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Columbia City, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Columbia City had a population of 2,028 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Columbia City: McBride.

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Columbia City, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,028
Population in Households 2,023
Population in Familes 1,715
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 2,625
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $71,474
Average Household Income $92,081
Per Capita Income $35,134


Total Housing Units 810 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 657 (81.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 152 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1 ( 0.1%)
Median Home Value $317,713
Average Home Value $360,350


Total Households 809
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 622
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.11% 1.31%
Households 1.02% 1.23%
Families 1.13% 1.19%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

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, 2018 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 # 157 59th
Population Density # 91 76th
Diversity Index # 277 27th
Median Household Income # 48 88th
Per Capita Income # 56 85th

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