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Overall Niche Grade
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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 171,393. 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
171,393

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$238,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,055
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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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
    207.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    87.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    69
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    423.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,067.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    601
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Vancouver

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$55,593
National
$55,322
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Vancouver Reviews

319 reviews
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I am a native Vancouverite, and have witnessed many changes in my hometown due to inevitable growth. What I love about my city is the beauty first and foremost. Mountains, rivers, beaches, desert, we have it all! Sadly, too many people are moving here which is causing a housing shortage and escalating rent prices. With all the building, the pastures and its inhabitants are disappearing and the wildlife is becoming displaced. But it is happening everywhere, so I choose to stay in my beautiful city and enjoy all the new shops, restaurants, pubs and wineries that growth creates.
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A fantastic place to grow up! Great communities, schools, and natural beauty. Not as diverse as other suburbs of Portland (think Beaverton, Hillsboro, and Tigard). Commuting to downtown Portland can take anywhere from 20 minutes to over an hour at peak times. If you love the hipster vibe of Portland but want to live in the suburbs, Vancouver is your spot.
I really enjoy Vancouver. I live in a good neighborhood and feel safe, which seems rare in somewhat metro areas. The area I’m in has beautiful nature and scenic views, but I’m also very close to shopping centers and recreational activities. It’s the best of both worlds! The worst part of it for me is the traffic and commute since I go to school in Portland. That’s rough, but overall it’s been worth it.