Washougal is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 17,039 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Washougal is the 66th largest community in Washington. Washougal has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Washougal, where the median household income is $89,608.00.
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.
Unlike some cities, Washougal isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Washougal are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Washougal is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Washougal who work in sales jobs (11.91%), management occupations (11.58%), and office and administrative support (10.75%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.62% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 education level of Washougal citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.44% of adults in Washougal have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Washougal in 2018 was $40,728, which is upper middle income relative to Washington, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $162,912 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, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Washougal is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.