Pendleton, OR

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2022 Population
17,005
0.854% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Wyden
Democratic Party
US Senator
Jeff Merkley
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.4
1.36% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.5%
0.112% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$67,931
16.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$238,600
15.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
6,847
3.92% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Pendleton, OR had a population of 17k people with a median age of 37.4 and a median household income of $67,931. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Pendleton, OR grew from 16,861 to 17,005, a 0.854% increase and its median household income grew from $58,093 to $67,931, a 16.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pendleton, OR are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.6%), White (Hispanic) (5.11%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.95%), Other (Hispanic) (3.6%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.15%).

None of the households in Pendleton, 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.

97.9% of the residents in Pendleton, OR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pendleton, OR are Blue Mountain Community College (294 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Pendleton, OR was $238,600, and the homeownership rate was 54.5%.

Most people in Pendleton, OR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 12.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Pendleton, OR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Pendleton, OR is home to a population of 17k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.48% of Pendleton, OR residents were born outside of the country (591 people).

In 2022, there were 15.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.4k people) in Pendleton, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 869 White (Hispanic) and 841 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.9%
2022 Citizenship
98%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.9% of Pendleton, OR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Pendleton, OR was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pendleton, OR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    13.4k ± 508
  2. White (Hispanic)
    869 ± 360
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    841 ± 258
11.9%
Hispanic Population
2.03k people

In 2022, there were 15.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.4k people) in Pendleton, OR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 869 White (Hispanic) and 841 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.9% of the people in Pendleton, OR are hispanic (2.03k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Pendleton, 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

3.48%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
591 people
3.74%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
631 people

As of 2022, 3.48% of Pendleton, OR residents (591 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 Pendleton, OR was 3.74%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    344 ± 122
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    267 ± 128
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    128 ± 69

Pendleton, OR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Pendleton, OR employs 6.85k people. The largest industries in Pendleton, OR are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,228 people), Retail Trade (903 people), and Public Administration (745 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($110,313), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($69,556), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,264).

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

6.85k
2022 Value
± 613
3.92%
1 Year growth
± 12.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pendleton, OR grew at a rate of 3.92%, from 6.59k employees to 6.85k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pendleton, OR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (862 people), Management Occupations (669 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (603 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pendleton, OR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.85k
2022 Value
± 613
3.92%
1 Year growth
± 12.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pendleton, OR grew at a rate of 3.92%, from 6.59k employees to 6.85k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pendleton, OR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,228 people), Retail Trade (903 people), and Public Administration (745 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pendleton, OR, though some of these residents may live in Pendleton, 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

$44,185
Median earning men ± $4,249
$35,286
Median earning women ± $3,278

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($91,625), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($64,583), and Construction ($54,392).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($62,955), Public Administration ($60,021), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,889).

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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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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 Pendleton, OR awarded 294 degrees. The student population of Pendleton, OR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 555 male students and 672 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pendleton, OR are White (178 and 60.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (91 and 31%), Two or More Races (10 and 3.4%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (9 and 3.06%).

The largest universities in Pendleton, OR by number of degrees awarded are Blue Mountain Community College (294 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Pendleton, OR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (142 and 48.3%), General Studies (38 and 12.9%), and Early Childhood Education & Teaching (22 and 7.48%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,227 students enrolled in Pendleton, OR, 45.2% men and 54.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 582 records, of which 55.5% were women and 44.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 142 degrees awarded
  2. 38 degrees awarded
  3. 21 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Pendleton, OR was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 142 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
294 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Blue Mountain Community College with 294 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 97 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pendleton, OR, which is 0.492 times less than the 197 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 178 degrees mean that there were 1.96 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 91 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($5,130) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,721) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,053) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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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 Pendleton, OR was $238,600 in 2022, which is 0.846 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $206,100 to $238,600, a 15.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Pendleton, OR is 54.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Pendleton, OR have an average commute time of 12.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pendleton, OR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$238,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$16,784
$3,244
Median Property Taxes
±$366

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 Pendleton, OR the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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

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Rent vs Own

54.5%
Homeownership
2022
62.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 54.5% of the housing units in Pendleton, OR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 56.4%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9505
  2. Census Tract 9507

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

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Household Income

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$67,931
Median Household Income
± $8,671
5.95k
Number of Households
± 579

In 2022, the median household income of the 5.95k households in Pendleton, OR grew to $67,931 from the previous year's value of $58,093.

The following chart displays the households in Pendleton, 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 Pendleton, 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 (80%)
  2. Carpooled (8.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.15%)

In 2022, 80% of workers in Pendleton, OR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.8%) and those who worked at home (5.15%).

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

12.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pendleton, OR have a shorter commute time (12.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.437% of the workforce in Pendleton, 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 Pendleton, OR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pendleton, OR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pendleton, OR (2.38k out of 15.3k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

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

95.2% of the population of Pendleton, OR has health coverage, with 48.2% on employee plans, 21.5% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 0.604% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Umatilla County, OR see 2165 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.83% decrease from the previous year (2349 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1620 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 231 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,165 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Umatilla County, OR

Primary care physicians in Umatilla County, OR see an average of 2,165 patients per year. This represents a 7.83% decrease from the previous year (2,349 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Umatilla County, OR in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28% under 18 years, 19.5% between 18 and 34 years, 34.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.1% were men and 48.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.8%
Uninsured
48.2%
Employer Coverage
21.5%
Medicaid
12.3%
Medicare
12.5%
Non-Group
0.604%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pendleton, OR grew by 21.8% from 3.94% to 4.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pendleton, OR changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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