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Rainier is a city in Columbia County, in the Portland-Vancouver metro area.
The community was named for Mount Rainier, which was named for Rear Admiral Peter Rainier of the Royal Navy.
The latitude of Rainier is 46.089N. The longitude is -122.934W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 49 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,787.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Rainier demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Columbia County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Portland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 97048 ZIP code.
23% of Rainier residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rainier ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rainier was $18,511, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Rainier residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Rainier, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $479. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $976.
Libraries in Rainier include Rainier City Library ... View libraries
Columbia County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rainier political report.
The average commute time for Rainier workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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