Columbia County, Oregon Population 2024

54,306

Columbia County, Oregon's estimated 2024 population is 54,306 with a growth rate of 0.67% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Columbia County, Oregon is the 17th largest county in Oregon. The 2010 population was 49,353 and has seen a growth of 10.04% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202956,1013590.64%
202855,7423590.65%
202755,3833590.65%
202655,0243590.66%
202554,6653590.66%
202454,3063590.67%
202353,9473590.67%
202253,5883590.67%
202153,2294990.95%
202052,7301160.22%
201952,6142060.39%
201852,4086591.27%
201751,7498101.59%
201650,9391,2682.55%
201549,6711580.32%
201449,5132420.49%
201349,271510.1%
201249,220-188-0.38%
201149,408550.11%
201049,353
199037,5571,9115.36%
198035,6466,85623.81%
197028,7906,41128.65%
196022,379-588-2.56%
195022,9671,9969.52%
194020,9719244.61%
193020,0476,08743.6%
192013,9603,38031.95%
191010,5804,34369.63%
19006,2371,04620.15%
18905,1913,149154.21%
18802,0421,179136.62%
187086333162.22%
1860532-55,569-99.05%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.67% (359)
County Website
Columbia County
State
Oregon
County Seat
2010 Population
49,353
Area
657 mi²
Density
83 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
10.04% (4,953)
Founded
January 16, 1854

Columbia County, Oregon Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White46,59888.15%
Two or more races4,5838.67%
Native American4700.89%
Other race4490.85%
Asian3190.6%
Black or African American2430.46%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander2030.38%
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White

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Columbia County, Oregon Population by Race

Columbia County, Oregon Population Pyramid 2024

Columbia County, Oregon Median Age

43.1

Total

42

Male

44.3

Female

Columbia County, Oregon Adults

There are 42,033 adults, (10,241 of whom are seniors) in Columbia County, Oregon.

Columbia County, Oregon Age Dependency

66.3

Age Dependency Ratio

32.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Columbia County, Oregon Sex Ratio

Female25,90048.99%
Male26,96551.01%

Columbia County, Oregon Population by Age

Columbia County, Oregon Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All20,3352.5876.623.4
Married10,9173.0887.312.7
Non Family6,2671.3264.835.2
Female1,9703.4759.540.5
Male1,1813.1369.330.7
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2.99

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

76.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Columbia County, Oregon Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Columbia County, Oregon Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Columbia County, Oregon Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 46.79%.

Columbia County, Oregon Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$49,043

Average Earnings

$59,800

Average Male

$36,197

Average Female

Columbia County, Oregon Earnings by Educational Attainment

Columbia County, Oregon Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Columbia County, Oregon Language

95.72% of Columbia County, Oregon residents speak only English, while 4.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.84% of the population.

Columbia County, Oregon Language

Columbia County, Oregon Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White44,8044,2989.59%
Multiple4,4832164.82%
Hispanic3,1381705.42%
Other4306214.42%
Asian3193912.23%
Black2352510.64%
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9.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.3%

Male Poverty Rate

11.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Columbia County, Oregon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Columbia County, Oregon is Other, with 14.42% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Columbia County, Oregon is Multiple, with 4.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.86%.

Columbia County, Oregon Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.03%
High School10.5%
Some College6.96%
Bachelors or Greater3.16%
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Columbia County, Oregon Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed28.46%
Male Unemployed18.2%
Female Employed4.57%
Male Employed2.24%
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Columbia County, Oregon Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Columbia County, Oregon Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Columbia County, Oregon Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.8%

Male Marriage Rate

52.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Columbia County, Oregon Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Columbia County, Oregon Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Columbia County, Oregon Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Columbia County, Oregon Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

4,722

Number of Veterans

4,400

Male Veterans

322

Female Veterans

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Columbia County, Oregon Veterans by War

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Columbia County, Oregon Veterans by Age

count

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Columbia County, Oregon Veterans by Race

Columbia County, Oregon Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Columbia County, Oregon Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.1%

Labor Force Participation

56.4%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Columbia County, Oregon Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Columbia County, Oregon Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Columbia County, Oregon 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

54.43%

Born in Columbia County, Oregon

97.2%

Native Born

2.8%

Foreign Born

1.15%

Non Citizen

1.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.2% of Columbia County, Oregon residents were born in the United States, with 54.43% having been born in Oregon. 1.15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Columbia County, Oregon Place of Birth

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