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"Round-Up City"

Center for federal farm services; next to the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Pendleton is a city in Umatilla County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after George Hunt Pendleton, Democratic candidate for vice president

The latitude of Pendleton is 45.672N. The longitude is -118.787W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,066 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 16,458.


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Median household income
Local
$36,800
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Pendleton demographic reports
Pendleton is on the Umatilla River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 18. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.1 per 1,000 people.
Pendleton received national attention for 1999 highway crash during a dust storm; eight people died and 27 were injured
Local festivals include:
  • Pendleton Round-Up - Sept. 12-15, 2007
  • Wildhorse Pow-wow - July 6-8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Pendleton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Battle Mountain Forest State Scenic Corridor, Hat Rock State Park, Umatilla National Forest, Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area
Historic routes: Oregon Trail
Historic sites and museums: Umatilla County Historical Society Museum
Colleges and universities: Blue Mountain Community College
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.)
Record high: The state's highest temperature on record was reported here on Aug. 10, 1898, at 119 degrees

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Pendleton residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pendleton ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pendleton was $17,551, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

24% of Pendleton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Pendleton festival dates:

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History

Historic districts in Pendleton include South Main Street Commercial Historic District (Pendleton) ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Pendleton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $378.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $863.


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Libraries in Pendleton include Pendleton Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Pendleton include East Oregonian

TV stations in Pendleton include KFFX.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KRBM.

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Umatilla County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pendleton political report.

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Traffic

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

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Pendleton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Pendleton include Best Western, Econo Lodge Pendleton, Holiday Inn Express Pendleton, Motel 6, Oxford Suites Pendleton, Pendleton Super 8 Motel, Red Lion Hotel, Travelodge.

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