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Pendleton, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Pendleton had a population of 16,724 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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


Total Population 16,724
Population in Households 14,990
Population in Familes 11,333
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,734
Population Density2 1,552
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $49,965
Average Household Income $63,368
Per Capita Income $25,302


Total Housing Units 6,911 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,810 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,354 (34.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 748 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $160,204
Average Home Value $199,075


Total Households 6,163
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 3,766
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 0.08% 0.08%
Households -0.11% 0.01%
Families -0.07% -0.1%
Median Household Income   1.83%
Per Capita Income   3.06%

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, 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 # 42 89th
Population Density # 150 61st
Diversity Index # 109 71st
Median Household Income # 197 48th
Per Capita Income # 222 42nd

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