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Columbia City
Columbia County, Oregon


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Statistics & Facts

The Oregon state capital is Salem.
The population of Columbia City is approximately 1,735 (2000), 1946 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 361 (1990), 787 (2010).
The amount of land area in Columbia City is 1.854 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.893 sq kilometers.
The distance from Columbia City to Washington DC is 2468 miles.
The distance to the Oregon state capital is 68 miles. (as the crow flies)
Columbia City is positioned 45.89 degrees north of the equator and 122.81 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Columbia City average annual precipitation is 50 inches peryear.


on the Columbia River in northwestern Oregon about 32 miles north of Portland and 61 miles east of the Pacific Ocean. A beautiful and scenic area, you can see five high peaks from here - Mount St. Helens, Mt. Adams, Mt. Hood, Mt Rainier and Mt. Jefferson. The Columbia River is nearly a mile wide at this location.
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temperate with comfortable summers and mild winters
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History & History Related Items

The Columbia River is largely responsible for the coming of Columbia City. Steamboats were launched on the river beginning with the combination sail and steam sidewheel ship, "Beaver," which was sailed in 1834 from London, England by the Hudson Bay Company. When it took its first voyage up the River, it went by the future site of Columbia City. An Indian fishing village known as "Cumahi" was the only thing they could see. River trade and travel continued to help the area to develop. The Caples Brothers of this city operated the Sternwheeler, "Metlako," taking both passengers and freight from Portland, Oregon to Woodland, Washington and other ports along the way. The Graham Brothers operated the Sternwheel, "Ottawa," out of Columbia City. The Caples ran a steam-powered ship, the "Victor," which now has its three-foot diameter, four-blade propeller on display at the Caples House Museum.
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The incorporation of Columbia City



The official city site for Columbia City, Oregon

The Columbia City Celebration
held annually on the first Saturday following Labor Day Weekend each September
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Columbia City City Government

The official city site for Columbia City, Oregon

City Hall
1840 Second Street
P.O. Box 189
Columbia City, OR 97018
Phone: 503-397-4010
Fax: 503-366-2870 E-mail:

The city is governed with a Mayor/City Council form of government. There are four council members. Columbia City


The population of Columbia City was:
1990 - 1,003
2000 - 1,735

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