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Welcome to Rainier ...

The city of Rainier is located in Columbia County<1>.

The location of Rainier has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rainier has a population of 2,021 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Rainier.

Rainier is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Rainier lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Rainier: (503) & (971)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rainier had an population of 2,021 people. This is an increase of 6.65% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.8% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rainier had a population of 1,895 people. This makes Rainier the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Rainier represents 0.05% of the population of Oregon (which has 3,831,074 people), making it the state's 119th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,895 people, the population of Rainier increased 12.33% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,687 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Rainier.

Communities Also Named Rainier ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Rainier - they are located in Alberta and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Rainier.

Communities near Rainier ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Rainier.

  • Saint Helens [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Helens
    • Saint Helens [Columbia County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Rainier
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,071 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Helens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Helens
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Helens<7>
  • Kelso [Cowlitz County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelso
    • Kelso [Cowlitz County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Rainier
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,438 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelso
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kelso<7>
  • Woodland [Cowlitz County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland
    • Woodland [Cowlitz County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Rainier
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,548 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodland<7>
  • Kalama [Cowlitz County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kalama
    • Kalama [Cowlitz County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Rainier
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,844 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kalama
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kalama<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Castle Rock [Cowlitz County]
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      • Castle Rock [Cowlitz County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Rainier
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,304 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Castle Rock<7>
    • Vernonia [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vernonia
      • Vernonia [Columbia County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Rainier
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,295 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vernonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vernonia<7>
    • Columbia City [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia City
      • Columbia City [Columbia County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Rainier
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,026 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia City<7>
    • Clatskanie [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clatskanie
      • Clatskanie [Columbia County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Rainier
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,832 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clatskanie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clatskanie<7>
    • Prescott [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prescott
      • Prescott [Columbia County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Rainier
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 63 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prescott have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prescott
    • Carrolls [Cowlitz County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rainier. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rainier.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rainier. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rainier.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rainier. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Rainier.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rainier ...

Looking for more information about Rainier? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Rainier, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rainier.

Adding Rainier to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rainier in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Rainier was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Rainier on a map titled Auto Trails Map of Oregon (1925).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Rainier on our Genealogy Page.

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About Columbia County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rainier. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Columbia County: www.co.columbia.or.us/

The official website for State of Oregon: https://www.oregon.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Oregon's counties, including Columbia, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rainier.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rainier - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (971) is an overlay for area code (503).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rainier) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rainier. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RainierOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rainier. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.0924, Longitude: -122.9470       In this case, the coordinates for Rainier have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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