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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,504
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens10.6%
Employed Population 16+2,187
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married39.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.9%
Median Earnings25+$24,018
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,203
Median Earnings With High School Degree$17,560

Wealth

Median Family Income$32,324
% Above Poverty Level74.8%
% Below Poverty Level25.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work9.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone31.3%
Median Gross Rent$808
Median House Value$105,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)48.7%
Irish9.1%
German5.1%
Norwegian3.8%
English3%
Scottish1.8%
Swedish1.5%
Canadian1.2%
Dutch0.9%
Welsh0.7%
Czech0.7%
Italian0.6%
French Except Basque0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Austrian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Polish0.1%
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Madras Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jefferson County
Standard Zip Codes97741
Phone Area Codes541
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude44.6
Approximate Longitude-121.05

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)

StationMADRAS
Distance0.2 miles
Jan Temp24 to 43 F
Apr Temp32 to 63 F
Jul Temp47 to 88 F
Oct Temp32 to 66 F
Annual Precip10.2 inches
StationMADRAS 2 N
Distance2.5 miles
Jan Temp24 to 40 F
Apr Temp33 to 60 F
Jul Temp50 to 84 F
Oct Temp35 to 63 F
Annual Precip12 inches
StationREDMOND ROBERTS AP
Distance26.6 miles
Jan Temp23 to 43 F
Apr Temp30 to 62 F
Jul Temp47 to 86 F
Oct Temp33 to 66 F
Annual Precip8.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Culver1,486$52,578
Metolius1,320$42,898

Madras Public Libraries

Jefferson County Library District
241 SE 7TH ST
Madras, Oregon
(541) 475-3351

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Madras Hospitals

St Charles - Madras
470 Ne A Street

Madras Public Schools

Buff Intermediate School
375 Se Buff St
ZIP: 97741
(541) 475-2457
Primary
Total Enrollment 358
Jefferson County Middle School
1180 Se Kemper Way
ZIP: 97741
(541) 475-7253
Middle
Total Enrollment 440
Madras High School
390 Se 10th St
ZIP: 97741
(541) 475-7265
High
Total Enrollment 812
Madras Primary School
215 Se 10th St
ZIP: 97741
(541) 475-3520
Primary
Total Enrollment 368
Metolius Elementary School
420 Butte Ave Sw
ZIP: 97741
(541) 475-2457
Primary
Total Enrollment 317
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