La Center, WA Population

Population: 1,654. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,873 (+13.2% change)
Males: 815 (49.3%), Females: 839 (50.7%)

Clark County

Zip code: 98629

Median resident age: 31.3 years
Median household income: $55,333
Median house value: $173,200

Races in La Center:

  • White Non-Hispanic (89.4%)
  • Hispanic (5.4%)
  • Two or more races (3.7%)
  • Other race (2.2%)
  • American Indian (1.5%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (20.9%), Irish (15.2%), English (10.4%), Norwegian (5.7%), French (5.3%), Swedish (5.1%).

Elevation: 110 feet

Land area: 0.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in La Center

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 19.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in La Center city

  • Never married: 13.0%
  • Now married: 73.2%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 2.6%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

5.4% Foreign born (2.2% Europe, 1.6% Latin America, 1.3% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,099 (+198.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near La Center:

  • S W WASHINGTON MEDICAL CENTER (about 12 miles; VANCOUVER, WA)
  • LEGACY EMANUEL HOSPITAL & HEALTH CTR (about 22 miles; PORTLAND, OR)
  • LEGACY GOOD SAMARITAN HOSP & MED CTR (about 23 miles; PORTLAND, OR)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to La Center:

  • PORTLAND INTL (about 21 miles; PORTLAND, OR; Abbreviation: PDX)
  • MC MINNVILLE MUNI (about 57 miles; MC MINNVILLE, OR; Abbreviation: MMV)
  • MCNARY FLD (about 71 miles; SALEM, OR; Abbreviation: SLE)
Other public-use airports nearest to La Center:

Amtrak station near La Center:

  • 17 miles: VANCOUVER (FOOT OF W. 11TH ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to La Center:

  • CLARK COLLEGE (about 15 miles; VANCOUVER, WA; Full-time enrollment: 5,106)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND (about 20 miles; PORTLAND, OR; Full-time enrollment: 2,683)
  • PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY (about 27 miles; PORTLAND, OR; Full-time enrollment: 13,255)
  • LEWIS AND CLARK COLLEGE (about 28 miles; PORTLAND, OR; Full-time enrollment: 2,795)
  • PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 29 miles; Portland, OR; Full-time enrollment: 12,132)
  • MT HOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 30 miles; GRESHAM, OR; Full-time enrollment: 4,867)
  • LOWER COLUMBIA COLLEGE (about 30 miles; LONGVIEW, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,237)

Schools

Public high school in La Center:

  • LA CENTER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 464; Location: 700 E 4TH ST; Grades: 08 – 12)