Washougal, WA

Washougal profile

Living in Washougal

Washougal is a somewhat small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 16,107 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Washougal is the 68th largest community in Washington.

Housing costs in Washougal are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Washington.

Washougal is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Washougal is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Washougal who work in office and administrative support (14.68%), sales jobs (13.13%), and management occupations (11.32%).

Also of interest is that Washougal has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.69% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

The overall education level of Washougal citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.20% of adults in Washougal have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Washougal in 2018 was $38,381, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $153,524 for a family of four. However, Washougal contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Washougal is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Washougal home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Washougal residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Washougal include German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and Scottish.

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