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Hermiston, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Hermiston had a population of 17,494 as of July 1, 2016. Hermiston ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oregon. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hermiston is located at latitude 45.8328 and longitude -119.2858 in Umatilla County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hermiston (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Umatilla County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 459 feet.

The City of Hermiston (GNIS ID: 2410748) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Oregon is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Hermiston is located within Hermiston-Umatilla Division of Umatilla County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hermiston population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hermiston: Maxwell.

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Hermiston, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 17,494
Population in Households 17,325
Population in Familes 14,174
Population in Group Qrtrs 169
Population Density1 2,237
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 6,259
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 4,277
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,621 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,324 (50.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,935 (44.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 362 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $141,917
Average Home Value $158,371


Median Household Income $44,823
Average Household Income $56,550
Per Capita Income $20,440
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.7% 0.48%
Households 0.54% 0.4%
Families 0.35% 0.3%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   1.93%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Hermiston, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hermiston to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 36 91st
Population Density1 # 106 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 16 96th
Median Household Income # 206 46th
Per Capita Income # 311 18th

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