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Overview

Introduction to Prineville, Oregon

Prineville, Oregon, in Crook county, is 29 miles NE of Bend, Oregon and 123 miles SE of Portland, Oregon.

Prineville History

Prineville was founded in 1877, at the time when Monroe Hodges filed the city’s original plat. The community was named after a local merchant named Barney Prine. This city was incorporated in 1880. In 1917, the residents of Prineville voted for the construction of their own railway, known as the City of Prineville Railroad.

Prineville and nearby Attractions

  • Davidson Park
  • Bowman Museum
  • Ochoco State Park
  • Meadow Lakes Golf Course

Things To Do In Prineville

Prineville is home to many parks and open spaces, including the Ochoco State Park, Davidson Park, Ochoco Creek Park and Pioneer Park. The A.R. Bowman Memorial Museum outlines the history of Crook County and the Prineville Railroad. The city hosts the Crook County Fair every August.

Prineville Transportation

Portland International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Prineville Higher Education

There are a number of higher education institutes that can be attended from Prineville, including Central Oregon Community College, Linn-Benton Community College, Portland Community College and Willamette University.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,419
Male Share of the Population45%
Female Share of the Population55%
Senior Citizens19.7%
Employed Population 16+3,615
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married44.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.9%
Median Earnings25+$22,480
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,208
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,891

Wealth

Median Family Income$43,254
% Above Poverty Level74.3%
% Below Poverty Level25.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone39.8%
Median Gross Rent$698
Median House Value$133,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.2%
Irish9.3%
English7.9%
Italian7.5%
Norwegian5.3%
Scottish2.6%
Polish2.4%
Swedish2.3%
French Except Basque1.9%
Dutch1.7%
Portuguese1.1%
Canadian0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Russian0.7%
Swiss0.4%
Australian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Greek0.1%
German0.1%
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Prineville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Crook County
Standard Zip Codes97754
Phone Area Codes541
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude44.1
Approximate Longitude-120.66

Prineville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPRINEVILLE 4 NW
Distance3.6 miles
Jan Temp21 to 42 F
Apr Temp28 to 61 F
Jul Temp43 to 86 F
Oct Temp29 to 66 F
Annual Precip10.4 inches
StationGRIZZLY
Distance15.1 miles
Jan Temp23 to 40 F
Apr Temp29 to 58 F
Jul Temp42 to 83 F
Oct Temp31 to 62 F
Annual Precip13.4 inches
StationREDMOND ROBERTS AP
Distance16.2 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
Redmond27,998$50,306

Prineville Public Libraries

Crook County Library
175 NW MEADOW LAKES DR
Prineville, Oregon
(541) 447-7978

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Prineville Hospitals

Pioneer Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
1201 Ne Elm Street

Prineville Public Schools

Cecil Sly Elementary School
1400 Se 2nd St
ZIP: 97754
(541) 447-7675
Primary
Total Enrollment 431
Crook County High School
1100 Se Lynn Blvd
ZIP: 97754
(541) 416-6900
High
Total Enrollment 834
Crook County Middle School
100 Ne Knowledge St
ZIP: 97754
(541) 447-6283
Middle
Total Enrollment 595
Crooked River Elementary School
641 Ne 1st St
ZIP: 97754
(541) 447-6488
Primary
Total Enrollment 356
Insight School Of Oregon-charter Option
603 Nw 3rd St
ZIP: 97754
(541) 823-5010
Other
Total Enrollment 389
Ochoco Elementary School
440 Nw Madras Hwy
ZIP: 97754
(541) 447-5211
Primary
Total Enrollment 377
Pioneer Secondary Alternative High School
297 Ne Holly St
ZIP: 97754
(541) 447-1268
High
Total Enrollment 51

Prineville Private Schools

Crook County Christian School
839 S Main St
ZIP: 97754
Elementary
Total Enrollment 74
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