Echo, Oregon

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Echo, Oregon

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Echo strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Oregon):

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Short Commute Times
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Top 13% Echo Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Echo, Oregon

Comparing Echo to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Oregon (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 7
Racial Diversity 7 4
Well-Paid Single Men 6 6
Senior Citizens 3 5
Age of the Population 3 5
Female Share of the Population 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 7
Portion of People Married 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 4 3
Median Family Income 3 3
People in Middle Class or Better 3 3
College Educated Adults 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 5 3
Public Transportation Use 4 4
Working at Home 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 8
People Living Alone 4 5
Housing Recently Built 4 1
Affordability of Rents 2 4

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Echo Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 32 miles S of Kennewick, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 169 miles E of Portland, Oregon
County Umatilla
Standard Zip Codes 97826
Phone Area Codes 541
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.742
Longitude -119.194

Echo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.2 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 42 F
Apr Temp 39 to 67 F
Jul Temp 57 to 89 F
Oct Temp 38 to 67 F
Annual Precip 10.4 inches
Distance 14.1 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 40 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 60 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 64 F
Annual Precip 8.1 inches
Distance 25 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 43 F
Apr Temp 37 to 63 F
Jul Temp 52 to 88 F
Oct Temp 37 to 66 F
Annual Precip 14.3 inches
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Echo Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 650 100%
Male 324 49.8%
Female 326 50.2%
Under 18 189 29.1%
18+ 461 70.9%
65+ 81 12.5%
Median Age 34.9
Average Family Size 3.18
White 581 89.4%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.5%
Other 45 6.9%
Mixed Race 18 2.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 53 8.2%

Estimated Echo Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 691
Growth 41
Growth % 6.3%

Echo Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 23.8%
US/American 19.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.5%
Irish 14.4%
English 7.3%
Scottish 4.1%
French (except Basque) 3%
Scotch-Irish 3%
Norwegian 1.5%
Italian 1.3%
Dutch 0.9%
Portuguese 0.9%
Danish 0.7%
Celtic 0.6%
Czech 0.6%
Welsh 0.6%
Greek 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Echo 650 $35,833
Hermiston 13,154 $42,881
Irrigon 1,702 $35,573
Pendleton 16,354 $47,410
Pilot Rock 1,532 $40,134
Stanfield 1,979 $38,145
Umatilla 4,978 $32,969

Echo Public Libraries

Echo Public Library
Echo, Oregon
(541) 376-8411
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Echo High Schools (2004)

Serves 230 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

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