Cowlitz County vs. Clark County

Cowlitz County (WA)Clark County (WA)
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019)108,987481,857
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019)6.4%13.3%
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019)102,408425,360
Population, Census, April 1, 2010102,410425,363
Persons under 5 years, percent6.2%6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent23.0%23.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent18.9%15.5%
Female persons, percent50.5%50.6%
White alone, percent91.1%86.4%
Black or African American alone, percent1.1%2.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent2.0%1.2%
Asian alone, percent1.6%4.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent0.4%0.9%
Two or More Races, percent3.7%4.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent9.2%10.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent83.4%78.0%
Veterans, 2014-20189,48433,035
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-20184.1%10.4%
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018)44,968186,167
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-201866.0%66.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018$197,000$296,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018$1,383$1,699
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018$467$535
Median gross rent, 2014-2018$817$1,180
Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2009-201318.8%23.0%
Building permits, 20183183,598
Households, 2014-201841,397171,522
Persons per household, 2014-20182.512.69
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-201880.8%83.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-20186.9%14.8%
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-201888.6%94.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-201879.7%88.7%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201888.5%92.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-201816.6%29.8%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-201815.8%8.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent6.6%7.0%
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201856.6%64.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-201852.1%57.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)124,212550,699
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)566,9662,251,094
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)2,021,4334,395,399
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)1,188,3314,276,454
Total retail sales per capita, 2012$11,651$9,757
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-201825.126.8
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$51,752$71,636
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018$27,264$34,163
Persons in poverty, percent12.2%8.8%
Total employer establishments, 20172,21111,114
Total employment, 201732,299138,535
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000)1,492,0136,855,780
Total employment, percent change, 2016-20175.4%5.6%
Total nonemployer establishments, 20174,52532,306
All firms, 20125,84834,479
Men-owned firms, 20122,69816,650
Women-owned firms, 20121,79511,487
Minority-owned firms, 20124834,035
Nonminority-owned firms, 20124,93428,812
Veteran-owned firms, 20126822,559
Nonveteran-owned firms, 20124,55429,443
Black-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%1.1%
American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%0.7%
Asian-owned firms, percent, 20073.0%4.3%
Native Hawaiian- and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 20070.0%0.0%
Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 20071.7%2.5%
Women-owned firms, percent, 200730.1%26.4%
Population per square mile, 201089.8676.2
Land area in square miles, 20101,140.13629.00

Source: United States Census Bureau

About this page: Side-by-side comparison between Cowlitz county (WA) and Clark county (WA) using the main population, demographic, and social indicators from the United States Census Bureau.