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Pendleton, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Pendleton had a population of 16,693 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Pendleton is located at latitude 45.6747 and longitude -118.8174 in Umatilla County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pendleton (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Umatilla County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,070 feet.

The City of Pendleton (GNIS ID: 2411399) 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 Pendleton is located within Pendleton Division of Umatilla County.

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

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


Total Population 16,693
Population in Households 14,979
Population in Familes 11,354
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,714
Population Density1 1,549
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 6,183
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 3,773
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,897 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,363 (48.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,819 (40.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 714 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $157,347
Average Home Value $202,185


Median Household Income $46,437
Average Household Income $60,019
Per Capita Income $24,158
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.08% 0.09%
Households -0.1% -0.02%
Families -0.07% -0.16%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
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.

Pendleton, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pendleton 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 # 39 90th
Population Density1 # 146 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 109 71st
Median Household Income # 183 52nd
Per Capita Income # 188 51st

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