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Clark County

FACT SHEET

  • Name origin: Named for William Clark (1770–1838), co-leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804-06).
  • Established: 1844 Jun 27
  • County seat: Vancouver
  • County government website
  • Upcoming events (via WA-List’s events calendar)
  • Population (2010): 425,363 (Rank: 5 of 39)
  • Area (2010): 629.00 square miles (Rank: 35 of 39)
  • Density (2010): 676.2 people per square miles (Rank: 2 of 39)
  • Highest elevation: 4,120 feet, Sturgeon Fin on the western ridge of Sturgeon Rock near the Skamania County line.

 


Cities and Towns Population Area Density Elevation Zip code
(sq miles) (pop/sq miles) (feet)
1. Vancouver city 161,791 46.46 3,482.7 35 986**
2. Camas city 19,355 13.49 1,435.0 74 98607
3. Battle Ground city 17,571 7.16 2,454.4 284 98604
4. Washougal city 14,095 5.42 2,600.1 250 98671
Woodland1 city 5,509 See Cowlitz County
5. Ridgefield city 4,763 7.08 672.9 70 98642
6. La Center city 2,800 1.27 2,204.7 20 98629
7. Yacolt town 1,595 0.50 3,190.0 700 98675

1 Woodland spans the Cowlitz-Clark county lines. Most of it is in Cowlitz County and is thus listed there.

Unincorporated communities (CDPs)  among the 20 largest in the state (with 2010 population):

  • Salmon Creek, 19,686
  • Orchards, 19,556
  • Hazel Dell, 19,435
  • Five Corners, 18,159

Additional facts

  • Clark County has the 5th largest population in Washington, and the 5th smallest land area.  That combination gives it the 2nd highest population density.
  • Vancouver is the 4th most populated city in the state. It also has the 4th largest land area for a city in Washington.
  • Reed Island in the Columbia River is the southernmost point in the state. The nearby river shore to the northeast is the southernmost point of the mainland.

Notes

  • This page is updated periodically in an effort to keep information accurate and offer additional data.
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  • All population and area data are from the 2010 United States Census. All population density figures for cities greater than 5,000 people are as well. Densities of smaller towns and cities were calculated separately using US Census data.
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