Hermiston, OR Profile: Facts & Data


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Hermiston, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Hermiston had a population of 17,429 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hermiston: Maxwell.

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Hermiston, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 17,429
Population in Households 17,259
Population in Familes 14,088
Population in Group Qrtrs 170
Population Density2 2,229
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $46,443
Average Household Income $58,641
Per Capita Income $21,060


Total Housing Units 6,515 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,748 (57.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,450 (37.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 317 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $144,712
Average Home Value $157,929


Total Households 6,198
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 4,239
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.49% 0.34%
Households 0.29% 0.27%
Families 0.16% 0.18%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   3.3%

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, 2018 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 # 38 90th
Population Density # 109 71st
Diversity Index # 16 96th
Median Household Income # 231 39th
Per Capita Income # 321 15th

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