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-Educated population


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What Bert Has To Say About Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro Metro Area

Today’s Portland area is a wonderfully well-evolved, progressive and cosmopolitan Pacific Northwest center located at the junction of the Willamette and Columbia rivers, Originally founded as a trading center, Portland first grew during local gold rushes but then evolved first into a forest and food products processing and shipping point, now more recently into a center for the knowledge economy. The greater Portland area includes Vancouver, Washington across the Columbia River. South of the Columbia, numerous neighborhoods and communities spread east, south along the Willamette River, and west up into wooded plateaus west of downtown.

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Quick Facts About Vancouver

    The unemployment rate in Vancouver is 6.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Vancouver jobs have Increased by 2.78 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Vancouver's cost of living is 13.70% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Vancouver's population is 172,860 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 272.70 percent.
    Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Vancouver is $254,300. Home appreciation the last year has been 10.65 percent.
    Vancouver public schools spend $9,997 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18.3 students per teacher in Vancouver.

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I've lived and worked in the Vancouver area for 10 years. When I moved here it had a depressed feel. The downtown area was deteriorated, with many empty storefronts.... (read more)
re: Much to offer - if one is wealthy... - 4/14/20
Cheryl, it;s been a few years--did you ever move? I am just curious as I am looking to move out of the SF Bay Area. I am looking to semi retire... (read more)
re: VANTUCKY! - 2/17/2010
The funniest city review ever! Thanks,... (read more)
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