A small city in Washington, Washougal has a population of slightly less than 15,000. With an average age of just under 39, the city's population is fairly typical compared to other municipalities in Washington, which has an average age of 38. Home ownership is more common than renting in the area, and 26% of residents rent. Renters in the city benefit from a relatively low average rent of $1,051/month, which is $157/month less than the state average.
Compared to the national average (5%), Washougal has a relatively large percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have an Associate's degree (7%). In addition, 13% have a Bachelor's degree and 5% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree. Many Washougal residents work in one of three industries: retail, manufacturing, and healthcare. Combined, these industries make up 19% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, as 8% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. Washougal workers bring in an average annual income of just under $84,000, roughly the same as the state average. However, Washougal compares more favorably to the national average of $73,345.
Washougal has an average commute time of about 31 minutes. Driving is the prevailing mode of getting to work, chosen by 39% of residents, while public transportation isn't used extensively. Few workers commute on foot.