Columbia County, OR

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2020 Population
52,117
1.44% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Wyden
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jeff Merkley
Democratic Party
2018 Median Age
43.3
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
9.95%
14.6% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$68,170
9.5% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$282,600
6.68% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Columbia County, OR had a population of 52.1k people with a median age of 43.3 and a median household income of $68,170. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Columbia County, OR grew from 51,375 to 52,117, a 1.44% increase and its median household income grew from $62,257 to $68,170, a 9.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Columbia County, OR are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.8%), White (Hispanic) (4.03%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.4%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.12%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.932%).

None of the households in Columbia County, OR reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.2% of the residents in Columbia County, OR are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Columbia County, OR was $282,600, and the homeownership rate was 75.7%.

Most people in Columbia County, OR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 34.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Columbia County, OR was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Columbia County, OR is home to a population of 52.1k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.56% of Columbia County, OR residents were born outside of the country (1.33k people).

In 2018, there were 22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (45.2k people) in Columbia County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.05k White (Hispanic) and 1.73k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.2%
2020 Citizenship
98.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.2% of Columbia County, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Columbia County, OR was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Columbia County, OR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    45.2k ± 33
  2. White (Hispanic)
    2.05k ± 192
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.73k ± 199
4.98%
Hispanic Population
2.53k people

In 2018, there were 22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (45.2k people) in Columbia County, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.05k White (Hispanic) and 1.73k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.98% of the people in Columbia County, OR are hispanic (2.53k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Columbia County, OR as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.56%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.33k people
2.68%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.38k people

As of 2020, 2.56% of Columbia County, OR residents (1.33k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Columbia County, OR was 2.68%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,060 ± 262
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    558 ± 155
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    471 ± 140

Columbia County, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.69 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Columbia County, OR employs 23.4k people. The largest industries in Columbia County, OR are Manufacturing (3,898 people), Retail Trade (3,037 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,976 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($99,643), Manufacturing ($59,881), and Construction ($56,023).

Occupations

23.4k
2020 Value
± 1,119
3.51%
1 Year growth
± 6.39%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Columbia County, OR grew at a rate of 3.51%, from 22.6k employees to 23.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Columbia County, OR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,831 people), Production Occupations (2,326 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,315 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Columbia County, OR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

23.4k
2020 Value
± 1,119
3.51%
1 Year growth
± 6.39%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Columbia County, OR grew at a rate of 3.51%, from 22.6k employees to 23.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Columbia County, OR, are Manufacturing (3,898 people), Retail Trade (3,037 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,976 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Columbia County, OR, though some of these residents may live in Columbia County, OR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$52,335
Median earning men ± $3,040
$31,021
Median earning women ± $2,337

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($75,234), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($68,785), and Manufacturing ($64,990).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($57,614), Manufacturing ($44,821), and Public Administration ($44,750).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Oregon. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Oregon.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 318
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 222
    Manufacturing
  3. 194
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Oregon to other states, or from other states to Oregon.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $19B
  2. $18.8B
  3. $14.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Oregon product (by dollars) was Electronics with $19B, followed by Mixed freight ($18.8B) and Wood prods. ($14.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Oregon products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$185B
2020 Value in Oregon
$358B
Projected 2050 Value in Oregon
93.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Oregon trade was $185B. This is expected to increase 93.6% to $358B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Oregon trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Oregon to other states, or from other states to Oregon.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $36.1B
  2. $24.7B
  3. $3.73B

In 2020, the top outbound Oregon domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Washington with $36.1B, followed by California with $24.7B and Idaho and $3.73B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Oregon shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Columbia County, OR went to Donald J. Trump with 53.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (42.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.44%).

Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are the senators currently representing the state of Oregon. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Oregon is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Oregon

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Ron Wyden
Senator from Oregon3
Assumed office on February 5, 1996
Elected to the seat following the resignation of Bob Packwood.
Jeff Merkley
Senator from Oregon2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009

Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are the senators currently representing Oregon.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Oregon

Oregon is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Oregon have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.725% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.812% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were Some college (878k), High School or Equivalent (788k), and Bachelors Degree (661k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Columbia County, OR was $282,600 in 2020, which is 1.23 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $264,900 to $282,600, a 6.68% increase. The homeownership rate in Columbia County, OR is 75.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Columbia County, OR have an average commute time of 34.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Columbia County, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Columbia County, OR is $68,170. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Columbia County, OR was Census Tract 9710 with a value of $92,650, followed by Census Tract 9706 and Census Tract 9709, with respective values of $83,068 and $75,052.

Property

$282,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$9,993
$15,036
Median Property Taxes
±$836

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Columbia County, OR the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Columbia County, OR compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

75.7%
Homeownership
2020
67.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 75.7% of the housing units in Columbia County, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9710
  2. Census Tract 9706
  3. Census Tract 9709

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Columbia County, OR was Census Tract 9710 with a value of $92,650, followed by Census Tract 9706 and Census Tract 9709, with respective values of $83,068 and $75,052.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Columbia County, OR colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$68,170
Median Household Income
± $4,261
19.3k
Number of Households
± 912

In 2020, the median household income of the 19.3k households in Columbia County, OR grew to $68,170 from the previous year's value of $62,257.

The following chart displays the households in Columbia County, OR distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Columbia County, OR is from Oregon.
0.464
2020 Wage GINI in Oregon
0.465
2019 Wage GINI in Oregon

In 2020, the income inequality in Oregon was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.249% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Oregon was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oregon in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (77.9%)
  2. Carpooled (11.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.56%)

In 2020, 77.9% of workers in Columbia County, OR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.8%) and those who worked at home (6.56%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

34.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Columbia County, OR have a longer commute time (34.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.13% of the workforce in Columbia County, OR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Columbia County, OR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Columbia County, OR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.95% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Columbia County, OR (5.14k out of 51.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Columbia County, OR is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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95.1% of the population of Columbia County, OR has health coverage, with 47.6% on employee plans, 18.9% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 2.02% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Oregon was $8,044 in 2014. This is a 7.73% increase from the previous year ($7,467).

Primary care physicians in Columbia County, OR see 2910 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.46% decrease from the previous year (3046 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1689 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 258 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Oregon, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,910 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Columbia County, OR

Primary care physicians in Columbia County, OR see an average of 2,910 patients per year. This represents a 4.46% decrease from the previous year (3,046 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Columbia County, OR in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Oregon across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.2% under 18 years, 17.3% between 18 and 34 years, 41.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

4.93%
Uninsured
47.6%
Employer Coverage
18.9%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
2.02%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Columbia County, OR declined by 11% from 5.54% to 4.93%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 41 in Columbia County, OR.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 33.6% in Columbia County, OR.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.41% in Columbia County, OR.

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