Vancouver, also known as “the Couve,” resides in Clark County Washington and was named for sea captain George Vancouver. In the summer, temperatures range from 53-78 degrees and in the winter they range from 0-8 degrees.
The city has a population of about 157,493 in a 46.1 square mile area. The demographics for Vancouver are; 84.81% Caucasian; 2.50% African American; 0.97% Native American; 4.51% Asian; 2.86% Mixed.
The economy for Vancouver is driven primarily by the high tech and service industry. Many residents of Vancouver commute to nearby Portland. The largest employer in Clark County is government agencies such as the school district, then companies such as Kroger’s, Hewlett-Packard and Wafertech.
The downtown area of the city is undergoing a revitalization project, these include the building of condominiums, a new shopping complex and new development along what is known as C Street.
There are a number of annual events that take place in the city of Vancouver. There is the fireworks display on the fourth of July on the grounds of the Fort Vancouver national Historic Site; a wine and jazz festival in late August and each September there is the Vancouver Sausage Festival.