Vancouver is a relatively large city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 172,860 people and 74 constituent neighborhoods, Vancouver is the fourth largest community in Washington.
Vancouver is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Vancouver is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Vancouver who work in office and administrative support (13.98%), sales jobs (10.99%), and management occupations (8.61%).
Also of interest is that Vancouver has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The percentage of people in Vancouver who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.03% of adults in Vancouver have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Vancouver in 2010 was $26,417, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $105,668 for a family of four. However, Vancouver contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Vancouver is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Vancouver home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Vancouver residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Vancouver also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.62% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Vancouver include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Vancouver is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.