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Columbia City, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Columbia City had a population of 1,884 as of July 1, 2016. Columbia City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oregon. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Columbia City is located at latitude 45.8975 and longitude -122.8124 in Columbia County. The formal boundaries for the City of Columbia City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.37 sq. miles. Columbia County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 49 feet.

The City of Columbia City (GNIS ID: 2410201) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Oregon is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Columbia City is located within Saint Helens Division of Columbia County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Columbia City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Columbia City: McBride.

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Columbia City, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,884
Population in Households 1,880
Population in Familes 1,597
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 2,438
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 764
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 587
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 787 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 629 (79.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 135 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 2.9%)
Median Home Value $260,417
Average Home Value $284,022


Median Household Income $63,546
Average Household Income $81,675
Per Capita Income $31,717
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.28% 0.39%
Households 0.43% 0.44%
Families 0.56% 0.37%
Median Household Income   3.39%
Per Capita Income   2.83%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Columbia City, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Columbia City to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 163 57th
Population Density1 # 97 75th
Diversity Index2 # 279 26th
Median Household Income # 52 87th
Per Capita Income # 57 85th

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