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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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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.
49% of Vashon Island residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Vashon Island, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $633. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,485.
Libraries in Vashon Island include Vashon Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Vashon Island include Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
King County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Vashon Island political report.
The average commute time for Vashon Island workers is 47 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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