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Traffic flows north on Interstate 5 during afternoon rush hour earlier this year.

Census data give a detailed picture of Clark County’s commuting landscape

Traffic flows north on Interstate 5 during afternoon rush hour earlier this year.

March 17, 2013, 5:00pm Clark County News

For most long-distance commuters, spending hours in the car battling traffic each week causes stress. Read story

Clark County population sees slight increase

March 14, 2013, 5:00pm Clark County News

Clark was the sixth fastest growing county in Washington state last year, according to an estimate released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday. Read story

Median income plummets in the West

September 11, 2012, 5:00pm Clark County News

The West's median income declined by 4.1 percent in 2011, a greater loss than anywhere else in the nation. Read story

Portland-Vancouver low on housing segregation list

July 31, 2012, 5:00pm Clark County News

With a higher percentage of mixed-income housing, the Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro metropolitan area ranks No. 29 in housing segregation by income out of 30 of the nation's largest metro areas, according to a study released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center. Read story

Growth has slowed for rural areas in Southwest Washington

April 5, 2012, 5:00pm Clark County News

The Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area grew by 1.6 percent between 2010 and 2011 as surrounding rural counties showed slower growth, possibly a sign of the nation's increasing urbanization during and after the Great Recession, according to 2011 population estimates by the Census Bureau. Read story

John P. Kiggins, in center of back seat, was in his first stint as Vancouver mayor when James J. Hill, with beard, visited town. Hill was known as the Empire Builder because his Great Northern Railway had opened the Northwest to Midwest markets. This photo was shot Oct.

1940 Census shares insight from Mayor Kiggins

John P. Kiggins, in center of back seat, was in his first stint as Vancouver mayor when James J. Hill, with beard, visited town. Hill was known as the Empire Builder because his Great Northern Railway had opened the Northwest to Midwest markets. This photo was shot Oct.

April 3, 2012, 5:00pm Clark County News

Former Vancouver Mayor John P. Kiggins was nearly in the last year of his life on April 2, 1940, when census taker Myrtle E. Ackley, a widow who lived in the same downtown Vancouver neighborhood, visited his home to ask him 34 questions on the decennial census. Read story

Census data’s flow could slow

March 24, 2012, 5:00pm Clark County News

Legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives to end mandatory participation in the Census Bureau's American Community Survey could compromise the reliability of statistics used by federal, state and local policymakers to plan for the future, equitably distribute services and measure progress on a variety of benchmarks, local policymakers say. Read story

Income inequality in Washington by county as measured by the Gini index. A score of zero equals perfect equality.

Income gap slim in Clark County

Income inequality in Washington by county as measured by the Gini index. A score of zero equals perfect equality.

March 18, 2012, 5:00pm Clark County News

A widening income gap between rich and poor has been the rallying cry of the Occupy movement to rein in the power of corporations and give the middle class greater access to education, health care and employment. Read story

Dianne Curtis, right, and her husband, Kyle (not pictured), wanted unique names for their two daughters, Gianna, 2, and Brooklynn, 6.

Newer states spawn unique names

Dianne Curtis, right, and her husband, Kyle (not pictured), wanted unique names for their two daughters, Gianna, 2, and Brooklynn, 6.

March 12, 2012, 5:00pm Clark County News

When Washougal residents Kyle and Dianna Curtis had their first daughter, Brooklynn, they wanted to give her a unique name that would epitomize her personality. Read story

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Slowdown at licensing office may not mean fewer newcomers

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March 7, 2012, 4:00pm Clark County News

What appears to be a disappointing slump last year in 2010's resurgence of Clark County newcomers may be partly the effect of a new driver's license requirement meant to prevent fraud. Read story