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Vancouver is a city on the north bank of the Columbia River in the U.S. state of Washington and the county seat of Clark County. The population was at the 2000 census; in 2006, the United States Census Bureau estimated that the city's population was 158,148.[3] It is part of the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area.
The larger city of Vancouver, British Columbia is located 305 miles (491 km) north of Vancouver, Washington. Both cities were named for sea captain George Vancouver, but the Canadian city was not incorporated until 1886, nearly thirty years after Vancouver, Washington, and more than sixty years after the name Fort Vancouver was first used. City officials have periodically suggested changing the city's name to Fort Vancouver, Vancouver USA, or even Old Vancouver to reduce confusion with Vancouver, British Columbia. Washington residents distinguish between the two cities by referring to the Canadian Vancouver as "Vancouver, B.C." Current mayor Royce Pollard is an advocate of the unofficial moniker "America's Vancouver".

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Total Population: 143,226
Cost of Living
Median Household Income: $41,618
Median Home Value: $142,900
State sales tax: 6.5%
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