La Grande

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.

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La Grande

Population

Total Population

13,427

Population
Growth Rate

0.27%

Median Age

35

Diversity Index

30.500

Housing & Income

Households

5,550

Total Housing Units

5,977


Owner Occupied

2,744

Renter Occupied

2,805

Vacant

427

Median Home Value

$190,437


Average Home Value

$215,115

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.30%


Per Capita Income

2.32%

Income Projection

Median Household

$40,825 $44,779


Average Household

$57,589 $64,686


Per Capita

$23,798 $26,695

Workforce

Total Businesses

712

Total Employed

7,622

Workers 16+

5,823

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

3

Employed

24

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

2

Employed

13

Construction

Businesses

36

Employed

183

Manufacturing

Businesses

11

Employed

102

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

20

Employed

392

Some
High School

296

Graduated
High School

2,155

Associates
Degree

859

Bachelor's
Degree

1,761

Graduate
Degree

901

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

5,558

Non-Resident Commuters

201

Drive Alone

4,277

Carpooled

534

Public

57

Work At Home

164


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