Union County

Union County is home to the communities of Cove, Elgin, Imbler, Island City, La Grande, North Powder, Summerville, and Union. Union County is a beautiful place to live with mountains and streams providing hunting, fishing, skiing, and camping opportunities. Initially, the county’s economy was defined by mining but over the years farming (wheat, fruit, vegetables, and grass seeds), cattle, sheep raising, and timber replaced mining as the primary economic forces in the county. More recently, the county diversified into an economic base that includes light manufacturing; technical based business and regional headquarters for Federal and State government. A mainstay of the Union County economy is Eastern Oregon University – a college offering certificate and degree programs that attracts students from Oregon, the PNW and internationally.

 

 

Communities in Union County include:

  • Cove
  • Elgin
  • Imbler
  • Island City
  • La Grande
  • North Powder
  • Summerville
  • Union

Union County

Population

Total Population

26,255

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

41

Diversity Index

33.200

Housing & Income

Households

10,811

Total Housing Units

11,702


Owner Occupied

6,976

Renter Occupied

3,835

Vacant

891

Median Home Value

$260,000


Average Home Value

$308,386

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

3.01%

Income Projection

Median Household

$63,843 $76,067


Average Household

$84,487 $97,913


Per Capita

$34,814 $40,384

Workforce

Total Businesses

1,252

Total Employed

11,325

Workers 16+

11,061

2022 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

34

Employed

1,742

2022 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

106

Employed

1,577

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

171

Employed

1,510

2022 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

112

Employed

1,321

2022 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

95

Employed

960

2022 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

74

Employed

863

Some
High School

816

Graduated
High School

5,211

Associates
Degree

1,974

Bachelor's
Degree

3,324

Graduate
Degree

1,674

Average Commute Time

17 min.



Resident Commuters

10,498

Non-Resident Commuters

503

Drive Alone

8,504

Carpooled

1,025

Public

26

Work At Home

618