Umatilla County

Umatilla County, Oregon

216 SE 4th St
Pendleton, OR 97801
Phone: (541) 278-6236
Fax: (541) 278-6345

On northeastern border of OR; organized Sep 27, 1862 from Wasco County. Name Origin: For the Umatilla River, which runs through the county; the river is itself named for the Umatilla Indian tribe. The meaning of the name is disputed: possibly 'water rippling over sand.'

Area (sq mi):: 3231.25 (land 3215.26; water 15.99) Population per square mile: 23.00
Population 2005: 73,878 State rank: 13 Population change: 2000-20005 4.70%; 1990-2000 19.10% Population 2000: 70,548 (White 77.50%; Black or African American 0.80%; Hispanic or Latino 16.10%; Asian 0.80%; Other 16.50%). Foreign born: 8.40%. Median age: 34.60
Income 2000: per capita $16,410; median household $36,249; Population below poverty level: 12.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,421-$23,011
Unemployment (2004): 8.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 17.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 12.30%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Pendleton County seat (16,605)
  • Hermiston (14,439)

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