Battle Ground is a city in Clark County, Washington, United States. The population was 17,571 at the 2010 census. Between 2000 and 2005, Battle Ground ranked fourth in the state for population growth, out of 279 eligible incorporated communities. As of 2018, their population is over 20,000, with no exact data due to large suburban growth.
Battle Ground is located about 11 miles (18 km) north northeast of Vancouver, Washington, 32 miles (51 km) south southwest of Mount St. Helens.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.16 square miles (18.54 km²), all of it land.
The battle of Captain Strong and Chief Umtuch was fought in Tukes Valley. Some schools in Battle Ground are named after Captain Strong, Chief Umtuch, and Tukes Valley.
As of the 2010 census, there were 17,571 people, 5,652 households, and 4,365 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,454.1 inhabitants per square mile (947.5/km²). There were 5,952 housing units at an average density of 831.3 per square mile (321.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.5% White, 0.8% African American, 0.8% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 2.1% from other races, and 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.5% of the population. 15.0% were of German, 10.7% Irish, 9.9% English and 6.4% Ukrainian ancestry.
There were 5,652 households of which 50.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.8% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.09 and the average family size was 3.53.
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