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Welcome to Vernonia ...

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Vernonia has a population of 2,292 people<2> (see below for details).

Vernonia is 780 feet [238 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Vernonia: (503) & (971)<4>

The ZIP code for Vernonia: 97064<5>

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Vernonia had an population of 2,292 people. This is an increase of 6.56% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.87% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Vernonia had a population of 2,151 people. This makes Vernonia the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Vernonia represents 0.06% of the total population of Oregon (which has 3,831,074 people), making it the state's 108th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,151 people, the population of Vernonia decreased 3.46% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,228 people).

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

Communities near Vernonia ...

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

  • Saint Helens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Helens
    • Saint Helens lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Vernonia.
    • 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.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Helens
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Helens<8>
  • Scappoose
  • Kalama
  • Banks
  • Columbia City
  • Rainier
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainier
    • Rainier lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Vernonia.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,021 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rainier have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainier
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rainier<8>
  • Clatskanie
  • Prescott
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prescott
    • Prescott lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Vernonia.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 63 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prescott have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prescott
  • Timber
  • Buxton

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 Vernonia. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Vernonia.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Vernonia. 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 Vernonia.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Vernonia. See our Newspapers Page for Vernonia.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Vernonia ...

Looking for more information about Vernonia? 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 Vernonia, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Vernonia.

Adding Vernonia to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Vernonia was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Vernonia.

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

The official website for Columbia County:

The official website for State of Oregon:

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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Vernonia.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Vernonia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (971) is an overlay for area code (503).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Vernonia). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Vernonia or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Vernonia) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Vernonia. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from VernoniaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vernonia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.8587, Longitude: -123.1856    
<7>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>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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