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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C
Columbia County is located in Oregon with a population of 50,207. Living in Columbia County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Columbia County there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Columbia County and residents tend to lean conservative.
Population
50,207

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$223,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$877
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Columbia County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    74.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    65.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    4.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    232.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,214.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    140.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Columbia County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,449
National
$55,322

Columbia County Reviews

1 review
Needs better infrastructure and accessibility. Highway 30 is frustrating due to the constant slowdowns passing through towns.
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