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Alma Melchor, 17, a volunteer with the Southwest Washington Census Coalition, straightens a stack of information packets while working at a table at Expo Quinceanera NW on Feb. 29, 2020.

Census advocates in Clark County say count us in

Alma Melchor, 17, a volunteer with the Southwest Washington Census Coalition, straightens a stack of information packets while working at a table at Expo Quinceanera NW on Feb. 29, 2020.

March 8, 2020, 6:02am Clark County News

Ophelia Noble was immediately suspicious when she got a letter from the government in the spring of 2010 asking about her family. Read story

Alma Melchor, 17, right, and Carmen Huizar, center, both volunteers with the Southwest Washington Census Coalition, offer information about the importance of participating in the census to people arriving at Expo Quinceanera NW.

Outreach an important part of 2020 census in Clark County

Alma Melchor, 17, right, and Carmen Huizar, center, both volunteers with the Southwest Washington Census Coalition, offer information about the importance of participating in the census to people arriving at Expo Quinceanera NW.

March 8, 2020, 6:01am Clark County News

Historically, not all groups have been counted equally by the United States Census. Read story

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2019, file photo a worker gets ready to pass out instructions in how fill out the 2020 census during a town hall meeting in Lithonia, Ga. Facebook says it won't allow interference with the U.S. census on its platform, including posting misleading information about when and how to participate, who can participate and the consequences of taking part.

Census recruiting event scheduled for Friday

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2019, file photo a worker gets ready to pass out instructions in how fill out the 2020 census during a town hall meeting in Lithonia, Ga. Facebook says it won't allow interference with the U.S. census on its platform, including posting misleading information about when and how to participate, who can participate and the consequences of taking part.

January 30, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

People hoping to join the workforce carrying out the 2020 U.S. Census are invited to learn more about the job opportunities at a recruitment event at the Vancouver Mall. Read story

An apartment complex flanks the Clark County Saddle Club's outdoor arena in Brush Prairie. The long-standing organization is moving farther north.

Census: Clark County is growing, but not every area on same tract

An apartment complex flanks the Clark County Saddle Club's outdoor arena in Brush Prairie. The long-standing organization is moving farther north.

November 17, 2019, 6:05am Business

A drive around Brush Prairie reveals it as a place with a dual persona. Horses graze in pastures across the street from tightly wound subdivisions. A weathered barn sits behind a sign advertising 39 acres as “sold.” An apartment complex flanks the Clark County Saddle Club’s outdoor arena, soon to… Read story

Ed Stanley of the U.S. Postal Service prepares a bank of mailboxes Wednesday at a new Clark County housing development, the Meadows at 58th Street in the Minnehaha area. Clark County’s population growth cycle is continuing at a rate faster than the rest of the Portland metro area.

Clark County keeps growing, though pace has slowed

Ed Stanley of the U.S. Postal Service prepares a bank of mailboxes Wednesday at a new Clark County housing development, the Meadows at 58th Street in the Minnehaha area. Clark County’s population growth cycle is continuing at a rate faster than the rest of the Portland metro area.

April 18, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

Clark County continues growing, albeit at a slower clip than recent years. Between 2017 and 2018, the county’s population grew to 481,857 people — a 1.55 percent increase, according to newly released estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. Read story

Brodie Riggan, 2, drinks juice under the watchful eye of his mother, Kayla Stotts, on Friday night. Her two youngest sons spend the weekdays in child care, and Stotts said she tries to focus on her kids in the evenings. “It’s hard, because they want my attention. They’ve been without mom all day,” she said.

In Clark County, single moms earn about half what single dads make

Brodie Riggan, 2, drinks juice under the watchful eye of his mother, Kayla Stotts, on Friday night. Her two youngest sons spend the weekdays in child care, and Stotts said she tries to focus on her kids in the evenings. “It’s hard, because they want my attention. They’ve been without mom all day,” she said.

December 27, 2018, 5:59am Clark County News

When Kayla Stotts and her ex separated last year, the mother of three boys overhauled her life, seemingly overnight. Read story

A housing development in Felida still had room for growth in 2017. Clark County’s housing market remained strong in 2017.

Clark County outpaces Multnomah County for new residents

A housing development in Felida still had room for growth in 2017. Clark County’s housing market remained strong in 2017.

March 22, 2018, 6:01am Clark County News

As a suburb, Clark County is typically inferior to that big city across the Columbia River — at least numerically. We’ve got fewer people, fewer jobs, fewer vegan restaurants, fewer lines in front of those restaurants and no claim to fame for our naked bike rides or monstrous bookstores. Read story

New homes under construction are seen in May near Woodburn Elementary School in Camas. The city gained about 600 residents from April 2015 to April 2016.

Newcomers flock to Clark County

New homes under construction are seen in May near Woodburn Elementary School in Camas. The city gained about 600 residents from April 2015 to April 2016.

June 30, 2016, 6:39pm Clark County News

Clark County’s population grew to 461,010 this year and continues to grow, primarily because people are moving here. Updated with interactive. Read story

Lake Shore Elementary School third-grader Madison Nguyen, 9, center, honors the country of Vietnam while leading classmates along the parade route  May 27 at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

Clark County grows increasingly diverse

Lake Shore Elementary School third-grader Madison Nguyen, 9, center, honors the country of Vietnam while leading classmates along the parade route  May 27 at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

June 22, 2016, 9:01pm Clark County News

Clark County is the most rapidly diversifying county in the Portland metropolitan area, thanks primarily to its youngest residents. Read story

Aerial view of housing in Vancouver.

Clark County population climbs 8% from 2010-’15

Aerial view of housing in Vancouver.

March 24, 2016, 6:00am Clark County News

Clark County's estimated population has risen to 459,495 residents, as growth resumes in the area. Between 2014 and 2015, the county grew by 2 percent, netting 9,054 new people, according to data released from the Census Bureau. Read story