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Hermiston is a city in Umatilla County, in the Pendleton-Hermiston metro area.
The community was named for Robert Louis Stevenson's unfinished novel, "Weir of Hermiston"
The latitude of Hermiston is 45.840N. The longitude is -119.288W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 459 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,086.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Hermiston demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Umatilla County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 97838 ZIP code.
15% of Hermiston residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hermiston ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hermiston was $17,075, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Hermiston residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Hermiston, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $415. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $902.
Libraries in Hermiston include Hermiston Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Hermiston include Hermiston Herald
Umatilla County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hermiston political report.
The average commute time for Hermiston workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hermiston between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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