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Overview

Introduction to Pendleton, Oregon

Pendleton, Oregon, in Umatilla county, is 40 miles SE of Kennewick, Washington and 188 miles E of Portland, Oregon.

Pendleton History

A trading post was established in the area now known as Pendleton by Dr. William C. McKay in 1851. The post office was established in 1865 was named Marshall, but the name was later changed to Pendleton. Pendleton was incorporated as a city in 1880. Pendleton Woolen Mills was founded in 1893 and is known all over the world as a manufacturer of fine men's plaid shirts and Indian trading blankets. From the 1880s to 1920s, Pendleton had a prospering Chinatown.

Pendleton and nearby Attractions

  • Children’s Museum of Eastern Oregon
  • Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area
  • Aldrich Park
  • John Murray Park

Things To Do In Pendleton

The Children’s Museum of Eastern Oregon offers various recreational opportunities. The historical sites and museums that can be visited from Pendleton include the Umatilla County Historical Society Museum, the Tam’stslikt Cultural Institute Museum and the Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area. The Aldrich Park, Pioneer Park and Till Taylor Park are all in the area as well. Local celebrations include the Wildhorse Pow-wow and the Pendleton Round-Up.

Pendleton Transportation

The nearest airport is the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport at Pendleton.

Pendleton Higher Education

Blue Mountain Community College is located in the city. Other colleges and universities near the city include Columbia Basin College, Washington State University, Eastern Oregon University and Walla Walla Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,709
Male Share of the Population53.3%
Female Share of the Population46.7%
Senior Citizens13.5%
Employed Population 16+6,651
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married44.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.9%
Median Earnings25+$31,458
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,288
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,784

Wealth

Median Family Income$63,410
% Above Poverty Level84.4%
% Below Poverty Level15.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone33.6%
Median Gross Rent$688
Median House Value$150,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29.2%
German21.8%
Irish12.2%
English9.5%
Norwegian3.3%
Scottish2.9%
French Except Basque2.8%
Italian1.9%
Dutch1.8%
Swedish1.7%
Polish1.1%
Greek0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Danishn0.7%
Portuguese0.6%
African0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
Croatian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Romanian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Pendleton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Umatilla County
Standard Zip Codes97801
Phone Area Codes541
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude45.73
Approximate Longitude-118.79

Pendleton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPENDLETON DOWNTOWN
Distance0.7 miles
Jan Temp25 to 42 F
Apr Temp38 to 64 F
Jul Temp54 to 89 F
Oct Temp35 to 66 F
Annual Precip13.9 inches
StationPENDLETON BR EXP STN
Distance8.1 miles
Jan Temp26 to 41 F
Apr Temp36 to 62 F
Jul Temp52 to 88 F
Oct Temp35 to 65 F
Annual Precip17.5 inches
StationPILOT ROCK 1 SE
Distance13.3 miles
Jan Temp26 to 43 F
Apr Temp37 to 63 F
Jul Temp52 to 88 F
Oct Temp37 to 66 F
Annual Precip14.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Adams350$61,250
Athena1,149$67,833
Echo686$51,250
Helix156$49,583
Pilot Rock1,351$54,583
Weston734$54,444

Pendleton Public Libraries

Pendleton Public Library
502 SW DORION AVE
Pendleton, Oregon
(541) 966-0380

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Pendleton Hospitals

St Anthony Hospital
2801 St Anthony Way
St Anthony Hospital
(Non-profit)
1601 Se Court Avenue
(541) 276-5121

Pendleton Public Schools

Hawthorne Middle/high School
1308 Sw Emigrant Ave
ZIP: 97801
(541) 966-3378
Other
Total Enrollment 53
Lincoln Primary School
107 Nw 10th St
ZIP: 97801
(541) 966-3975
Primary
Total Enrollment 188
Mckay Creek Elementary School
1539 Sw 44th St
ZIP: 97801
(541) 966-3000
Primary
Total Enrollment 350
Nixyaawii Community School
73300 July Grounds Ln
ZIP: 97801
(541) 429-7900
High
Total Enrollment 60
Pendleton High School
1800 Nw Carden Ave
ZIP: 97801
(541) 966-3804
High
Total Enrollment 886
Sherwood Heights Elementary School
3111 Sw Marshall Ave
ZIP: 97801
(541) 966-3050
Primary
Total Enrollment 449
Sunridge Middle School
700 Sw Runnion Ave
ZIP: 97801
(541) 276-4560
Middle
Total Enrollment 709
Washington Elementary School
1205 Se Byers Ave
ZIP: 97801
(541) 966-3550
Primary
Total Enrollment 368
West Hills Intermediate
1700 Nw 15th Dr
ZIP: 97801
(541) 966-3950
Primary
Total Enrollment 185

Pendleton Private Schools

Harris Junior Academy
3121 Sw Hailey Ave
ZIP: 97801
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 48
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