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Retire To Vancouver, WA
City Report

Vancouver, Washington is one of the great places in the U.S. to live in retirement. Find city facts on home sales prices, air quality, water quality, medical care, cost of living, taxes, weather and other demographics.



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Read the city profile and recent blog posts from local real estate and community experts. The EPA map on page 3 shows superfund cleanups in the area and the interactive map below provides a birds-eye view of the city.

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Vancouver, Washington
A steaming Mount St Helens 50 miles NW of Vancouver, Washington
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Vancouver, Washington


Vancouver Population
. 1990 2000 2010
Portland-Vancouver Metro Area blank blank 2,226,009
Vancouver 46,380 143,560 161,791



Vancouver
Home Sales Prices
(new & existing homes)
. Monthly Average Annual Average Yr-Over-Yr Change
2014 .$242,5675.4%
Apr $245,003 . .
Mar $250,025 . .
Feb $249,244 . .
Jan $223,449 . .
2013 .$230,03514.2%
2012 .$201,4230.0%
2011 .$201,419-7.1%
2010 . $216,863 -2.1%
2009 . $221,462 -19.2%





Home Sales Price to Big City Comparison
(2014)
. Vancouver GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $242,567 $345,000
Nearest Big City Portland na
Home Sales Price in Portland $272,000 $251,000
Home Sales Price Bargain Index 72% of Portland home prices 137%



Home Sales Price to Renting Comparison
(2014)
. Vancouver GPTR 99 City Avg
Home Price $242,567 $345,000
Monthly Rent $1,416 $1,363
Price/Rent Index 11.5 times the annual rent 17.0



Vancouver
Cost of Living (2014)
102% GPTR 99 City Average
118%



Vancouver Taxes
(2013)
blank Tax Rate Days Worked to Pay State Rank Tax Rate
(99 City Avg)
Days Worked to Pay
(99 City Avg)
State and Local Sales Tax 8.9% -- 4* 6.8% --
Federal, State and Local Tax -- 110 days 9* -- 105 days
* State rank of 1 pays the highest taxes



Vancouver Building Permits
(single family homes)
2013 272
2012 315
2011 81
2010 137
2009 152



Vancouver Interactive Maps


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