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Overview

Introduction to Baker City, Oregon

Baker City, Oregon, in Baker county, is 106 miles NW of Nampa, Idaho and 241 miles E of Portland, Oregon. About 9,860 people people live in Baker City.

Baker City History

Baker City is the county seat of Baker County. The city was named after statesman Col. Edward Dickenson Baker. It was established in 1864. The city charter was granted in 1870. The Diocese of Baker City was established in 1903. The city's first newspaper, known as The Bedrock Democrat, was printed for the first time in 1870. Baker City was incorporated in October of 1874. It became accessible by railway in 1884.

Baker City and nearby Attractions

  • Adler House Museum
  • Oregon Trail Regional Museum
  • John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
  • Unity Lake State Recreation Site
  • Oregon Trail Interpretive Center

Things To Do In Baker City

Baker City offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. The nearby Baker City Golf Club is popular among local golfers. The Adler House Museum and the Oregon Trail Regional Museum provide insight into the history of this area, while the Oregon Library is an ideal destination for book lovers. Tourists can also visit parks like Catherine Creek State Park and the Unity Lake State Recreation Site.

Baker City Transportation

Flights are available from Eastern Oregon Regional At Pendleton Airport.

Baker City Higher Education

Eastern Oregon University, Columbia Basin College and Washington State University provide facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,757
Male Share of the Population51.7%
Female Share of the Population48.3%
Senior Citizens22.9%
Employed Population 16+3,660
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married47.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.7%
Median Earnings25+$30,514
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,969
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,637

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,984
% Above Poverty Level86%
% Below Poverty Level14%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time12 minutes
% Working from Home5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work9.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone40.4%
Median Gross Rent$622
Median House Value$120,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17%
English14.9%
Irish13.8%
French Except Basque5%
Scottish4.2%
Italian2.9%
Dutch2.6%
Polish2.4%
Norwegian2.1%
Swedish2%
Danishn0.9%
Swiss0.8%
Portuguese0.6%
Russian0.6%
Greek0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Basque0.5%
Welsh0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Ukrainian0.1%
German0.1%
US/American0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Baker City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Baker County
Standard Zip Codes97814
Phone Area Codes541
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude44.83
Approximate Longitude-117.76

Baker City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBAKER
Distance4.1 miles
Jan Temp17 to 34 F
Apr Temp31 to 59 F
Jul Temp48 to 85 F
Oct Temp30 to 63 F
Annual Precip10.6 inches
StationUNION EXPERIMENT STN
Distance29.5 miles
Jan Temp23 to 38 F
Apr Temp34 to 59 F
Jul Temp49 to 84 F
Oct Temp33 to 63 F
Annual Precip14.4 inches
StationRICHLAND
Distance32.7 miles
Jan Temp19 to 37 F
Apr Temp33 to 65 F
Jul Temp52 to 91 F
Oct Temp32 to 68 F
Annual Precip12.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Haines480$42,679
North Powder537$29,375
Sumpter198$42,917

Baker City Public Libraries

Baker County Library District
2400 RESORT ST
Baker City, Oregon
(541) 523-6419

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Baker City Hospitals

St Alphonsus Medical Center - Baker City, Inc
(Non-profit)
3325 Pocahontas Road

Baker City Public Schools

Baker Early College
2725 7th St
ZIP: 97294
(541) 524-2300
High
Total Enrollment 169
Baker High School
2500 E St
ZIP: 97814
(541) 524-2600
High
Total Enrollment 499
Baker Middle School
2320 Washington Ave
ZIP: 97814
(541) 524-2500
Middle
Total Enrollment 245
Baker Web Academy
2090 Fourth St
ZIP: 97814
(503) 867-3000
Other
Total Enrollment 532
Brooklyn Primary School
1350 Washington St
ZIP: 97814
(541) 524-2450
Primary
Total Enrollment 465
Eagle Cap Innovative Hs
2725 Seventh St
ZIP: 97814
(541) 524-2285
High
Total Enrollment 27
Haines Elementary School
400 School St
ZIP: 97814
(541) 524-2400
Primary
Total Enrollment 113
Keating Elementary School
41964 Miles Bridge Rd
ZIP: 97814
(541) 523-2377
Primary
Total Enrollment 22
South Baker Intermediate School
1285 Third St
ZIP: 97814
(541) 524-2350
Middle
Total Enrollment 314

Baker City Private Schools

Baker Valley Sda School
42171 Chico Rd
ZIP: 97814
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
Harvest Christian Academy
3720 Birch St
ZIP: 97814
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 69
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