <6>
  • Battle Ground
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Milwaukie
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Gladstone
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Sandy
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
  • Damascus
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Damascus have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Damascus
    • Damascus is located in Clackamas County (OR)
    • Estimated population in 2017: 11,155 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Damascus
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Damascus <6>
  • Yacolt
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Washougal ...

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

Adding Washougal to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Washougal 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 Washougal was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Washougal on a map titled Auto Trails Map of Washington (1925).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Washougal.

The official website for Washougal:

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>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Washougal. 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Washougal.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Washougal - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Washougal). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Washougal or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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