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Battle Ground

  •   State: 
    Washington
      County: 
    Clark County
      City: 
    Battle Ground
      County FIPS: 
    53011
      Coordinates: 
    45°47′N 122°32′W
      Area total: 
    8.54 sq mi (22.13 km²)
      Area land: 
    8.54 sq mi (22.13 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
      Elevation: 
    295 ft (90 m)
  •   Latitude: 
    45,7892
      Longitude: 
    -122,5309
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
      Timezone: 
    Pacific Standard Time (PST) UTC-8:00; Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7:00
      ZIP codes: 
    98604
      GMAP: 

    Battle Ground, Clark County, Washington, United States

  •   Population: 
    20,743
      Population density: 
    2,487.65 residents per square mile of area (960.47/km²)
      Household income: 
    $55,874
      Households: 
    4,434
      Unemployment rate: 
    12.90%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    8.20%

Battle Ground got its name from a standoff between a group of the Klickitat peoples and a military force from the Vancouver Barracks, which had recently transitioned to a U.S. Army post. Between 2000 and 2005, Battle Ground ranked fourth in the state for population growth, out of 279 eligible incorporated communities. Battle Ground was first settled in 1886 by Augustus H. Richter, who platted the town in 1902. It was officially incorporated on June 18, 1951. The city has a total area of 7.16 square miles (18.54 km²), all of its land. The population of the city was 20,743 at the 2010 census. As of 2021, its population is 21,119, and the city is located in Clark County, Washington, about 11 miles northeast of Vancouver and 32 miles (51 km) south southwest of Mount St. Helens. It is near the geographical center of Clark County. In 2010, there were 17,571 people, 5,652 households, and 4,365 families residing in the city. There were 5,952 housing units at an average density of 831.3 per square mile (321.0/km²). The racial makeup of theCity was 90.5% African American, 0.8% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 2.1% Pacific Islander, and 3.5%. The city was 30.5 years older than the average person. The median age in the City was 30 years old.

History

Battle Ground was first settled in 1886 by Augustus H. Richter, who platted the town in 1902. Battle Ground was officially incorporated on June 18, 1951. The town's name comes from a standoff between a group of the Klickitat peoples and a military force from the Vancouver Barracks in 1855. Two currently operating schools in Battle Ground are named after Captain William Strong and Chief Umtuch, who was killed by one of his soldiers in the standoff. It is also known as "Strong's Battle Ground" because settlers at the fort began to refer to that site as "strong's battle ground", which was later shortened to "Battle Ground" The town is located on the banks of the Columbia River, near the junction of U.S. Highway 97 and Highway 1. It has a population of about 2,000 people, most of whom live in or near the downtown area of the town. It was once home to the Battle Ground Indian Reservation, which was established in the early 1800s, and is now the site of the University of British Columbia. The city's name is derived from the name of Captain Strong, who led a contingent of soldiers that pursued the group of Klick itats after they decamped from the Barracks. The community at Fort Vancouver discovered this escape, and assembled an armed contingent led by Captain Strong to pursue them. After great difficulty, Captain Strong's party found the Klikitats near the present-day location of downtown Battle Ground. After a standoff that ensued, they agreed to return to the Fort.

Geography

Battle Ground is located about 11 miles (18 km) north northeast of Vancouver, 32 miles (51 km) south southwest of Mount St. Helens. It is near the geographical center of Clark County.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.16 square miles (18.54 km²), all of its land. The city is located in Clark County, which is part of the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. and includes parts of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Idaho. It has a population of 2,816. The town is located on the Columbia River, which runs through the center of the city. It was founded in 1872. The U.N. World Heritage Site is located there. It also has a national park, which was established in 1874. The area is known as the Battle Ground National Wildlife Refuge, which dates back to the 18th century. The National Park Service maintains a park in the area, which has been named after Battle Ground. The park is home to several historic sites, including Mount St Helens and Mount Rainier, which were built in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The site is also home to the Cascade Mountains, which can be seen from the city's downtown area. The region is known for its redwood forests, which date back to at least the early 19th century, and for its distinctive red rock formations, which are found in the town's eastern and western areas.

Demographics

As of the census of 2010, there were 17,571 people, 5,652 households, and 4,365 families residing in the city. 15.0% were of German, 10.7% Irish, 9.9% English and 6.4% Ukrainian ancestry. There were 3,196 housing units at an average density of 877.6 per square mile (339.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.81% White, 0.49% African American, 0,86% Native American,0.72% Asian, 0.,11% Pacific Islander, 1.72%, and 2.28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.14% of the population. The median income for a household in theCity was $45, and the median income. for a family was $49,876. The per capita income was $17,139. About 7.3% of families were below the poverty line, including 11.1% of those under 18 and 84% of people over 65. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.43. The. median age in the City was 30 years. 34.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.4%. were from 25 to 44; 19.2% were from 45 to 64, and 7.9%. were 65 years of age or older.

Events

Every summer, Battle Ground hosts Harvest Days, comprising a number of community events such as parades and a chili cook-off. Battle Ground participates annually in the Portland Rose Festival's Grand Floral Parade, and 2019 marked the city's 65th float in the parade. In 2006, it received the Sweepstakes Award for Most Outstanding Float in the Parade. The city is home to the Battle Ground High School, which was founded in the early 1900s. The school is one of the oldest in the state, having been founded in 1903. It is located on the banks of the Columbia River, which runs through the center of the city. The town has a population of 2,000. It was the site of the first high school, which opened in the mid-19th century. It has since been the location of several other high schools, including the University of Oregon and Portland State University. It also hosted the U.S. Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s, when the city was known as Battle Ground. The U.N. World Heritage Site is located in the town, and was established in the 1960s. In the 1990s, the city hosted the first U.K. Summer Olympics, which were held in Portland. The event was the first to be held in the United States, and marked the first time the city had been a member of the Summer Olympics. It will host the Winter Games in 2018, which will take place in Vancouver, Canada.

Civic improvements

In June 2007, the City of Battle Ground opened a 25,000 square foot skate park downtown. In 2009, a new 13,000square foot library was opened. The city has a population of about 2,000 people. It is located in the central part of the city, just south of the downtown area. The town is home to the Battle Ground High School, which was founded in 1903. The school is located on the former site of the town's first post-bell school, which opened in 1872. The City ofBattle Ground is located near the intersection of Highway 1 and State Highway 1. It has a total population of 2,200. The community has a history of being active in the community, especially in the early 1900s. It also has a long history of making improvements to its infrastructure and facilities, including the construction of a new library in the 1950s and a new skate park in the 1980s. In the 1990s, the city also opened a new high school, and in 2009, it added a new city hall and a public library. It was the first city in the state to build a new public library in more than 30 years. It opened in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and it is now the city's largest public library, with a total of 13,500 square feet of space. The library is located at the former location of the former town hall, on the corner of State Highway 2 and State Street. It will open a second library in 2009.

Economy

Battle Ground is also at the epicenter of the growing Clark County wine industry. There are three wineries and one tasting room. The town has a population of about 2,000. It is located in Clark County, which is in the eastern part of the state. The county is home to a number of wineries, many of which are open to the public. It also has one of the country's largest vineyards, with more than 1,000 acres of vineyard land. It has a reputation for being a good place to live and work. It's also a great place to raise a family, with a population that is about 1,800. It was founded in 1872. It sits on the banks of the Mississippi River, which runs through Clark County. The area is also home to the Clark County Airport, which opened in 1875. It boasts a fleet of aircraft, including the USS Clark, which went into service in 1878.

Education

Battle Ground is served by the Battle Ground School District. Chief Umtuch Primary School, the city's oldest primary school, was demolished in 2007.Alternative schools: CASEE (Admin and Summit View) (Summit View Grades 9-12) Community Education Academy (Homelink/CAM Academy) (CAM Grades 1-12, 3-12). Prairie High School (Vancouver, Washington) (Grades 9/9, 9/12, 10/11) Pleasant Valley Primary School (Grade 1-4) Pheonix Elementary School (Grade 1-3) Pronounced "p-e-n-e" by students. Pronunciation of "p" by pupils is a common way to say "pupil" or "puppy" in the U.S. It is also known as "Battle Ground" by some students, which means "battle ground" in English and "b-g" in German. Pupils are called "pups" by the students, and "g" means "children" by their parents. Pups are also called "tots" by parents, meaning "toys" by children. Pots are used for sports, such as football, basketball, and soccer. Pops are also used for school activities. Puts are used to teach students about the history of Battle Ground, and to help students with reading comprehension and vocabulary. The school district's mascot is the Pups.

Transportation

Battle Ground is 18.5 miles (29.8 km) from Portland International Airport, the closest large commercial airport. State Route 502 and State Route 503 intersect in Battle Ground. Bus services are provided by the local transit authority, C-Tran, to Downtown Vancouver, Delta Park/Vanport MAX Station, Clark College, Hazel Dell, Yacolt, and the Vancouver Mall. Battle Ground is accessed from Interstate 5 at exits 9 and 11 and Interstate 205 at exit 32. It is 25.5 years from Portland, Oregon, and 161 years from Seattle, Washington. It has a population of 2,856. The town is located on the shores of the Columbia River, which runs through the center of the town. The city is located in the province of British Columbia, which is part of the Canadian province of Washington. The nearest major city is Vancouver, Washington, which lies on the other side of the river. The closest major city to Battle Ground, Portland, is 25 miles (41.0 km) to the east. The largest city to the west, Seattle, is 161 miles (259 km) in the opposite direction, to the north. It also has a major international airport, Portland International, at a distance of 18.8 miles (30.4 km). The town has a large number of small businesses, including a number of health care facilities and a variety of schools. It was founded in the early 20th century by a group of local businessmen.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Battle Ground, Clark County, Washington = 70. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 47. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Battle Ground = 2.9 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 20,743 individuals with a median age of 29.6 age the population grows by 47.42% in Battle Ground, Clark County, Washington population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,487.65 residents per square mile of area (960.47/km²). There are average 3.07 people per household in the 4,434 households with an average household income of $55,874 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 12.90% of the available work force and has dropped -5.48% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 16.14%. The number of physicians in Battle Ground per 100,000 population = 146.8.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Battle Ground = 51.9 inches and the annual snowfall = 6 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 167. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 140. 78 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 31.6 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 64, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Battle Ground, Clark County, Washington which are owned by the occupant = 70.08%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 11 years with median home cost = $218,100 and home appreciation of -7.49%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $12.03 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $4,042 per student. There are 20.1 students for each teacher in the school, 398 students for each Librarian and 578 students for each Counselor. 8.48% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 11.08% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 5.67% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Battle Ground's population in Clark County, Washington of 5,043 residents in 1900 has increased 4,11-fold to 20,743 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.62% female residents and 49.38% male residents live in Battle Ground, Clark County, Washington.

    As of 2020 in Battle Ground, Clark County, Washington are married and the remaining 38.81% are single population.

  • 30.8 minutes is the average time that residents in Battle Ground require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    82.58% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 11.86% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 1.64% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.59% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Battle Ground, Clark County, Washington, 70.08% are owner-occupied homes, another 26.35% are rented apartments, and the remaining 3.56% are vacant.

  • The 26.31% of the population in Battle Ground, Clark County, Washington who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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