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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    B+
Vancouver is a city in Washington with a population of 178,413. Vancouver is in Clark County. Living in Vancouver offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Vancouver there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Vancouver and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Vancouver are above average.
About Vancouver...
Population
178,413

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$260,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,142
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Vancouver Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    287.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    84.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    87.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    444.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,245.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    605.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Vancouver

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$58,865
National
$55,322
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Vancouver Reviews

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Vancouver has been my home for over 25 years. We are a large city, but not a big city, just across the river from Portland. People here are friendly and enjoy numerous outdoor activities - like walking or biking along the riverfront, hiking the nearby trails to the east, swimming and kayaking in local rivers and streams.

There are many parks, although there is room for more with all the new housing that has been built in the last 10 years. Many schools have remodeled or rebuilt. There are lots of sports activities for the kids, like soccer, basketball, rugby and lacrosse. There are sports leagues for adults, too, like disc golf, basketball, and ultimate frisbee.

We have a wide variety of restaurants with dishes from all over the world. You can find something for any size budget. My favorites are Thai Orchid and Feral Public House in downtown Vancouver for a special occasion. Mon Ami is another favorite for delicious crepes and Stumptown coffee.

Vancouver is great for families!
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Vancouver is quite a safe city to live in. It has areas of dangerous neighborhoods but for the most part I always felt safe. I have lived here almost all my life so far. Vancouver has been booming that past few years with construction and people moving here. I think the reason many people move to this area is because it is beautiful and affordable, if you have a decent job. Vancouver used to have more of a country feel and the population was not that big. But times have changed, and I would call it a very busy suburb. If you drive 20 minutes you can get to Portland Oregon where you will experience some city life. In Portland there seems to be more diversity than in Vancouver. Overall, I would love to see more diversity in the Pacific Northwest. The majority of the population is white/caucasian. The schools I went to were not very diverse either. Diversity is something I really appreciate and wish for Vancouver to have more of. Otherwise, I really enjoy living in Vancouver Washington!
I grew up in Washington. The sports are amazing! A diverse group of different kinds of sports. Evergreen School District is an awesome school district. Lots of up and coming business as they continue to build the East side of town. Lots of stores, restaurants. Cross the bridge into the night life of down town Portland! Vancouver is a nice are with family homes and environment all around.