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Vernonia is a city in Columbia County, in the Portland-Vancouver metro area.

The community was named after Vernona Cherrington, daughter of settler.

The latitude of Vernonia is 45.858N. The longitude is -123.191W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 623 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,244.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$41,181
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Vernonia demographic reports
Vernonia is in the Nehalem River Valley.
The 1920s were boom years for Vernonia. The Oregon-American Sawmill, one of the biggest in the world at the time, operated until the 1950s.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 0. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Vernonia Friendship Jamboree - Aug. 4-6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Vernonia web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Vernonia 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 97064 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Vernonia residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Vernonia ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Vernonia was $16,647, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

10% of Vernonia residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Vernonia, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $506.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $964.


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Libraries in Vernonia include Vernonia Public Library ... View libraries

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Columbia County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Vernonia political report.

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The average commute time for Vernonia workers is 41 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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