Island City

The City of La Grande is the economic, educational, recreational, and cultural hub for eastern Oregon, with a family oriented, small-town character. La Grande is the county seat of Union County and has a population of over 13,000. It has a vibrant business district, healthcare system and lots of parks and recreation. La Grande also includes a historic commercial district listed on the National Register of Historic Places

La Grande lies east of the Blue Mountains and southeast of Pendleton. Interstate 84 is the main freeway past La Grande. It links La Grande with other nearby cities in the area (Pendleton, Baker City), as well as other regionally important cities, including Ontario and Umatilla, Boise, Idaho, and Spokane and the Tri-Cities area of Washington.La Grande is a crew change point on the Huntington and La Grande subdivisions of the Union Pacific Railroadand is also the junction of the Idaho Northern and Pacific Railroad's 20-mile (32 km) short line to Elgin. You can also reach La Grande using the La Grande/Union County Airport.

For more information, visit www.cityoflagrande.org/

Population
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Population

Population2000201020212026
La Grande12,47313,09113,95114,262

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Age

Population201020212026
0-4937858894
5-9850835826
10-14709797777
15-191,0731,1321,162
20-241,4591,0531,182
25-291,0471,1201,023
30-347941,201958
35-396538471,045
40-44584689804
45-49716598689
50-54828596614
55-59829719622
60-64679859685
65-69464782837
70-74385667734
75-79342429597
80-84301320363
85+441452451
18+10,16111,01011,299
Median Age333537

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Race

La Grande2021
Total13,951.000
White Alone87.960
Black Alone1.330
American Indian Alone1.410
Asian Alone1.860
Pacific Islander Alone2.210
Some Other Race1.910
Two or More Races3.330
Hispanic Origin6.210
Diversity Index31.500

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Growth Rate

La Grande2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population1%0%
Households0%1%
Families0%0%
Median Household Income%2%
Per Capita Income%2%

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020212026
Households5,1135,3995,7065,849
Housing Units5,4525,7986,1326,286
Owner Occupied Units3,0463,172
Renter Occupied Units2,6612,677
Vacant Units426437

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Home Value

La Grande20212026
Median Home Value$218,683$273,417
Average Home Value$241,601$299,913
<$50,000237130
$50,000 - $99,99916968
$100,000 - $149,999328137
$150,000 - $199,999580291
$200,000 - $249,999558716
$250,000 - $299,999366521
$300,000 - $399,999502785
$400,000 - $499,999189324
$500,000 - $749,99990157
$1,000,000 +2338

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later147
2000-2009447
1990-1999699
1980-1989574
1970-19791,217
1960-1969524
1950-1959338
1940-1949334
1939 or Before1,668

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Income
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Income

La Grande20212026
Median Household$51,758$56,611
Average Household$70,401$77,721
Per Capita$28,893$31,924

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Household Income Base

La Grande2021
<$15,000725
$15,000 - $24,999568
$25,000 - $34,999658
$35,000 - $49,999809
$50,000 - $74,999924
$75,000 - $99,999899
$100,000 - $149,999643
$150,000 - $199,999256
$200,000+224

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+5,869
In-County Residents5,616
Out-of-County Residents193
Drive Alone4,270
Carpooled702
Public Transport0
Work at Home265
Less than 5 minutes656
5-9 minutes2,132
10-14 minutes1,490
15-19 minutes699
20-24 minutes165
25-29 minutes99
30-34 minutes78
35-39 minutes0
40-44 minutes25
45-59 minutes88
60-89 minutes56
90+ minutes116
Average Travel Time0

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees6,927
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt140
Mining0
Utilities13
Construction134
Manufacturing93
Wholesale Trade54
  
Retail Trade705
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers133
Furn & Home Furnish Str35
Electronics & Appl Store14
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip29
Food & Beverage Stores178
Health/Pers Care Stores101
Gasoline Stations44
Clothing/Accessory Store10
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music63
General Merchandise Str48
Misc Store Retailers45
Nonstore Retailers5
  
Transportation/Warehouse106
Information166
  
Finance & Insurance170
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn97
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv31
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other42
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing160
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv322
Legal Services32
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt66
Educational Services1,346
HealthCare/Social Assist1,423
Arts/Entertainment/Rec60
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs684
Accommodation72
Food Srv/Drinking Places612
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin345
Auto Repair/Maintenance88
Public Administration Emp910

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Educational Attainment (25+)

La Grande2021
Some High School314
Graduated High School2,411
Associates Degree913
Bachelor's Degree1,695
Graduate Degree884

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses682
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus5
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus2
Construction Bus34
Manufacturing Bus9
Wholesale Trade Bus14
  
Retail Trade Bus106
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus8
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus8
Electronics & Appl Store Bus4
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus8
Food & Beverage Stores Bus14
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus15
Gasoline Stations Bus7
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus4
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus14
General Merchandise Str Bus2
Misc Store Retailers Bus18
Nonstore Retailers Bus4
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus6
Information Bus20
  
Finance & Insurance Bus38
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus15
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus9
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus14
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus36
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus49
Legal Services Bus7
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus14
Educational Services Bus18
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus78
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus11
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus59
Accommodation Bus12
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus47
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus95
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus18
Public Administration Bus66

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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