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Columbia County, OR Public Records

Circuit Court
230 Strand St
St. Helens, OR 97051 courts.oregon.gov/Columbia/Pages/...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:45PM M-TH; Closed F PST
P: 503-397-2327
F: 503-397-3226
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate, Divorce
Restricted Records: No adoption, juvenile, sealed by Judge, expunged, mental health records released
Vernonia Justice Court
PO Box 128
Vernonia, OR 97064
Hours: 8AM-4PM PST
P: 503-429-2441
Couriers: 1001 Bridge St
Vernonia, OR 97064
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil under $10,000, Small Claims, Eviction, Traffic
The Judge travels to Clatskanie every other Monday for court; to Columbia City every W and this is the Main Court on Tuesday and Friday. Clerk at this address M-F.

Columbia County, OR Vital Records

Contact the Columbia County Office of the County Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Columbia County
County Clerk
www.co.columbia.or.us/departments...
8:30AM-5PM M-TH PST
Phone: 503-397-3796
Fax: 503-397-7266

Columbia County Vital Certificates

Columbia County Vital Certificates

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Columbia County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 656.72 sq mi
Population (2009): 49,592
  • Females: 50.0%
  • White: 94.3%
  • Black/African American: 0.6%
  • Asian: 1.0%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 4.1%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 90.6%
Population Change (2000-2009): 6,032
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 1.8%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 3.9%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 11.3%
High School Graduates (2000): 85.6%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 14.0%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.65
Housing Units (2000): 17,572
Homeownership Rate (2000): 76.1%
Migration Flow to Columbia County, OR from (2007-2008):

Columbia County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $552,053
  • Construction: $30,832
  • Retail Trade: $45,702
  • Professional and Technical Services: $0
  • Healthcare: $31,930
  • Banking: $14,761
  • Retail Trade: $45,702
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $16,513
  • Manufacturing: $124,570
  • Farms: $16,695
  • Government: $109,993
Employed (2000): 20,034
Unemployed (2000): 1,345
Unemployment Rate (2009): 13.0%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $31,828
Local Government Employment (2007): 1,782
Local Government Revenue (2007): $126,730 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $159,107 (thou. dol.)

Columbia County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 537
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.0
Deaths (2007): 396
  • Per 1,000 population: 8.1
Infant Deaths (2007): 5
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.3

Columbia County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 23
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 4
  • Robbery: 7
  • Aggravated Assault: 12
Property Crimes (2008): 575
  • Burglary: 94
  • Larceny-Theft: 439
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 42

Columbia County Genealogy Records