The City of Vancouver is a growing community that sits on the north bank of the Columbia River. The population of Vancouver is 192,000. Vancouver combines the excitement of a major metropolitan area with small-town charm and abundant recreational opportunities. Its full-service city government is committed to providing responsive and progressive leadership for all citizens. Vancouver offers quality schools, a favorable tax climate with no state income tax, affordable housing, livable neighborhoods, and dedicated citizens involved in all aspects of community life.