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Overview

Introduction to Madras, Oregon

Madras, Oregon, in Jefferson county, is 40 miles N of Bend, Oregon and 97 miles SE of Portland, Oregon. The city has a population of 5,078.

Madras History

Madras is the county seat of Jefferson County, which was founded on December 12, 1914. The city was named after the cotton fabric that was sold at the local store. Madras city was incorporated in 1911.

Madras and nearby Attractions

  • Museum at Warm Springs
  • Smith Rock State Park
  • The Museum At Warm Springs
  • The Cove Palisades State Park

Things To Do In Madras

The city of Madras offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation, as Cove Palisades State Park and Smith Rock State Park both lie inside of Madras. The Museum at Warm Springs is accessible from the city as well.

Madras Transportation

Portland International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Madras Higher Education

The closest colleges are Central Oregon Community College, Clackamas Community College and Linn-Benton Community College.

People

Total Population 6,487
Male Share of the Population 48.1%
Female Share of the Population 51.9%
Senior Citizens 10.6%
Employed Population 16+ 2,298
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 40.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $31,616
% Above Poverty Level 75.7%
% Below Poverty Level 24.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.2%
Median Gross Rent $758
Median House Value $95,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 49.6%
US/American 0%
English 3.4%
Irish 10.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Madras Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 40 miles N of Bend, Oregon (center to center)
Nearest Large City 97 miles SE of Portland, Oregon
County Jefferson
Standard Zip Codes 97741
Phone Area Codes 541
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.633
Longitude -121.128

Madras Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MADRAS
Distance 0.2 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 43 F
Apr Temp 32 to 63 F
Jul Temp 47 to 88 F
Oct Temp 32 to 66 F
Annual Precip 10.2 inches
Station MADRAS 2 N
Distance 2.5 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 40 F
Apr Temp 33 to 60 F
Jul Temp 50 to 84 F
Oct Temp 35 to 63 F
Annual Precip 12 inches
Station REDMOND ROBERTS AP
Distance 26.6 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 43 F
Apr Temp 30 to 62 F
Jul Temp 47 to 86 F
Oct Temp 33 to 66 F
Annual Precip 8.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Culver 1,414 $51,900
Metolius 1,131 $41,618

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Madras Public Libraries

Library
Jefferson County Library District
241 SE 7TH ST.
Madras, Oregon
(541) 475-4678

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Madras Hospitals

MOUNTAIN VIEW HOSPITAL DISTRICT
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
470 NE A STREET
(541) 475-3882
Emergency Service: Yes

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Madras High Schools

MADRAS HIGH SCHOOL
390 SE 10TH ST
541-475-7265
Serves 892 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 26.8

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