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Vernonia, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Vernonia had a population of 2,243 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Vernonia, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,243
Daytime Population: Workers 471
Daytime Population: Residents 1,192
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,663
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 2,241
Population in Familes 1,845
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 1,363
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $59,535
Average Household Income $72,892
Per Capita Income $28,116


Total Housing Units 1,000 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 672 (67.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 180 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 148 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $228,235
Average Home Value $279,896


Total Households 852
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 600
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.55% 0.59%
Households 0.46% 0.53%
Families 0.66% 0.46%
Median Household Income   3.72%
Per Capita Income   3.34%

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, 2017 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 Density # 165 57th
Diversity Index # 340 10th
Median Household Income # 87 77th
Per Capita Income # 125 67th

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