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Overview

Introduction to Hermiston, Oregon

Hermiston, Oregon, in Umatilla county, is 26 miles S of Kennewick, Washington and 165 miles E of Portland, Oregon.

Hermiston History

Hermiston was originally known as Six Mile House. In the late 1800s, it served as an overnight stop for the travelers. The city was incorporated as Hermiston on July 10, 1907. It was named after the novel written by Robert Louis Stevenson, "The Weir of Hermiston." It is located in Umatilla County, which was founded on September 27, 1862.

Hermiston and nearby Attractions

  • Hat Rock State Park
  • East Benton County Historical Museum
  • Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge
  • Franklin County Historical Museum
  • Crow Butte State Park

Things To Do In Hermiston

Hermiston offers easy access to the Benton County Historical Museum, the Franklin County Historical Museum and the Umatilla County Historical Society. One can also plan a day trip to the Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge, the Sacajawea State Park, the Hat Rock State Park and the Crow Butte State Park. Some of the local parks include Newport Park, McKenzie Park, Victory Square Park and Hodge Park. It hosts the Hohe Wuste October Festival every October and the Umatilla County Fair every August.

Hermiston Transportation

Flights are available from Eastern Oregon Regional Airport at Pendleton.

Hermiston Higher Education

Columbia Basin College, Eastern Oregon University and Walla Walla Community College provide facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,150
Male Share of the Population52.6%
Female Share of the Population47.4%
Senior Citizens11%
Employed Population 16+7,377
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married53.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.7%
Median Earnings25+$27,820
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,231
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,236

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,072
% Above Poverty Level79.8%
% Below Poverty Level20.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home0.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone25.4%
Median Gross Rent$698
Median House Value$143,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)42.3%
German17.6%
Irish10.1%
English9%
Scottish2.7%
Italian2.3%
Swedish2.2%
Dutch2.1%
French Except Basque1.4%
Norwegian1.4%
Polish0.8%
Russian0.8%
Swiss0.5%
Danishn0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Finnish0.3%
Greek0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Basque0.3%
Turkish0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Czech0.1%
African0.1%
Ugandan0.1%
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Hermiston Almanac

CategoryValue
County Umatilla County
Standard Zip Codes97838
Phone Area Codes541
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude45.85
Approximate Longitude-119.21

Hermiston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationHERMISTON 1 SE
Distance1.2 miles
Jan Temp26 to 42 F
Apr Temp39 to 67 F
Jul Temp57 to 89 F
Oct Temp38 to 67 F
Annual Precip10.4 inches
StationMCNARY DAM
Distance6.4 miles
Jan Temp29 to 40 F
Apr Temp41 to 63 F
Jul Temp60 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 64 F
Annual Precip8.1 inches
StationKENNEWICK
Distance27.5 miles
Jan Temp28 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 66 F
Jul Temp61 to 89 F
Oct Temp42 to 66 F
Annual Precip8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Boardman3,347$49,284
Echo751$49,688
Irrigon2,249$50,823
Stanfield2,395$54,375
Umatilla6,986$47,418

Hermiston Public Libraries

Hermiston Public Library
235 E GLADYS AVE
Hermiston, Oregon
(541) 567-2882

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Hermiston Hospitals

Good Shepherd Medical Center
610 Nw 11th Street

Hermiston Public Schools

Armand Larive Middle School
1497 Sw 9th St
ZIP: 97838
(541) 667-6200
Middle
Total Enrollment 665
Desert View Elementary School
1225 Sw 9th
ZIP: 97838
(541) 667-6900
Primary
Total Enrollment 550
Hermiston High School
600 S 1st St
ZIP: 97838
(541) 667-6100
High
Total Enrollment 1401
Highland Hills Elementary School
450 Se 10th St
ZIP: 97838
(541) 667-6500
Primary
Total Enrollment 409
Innovative Learning Center
581 S 1st St
ZIP: 97838
(541) 667-6100
Other
Total Enrollment 136
Rocky Heights Elementary School
650 W Standard Ave
ZIP: 97838
(541) 667-6600
Primary
Total Enrollment 501
Sandstone Middle School
400 Ne 10th St
ZIP: 97838
(541) 667-6300
Middle
Total Enrollment 518
Sunset Elementary School
300 E Catherine Ave
ZIP: 97838
(541) 667-6700
Primary
Total Enrollment 579
West Park Elementary School
555 Sw 7th St
ZIP: 97838
(541) 667-6800
Primary
Total Enrollment 538

Hermiston Private Schools

Hermiston Christian Center & School
1825 W Highland Ave
ZIP: 97838
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 67
Hermiston Junior Academy
1300 Nw Academy Ln
ZIP: 97838
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 47
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