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Population in 2012: 13,048 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.8%
 

Males: 6,191  (47.5%)
Females: 6,857  (52.5%)

Median resident age:  32.8 years
Oregon median age:  36.8 years

Zip codes: 97850.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,787 (it was $31,576 in 2000)
La Grande:

$35,787
OR:

$49,161
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,187

La Grande city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $121,093 (it was $88,400 in 2000)
La Grande:

$121,093
OR:

$223,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $140,474; Detached houses: $152,435; Townhouses or other attached units: $154,091; In 2-unit structures: $134,038; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $239,043; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $165,491; Mobile homes: $57,323

Median gross rent in 2012: $619.

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  • White alone - 11,811 (90.7%)
  • Hispanic - 489 (3.8%)
  • Two or more races - 327 (2.5%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 190 (1.5%)
  • Asian alone - 98 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 66 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 46 (0.4%)

Races in La Grande detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in La Grande: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (18.9%), English (13.2%), Irish (12.5%), United States (7.2%), Scottish (4.7%), French (3.7%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 2771 feet

Land area: 4.35 square miles.

Population density: 2,999 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in La Grande:

  • High school or higher: 90.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 10.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in La Grande city:

  • Never married: 31.8%
  • Now married: 46.3%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

413 residents are foreign born (0.9% Asia, 0.4% Europe).

This city:  3.2%
Oregon:  9.6%



According to our research of Oregon and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in La Grande, Oregon as of November 28, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in La Grande to the number of sex offenders is 6,524 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,491 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,304 (1.2%)

La Grande satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kennewick, WA (79.5 miles , pop. 54,693).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (221.1 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (777.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Island City, OR (1.5 miles ), Imbler, OR (3.3 miles ), Summerville, OR (3.5 miles) , Union, OR (3.7 miles ), Cove, OR (3.7 miles ), Starkey, OR (4.1 miles) , Elgin, OR (4.3 miles ), North Powder, OR (4.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 19 buildings, average cost: $102,600
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $110,500
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $106,100
  • 2000: 16 buildings, average cost: $116,100
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $211,000
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $203,600
  • 2005: 16 buildings, average cost: $174,300
  • 2006: 21 buildings, average cost: $180,300
  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $156,400
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $153,900
  • 2009: 25 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $252,900
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $272,100
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $221,600

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 45.33 N, Longitude: 118.09 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,176 (+9.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,553 (78.9%)

Area code: 541

La Grande household income distribution La Grande home values distribution


 

Crime rates in La Grande by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000100010000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.08.10.00.00.08.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 250063103235136
per 100,000 15.840.00.00.048.423.979.124.416.023.639.798.345.5
Robberies 3742351120302
per 100,000 23.755.931.516.124.239.97.98.116.00.023.80.015.2
Assaults 13959101315191214102214
per 100,000 102.971.939.472.680.6103.7118.6154.695.8110.379.4166.4106.1
Burglaries 5857647173676082527260127122
per 100,000 458.9455.6504.4573.0588.6534.7474.5667.3415.2567.1476.2960.6924.6
Thefts 271301288288255214264343329312258772368
per 100,000 2144.32405.72269.92324.12056.01707.82087.92791.32627.02457.32047.65839.22788.9
Auto thefts 21241523191915192512103712
per 100,000 166.2191.8118.2185.6153.2151.6118.6154.6199.694.579.4279.990.9
Arson 15104267743195
per 100,000 7.940.07.90.032.316.047.557.055.931.523.8143.737.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 165.7199.6147.7161.6206.7164.0208.3216.1196.0180.2170.4420.4237.4

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Crime rate in La Grande detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 33 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.36
Oregon average:

1.57

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La Grande, Oregon accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.0%
Oregon:

8.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +301 (+2.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Work and jobs in La Grande: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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Earthquake activity:

La Grande-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Oregon state average. It is 60% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/28/1991 at 01:08:58, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.0 ML, 4.3 MD, Depth: 5.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 47.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/14/1992 at 20:01:51, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 ML, 4.1 MD, Depth: 7.2 mi) earthquake occurred 47.2 miles away from La Grande center
On 10/27/1994 at 03:35:53, a magnitude 4.0 (3.6 ML, 4.0 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 64.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/30/2000 at 19:10:23, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MD) earthquake occurred 99.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/7/1992 at 17:23:17, a magnitude 3.9 (3.7 ML, 3.9 MD, Depth: 0.4 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 81.3 miles away from La Grande center
On 3/22/1997 at 06:05:34, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MD, Depth: 0.8 mi) earthquake occurred 96.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Union County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
La Grande topographic map

Birthplace of: Dallas McKennon - Film actor, John A. Warren - Football player and coach, Ron Gilbert - Blogger, Rod Chandler - Politician, Agnes Vernon - Actress, Bob Herron - Politician, John F. Nugent - Politician.


Hospitals/medical centers in La Grande:

  • PNRS EASTERN OREGON DIALYSIS CLINIC (Dialysis Facility, 710 SUNSET DR STE A)
  • GRANDE RONDE HOSPITAL HOME CARE SERVICES DEPT (Home Health Center, 802 SUNSET DRIVE)
  • GRANDE RONDE HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 900 SUNSET DRIVE)
  • GRANDE RONDE TRANS CARE UNIT (Nursing Home, 900 SUNSET DRIVE)
  • LAGRANDE POST ACUTE REHAB (Nursing Home, 91 ARIES LANE)
  • MOUNTAIN VISTA CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 95 ARIES WAY)
  • VALLEY VIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 2201 ORODELL BLVD (ROUTE 1 BOX 1855))
  • VISTA SPECIALTY CARE (Nursing Home, 103 ADAMS AVENUE)

Political contributions by individuals in La Grande, OR

Airports located in La Grande:

Amtrak station:

LA GRANDE (2106 COVE AVE.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Local government website: www.ci.la-grande.or.us/indexf.cfm

College/University in La Grande:

  • Eastern Oregon University (Full-time enrollment: 2,178; Location: One University Blvd; Public; Website: www.eou.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near La Grande:

  • Walla Walla Community College (about 53 miles; Walla Walla, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,727)
  • Columbia Basin College (about 81 miles; Pasco, WA; FT enrollment: 3,351)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 91 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 2,534)
  • Washington State University (about 107 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 21,748)
  • University of Idaho (about 110 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 9,625)
  • College of Western Idaho (about 143 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 2,150)
  • Yakima Valley Community College (about 146 miles; Yakima, WA; FT enrollment: 2,757)

Public high school in La Grande:

Public elementary/middle schools in La Grande:

Private elementary/middle schools in La Grande:

  • HEIDI HO KINDERGARTEN & PRESCHOOL (Students: 173; Location: 1702 6TH ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • HEIDI HO KINDERGARTEN AND PRESCHOOL (Students: 172; Location: 1110 SPRING AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • GRANDE RONDE ACADEMY (Students: 89; Location: 10702 S WALTON RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • LA GRANDE ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 13; Location: 2702 ADAMS AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
See full list of schools located in La Grande

Library in La Grande:

  • LA GRANDE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $555,218; Location: 2006 4TH STREET; 55,353 books; 6,938 audio materials; 4,635 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 27 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 106 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in La Grande: Northeast Oregon Transit La Grande Transit Hub Bus Station (A), Greyhound Station La Grande (B), Eastern Oregon University Community Stadium (C), La Grande City Fire Department (D), La Grande Police Station (E), Eastern Oregon University McKenzie Theatre (F), American Red Cross Northeast Oregon District La Grade Office (G), La Grande City Hall (H), La Grande Public Works Department (I), Department of Motor Vehicles La Grande (J), Eastern Oregon Fire Museum and Learning Center (K), F Maxine and Thomas W Cook Memorial Library (L), La Grande Municipal Court (M), Union County Center for Human Development Office (N), Union County Circuit Court (O), La Grande Ranger Station (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hillcrest Cemetery (1), Calvary Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Mill Creek (A), Taylor Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in La Grande include: Benton Park (1), Bernie Park (2), Garden Club Park (3), Sunnyhill Park (4), Candy Cane Park (5), Gangloff Park (6), Pioneer Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Ellison Studio Productions (Museums; 2901 North Spruce Street), Think Link Discovery Museums for Children & Adults (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 906 Washington Avenue), Stang Manor Bed & Breakfast (Historical Places & Services; 1612 Walnut Street), LA Grande Amusement Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1525 Jefferson Avenue), Union County Chamber of Commerce (102 Elm Street), Custom Tours (Tours & Charters; 1609 Albany Suite 5), Andes Wine Experience USA (Tours & Charters; 1505 L Av).

Hotels: High Country Outfitters Minam Lodge (P.O. Box 3384), Best Western Rama Inn & Suites (1711 21st St), Royal Motor Inn (1510 Adams Ave), Hot Lake Resort Hotel (66172 Highway 203), Howard Johnson (2612 Island Avenue), Moon Motel (2116 Adams Avenue), Quail Run Motor Inn (2400 Adams Avenue), Orchard Motel (2206 Adams Ave), Best Value Sandman Inn (2410 East R Avenue).

Court: Union County - Justice Court (10605 Island Avenue).

 
Union County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 25.1. This is better than average.
City:

25.1
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.68. This is better than average. There were 18 monitors within city limits.
City:

7.68
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in La Grande and their reported violations in the past:

LA GRANDE, CITY OF (Population served: 12500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
ODOT HD CHARLES REYNOLDS I84 (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 15 routine major monitoring violations
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
ODOT HD BAKER VALLEY RA I84 (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2003 and SEP-2003, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 16 routine major monitoring violations
  • 5 regular monitoring violations
FLYING K TRAILER RANCH (Population served: 96, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-2003 and DEC-09-2005, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-09-2005)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-2000 and JAN-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-29-2001)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and JAN-29-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-29-2001)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 6 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.3%
(22.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.1% for Black residents, 28.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 38.5% for American Indian residents, 18.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 12.2% for other race residents, 29.9% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Oregon:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.0%
Whole state:  63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.2%
Whole state:  8.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in La Grande, OR

People in group quarters in La Grande in 2010:

  • 328 people in college/university student housing
  • 248 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 53 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 4 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 3 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in La Grande in 2000:

  • 164 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 137 people in nursing homes
  • 86 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 41 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 17 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in other group homes
  • 2 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 2 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill

La Grande compared to Oregon state average:

La Grande, Oregon environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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Banks with branches in La Grande (2011 data):

  • Sterling Savings Bank: La Grande Downtown Branch at 1215 Adams Avenue, branch established on 1901/01/01; La Grande Branch at 3106 Island Ave, branch established on 1971/04/06. Info updated 2012/03/21: Bank assets: $9,207.8 mil, Deposits: $6,454.1 mil, headquarters in Spokane, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 192 total offices, Holding Company: Sterling Financial Corporation
  • Community Bank: La Grande Branch at 904 Adams Avenue, branch established on 1998/06/29; Valley Branch at 2313 Adams Ave, branch established on 2007/02/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $360.5 mil, Deposits: $317.3 mil, headquarters in Joseph, OR, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bancshares, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: La Grande Branch at 1402 Adams, branch established on 1935/08/15. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: La Grande Branch at 1320 Adams Avenue, branch established on 1935/08/12. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Banner Bank: La Grande Branch at 2720 Island Ave, branch established on 2007/01/11. Info updated 2011/05/03: Bank assets: $4,048.2 mil, Deposits: $3,348.4 mil, headquarters in Walla Walla, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 87 total offices, Holding Company: Banner Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: La Grande Branch at 1503 Washington Avenue, branch established on 1890/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in La Grande, Oregon:

  • Best Western Rama Inn & Suites, 1711 21st St, La Grande, OR 97850 , Phone: (541) 963-3100, Fax: (541) 963-8621
  • Super 8 Motel La Grande, 2407 E R Ave, La Grande, OR 97850 , Phone: (541) 963-8080, Fax: (541) 963-2925
  • Royal Motor Inn, 1510 Adams Ave, La Grande, OR 97850 , Phone: (541) 963-4154, Fax: (541) 963-3588
  • Lagrande Inn, 2612 Island Ave, La Grande, OR 97850 , Phone: (541) 963-7195, Fax: (541) 963-4498
  • Travelodge Hotel, 2215 Adams Ave, La Grande, OR 97850 , Phone: (541) 963-7116, Fax: (541) 963-2015
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 2410 E R, La Grande, OR 97850 , Phone: (541) 963-3707, Fax: (541) 962-0224
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in La Grande, Oregon

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


La Grande travel time to work - commute


La Grande mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Electricity (33%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for La Grande city (based on Union County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.62%
Here33.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchCatholic ChurchConservative Baptist Association of AmericaChurch of the NazareneUnited Methodist Church
Adherents20.7%20.3%7.1%5.3%5.2%
Congregations13.3%8.9%6.7%4.4%11.1%
NameSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)International Church of the Foursquare GospelOther
Adherents4.7%4.2%4.2%4.0%24.2%
Congregations6.7%2.2%2.2%2.2%42.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Union County:

3.64 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Union County:

1.62 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Union County:

2.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

8.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.3%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Union County:

24.3%
Oregon:

25.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

10.4%
State:

14.2%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$16,747$50,2411$1,532
Other Government Administration 4$19,111$57,3337$510
Police Protection - Officers 17$77,405$54,6390$0
Police - Other 14$40,804$34,9750$0
Firefighters 13$62,649$57,83014$911
Fire - Other 1$4,547$54,5641$1,320
Streets and Highways 10$34,795$41,7540$0
Health 4$18,990$56,9704$2,132
Solid Waste Management 1$3,176$38,1120$0
Sewerage 4$14,015$42,0450$0
Parks and Recreation 3$12,321$49,28417$7,953
Water Supply 11$39,216$42,7810$0
Local Libraries 6$19,897$39,7942$682
Totals for Government 92$363,673$47,43646$15,040

La Grande government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $4,980,000 ($381.67)
    Fire Protection: $1,183,000 ($90.67)
    Water Utilities: $252,000 ($19.31)
    Regular Highways: $104,000 ($7.97)
    Parks & Recreation: $54,000 ($4.14)
    General: $1,000 ($0.08)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,322,000 ($101.32)
    Police Protection: $1,285,000 ($98.48)
    Sewerage: $964,000 ($73.88)
    Fire Protection: $822,000 ($63.00)
    Central Staff Services: $399,000 ($30.58)
    Regular Highways: $368,000 ($28.20)
    Parks & Recreation: $249,000 ($19.08)
    Financial Administration: $180,000 ($13.80)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $176,000 ($13.49)
    Libraries: $173,000 ($13.26)
    Housing & Community Development: $132,000 ($10.12)
    General - Other: $99,000 ($7.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $31,000 ($2.38)
    General Public Buildings: $24,000 ($1.84)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,000 ($1.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $103,000 ($7.89)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $86,000 ($6.59)
    Water Utilities: $77,000 ($5.90)
    Sewerage: $74,000 ($5.67)
    Police Protection: $19,000 ($1.46)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($1.15)
    Central Staff: $3,000 ($0.23)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($0.23)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($0.08)
    Judicial: $1,000 ($0.08)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,426,000 ($415.85)

La Grande government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,647,000 ($202.87)
    All Other: $195,000 ($14.94)
    Parks & Recreation: $107,000 ($8.20)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $26,000 ($1.99)
    Housing & Community Development: $11,000 ($0.84)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $42,000 ($3.22)
    All Other: $20,000 ($1.53)
    General Support: $9,000 ($0.69)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $316,000 ($24.22)
    General Revenue, NEC: $115,000 ($8.81)
    Rents: $14,000 ($1.07)
    Special Assessments: $11,000 ($0.84)
    Property Sale Other: $1,000 ($0.08)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,792,000 ($213.98)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $511,000 ($39.16)
    All Other: $347,000 ($26.59)
  • Tax - Property: $3,257,000 ($249.62)
    Public Utilities: $770,000 ($59.01)
    Other Selective Sales: $191,000 ($14.64)
    NEC: $183,000 ($14.03)

La Grande government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,940,000 ($148.68)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,785,000 ($136.80)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $155,000 ($11.88)

La Grande government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $9,480,000 ($726.55)

7.16% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,959 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.16%
Oregon average:

8.89%

0.15% of residents moved from foreign countries ($159 average AGI)
Union County:

0.15%
Oregon average:

0.11%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Baker County, OR  0.52% ($28,022 average AGI)
from Umatilla County, OR  0.50% ($26,114)
from Multnomah County, OR  0.33% ($28,897)


8.20% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,107 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.20%
Oregon average:

7.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Umatilla County, OR  0.66% ($31,475 average AGI)
to Ada County, ID  0.45% ($23,100)
to Baker County, OR  0.45% ($25,975)

Strongest AM radio stations in La Grande:

  • KLBM (1450 AM; 1 kW; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: GRANDE RADIO, INC)
  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KUMA (1290 AM; 5 kW; PENDLETON, OR; Owner: ROUND-UP RADIO, INC.)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)
  • KFLD (870 AM; 10 kW; PASCO, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KONA (610 AM; 5 kW; KENNEWICK-RICHLAND-P, WA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KUJ (1420 AM; 5 kW; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: ALEXANDRA COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in La Grande:

  • KWRL (99.9 FM; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: KSRV, INC.)
  • KEOL (91.7 FM; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: OREGON STATE BOARD OF HIGHER ED)
  • KUBQ (98.7 FM; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: GRANDE RADIO, INC.)
  • KCMB (104.7 FM; BAKER, OR; Owner: OREGON TRAIL RADIO, INC.)
  • K208DB (89.5 FM; ENTERPRISE, ETC., OR; Owner: WALLOWA VALLEY TV ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • K234AD (94.7 FM; ENTERPRISE, OR; Owner: WALLOWA VALLEY TV ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • K203DX (88.5 FM; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K205DV (88.9 FM; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KUMA-FM (107.7 FM; PENDLETON, OR; Owner: ROUND-UP RADIO, INC.)
  • KZZM (101.9 FM; WESTON, OR; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRKL (93.3 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KNLT (95.7 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KWWS (89.7 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KGTS (91.3 FM; COLLEGE PLACE, WA; Owner: WALLA WALLA COLLEGE)
  • KLRF (88.5 FM; MILTON-FREEWATER, OR; Owner: LIFETALK RADIO, INC.)
  • KOLW (97.9 FM; MILTON-FREEWATER, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHSS (100.7 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: TWO HEARTS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KWHT (103.5 FM; PENDLETON, OR; Owner: KSRV, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around La Grande:

  • K02PJ (Channel 2; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: LA GRANDE 7TH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH)
  • KTVR (Channel 13; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)



La Grande fatal accident list:

Jul 17, 2009 04:32 PM, Sr-82 (Odot 10), Monroe Ave, Lat: 45.32674444, Lon: -118.0844528, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 10, 1997 05:00 AM, Penn Ave, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Apr 23, 1993 02:05 AM, 10, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Nov 16, 1987 12:52 AM, 0010, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 20, 1982 10:25 PM, 0010, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 17, 1978 10:45 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 9, Fatalities: 3


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
Total length: 66 meters (217ft)
Total costs: $2,321,000
Total average daily traffic: 61,823
Total average daily truck traffic: 12,510

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in La Grande)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in La Grande, OR)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 55 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 105 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in La Grande)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 50 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in La Grande)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 35

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for La Grande, OR
Businesses in La Grande, OR
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets5
Albertsons1McDonald's1
Baskin-Robbins1New Balance1
Best Western1Nike2
Burger King1Payless1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
Dennys1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Safeway1
FedEx4Sears1
GNC1Starbucks2
H&R Block1Travelodge1
JCPenney1U-Haul2
Jones New York2UPS5
KFC1Vans1
La-Z-Boy1Vons1
Lane Furniture1Wendy's1
Browse common businesses in La Grande, OR

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  • Greg William Hermann (2)
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  • Deborah K. Thomas (1)
  • David Vinton Sharp (1)
  • David Leslie Winburn (1)

Total of 6 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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