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Columbia County, Washington (WA)

County population in 2016: 4,091 (66% urban, 34% rural); it was 4,064 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 682
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 596
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,174
Renter-occupied apartments: 484 (it was 513 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

36%

Land area: 869 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 5 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Columbia County: 84.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (51.2%), Educational, health and social services (16.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 48%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 52%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Columbia County, Washington:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (87.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (7.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.3%)
  • Asian alone (1.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:

50.0 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years
Males: 2,010  (49.1%)
Females: 2,081  (50.9%)
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Columbia County,WA real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Columbia County:

2.0 people
Washington:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2016: $44,934 ($33,500 in 1999)
This county:

$44,934
Washington:

$67,106

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $656 (lower quartile is $473, upper quartile is $843)
This county:

$656
State:

$999


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $184,545 (it was $85,500 in 2000)
Columbia:

$184,545
Washington:

$306,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $121,233 - $283,641
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,206
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $424

Institutionalized population: 46

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 24
  • Thefts: 111
  • Auto thefts: 4

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 29
  • Thefts: 180
  • Auto thefts: 4
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $98,900
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $81,900
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $98,100
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $78,800
  • 2002: 11 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $159,200
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $163,500
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2007: 15 buildings, average cost: $242,300
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $231,600
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $160,800
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $192,900
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2013: 7 buildings, average cost: $232,500
  • 2014: 7 buildings, average cost: $232,500
  • 2015: 10 buildings, average cost: $134,200
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $211,500
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $200,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Columbia, WA residents
Average permit cost in Columbia, WA
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,788 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,585 (0.9%)

Columbia County household income distribution in 2013 Columbia County home values distribution in 2013 Columbia County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 13.1%
Columbia County:

13.1%
Washington:

11.3%
(11.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.0% for Black residents, 31.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.0% for American Indian residents, 109.7% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 41.8% for other race residents, 6.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 50.0 years old
(Males: 49.5 years old, Females: 50.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 53.0 years old, Black residents: 59.7 years old, American Indian residents: 55.6 years old, Asian residents: 31.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 32.0 years old, Other race residents: 19.8 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Columbia County is $440 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $581 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $785 a month.

Cities in this county include: Dayton, Starbuck.

Columbia County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Columbia County: Kiwanis Camp (A), Broetge Orchards (B), Baker Farm (C), Blue Mountain Boys Ranch (D), Ayer Boat Basin (E), Veterans Memorial Park and Golf Course (F), De Ruwe Farm (G), Dry Creek (H), Hair Farm (I), Hill Top (J), Lasater Farm (K), Sapolil (L), Twilight (M), Pleasant View (N), Reser (O), Riffle (P), Spring Creek (Q), Stewart Cabin (R), Tucker Farm (S), Wallula Station (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ivy Cemetery (1), Mount Hope Cemetery (2), Valley Chapel Cemetery (3), Blue Mountain Memorial Garden (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Curlew Pond (A), Quarry Pond (B), J Line Pond (C), Mill Creek Lake (D), Robison Pond (E), Iowa Beef Processors Waste Pond (F), Lake Herbert G West (G), Blalock Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Snake River (A), Grandview Creek (B), Caldwell Creek (C), Cold Creek (D), Coppei Creek (E), Doan Creek (F), Gardena Creek (G), Garrison Creek (H), Whetstone Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Columbia County include: Whitman Memorial (1), Fort Walla Walla Historical Monument (2), Frenchtown Monument (3), Fishhook Park (4), Madame Dorion Memorial Park (5), Charbonneau Park (6), Charbonneau Recreation Area (7), Whitman Mission National Historic Site (8), Wallula State Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Franklin County , Golden Valley County, Montana , Florence County, Wisconsin , Slope County, North Dakota .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.6%
Washington:

5.2%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 96
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 202 (43.0% naturalized citizens)

Columbia County:

5.0%
Whole state:

14.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 852010 or later
  • 372000 to 2009
  • 281990 to 1999
  • 221980 to 1989
  • 311970 to 1979
  • 34Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 74.4%

Columbia County marital status for males Columbia County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,756
  • One, attached: 26
  • Two: 29
  • 3 or 4: 32
  • 5 to 9: 61
  • 20 to 49: 15
  • 50 or more: 8
  • Mobile homes: 205
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 4

Housing units in Columbia County with a mortgage: 595 (23 second mortgage, 50 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 656

Here:

47.6% with mortgage
State:

69.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Columbia County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5839
Other2951
Mainline Protestant1473
Catholic741
None2,979-
Columbia County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Columbia County:

5.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

5.05 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Columbia County:

10.09 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

17.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Columbia County:

9.8%
Washington:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Columbia County:

30.9%
State:

25.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.2%
State:

13.9%

Agriculture in Columbia County:

Average size of farms: 1156 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $103,985
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $183.29
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 14.39%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $87,548
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 42.03%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.02%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $145,706
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 76.47%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.94
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.21%
All wheat for grain: 93461 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Columbia County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Washington state average. It is 43255845.6 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Columbia County-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 141% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 255.8 miles away from Columbia County center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 224.1 miles away from the county center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 374.8 miles away from the county center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 225.2 miles away from the county center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 404.4 miles away from Columbia County center
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 217.8 miles away from the county center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Washington Severe Winter Storm, Landslides, Mudslides, and Flooding, Incident Period: January 06, 2009 to January 16, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1817: January 30, 2009, FEMA Id: 1817, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Washington Severe Winter Storm and Record and Near Record Snow, Incident Period: December 12, 2008 to January 05, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1825: March 02, 2009, FEMA Id: 1825, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snow
  • Washington Columbia Fire Complex, Incident Period: August 22, 2006, Fire Management Assistance Declared: August 22, 2006, FEMA Id: 2668, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Washington Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3227: September 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 3227, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Washington School Fire, Incident Period: August 07, 2005 to August 19, 2005, Fire Management Assistance Declared: August 07, 2005, FEMA Id: 2575, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Washington Severe Winter Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: December 26, 1996 to February 10, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1159: January 17, 1997, FEMA Id: 1159, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Washington Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: January 26, 1996 to February 23, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1100: February 09, 1996, FEMA Id: 1100, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Washington VOLCANIC ERUPTION, MT. ST. HELENS, Incident Period: May 21, 1980, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-623: May 21, 1980, FEMA Id: 623, Natural disaster type: Volcanic Eruption
  • Washington SEVERE STORMS, SNOWMELT, FLOODING, Incident Period: January 25, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-414: January 25, 1974, FEMA Id: 414, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow
  • Washington Heavy Rains, Melting Snow, Flooding, Incident Period: February 09, 1971, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-300: February 09, 1971, FEMA Id: 300, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain, Snow
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Columbia County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Snows: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (38%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (37%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (5%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Community and social service occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (40%)
  • Oceania, n.e.c. (20%)
  • India (14%)
  • Guatemala (6%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • England (6%)
  • Ireland (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Columbia County


  • German (15%)
  • American (15%)
  • English (13%)
  • Norwegian (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • European (4%)
  • Swedish (2%)

Columbia County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,017 (59.4%)
  • Carpooled: 212 (12.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 31 (1.8%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 32 (1.9%)
  • Bicycle: 50 (2.9%)
  • Walked: 243 (14.2%)
  • Worked at home: 125 (7.3%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Columbia County, Washington in 2000:

  • 38 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 38 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 29 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 4 people in nursing homes
  • 4 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 2 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

People in group quarters in Columbia County, Washington in 2010:

  • 39 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 29 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 7 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $55,749.

8.10% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($61,229 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.10%
Washington average:

7.39%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.90% relocated from other counties in Washington ($39,017 average AGI)
2.20% relocated from other states ($22,212 average AGI)
Columbia County:

2.20%
Washington average:

3.93%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Walla Walla County, WA  2.20% ($65,406 average AGI)


6.56% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,128 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.56%
Washington average:

6.40%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.61% relocated to other counties in Washington ($31,723 average AGI)
1.95% relocated to other states ($18,404 average AGI)
Columbia County:

1.95%
Washington average:

2.89%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Walla Walla County, WA  2.02% ($47,069 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.0

Births per 1000 population in Columbia County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Columbia County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.8

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Columbia County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Columbia County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Columbia County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Columbia County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Columbia County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Columbia County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Columbia County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 956 (780 aged, 176 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 68 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Columbia County, Washington in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (61)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (61)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (54)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (50)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (31)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (18)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (17)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (16)
  • Pancreas, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (13)
  • Emphysema, unspecified (11)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 23.88
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,060
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 1,457
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 83,234

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 945
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,211

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 24
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 24

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,091
  • In family households: 3,205 (682 male householders, 402 female householders)
    877 spouses, 943 children (883 natural, 36 adopted, 23 stepchildren), 100 grandchildren, 5 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 58 other relatives, 134 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 789 (280 male householders (224 living alone)), 363 female householders (297 living alone)), 141 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 96

Size of family households: 678 2-persons, 180 3-persons, 144 4-persons, 67 5-persons, 20 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 522 1-person, 117 2-persons.

510 married couples with children.
133 single-parent households (28 men, 105 women).

93.0% of residents of Columbia speak English at home.
4.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 29% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (65% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $40,834,000 ($9,753 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,564,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $13,471,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $5,486,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,874,000
Federal grants: $8,452,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,909,000 ($1,201,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,642,000 ($1,583,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,502,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,518,000
Federal Government insurance: $16,344,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 197
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 264
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +39
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +103
Here:

+25 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Columbia County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.66 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.1

Year house built in Columbia County, Washington
  • Year house built in Columbia County, Washington
  • 332014 or later
  • 622010 to 2013
  • 1122000 to 2009
  • 1191990 to 1999
  • 1891980 to 1989
  • 2571970 to 1979
  • 1151960 to 1969
  • 2101950 to 1959
  • 2371940 to 1949
  • 8281939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Columbia County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Columbia County, Washington
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Columbia County, Washington
  • 341 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 623 rooms
  • 684 rooms
  • 1485 rooms
  • 2656 rooms
  • 1917 rooms
  • 2808 rooms
  • 2069+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbia County, Washington
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbia County, Washington
  • 11 room
  • 62 rooms
  • 723 rooms
  • 1534 rooms
  • 865 rooms
  • 686 rooms
  • 407 rooms
  • 308 rooms
  • 239+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Columbia County, Washington
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Columbia County, Washington
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Columbia County, Washington
  • 36no bedroom
  • 521 bedroom
  • 2402 bedrooms
  • 5613 bedrooms
  • 2674 bedrooms
  • 905+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbia County, Washington
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Columbia County, Washington
  • 1no bedroom
  • 901 bedroom
  • 2332 bedrooms
  • 913 bedrooms
  • 654 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Columbia County, Washington in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Columbia County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Columbia County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 54no vehicle
  • 3021 vehicle
  • 4802 vehicles
  • 2563 vehicles
  • 834 vehicles
  • 725+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Columbia County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Columbia County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 95no vehicle
  • 1441 vehicle
  • 1732 vehicles
  • 603 vehicles
  • 194 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

84.5% of Columbia County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 73% lived in Washington.

Columbia County:

84.5%
State average:

82.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 2,335
  • Other state: 1,506
  • Northeast: 104
  • Midwest: 244
  • South: 151
  • West: 1,006
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Columbia County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 71.3%Electricity
  • 13.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.7%Wood
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Other fuel
  • 0.9%Utility gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 66.5%Electricity
  • 17.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.6%Wood
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Utility gas
  • 0.2%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 14
Here:

3.7%
Washington:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 53
Here:

24.7%
Washington:

7.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 10
Here:

7.2%
Washington:

16.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Columbia County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $715,000
    Parks and Recreation: $84,000
    Regular Highways: $83,000
    Solid Waste Management: $74,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $66,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,396,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,305,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,661,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,261,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,075,000
    Police Protection: $1,052,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $893,000
    General - Other: $824,000
    Financial Administration: $602,000
    Health - Other: $590,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $394,000
    Solid Waste Management: $246,000
    General Public Buildings: $195,000
    Parks and Recreation: $192,000
    Correctional Institutions: $108,000
    Housing and Community Development: $20,000
    Local Fire Protection: $7,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Natural Resources: $1,149,000
    General Local Government Support: $337,000
    Other: $77,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $84,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Natural Resources - Other: $32,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $5,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $2,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Transit Utilities: $615,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $34,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $12,000
    Transit Utilities: $9,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,593,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,893,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,115,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $415,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $96,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $67,000
    Rents: $48,000
    Sale of Property: $30,000
    Interest Earnings: $19,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $16,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $287,000
    Local Fire Protection: $186,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $180,000
    Central Staff Services: $74,000
    Solid Waste Management: $63,000
    Police Protection: $62,000
    General - Other: $51,000
    Regular Highways: $13,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,820,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $163,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $3,761,000
    Highways: $1,830,000
    Transit Utilities: $826,000
    Health and Hospitals: $520,000
    General Local Government Support: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,280,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $783,000
    Other: $353,000
    Other License: $190,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $94,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $38,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $36,000
    Other Selective Sales: $15,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $13,000
    Severance: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,647,000

Columbia County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $715,000
    Parks and Recreation: $84,000
    Regular Highways: $83,000
    Solid Waste Management: $74,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $66,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,396,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,305,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,661,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,261,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,075,000
    Police Protection: $1,052,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $893,000
    General - Other: $824,000
    Financial Administration: $602,000
    Health - Other: $590,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $394,000
    Solid Waste Management: $246,000
    General Public Buildings: $195,000
    Parks and Recreation: $192,000
    Correctional Institutions: $108,000
    Housing and Community Development: $20,000
    Local Fire Protection: $7,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Natural Resources: $1,149,000
    General Local Government Support: $337,000
    Other: $77,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $84,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Natural Resources - Other: $32,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $5,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $2,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Transit Utilities: $615,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $34,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $12,000
    Transit Utilities: $9,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,593,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,893,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,115,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $415,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $96,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $67,000
    Rents: $48,000
    Sale of Property: $30,000
    Interest Earnings: $19,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $16,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $287,000
    Local Fire Protection: $186,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $180,000
    Central Staff Services: $74,000
    Solid Waste Management: $63,000
    Police Protection: $62,000
    General - Other: $51,000
    Regular Highways: $13,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,820,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $163,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $3,761,000
    Highways: $1,830,000
    Transit Utilities: $826,000
    Health and Hospitals: $520,000
    General Local Government Support: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,280,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $783,000
    Other: $353,000
    Other License: $190,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $94,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $38,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $36,000
    Other Selective Sales: $15,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $13,000
    Severance: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,647,000

Columbia County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $715,000
    Parks and Recreation: $84,000
    Regular Highways: $83,000
    Solid Waste Management: $74,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $66,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,396,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,305,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,661,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,261,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,075,000
    Police Protection: $1,052,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $893,000
    General - Other: $824,000
    Financial Administration: $602,000
    Health - Other: $590,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $394,000
    Solid Waste Management: $246,000
    General Public Buildings: $195,000
    Parks and Recreation: $192,000
    Correctional Institutions: $108,000
    Housing and Community Development: $20,000
    Local Fire Protection: $7,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Natural Resources: $1,149,000
    General Local Government Support: $337,000
    Other: $77,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $84,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Natural Resources - Other: $32,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $5,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $2,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Transit Utilities: $615,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $34,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $12,000
    Transit Utilities: $9,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,593,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,893,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,115,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $415,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $96,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $67,000
    Rents: $48,000
    Sale of Property: $30,000
    Interest Earnings: $19,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $16,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $287,000
    Local Fire Protection: $186,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $180,000
    Central Staff Services: $74,000
    Solid Waste Management: $63,000
    Police Protection: $62,000
    General - Other: $51,000
    Regular Highways: $13,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,820,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $163,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $3,761,000
    Highways: $1,830,000
    Transit Utilities: $826,000
    Health and Hospitals: $520,000
    General Local Government Support: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,280,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $783,000
    Other: $353,000
    Other License: $190,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $94,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $38,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $36,000
    Other Selective Sales: $15,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $13,000
    Severance: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,647,000

Columbia County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $715,000
    Parks and Recreation: $84,000
    Regular Highways: $83,000
    Solid Waste Management: $74,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $66,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,396,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,305,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,661,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,261,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,075,000
    Police Protection: $1,052,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $893,000
    General - Other: $824,000
    Financial Administration: $602,000
    Health - Other: $590,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $394,000
    Solid Waste Management: $246,000
    General Public Buildings: $195,000
    Parks and Recreation: $192,000
    Correctional Institutions: $108,000
    Housing and Community Development: $20,000
    Local Fire Protection: $7,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Natural Resources: $1,149,000
    General Local Government Support: $337,000
    Other: $77,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $84,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Natural Resources - Other: $32,000
    Other - Financial Administration: $5,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $2,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Transit Utilities: $615,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $34,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $12,000
    Transit Utilities: $9,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,593,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,893,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,115,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $415,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $96,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $67,000
    Rents: $48,000
    Sale of Property: $30,000
    Interest Earnings: $19,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $16,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Transit Utilities: $287,000
    Local Fire Protection: $186,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $180,000
    Central Staff Services: $74,000
    Solid Waste Management: $63,000
    Police Protection: $62,000
    General - Other: $51,000
    Regular Highways: $13,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,820,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $163,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $3,761,000
    Highways: $1,830,000
    Transit Utilities: $826,000
    Health and Hospitals: $520,000
    General Local Government Support: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,280,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $783,000
    Other: $353,000
    Other License: $190,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $94,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $38,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $36,000
    Other Selective Sales: $15,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $13,000
    Severance: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,647,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 118
  • Number of aged recipients: 13
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 105
  • Number of recipients under 18: 12
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 74
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 32
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 50
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 43
Columbia County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunk persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Columbia County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
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Most common first names in Columbia County, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3274.4 years
William2978.4 years
Robert2574.7 years
John2577.0 years
Mary2482.1 years
Charles2276.0 years
George2281.0 years
Ruth1581.7 years
Clarence1477.6 years
Roy1479.1 years
Most common last names in Columbia County, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2377.5 years
Jones1876.4 years
Mccauley1681.2 years
Fletcher1582.7 years
Brown1575.8 years
Davis1478.8 years
Johnson1276.1 years
Turner1275.7 years
Startin1280.9 years
Miller1182.9 years

Businesses in Columbia County, WA

  • True Value: 1