Malheur County

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Malheur County, Oregon

251 B St W
Vale, OR 97918
Phone: (541) 473-5151
Fax: (541) 473-5523

On eastern border of OR; organized Feb 17, 1887 from Baker county. Name Origin: For the Malheur River, which flows through it; from French 'misfortune', given to the river by trappers who were attacked by Indians and lost all their furs

Area (sq mi):: 9929.99 (land 9887.09; water 42.90) Population per square mile: 3.20
Population 2005: 31,330 State rank: 20 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.90%; 1990-2000 21.40% Population 2000: 31,615 (White 68.80%; Black or African American 1.20%; Hispanic or Latino 25.60%; Asian 2.00%; Other 21.10%). Foreign born: 8.20%. Median age: 34.00
Income 2000: per capita $13,895; median household $30,241; Population below poverty level: 18.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,025-$18,857
Unemployment (2004): 10.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.10% Median travel time to work: 17.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 15.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Ontario (11,152)

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    Study participants (N = 117) resided in Washoe County, Nevada (n = 63); Malheur County, Oregon (n = 30); and Ada County and Canyon County in Idaho (n = 24).
    The Grassy Mountain Project is situated on 9,300 acres of patented, unpatented and private land in Malheur County, Oregon.
    A note on the food habits of the Barn Owl in Malheur County, Oregon.
    The Notice of Intent serves as official notification to the State of Oregon that the company plans to build an underground mine and surface mill complex to develop the Grassy Mountain gold resource, situated in Malheur County, Oregon.
    each year come from the Snake River Valley of South western Idaho and Malheur County, Oregon.
    ABSTRACT--The rare plant, Ivesia rhypara Ertter and Reveal (Rosaceae), appears to grow along cracks in the closely underlying bedrock at the type locality, Leslie Gulch, Malheur County, Oregon.
    The LUB survey findings were similar to those reported in an earlier study of well water nitrate in northern Malheur County, Oregon, where approximately 30% of the sites exceeded the 10 ppm nN MCL (1).