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Columbia City, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Columbia City had a population of 2,144 as of July 1, 2019. 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 45.8901 and longitude -122.807 in Columbia County. The formal boundaries for the City of Columbia City 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Columbia City: McBride.

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Columbia City, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Columbia City, OR Housing Affordability Index is 108
State of Oregon Housing Affordability Index is 83
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Columbia City, OR Wealth Index is 99
State of Oregon Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,144
Population in Households 2,139
Population in Families 1,814
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density 2,735
Diversity Index1 24
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $60,635
Average Household Income $82,567
Per Capita Income $31,524
Wealth Index3 99

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 910 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 687 (75.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 177 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $302,717
Housing Affordability Index2 108
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 864
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 663
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.04% 1.04%
Households 1.0% 1.02%
Families 1.05% 0.95%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   2.95%

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, 2019 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 Density # 86 78th
Diversity Index # 274 28th
Median Household Income # 118 69th
Per Capita Income # 128 66th

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