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Rainier, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Rainier had a population of 1,998 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Rainier is located at latitude 46.0714 and longitude -122.9414 in Columbia County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rainier (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0.86 sq. miles. Columbia County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 49 feet.

The City of Rainier (GNIS ID: 2411511) 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 Rainier is located within Rainier Division of Columbia County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rainier 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 Rainier: Eminence.

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


Total Population 1,998
Population in Households 1,998
Population in Familes 1,583
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 490
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 865
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 569
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 990 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 577 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 289 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 125 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $188,333
Average Home Value $224,479


Median Household Income $53,331
Average Household Income $64,133
Per Capita Income $26,938
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.6% -0.18%
Households -0.33% 0.02%
Families 0.31% -0.14%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   1.82%
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.

Rainier, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rainier 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 # 156 59th
Population Density1 # 258 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 261 31st
Median Household Income # 113 70th
Per Capita Income # 130 66th

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