Vernonia, Oregon Population 2024

2,455

Vernonia is a city located in Columbia County and Washington County Oregon. Vernonia has a 2024 population of 2,455. Vernonia is currently growing at a rate of 0.78% annually and its population has increased by 3.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,379 in 2020.

The average household income in Vernonia is $86,754 with a poverty rate of 7.14%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Vernonia is 39.3 years, 39.3 years for males, and 39.1 years for females.

Vernonia Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Vernonia was:

  • White: 95.32%
  • Two or more races: 2.06%
  • Other race: 1.4%
  • Native American: 1.23%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Oregon
Land Area (mi²)
1.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,494.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.19% (76)
The current population of Vernonia, Oregon is 2,455 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,379.

Vernonia, Oregon Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,17895.32%
Two or more races472.06%
Other race321.4%
Native American281.23%
Black or African American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Vernonia Population by Race

Vernonia Population Pyramid 2024

Vernonia Median Age

39.3

Total

39.3

Male

39.1

Female

Vernonia Adults

There are 1,779 adults, (292 of whom are seniors) in Vernonia.

Vernonia Age Dependency

53.7

Age Dependency Ratio

19.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34

Child Dependency Ratio

Vernonia Sex Ratio

Female1,10948.53%
Male1,17651.47%

Vernonia Population by Age

Vernonia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8952.5577.722.3
Married5412.9679.920.1
Non Family2561.369.930.1
Female743.8281.118.9
Male242.671000

2.96

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

77.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Vernonia Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade80.49%
9th to 12th Grade18111.17%
High School Graduate59436.67%
Some College37022.84%
Associates Degree25615.8%
Bachelors Degree1539.44%
Graduate Degree583.58%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Vernonia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Vernonia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,4521,271195
Hispanic1071070
2+ Races28285
Other Race23158
Native American16163

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 34.78%.

Vernonia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$46,638$58,777$40,192
Less Than 9th Grade$21,875$45,326$19,375
High School Graduate$57,885$62,917$44,773
Some College$41,324$57,868$34,625
Bachelors Degree$56,845$118,036$42,000
Graduate Degree$111,667$0$0

$46,638

Average Earnings

$58,777

Average Male

$40,192

Average Female

Vernonia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Vernonia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Vernonia Language

96.47% of Vernonia residents speak only English, while 3.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.3% of the population.

Vernonia Language

Vernonia Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,0641527.36%
Multiple471123.4%
Hispanic128107.81%

7.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.41%

Male Poverty Rate

11.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Vernonia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Vernonia is Multiple, with 23.4% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Vernonia is White, with 7.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.73%.

Vernonia Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.04%
High School5.72%
Bachelors or Greater4.27%
Some College0.8%

Vernonia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed4.67%
Male Unemployed2.22%
Male Employed1.43%
Female Unemployed0%

Vernonia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Vernonia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$78,315$86,754
Families$88,750$96,835
Married Families$102,056$-999,999,999
Non Families$52,813$56,046

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Vernonia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

58.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.9%

Male Marriage Rate

57.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Vernonia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Vernonia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Vernonia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Vernonia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

168

Number of Veterans

152

Male Veterans

16

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam55
Second Gulf War42
First Gulf War27
Korea0
World War II0

Vernonia Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6452
65 to 7442
35 to 5429
18 to 3428
75+17

Vernonia Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1569.17%
2+ Races821.05%
Native American318.75%
Other Race14.35%

Vernonia Veterans by Race

Vernonia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Vernonia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70.2%

Labor Force Participation

64.7%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Vernonia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Vernonia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Vernonia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

54.22%

Born in Vernonia

99.87%

Native Born

0.13%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0.13%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.87% of Vernonia residents were born in the United States, with 54.22% having been born in Oregon. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Vernonia Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,550190.75%
20282,531190.76%
20272,512190.76%
20262,493190.77%
20252,474190.77%
20242,455190.78%
20232,436190.79%
20222,41790.37%
20212,408291.22%
20202,379873.8%
20192,292150.66%
20182,277381.7%
20172,239401.82%
20162,199592.76%
20152,14010.05%
20142,13930.14%
20132,136-18-0.84%
20122,154-9-0.42%
20112,163-2-0.09%
20102,16500%

Vernonia Population by Year