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Vashon Island is in King County, in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area.

The island was named for Capt. James Vashon of the British navy

The latitude of Vashon Island is 47.429N. The longitude is -122.476W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 10,123.


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Median household income
Local
$58,261
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Vashon Island demographic reports
Vashon Island is in Puget Sound; reached by ferry from Seattle and Tacoma
Former and merged names include:
· Vashon's Island
Well-known residents have included:
· Betty MacDonald, writer

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Ancestry & family history

16% of Vashon Island residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Vashon Island ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Vashon Island was $31,983, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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49% of Vashon Island residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Vashon Island, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $633.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,485.


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Libraries in Vashon Island include Vashon Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Vashon Island include Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

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King County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Vashon Island political report.

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The average commute time for Vashon Island workers is 47 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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