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North Powder is a city in Union County, in the La Grande metro area.
The community was named for the North Powder River, which was named for an English translation of Chinook terms for the soil along the stream
The latitude of North Powder is 45.028N. The longitude is -117.918W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,261 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 488.
Sections below provide additional information and links about North Powder 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 97867 ZIP code.
20% of North Powder residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the North Powder ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in North Powder was $11,231, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of North Powder residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in North Powder, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $313. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $710.
Union County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our North Powder political report.
The average commute time for North Powder workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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