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Overview

Introduction to Milton-Freewater, Oregon

Milton Freewater, Oregon, in Umatilla county, is 40 miles SE of Kennewick, Washington and 209 miles E of Portland, Oregon.

Milton-Freewater History

Milton and Freewater were initially two separate cities. These merged to form Milton-Freewater in 1951. The city of Milton-Freewater was incorporated in 1960.

Milton-Freewater and nearby Attractions

  • Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area
  • Lewis and Clark Trail State Park
  • Whitman Mission National Historic Site
  • Umatilla County Historical Society
  • Milton Park
  • Richard A Yantis Memorial Park

Things To Do In Milton-Freewater

The City of Milton-Freewater has several parks and recreational spots, including the Richard A Yantis Memorial Park, the Lewis and Clark Trail State Park and Milton Park. Tourists can also visit the Umatilla County Historical Society and the Whitman Mission National Historic Site. The Little Walla Walla River provides facilities for fishing and boating.

Milton-Freewater Transportation

Flights are available from Walla Walla Regional Airport.

Milton-Freewater Higher Education

The closest colleges are Walla Walla Community College, Columbia Basin College and Eastern Oregon University.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

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

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

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

Milton Freewater Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 40 miles SE of Kennewick, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 209 miles E of Portland, Oregon
County Umatilla
Standard Zip Codes 97862
Phone Area Codes 541
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.932
Longitude -118.386

Milton Freewater 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 MILTON FREEWATER
Distance 1.9 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 42 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 60 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 15.9 inches
Station WALLA WALLA RGNL AP
Distance 12.6 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 41 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 61 to 90 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 20.8 inches
Station PENDLETON DOWNTOWN
Distance 27.1 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 42 F
Apr Temp 38 to 64 F
Jul Temp 54 to 89 F
Oct Temp 35 to 66 F
Annual Precip 13.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Milton Freewater, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Milton Freewater (97862)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Adams 370 $82,750
Athena 1,069 $62,500
Helix 204 $52,813
Weston 723 $55,568

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

Milton Freewater Public Libraries

Library
Milton-freewater Public Library
815 SOUTH MAIN STREET
Milton Freewater, Oregon
(541) 938-5531
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