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Clark County, Washington

98660, 98661, 98663, 98664, 98682, 98686

Page Contents for Vancouver, Washington

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Washington state capital is Olympia.
The population of Vancouver is approximately 143,560 (2000), 161791 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 60,039 (2000), 65691 (2010).
The amount of land area in Vancouver is 36.611 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Vancouver is 44.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 3.355 sq kilometers.
The distance from Vancouver to Washington DC is 2456 miles.
The distance to the Washington state capital is 98 miles. (as the crow flies)
Vancouver is positioned 45.63 degrees north of the equator and 122.64 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Vancouver elevation is 150-290 feet above sea level.
Vancouver average annual rainfall is 41.3 inches per year
Vancouver average annual snowfall is 6.5 inches per year.
Vancouver average temperature is 50 degrees F.


on the Columbia River, near the Oregon border. It is just over the river to Portland, Oregon. Here is a map page for Vancouver.
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comfortable. The winters are wet, but mild while the summers are moderately dry
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History & History Related Items

Vancouver, WA is the oldest city in the state of Washington! Vancouver was founded in 1824 by fur traders from the Hudson's Bay Company,as part of Great Britain's effort to secure territory for Canada on the west coast of North America. This effort failed when what became the State of Washington was ceded to the U.S. in 1849. Not until 1881 was Vancouver,B.C.,three hundred miles to the north and now much larger than Vancouver, WA, founded. Vancouver was named for Captain George Vancouver, a British explorer (1758 to 1798)

Here is a history page for Vancouver.
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The founding of Vancouver


The incorporation of Vancouver

23 January 1857


Clark County Historical Museum
1511 Main St.
Vancouver, WA
Phone: 360-695-4681
See displays of pioneer life here, including a country store and printship. Chinook Indian artifacts may also be viewed.

Covington House
4201 Main St.
Vancouver, WA
Phone: 360-695-4875
An 1846 log cabin which is the first schoolhouse north of the Columbia River

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
Evergreen Blvd.
Vancouver, WA
Take Exit 1C at Mill Plain Blvd off the I-5. This site was the center of the Hudson Bay Company's operations in the Pacific Northwest.

Vancouver Farmer's Market
Downtown Vancouver
Phone: 360-737-8298

Joyo City, Japan - Vancouver's Sister City!
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Vancouver City Government

City of Vancouver
City Hall
210 E. 13th St.
P.O. Box 1995
Vancouver, Washington 98668
Phone: 360-696-8200

Vancouver has a Council/Manager form of government

The Port of Vancouver
3103 Lower River Road
Vancouver, WA 98660
phone: (360) 693-3611
fax: (360) 735-1565

Vancouver Chamber

Vancouver Washington Chamber of Commerce
1101 Broadway, Suite 120
Vancouver, WA 98660
Phone: 360-694-2588
Fax: 360-693-8279

Vancouver Organizations

Vancouver Washington Chamber of Commerce
1101 Broadway, Suite 120
Vancouver, WA 98660
Phone: 360-694-2588
Fax: 360-693-8279

Vancouver Libraries

Fort Vancouver Regional Library District
1007 E. Mill Plain Blvd.
Vancouver, Washington 98663
Phone: 360-695-1561
Toll-free: 888-546-2707 (509 area code only)
Fax: 360-693-2681

Vancouver Schools

Vancouver Public Schools

Evergreen School District
13501 NE 28th Street
P.O. Box 8910
Vancouver, Washington 98668
Phone: 360-604-4000


Washington State University at Vancouver
14204 NE Salmon Creek Avenue
Vancouver, Washington 98686
Phone: 360-546-9779
Fax: 360-546-9032

Clark College
A two year college
1800 E. McLoughlin Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98663-3598
Phone: 360-992-2000
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The population of Vancouver was:
1990 - 46,380
2000 - 143,560

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