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La Grande is a city in Union County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the river valley

The latitude of La Grande is 45.324N. The longitude is -118.086W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,776 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,282.


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Median household income
Local
$31,576
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our La Grande demographic reports
La Grande is on the Grande Ronde River
Former and merged names include:
· Brown Town
· Brownsville
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 11. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.9 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Union County Fair - Aug. 1-4, 2007
Dates often change. Check La Grande web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Hilgard Junction State Recreation Area, Catherine Creek State Park, Minam State Recreation Area
Historic routes: Oregon Trail
Colleges and universities: Eastern Oregon State
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about La Grande demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Union 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 97850 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

20% of La Grande residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the La Grande ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in La Grande was $16,550, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

26% of La Grande residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
La Grande festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.



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Housing & real estate

Median rent in La Grande, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $396.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $784.


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Libraries

Libraries in La Grande include La Grande Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in La Grande include La Grande Observer

TV stations in La Grande include KPOU, KTVR.

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Politics

Union County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our La Grande political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for La Grande workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in La Grande include Best Value Inn La Grande, Best Western, Super 8.

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