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Vashon Island, WA City Information

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Population / Demographics Vashon Island

County: King County

Right in your own backyard lies an almost secret destination filled with beautiful beaches, lovely accommodations, eclectic restaurants, art, quaint shops AND plenty of fun! Just a short ferry ride from Seattle, Kitsap County or Tacoma drops you into a little piece of paradise. Plan your next long weekend or full-fledged vacation closer to home and spend more time enjoying the calm beauty and fun-loving personality we call home.

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Population of Vashon Island

At 2010 census:10,624
2016 estimate: 9,844

Demographics of Vashon Island

White 95.5%
Hispanic 4.1%
Asian 2.8%
African-American/Black 1.6%
Other/Multicultural 3.3%

Vashon Island - King County Economy

Unemployment rate - 3.9%
Job growth 2015 – 2016 annually of 3.5%
Future job growth (Annual average from 2015 - 2020) - predicted to be 2.05%
(Source by: and

Property Tax - Average Vashon Island - 1.16%

Top 5 King County Employers

1.Kitsap Naval Base - Defense
2.Harrison Medical Center - Healthcare
3.State of Washington - Public
4.Central Kitsap School District - Education
5.Olympic College - Public

Top 5 King County Employers

1.Boeing - Aircraft & Defense
2.Microsoft Corp. - Public
3.University of Washington - Public Inc. - Retail
5.King County Government - Public

King County Voting

Republican – 21.7%
Democrat – 72.1%
Independent – 6.2%
(Source: /results/map/president/washington/)

Vashon Island Median Housing Cost

$647,150 Data obtained by averaging reported median housing costs from top three real estate sites.

Vashon Island Highest/Lowest Temps

January low - 37
January high - 47
July low - 56
July high - 76

Notable Things To Do In or Near Vashon Island

• Puget Sound Boating / Fishing
• Seattle
• Olympic National Park

Distance from Vashon Island in Miles

Vashon to Seattle: (via Vashon Hwy SW) 1 hour - 1 hour 40 min (17.2 miles)

Vashon to Vancouver, BC: (via I-5 N) 3 hour 20 min - 6 hours (159 miles)

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