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Located in the state of Washington, Vancouver is a moderately-sized city with a population of 169,982 inhabitants. With a population density of 3,620 people per square mile, Vancouver is well above the nation's average density level. The majority of Vancouver residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Asian and Black. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Vancouver might be a good fit as 71% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 58% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

Are you trying to ascertain if living in Vancouver is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a good experience before relocating to any new city in Washington, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like crime, cost of living, education, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Vancouver and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Vancouver to Washington and the national average.

Using data and statistics Vancouver has received a livability score of 71/100. This score is ranked in the 66th percentile when compared to all other cities. Based on the scores for each individual category, Vancouver has received high marks for amenities (A+) and housing (B). There are some categories that Vancouver scores poorly for, including: crime (D), cost of living (D-) and education (D-). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Vancouver is actually affordable. The median home price for Vancouver homes is $217,200, which is 19.3% lower than the Washington average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Vancouver, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4.2, which is 2.3% lower than the Washington average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Vancouver will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Vancouver, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 8.9%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 11.1%.

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Compare Vancouver, WA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Vancouver, WA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
West Slope, Beaverton81122,207
Cascade Highlands, Vancouver804.23,446
Old Evergreen Highway, Vancouver803.32,798
Fairway 164th, Vancouver804.52,591
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Father Blanchet Park, Vancouver790.91,092
Eastmoreland, Portland7911.15,822
Northwest, Vancouver794.93,342
Hector Campbell, Milwaukie79132,832

Best Cities Near Vancouver, WA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Rockcreek, OR8214.59,384
Oak Hills, OR8213.311,678
West Haven-Sylvan, OR8211.38,131
Camas, WA818.221,393
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
West Linn, OR8118.226,242
Sherwood, OR8022.118,965
Lake Oswego, OR8015.838,065
Raleigh Hills, OR8012.66,046

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Source: The Northwood, Vancouver, WA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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