Vancouver, WA
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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.

Unlike some cities, Vancouver isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Vancouver are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (14.60%), sales jobs (10.75%), and management occupations (8.42%).

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.

In terms of college education, Vancouver is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.06% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Vancouver in 2010 was $26,365, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $105,460 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 11.16% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Vancouver include Irish, English, Norwegian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Vancouver is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.