Columbia City is a city in Columbia County, Oregon, United States. Take a look below for 15 fun and fascinating facts about Columbia City, Oregon, United States.
1. It was named for its location on the Columbia River.
2. The population was 1,946 at the 2010 census.
3. Columbia City was founded in 1867 by Jacob and Joseph Caples. In 1870, the town had aspirations of becoming the terminus for Ben Holladay’s Willamette Valley railroad.
4. The same year, Portland became the terminus of the west-side line, but the railroad never reached Columbia City.
5. Columbia City post office was established in 1871.
6. In 1902 the Columbia and Nehalem Valley Railroad was built as a forest railway towards Yankton.
7. During World War I Columbia City built ships for the war effort, which was run by the Sommartson Shipbuilding Co. Sommartson Shipbuilding Co.
8. They were ideally situated due to the channel coming so close to shore.
9. The contracts were cancelled at the end of the war.
10. Currently, Columbia City serves as a suburb of St. Helens.
11. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.15 square miles (2.98 km2), of which, 0.77 square miles (1.99 km2) is land and 0.38 square miles (0.98 km2) is water.
12. This region experiences warm (but not hot) and dry summers, with no average monthly temperatures above 71.6 °F (22.0 °C).
13. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Columbia City has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated “Csb” on climate maps.
14. As of the census of 2010, there were 1,946 people, 787 households, and 601 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,527.3 inhabitants per square mile (975.8/km2). There were 830 housing units at an average density of 1,077.9 per square mile (416.2/km2).
15. The racial makeup of the city was 94.6% White, 0.1% African American, 1.0% Native American, 1.5% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.0% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% of the population.