Pendleton, Oregon

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Population in 2017: 16,677 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +2.0%
 
Males: 9,012  (54.0%)
Females: 7,665  (46.0%)
Median resident age:

36.2 years
Oregon median age:

39.3 years

Zip codes: 97801.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,970 (it was $36,800 in 2000)
Pendleton:

$49,970
OR:

$60,212

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,559 (it was $17,551 in 2000)

Pendleton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $175,024 (it was $98,900 in 2000)
Pendleton:

$175,024
OR:

$319,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $730.

March 2019 cost of living index in Pendleton: 85.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.6%
(14.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 8.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.6% for American Indian residents, 76.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 34.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Pendleton, OR (2017)
    • 13,00777.6%White alone
    • 1,73410.3%Hispanic
    • 5813.5%American Indian alone
    • 5543.3%Two or more races
    • 4602.7%Black alone
    • 830.5%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 420.3%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Oregon and other state lists, there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Pendleton, Oregon as of August 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Pendleton is 802 to 1.


Crime rates in Pendleton by year

Type

2005

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(18.1)
1
(6.1)
1
(6.1)
1
(6.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
14
(83.2)
25
(150.4)
18
(109.2)
8
(48.8)
8
(49.2)
15
(89.3)
2
(11.8)
15
(88.7)
15
(88.2)
15
(88.4)
11
(65.0)
9
(54.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
10
(59.5)
21
(126.4)
21
(127.3)
12
(73.3)
14
(86.1)
7
(41.7)
7
(41.4)
13
(76.9)
8
(47.0)
7
(41.3)
4
(23.6)
5
(30.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
40
(237.8)
52
(312.9)
56
(339.6)
30
(183.2)
30
(184.5)
17
(101.3)
28
(165.7)
26
(153.8)
15
(88.2)
20
(117.9)
31
(183.1)
30
(179.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
167
(992.9)
151
(908.5)
127
(770.2)
116
(708.3)
94
(578.0)
71
(422.9)
149
(881.5)
102
(603.5)
61
(358.7)
44
(259.3)
63
(372.2)
46
(275.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
795
(4,727)
815
(4,904)
616
(3,736)
477
(2,912)
548
(3,370)
496
(2,954)
646
(3,822)
655
(3,875)
375
(2,205)
310
(1,827)
403
(2,381)
358
(2,146)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
67
(398.3)
77
(463.3)
35
(212.2)
36
(219.8)
35
(215.2)
30
(178.7)
50
(295.8)
44
(260.3)
35
(205.8)
30
(176.8)
26
(153.6)
47
(281.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(11.9)
4
(24.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(12.2)
3
(18.4)
2
(11.9)
3
(17.7)
1
(5.9)
4
(23.5)
3
(17.7)
3
(17.7)
4
(24.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)422.4553.7425.9293.6306.8266.3305.1342.9232.1212.0229.3215.8

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City-data.com crime index in Pendleton, OR

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 29 (24 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.44
Oregon average:

1.53
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Ancestries: German (17.6%), American (14.4%), Irish (7.3%), English (6.2%), European (2.5%), Norwegian (2.5%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1880

Elevation: 1068 feet

Land area: 10.1 square miles.

Population density: 1,659 people per square mile   (low).

Pendleton, Oregon map

625 residents are foreign born (2.0% Latin America).

This city:

3.7%
Oregon:

9.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,350 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,190 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kennewick, WA (40.8 miles , pop. 54,693).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (186.1 miles , pop. 224,220).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (801.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Riverside, OR (1.7 miles),
Gopher Flats, OR (1.9 miles ),
Tutuilla, OR (2.4 miles ),
Mission, OR (2.5 miles ),
Kirkpatrick, OR (2.7 miles),
Cayuse, OR (3.3 miles),
Reservation, OR (3.4 miles ),
Pilot Rock, OR (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 45.67 N, Longitude: 118.80 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,929 (+11.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,831 (68.3%)

Area code: 541

Distribution of median household income in Pendleton, OR in 2017
Distribution of house value in Pendleton, OR in 2017
Pendleton satellite photo by USGS

Pendleton tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.9%
Oregon:

4.6%
Historical population in Pendleton, OR
Historical housing units in Pendleton, OR

Population change in the 1990s: +1,246 (+8.2%).
Most common industries in Pendleton, OR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (11.3%)
  • Educational services (10.9%)
  • Health care (9.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Construction (6.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Public administration (13.0%)
  • Construction (10.4%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Health care (4.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.2%)
  • Health care (15.3%)
  • Public administration (9.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.9%)
  • Social assistance (4.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Pendleton, OR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.8%)
  • Cashiers (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.1%)

Average climate in Pendleton, Oregon

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Pendleton, Oregon environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 54.8. This is better than average.

City:

54.8
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 7.16. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 25.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.16
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 1.22. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.22
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2008 was 25.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 9.16. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.16
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Pendleton-area historical earthquake activity is below Oregon state average. It is 158% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 268.5 miles away from Pendleton center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 207.4 miles away from Pendleton center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 363.6 miles away from Pendleton center
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 205.4 miles away from Pendleton center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 404.5 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 203.2 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Umatilla County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pendleton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Pendleton:

  • EASTERN OREGON PSYCHIATRIC CENTER (2600 WESTGATE)
  • EASTERN OREGON TRAINING CENTER (2525 WESTGATE)
  • PENDLETON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (2001 SW NYE AVE)
  • ST ANTHONY HOSP HOME CARE AND HOSPICE (331 SE BYERS AVENUE)
  • ST ANTHONY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 1601 SE COURT AVENUE)
  • AMBER VALLEY CARE CENTER (707 SW 37TH ST)
  • DELAMARTER CARE CENTER (RT 1 BOX 35)
  • WILLOWBROOK TERRACE (707 SW 37TH STREET)
  • BLUE MOUNTAIN KIDNEY CENTER (72556 COYOTE RD)
  • ST ANTHONY HOME CARE SERVICES (420 SE 17TH AVE)

Airports and heliports located in Pendleton:

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Amtrak station:

PENDLETON (320 SW COURT AVE.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

College/University in Pendleton:

  • Blue Mountain Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,778; Location: 2411 NW Carden Ave; Public; Website: www.bluecc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pendleton:

  • Walla Walla Community College (about 38 miles; Walla Walla, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,263)
  • Eastern Oregon University (about 42 miles; La Grande, OR; FT enrollment: 3,127)
  • Columbia Basin College (about 44 miles; Pasco, WA; FT enrollment: 5,111)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (about 100 miles; Lewiston, ID; FT enrollment: 3,199)
  • Yakima Valley Community College (about 105 miles; Yakima, WA; FT enrollment: 3,632)
  • Washington State University (about 108 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)
  • University of Idaho (about 113 miles; Moscow, ID; FT enrollment: 10,416)

Public high schools in Pendleton:

  • PENDLETON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 950, Location: 1800 NW CARDEN AVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • NIXYAAWII COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Students: 67, Location: 73300 JULY GROUNDS LN, Grades: 9-12, Charter school)
  • HAWTHORNE MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 1308 SW EMIGRANT AVE, Grades: 6-12)

Private high school in Pendleton:

  • HARRIS JUNIOR ACADEMY (Students: 52, Location: 3121 SW HAILEY AVE, Grades: PK-10)

Public elementary/middle schools in Pendleton:

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Library in Pendleton:

  • PENDLETON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $487,870; Location: 502 SW DORION AVE; 47,336 books; 4,752 audio materials; 2,418 video materials; 27 state licensed databases; 168 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • PORTLAND IS 208 MILES FROM PEND. OR

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Pendleton: Umatilla County Juvenile Center (A), Pendleton Greyhound Bus Station (B), Pendleton Wastewater Treatment Facility (C), The Pendleton Round - Up Rodeo Grounds (D), American Red Cross Northeast Oregon District Pendleton Office (E), Children's Museum of Eastern Oregon (F), Pendleton Round - Up and Happy Canyon Hall of Fame (G), Pendleton Convention Center (H), Umatilla County Public Health Division Office (I), Blue Mountain Community College Library (J), Pendleton City Fire and Ambulance Station 1 (K), Pendleton City Fire and Ambulance Station 2 (L), Pendleton City Fire and Ambulance Station 3 Airport (M), Department of Motor Vehicles Pendleton (N), Blue Mountain Community College Bob Clapp Memorial Theatre (O), Heritage Station The Umatilla County Museum (P), Umatilla County Courthouse (Q), Umatilla County Public Works (R), Eastern Oregon Alcoholism Foundation Treatment Facility (S), Pendleton Municipal Court (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Olney Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Parks in Pendleton include: Aldrich Park (1), Centennial Park (2), Grecian Heights Park (3), Kiwanis Park (4), McKay School Park (5), Pendair Park (6), River Parkway (7), Sergeant City Park (8), Sherwood Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Heritage Station the Umatilla CY Historical Museum (108 Southwest Frazer Avenue) (1), Pendleton Round-Up Hall of Fame (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1205 Southwest Court Avenue) (2), Blue Mountain Wildlife (Recreation Areas; 71046 Appaloosa Lane) (3), Eastern Oregon Amusement Inc (Arcades & Amusements; 344 Southwest 1st Street) (4), AAA Travel (Tours & Charters; 328 Southeast Emigrant Avenue) (5), AAA Oregon (Tours & Charters; 328 Southeast Emigrant Avenue Suite 1) (6), Columbia Basin Guide Service (Tours & Charters; 601 Southwest Nye Avenue) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Red Lion Hotel Pendleton (304 SE Nye Ave) (1), Knights Inn (105 Se Court Ave) (2), Rugged Country Lodge (1807 Southeast Court Avenue) (3), Baker Charles E Pillars Motel (1816 Southeast Court Avenue) (4), Oxford Suites - Pendleton (2400 SW Court Pl) (5), Relax Inn (205 Southeast Dorion Avenue) (6), Econo Lodge Pendleton (620 Southwest Tutuilla Road) (7), Best Western Pendleton Inn (400 Southeast Nye Avenue) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Oregon State - Citizens Review Board Judicial Dept- Citizen Review Board- Judicial Depart (216 Southeast 4th Street) (1), Oregon State - Courts- Circuit Court (216 Southeast 4th Street) (2), Pendleton City - City Hall- Municipal Court (501 Southwest Emigrant Avenue) (3), Oregon State - Child Welfare- Department Of Human Services- Courts- Circuit C (700 Southeast Emigrant Avenue) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Gordon H. Smith - Politician, Dave Kingman - Baseball player, Frances Moore Lappé - Activist against world hunger, James Lavadour - Walla Walla painter, George Christensen - Football player, James Alger Fee - Federal judge, Milan Smith - Federal judge on the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Roy Schuening - Football player, Connie McCready - Politician, John M. Gearin - Politician.

Umatilla County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

HERITAGE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-27-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUN-17-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-07-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-25-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-29-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-03-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-09-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-20-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-26-2010), St Compliance achieved (2 times from OCT-28-2010 to JAN-03-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-09-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-16-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-26-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-27-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In MAY-09-2014, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-15-2014)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In APR-09-2014, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-15-2014)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In OCT-13-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-29-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-03-2013)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In SEP-01-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-26-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-03-2013)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUL-01-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-23-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-03-2013)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • 4 other older monitoring violations
GREEN MEADOWS WTR CORPORATION (Population served: 95, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
MCKAY ACRES IMPROVEMENT DIST (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-30-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-10-2014)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In OCT-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-09-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In DEC-04-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-19-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-04-2009)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-17-2007)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
HALLS TRAILER COURT (Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
USFS JUBILEE LAKE CG (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In SEP-01-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-26-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUL-11-2011)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
PENDLETON COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-27-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-01-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-09-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-20-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-28-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-09-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 16 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Oregon:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.9%
Whole state:

63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.4%
Whole state:

8.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Pendleton in 2010:

  • 1,605 people in state prisons
  • 63 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 51 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 49 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 27 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 23 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 20 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 15 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Pendleton in 2000:

  • 1,530 people in state prisons
  • 184 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 87 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 77 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 72 people in nursing homes
  • 58 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 50 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 23 people in other group homes
  • 19 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 7 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Pendleton (2011 data):

  • Banner Bank: Pendleton Branch at 125 Se Court Ave, branch established on 1973/04/02; Pendleton - Albertson's Supermarket at 1300 Sw Court Ave, branch established on 1999/08/23. 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
  • Community Bank: Pendleton Branch at 157 S Main Street, branch established on 1996/02/01; Southgate Branch at 1220 Southgate, branch established on 1999/04/05. 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.
  • Columbia State Bank: Pendleton Branch at 2101 Sw Court Place, branch established on 1999/01/05. Info updated 2011/08/09: Bank assets: $4,785.2 mil, Deposits: $3,892.8 mil, headquarters in Tacoma, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 104 total offices, Holding Company: Columbia Banking System, Inc.
  • Bank of the West: Pendleton Branch at 416 S.W. 20th St, branch established on 1933/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Pendleton Branch at 105 S.W. Court, branch established on 1891/02/04. 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: Pendleton In-Store Branch at 201 Southwest 20th St, branch established on 1997/10/08. 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
  • Sterling Savings Bank: Pendelton Branch at 1701 Sw Court Avenue, branch established on 2001/06/13. 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
  • Bank of America, National Association: Pendleton Branch at 301 South Main Street, branch established on 1933/01/01. 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

For population 15 years and over in Pendleton:

Marital status in Pendleton, OR
  • Never married: 30.8%
  • Now married: 48.9%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

For population 25 years and over in Pendleton:

  • High school or higher: 89.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Oregon average:

11.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Pendleton
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Pendleton, OR (based on Umatilla County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic11,4026
Evangelical Protestant9,81675
Other5,10717
Mainline Protestant3,57524
None45,989-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Here:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Umatilla County:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 13
Here:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
This county:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 58
This county:

7.92 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Umatilla County:

7.8%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Umatilla County:

32.4%
Oregon:

25.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Umatilla County:

16.9%
State:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.7%
Oregon:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.5%
State:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Pendleton:

28.5
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.1%
State:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

8.7%
State:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Pendleton:

32.7%
Oregon:

33.1%

General health condition:
This city:

57.4%
Oregon:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Pendleton:

79.3%
Oregon:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Pendleton, OR Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 24$153,749$76,8750$0
Firefighters 23$186,099$97,0958$2,976
Streets and Highways 16$83,240$62,4300$0
Parks and Recreation 14$59,690$51,16314$10,974
Sewerage 7$30,597$52,4520$0
Water Supply 7$34,061$58,3900$0
Other and Unallocable 6$29,571$59,1427$6,239
Financial Administration 5$24,373$58,4952$6,037
Solid Waste Management 4$16,618$49,8540$0
Police - Other 4$15,941$47,8230$0
Other Government Administration 4$27,129$81,38711$4,352
Airports 3$14,549$58,1962$1,890
Judicial and Legal 3$17,112$68,4483$5,370
Local Libraries 2$9,950$59,70011$13,240
Fire - Other 1$3,765$45,1800$0
Totals for Government 123$706,444$68,92158$51,078

Pendleton government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,573,000 ($94.32)
    Housing and Community Development: $508,000 ($30.46)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,086,000 ($245.01)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,322,000 ($199.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,698,000 ($161.78)
    Water Utilities: $2,191,000 ($131.38)
    Sewerage: $2,029,000 ($121.66)
    Regular Highways: $900,000 ($53.97)
    Libraries: $533,000 ($31.96)
    Air Transportation: $424,000 ($25.42)
    Housing and Community Development: $418,000 ($25.06)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $354,000 ($21.23)
    Financial Administration: $329,000 ($19.73)
    General Public Buildings: $281,000 ($16.85)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $264,000 ($15.83)
    Central Staff Services: $256,000 ($15.35)
    General - Other: $248,000 ($14.87)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $861,000 ($51.63)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $6,413,000 ($384.54)
    Water Utilities: $1,833,000 ($109.91)
    Air Transportation: $660,000 ($39.58)
    General - Other: $206,000 ($12.35)
    Local Fire Protection: $175,000 ($10.49)
    Parks and Recreation: $86,000 ($5.16)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,208,000 ($492.17)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $174,000 ($10.43)

Pendleton government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,753,000 ($225.04)
    Other: $1,217,000 ($72.97)
    Air Transportation: $397,000 ($23.81)
    Parks and Recreation: $378,000 ($22.67)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $6,000 ($0.36)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $606,000 ($36.34)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,066,000 ($63.92)
    General Local Government Support: $9,000 ($0.54)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $443,000 ($26.56)
    Fines and Forfeits: $374,000 ($22.43)
    Special Assessments: $141,000 ($8.45)
    Interest Earnings: $133,000 ($7.98)
    Donations From Private Sources: $123,000 ($7.38)
    Sale of Property: $3,000 ($0.18)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,203,000 ($192.06)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,501,000 ($90.00)
    Other: $1,272,000 ($76.27)
    General Local Government Support: $373,000 ($22.37)
    Sewerage: $79,000 ($4.74)
    Water Utilities: $39,000 ($2.34)
  • Tax - Property: $5,794,000 ($347.42)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,370,000 ($142.11)
    Other License: $1,127,000 ($67.58)
    Other Selective Sales: $477,000 ($28.60)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $405,000 ($24.28)

Pendleton government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,919,000 ($2093.84)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,383,000 ($2061.70)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,475,000 ($148.41)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,939,000 ($116.27)

Pendleton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $160,000 ($9.59)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,808,000 ($588.12)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $621,000 ($37.24)

5.53% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,247 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.53%
Oregon average:

8.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Walla Walla County, WA  0.53% ($34,978 average AGI)
from Morrow County, OR  0.45% ($40,698)
from Benton County, WA  0.28% ($36,342)


6.03% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,512 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.03%
Oregon average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Walla Walla County, WA  0.62% ($35,663 average AGI)
to Benton County, WA  0.54% ($48,820)
to Morrow County, OR  0.42% ($40,266)
Businesses in Pendleton, OR
NameCountNameCount
Albertsons1Maurices1
Baskin-Robbins1McDonald's2
Best Western1Motel 61
Burger King1Nike2
Circle K2Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
Dennys1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
Econo Lodge1Rodeway Inn1
FedEx2Safeway1
GNC1Sears1
GameStop1Starbucks2
H&R Block1Super 81
Hilton1T-Mobile1
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
JCPenney1Travelodge1
Jack In The Box1True Value1
Jones New York1U-Haul2
KFC1U.S. Cellular1
Knights Inn1UPS5
La-Z-Boy1Vans1
Lane Furniture1Vons1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Pendleton:

  • KUMA (1290 AM; 5 kW; PENDLETON, OR; Owner: ROUND-UP RADIO, INC.)
  • KTIX (1240 AM; 1 kW; PENDLETON, OR; Owner: KSRV, INC.)
  • KFLD (870 AM; 10 kW; PASCO, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KONA (610 AM; 5 kW; KENNEWICK-RICHLAND-P, WA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KOHU (1360 AM; 4 kW; HERMISTON, OR; Owner: WESTEND RADIO, LLC)
  • KUJ (1420 AM; 5 kW; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: ALEXANDRA COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KALE (960 AM; 5 kW; RICHLAND, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KLWJ (1090 AM; daytime; 3 kW; UMATILLA, OR; Owner: UMATILLA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KQQQ (1150 AM; 25 kW; PULLMAN, WA; Owner: RADIO PALOUSE, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pendleton:

  • K201DH (88.1 FM; PENDLETON, OR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KUMA-FM (107.7 FM; PENDLETON, OR; Owner: ROUND-UP RADIO, INC.)
  • K232CB (94.3 FM; PENDLETON, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOLW (97.9 FM; MILTON-FREEWATER, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRBM (90.9 FM; PENDLETON, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • KUJ-FM (99.1 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: ALEXANDRA COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KRKL (93.3 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KUBQ (98.7 FM; LA GRANDE, OR; Owner: GRANDE RADIO, INC.)
  • KONA-FM (105.3 FM; KENNEWICK, WA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KHSS (100.7 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: TWO HEARTS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KWHT (103.5 FM; PENDLETON, OR; Owner: KSRV, INC.)
  • KNLT (95.7 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KEYW (98.3 FM; PASCO, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWWS (89.7 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KZZM (101.9 FM; WESTON, OR; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KGTS (91.3 FM; COLLEGE PLACE, WA; Owner: WALLA WALLA COLLEGE)
  • KLRF (88.5 FM; MILTON-FREEWATER, OR; Owner: LIFETALK RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAE-FM (89.1 FM; RICHLAND, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K261CG (100.1 FM; PASCO, WA; Owner: NORTHWEST CHICANO RADIO NETWORK)
  • KORD-FM (102.7 FM; RICHLAND, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Pendleton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 44Number of bridges
  • 755ft / 230mTotal length
  • $12,280,000Total costs
  • 367,664Total average daily traffic
  • 86,814Total average daily truck traffic
  • 288,975Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Pendleton, OR - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 21950-1959
  • 231960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Pendleton, OR
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Pendleton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 89 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Pendleton, OR)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 57 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 151 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Pendleton)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 85 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Pendleton)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 81. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 134 took place in 2002, and the least - 18 in 2017. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Pendleton, OR When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (55.5%), and Structure Fires (25.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Pendleton, OR
    • 76755.5%Outside Fires
    • 34725.1%Structure Fires
    • 21815.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 503.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Pendleton, OR

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Pendleton, Oregon:

  • Red Lion Hotel Pendleton, 304 Se Nye Ave, Pendleton, Oregon 97801 , Phone: (541) 276-6111, Fax: (541) 278-2413
  • Motel 6 #349, 325 Se Nye Ave, Pendleton, Oregon 97801 , Phone: (541) 276-3160
  • Oxford Suites - Pendleton, 2400 SW Court Pl, Pendleton, Oregon 97801 , Phone: (877) 545-7848, Fax: (541) 278-8556
  • Hampton Inn, 101 SW Nye, Pendleton, Oregon 97801 , Phone: (541) 276-3500, Fax: (541) 276-3510
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 201 SW Court Ave, Pendleton, Oregon 97801 , Phone: (541) 276-1400, Fax: (541) 276-4800
  • Knights Inn, 105 SE Court Ave, Pendleton, Oregon 97801 , Phone: (541) 276-3231
  • Rodeway Inn & Suites, 205 SE Dorion Ave, Pendleton, Oregon 97801 , Phone: (541) 276-3293
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Pendleton, Oregon
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Pendleton, OR
  • 64.6%Utility gas
  • 28.9%Electricity
  • 3.4%Wood
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Pendleton, OR
  • 62.5%Electricity
  • 33.5%Utility gas
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Wood


Pendleton compared to Oregon state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Pendleton on our top lists:

  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children (population 1,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • Robert Norman (97)
  • Andrew J. Picken (2)
  • Jeremy Tyler Kennedy (1)

Total of 100 patent applications in 2008-2020.