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Vernonia, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Vernonia had a population of 2,196 as of July 1, 2016. Vernonia ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oregon. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Vernonia is located at latitude 45.864 and longitude -123.1836 in Columbia County. The formal boundaries for the City of Vernonia (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Columbia County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 620 feet.

The City of Vernonia (GNIS ID: 2412152) 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 Vernonia is located within Vernonia Division of Columbia County.

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

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


Total Population 2,196
Population in Households 2,194
Population in Familes 1,806
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 1,334
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 847
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 597
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 994 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 664 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 183 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 147 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $209,375
Average Home Value $268,562


Median Household Income $56,878
Average Household Income $69,098
Per Capita Income $27,109
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.29% 0.33%
Households 0.44% 0.4%
Families 0.69% 0.33%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
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.

Vernonia, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vernonia 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 # 145 62nd
Population Density1 # 168 56th
Diversity Index2 # 330 13th
Median Household Income # 80 79th
Per Capita Income # 128 66th

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