Hermiston-Pendleton, OR

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
92,044
0.624% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Wyden
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jeff Merkley
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.9
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
12.4%
5.1% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$69,901
11% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$232,400
17.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
39,120
1.97% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Hermiston-Pendleton, OR had a population of 92k people with a median age of 36.9 and a median household income of $69,901. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Hermiston-Pendleton, OR grew from 91,473 to 92,044, a 0.624% increase and its median household income grew from $62,979 to $69,901, a 11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.4%), White (Hispanic) (13.1%), Other (Hispanic) (9.63%), Two+ (Hispanic) (5.85%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4%).

None of the households in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92.8% of the residents in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR are Blue Mountain Community College (294 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR was $232,400, and the homeownership rate was 67%.

Most people in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR was 2 cars per household.

Hermiston-Pendleton, OR borders Kennewick-Richland, WA, La Grande, OR, and Walla Walla, WA.

Population & Diversity

Hermiston-Pendleton, OR is home to a population of 92k people, from which 92.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 10.6% of Hermiston-Pendleton, OR residents were born outside of the country (9.76k people).

In 2022, there were 4.76 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (57.4k people) in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.1k White (Hispanic) and 8.86k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.8%
2022 Citizenship
92.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.8% of Hermiston-Pendleton, OR residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR was 92.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    57.4k ± 676
  2. White (Hispanic)
    12.1k ± 1.4k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    8.86k ± 1.28k
29.4%
Hispanic Population
27.1k people

In 2022, there were 4.76 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (57.4k people) in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12.1k White (Hispanic) and 8.86k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

29.4% of the people in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR are hispanic (27.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    143,534 ± 9,142 people
  2. Vietnam
    22,912 ± 3,706 people
  3. China
    22,028 ± 3,634 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oregon was Mexico, the natal country of 143,534 Oregon residents, followed by Vietnam with 22,912 and China with 22,028.

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Foreign-Born Population

10.6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
9.76k people
10.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
9.49k people

As of 2022, 10.6% of Hermiston-Pendleton, OR residents (9.76k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR was 10.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,118 ± 258
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,164 ± 331
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    852 ± 195

Hermiston-Pendleton, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.82 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Hermiston-Pendleton, OR employs 39.1k people. The largest industries in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,200 people), Retail Trade (5,048 people), and Manufacturing (3,883 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($69,079), Utilities ($65,615), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,463).

Males in Oregon have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $64,064. The income inequality in Oregon (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

39.1k
2022 Value
± 1,618
1.97%
1 Year growth
± 5.67%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR grew at a rate of 1.97%, from 38.4k employees to 39.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,339 people), Management Occupations (3,361 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,207 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hermiston-Pendleton, OR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

39.1k
2022 Value
± 1,618
1.97%
1 Year growth
± 5.67%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR grew at a rate of 1.97%, from 38.4k employees to 39.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,200 people), Retail Trade (5,048 people), and Manufacturing (3,883 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hermiston-Pendleton, OR, though some of these residents may live in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$48,511
Median earning men ± $2,030
$33,671
Median earning women ± $1,301

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($68,917), Public Administration ($66,875), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,555).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($69,688), Public Administration ($50,854), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,375).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.87%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.97M people employed in Oregon. This represents a 2.87% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.1%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Oregon.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 585
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 414
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 304
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Oregon went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 56.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.75%).

Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are the senators currently representing the state of Oregon. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Oregon is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Oregon

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Ron Wyden
Senator from Oregon3
Assumed office on February 5, 1996
Elected to the seat following the resignation of Bob Packwood.
Jeff Merkley
Senator from Oregon2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009

Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are the senators currently representing Oregon.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Oregon over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Oregon

Oregon is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Oregon have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR awarded 294 degrees. The student population of Hermiston-Pendleton, OR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 555 male students and 672 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR are White (178 and 60.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (91 and 31%), Two or More Races (10 and 3.4%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (9 and 3.06%).

The largest universities in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR by number of degrees awarded are Blue Mountain Community College (294 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (142 and 48.3%), General Studies (38 and 12.9%), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (22 and 7.48%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,227 students enrolled in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR, 45.2% men and 54.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 582 records, of which 55.5% were women and 44.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 142 degrees awarded
  2. 38 degrees awarded
  3. 21 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 142 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
294 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Blue Mountain Community College with 294 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 97 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR, which is 0.492 times less than the 197 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 178 degrees mean that there were 1.96 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 91 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($5,130) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,721) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,053) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.928% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.891% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (868k), High School or Equivalent (807k), and Bachelors Degree (693k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR was $232,400 in 2022, which is 0.824 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $198,400 to $232,400, a 17.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR is 67%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR have an average commute time of 19.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR is $69,901. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR was Washington County, OR with a value of $100,121, followed by Clackamas County, OR and Multnomah County, OR, with respective values of $95,740 and $83,668.

Property

$232,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,723
$21,181
Median Property Taxes
±$1,105

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hermiston-Pendleton, OR the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

67%
Homeownership
2022
68.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67% of the housing units in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.5%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR was Washington County, OR with a value of $100,121, followed by Clackamas County, OR and Multnomah County, OR, with respective values of $95,740 and $83,668.

The following map shows all of the counties in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$69,901
Median Household Income
± $2,592
31.6k
Number of Households
± 1,428

In 2022, the median household income of the 31.6k households in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR grew to $69,901 from the previous year's value of $62,979.

The following chart displays the households in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hermiston-Pendleton, OR is from Oregon.
0.463
2022 Wage GINI in Oregon
0.462
2021 Wage GINI in Oregon

In 2022, the income inequality in Oregon was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.21% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Oregon was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oregon in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.2%)
  2. Carpooled (10.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (5%)

In 2022, 80.2% of workers in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.3%) and those who worked at home (5%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

19.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR have a shorter commute time (19.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.05% of the workforce in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR (10.9k out of 87.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.4% of the population of Hermiston-Pendleton, OR has health coverage, with 46.5% on employee plans, 21.2% on Medicaid, 11.6% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 1.33% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Oregon see 1062 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1062 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1212 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 165 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,062 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Oregon

Primary care physicians in Oregon see an average of 1,062 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,062 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.6% under 18 years, 20.8% between 18 and 34 years, 35.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.58%
Uninsured
46.5%
Employer Coverage
21.2%
Medicaid
11.6%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
1.33%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hermiston-Pendleton, OR declined by 1.45% from 6.68% to 6.58%.

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