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Prineville is a city in Crook County, in the Prineville metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Barney Prine, local merchant. Lewis A. McArthur, author of "Oregon Place Names," notes that Prine's merchandise consisted primarily of good whiskey in the front room and some blacksmithing equipment in the back room. Most of his business was done in the back room.
The latitude of Prineville is 44.3N. The longitude is -120.833W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,877 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,115.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Prineville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Crook 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 97754 ZIP code.
14% of Prineville residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Prineville ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Prineville was $14,163, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Prineville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Prineville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $425. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $785.
Libraries in Prineville include Crook County Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Prineville include Central Oregonian
Crook County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Prineville political report.
The average commute time for Prineville workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Prineville include Best Western Prineville Inn.
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