La Grande, OR

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
26,286
0.118% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Wyden
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jeff Merkley
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39.7
0.75% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
15.2%
7.46% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$61,946
12.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$243,400
18% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
11,508
1.06% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, La Grande, OR had a population of 26.3k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $61,946. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of La Grande, OR grew from 26,255 to 26,286, a 0.118% increase and its median household income grew from $55,227 to $61,946, a 12.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in La Grande, OR are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.5%), White (Hispanic) (2.66%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.3%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.76%), and Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (Non-Hispanic) (1.4%).

None of the households in La Grande, OR reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.3% of the residents in La Grande, OR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in La Grande, OR are Eastern Oregon University (863 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in La Grande, OR was $243,400, and the homeownership rate was 66.6%.

Most people in La Grande, OR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.9 minutes. The average car ownership in La Grande, OR was 2 cars per household.

La Grande, OR borders Hermiston-Pendleton, OR.

Population & Diversity

La Grande, OR is home to a population of 26.3k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.87% of La Grande, OR residents were born outside of the country (754 people).

In 2022, there were 33 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23k people) in La Grande, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 698 White (Hispanic) and 604 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.3%
2022 Citizenship
98.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.3% of La Grande, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in La Grande, OR was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in La Grande, OR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    23k ± 146
  2. White (Hispanic)
    698 ± 157
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    604 ± 137
5.2%
Hispanic Population
1.37k people

In 2022, there were 33 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23k people) in La Grande, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 698 White (Hispanic) and 604 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.2% of the people in La Grande, OR are hispanic (1.37k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in La Grande, OR as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    143,534 ± 9,142 people
  2. Vietnam
    22,912 ± 3,706 people
  3. China
    22,028 ± 3,634 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oregon was Mexico, the natal country of 143,534 Oregon residents, followed by Vietnam with 22,912 and China with 22,028.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.87%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
754 people
2.85%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
749 people

As of 2022, 2.87% of La Grande, OR residents (754 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in La Grande, OR was 2.85%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    583 ± 88
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    426 ± 123
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    152 ± 63

La Grande, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.37 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of La Grande, OR employs 11.5k people. The largest industries in La Grande, OR are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,734 people), Retail Trade (1,536 people), and Manufacturing (1,197 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($89,375), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($70,911), and Public Administration ($60,368).

Males in Oregon have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $64,064. The income inequality in Oregon (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

11.5k
2022 Value
± 650
1.06%
1 Year growth
± 7.76%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in La Grande, OR grew at a rate of 1.06%, from 11.4k employees to 11.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in La Grande, OR, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,297 people), Management Occupations (1,001 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (973 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of La Grande, OR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

11.5k
2022 Value
± 650
1.06%
1 Year growth
± 7.76%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in La Grande, OR grew at a rate of 1.06%, from 11.4k employees to 11.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in La Grande, OR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,734 people), Retail Trade (1,536 people), and Manufacturing (1,197 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of La Grande, OR, though some of these residents may live in La Grande, OR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,742
Median earning men ± $1,760
$28,850
Median earning women ± $1,334

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($74,904), Public Administration ($72,685), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($72,422).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($55,850), Public Administration ($55,273), and Manufacturing ($43,125).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.87%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.97M people employed in Oregon. This represents a 2.87% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.1%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Oregon.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 265
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 143
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 137
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Oregon went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 56.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.75%).

Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are the senators currently representing the state of Oregon. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Oregon is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Oregon

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Ron Wyden
Senator from Oregon3
Assumed office on February 5, 1996
Elected to the seat following the resignation of Bob Packwood.
Jeff Merkley
Senator from Oregon2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009

Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley are the senators currently representing Oregon.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Oregon over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Oregon

Oregon is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Oregon have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in La Grande, OR awarded 863 degrees. The student population of La Grande, OR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,065 male students and 1,609 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in La Grande, OR are White (605 and 70.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (129 and 15%), Two or More Races (40 and 4.64%), and Unknown (25 and 2.9%).

The largest universities in La Grande, OR by number of degrees awarded are Eastern Oregon University (863 and 100%).

The most popular majors in La Grande, OR are Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (128 and 14.8%), Teacher Education & Professional Development (107 and 12.4%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (66 and 7.65%).

The median tuition cost in La Grande, OR for a public four year colleges is $8,213 for in-state students and $21,533 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in La Grande, OR, the percentage of applicants admitted was 98.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 25.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,674 (39.8% men and 60.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 2,674 students enrolled in La Grande, OR, 39.8% men and 60.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,848 records, of which 60.7% were women and 39.3% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in La Grande, OR was Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations with 128 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in La Grande, OR according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
863 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Eastern Oregon University with 863 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 295 men were awarded degrees from institutions in La Grande, OR, which is 0.519 times less than the 568 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 605 degrees mean that there were 4.69 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 129 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($8,213) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,983) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,260) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.928% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.891% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were Some college (868k), High School or Equivalent (807k), and Bachelors Degree (693k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in La Grande, OR was $243,400 in 2022, which is 0.863 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $206,200 to $243,400, a 18% increase. The homeownership rate in La Grande, OR is 66.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in La Grande, OR have an average commute time of 16.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in La Grande, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in La Grande, OR is $61,946. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in La Grande, OR was Washington County, OR with a value of $100,121, followed by Clackamas County, OR and Multnomah County, OR, with respective values of $95,740 and $83,668.

Property

$243,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,177
$7,127
Median Property Taxes
±$444

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In La Grande, OR the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in La Grande, OR compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

66.6%
Homeownership
2022
66.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66.6% of the housing units in La Grande, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.3%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in La Grande, OR was Washington County, OR with a value of $100,121, followed by Clackamas County, OR and Multnomah County, OR, with respective values of $95,740 and $83,668.

The following map shows all of the counties in La Grande, OR colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$61,946
Median Household Income
± $3,800
10.7k
Number of Households
± 608

In 2022, the median household income of the 10.7k households in La Grande, OR grew to $61,946 from the previous year's value of $55,227.

The following chart displays the households in La Grande, OR distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for La Grande, OR is from Oregon.
0.463
2022 Wage GINI in Oregon
0.462
2021 Wage GINI in Oregon

In 2022, the income inequality in Oregon was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.21% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Oregon was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oregon in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (74.6%)
  2. Carpooled (9.94%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.23%)

In 2022, 74.6% of workers in La Grande, OR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.94%) and those who worked at home (7.23%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

16.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in La Grande, OR have a shorter commute time (16.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.18% of the workforce in La Grande, OR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in La Grande, OR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in La Grande, OR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in La Grande, OR (3.93k out of 25.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in La Grande, OR is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

92.7% of the population of La Grande, OR has health coverage, with 39.2% on employee plans, 22% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 15.1% on non-group plans, and 1.29% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Oregon see 1062 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1062 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1212 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 165 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,062 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Oregon

Primary care physicians in Oregon see an average of 1,062 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,062 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.5% under 18 years, 21.1% between 18 and 34 years, 34.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.33%
Uninsured
39.2%
Employer Coverage
22%
Medicaid
15.2%
Medicare
15.1%
Non-Group
1.29%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in La Grande, OR grew by 2.44% from 7.15% to 7.33%.

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