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Pendleton, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Pendleton had a population of 16,791 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Pendleton, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,791
Daytime Population: Workers 10,703
Daytime Population: Residents 7,876
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,579
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 15,076
Population in Familes 11,426
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,715
Population Density2 1,558
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $48,464
Average Household Income $62,499
Per Capita Income $24,995


Total Housing Units 6,894 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,427 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,772 (40.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 695 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $157,158
Average Home Value $198,015


Total Households 6,199
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 3,784
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.15% 0.09%
Households -0.05% 0.01%
Families -0.02% -0.12%
Median Household Income   0.65%
Per Capita Income   1.76%

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, 2017 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 # 41 89th
Population Density # 148 61st
Diversity Index # 109 71st
Median Household Income # 187 51st
Per Capita Income # 189 50th

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