Discover Columbia County
Follow the fast track to Columbia County and you’ll find out eastern Washington’s economic engine is humming along. Dayton, the county seat, is all about connections: railroads, highways, rivers, telecommunications and people.
The Snake River, our northern border, connects Columbia County with the world via barge access to ports along the Columbia River and in Portland; highway 12 connects trucking companies with major transportation routes such as Interstates 82 and 84; Blue Mountain Railroad connects Dayton with the hump yards of two major railroads. High speed internet connects the citizens with world-wide commuting possibilities; and the Blue Mountains, the southern border, connects people in the region with fantastic outdoor recreation opportunities.
Most of all, the spirit of the people in the community can connect your business with success. Make your connection with Columbia County and find out how much they have to offer.
Population decreased by 80 over the last 5 years and is projected to decrease by 67 over the next 5 years.
Jobs grew by 14 over the last 5 years and are projected to grow by 142 over the next 5 years.
Median household income is $13.2K below the national median household income of $55.3K.