Hermiston, Oregon


Hermiston, Oregon

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Hermiston, Oregon
settlement_type = City
nickname =
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image_caption = Hat Rock, located on the Columbia River near Hermiston, was one of the first landmarks noted in the journals of Lewis and Clark. Cite web|url=http://libtextcenter.unl.edu/examples/servlet/transform/tamino/Library/lewisandclarkjournals?&_xmlsrc=http://libtextcenter.unl.edu/lewisandclark/files/xml/1805-10-19.xml&_xslsrc=http://libtextcenter.unl.edu/lewisandclark/LCstyles.xsl|title=October 19, 1805|accessdate=2006-12-10|publisher=University of Nebraska Lincoln|year=1805, tr. 2003|author=Lewis, Meriweather & William Clark|work=The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition Online|format=HTML]


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map_caption = Location in Oregon


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Oregon
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Umatilla
government_type =
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Robert E. Severson
established_title = Incorporated
established_date = 1907
area_magnitude =
area_total_sq_mi = 6.5
area_total_km2 = 16.7
area_land_sq_mi = 6.5
area_land_km2 = 16.7
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
area_water_km2 = 0.0
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population_as_of = 2005
population_footnotes = Cite web|url=http://www.hermiston.or.us/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7B915F09C5-C53D-4BBD-88B4-44287549123D%7D|title=Population Trends |accessdate=2006-12-10|publisher=City of Hermiston|year=2006|work=City of Hermiston (Official Website)|format=HTML]
population_note =
population_total = 15030
population_metro =
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population_density_km2 = 899.4
population_density_sq_mi = 2326.9
timezone = Pacific
utc_offset = -8
timezone_DST = Pacific
utc_offset_DST = -7
latd = 45 |latm = 50 |lats = 28 |latNS = N
longd = 119 |longm = 17 |longs = 30 |longEW = W
elevation_m = 196
elevation_ft = 643
website = http://hermiston.or.us
postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 97838
area_code = 541
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 41-33700GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1167708GR|3
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Hermiston is a city in Umatilla County, Oregon, United States, near the junction of I-82 and I-84. U.S. Route 395 also goes through the center of the city. Hermiston is seven miles south of the Columbia River, Lake Wallula, and the McNary Dam. The Umatilla Chemical Depot and the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility are five miles west of the city, northeast of the intersection of I-84 and I-82. As of 2006, the estimated population is 15,410 residents. [http://www.pdx.edu/media/p/r/PRC_Certified_Cities_2006.pdf Population Research Center: 2006 Estimates.] Portland State University. Retrieved October 21 2007.]

Hermiston is the smaller of the two principal cities of the Pendleton-Hermiston Micropolitan Statistical Area, a micropolitan area that covers Morrow and Umatilla counties [ [http://www.census.gov/population/www/estimates/metro_general/2006/List5.txt MICROPOLITAN STATISTICAL AREAS AND COMPONENTS] , Office of Management and Budget, 2007-05-11. Accessed 2008-07-27.] and had a combined population of 81,544 at the 2000 census.GR|2

Economy

Hermiston's largest employers and approximate number of employees Cite web
url=http://www.hermiston.or.us/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={69E9A244-0A3E-4303-A8CF-31B0AEE2A30C}
title=Major Employers
accessdate=2006-12-10
publisher=City of Hermiston
year=2006
work=City of Hermiston (Official Website)
] :
* Wal-Mart Distribution Center (850)
* Lamb Weston (700)
* Hermiston Foods (NORPAC Foods, Inc.) (500)
* Marlette Homes (450)
* Union Pacific Railroad (300)
* Good Shepherd Health Care System (350)
* Wal-Mart Supercenter Store (250)
* Umatilla Chemical Depot/Washington Group International (135)

Geography

Hermiston is located at coor dms|45|50|28|N|119|17|30|W|city (45.840992, -119.291714)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.5 square miles (16.7 km²) and has no surface water.

Distance to major cities:
* Portland, Oregon - 181 miles
* Seattle, Washington - 259 miles
* Spokane, Washington - 204 miles
* Boise, Idaho - 259 miles
* Salt Lake City, Utah - 587 miles
* Missoula, Montana - 367 miles

Hermiston's recent population growth is due to its proximity to large cities in the Pacific Northwest and its location along two major freeways. [ cite news
last = Hutchinson-Talaski
first = Karen
title = Hermiston growth leads the way
work = Hermiston Herald (Online)
publisher = Hermiston, Oregon: Western Communications
date = November 242006
url = http://www.hermistonherald.com/news/story.cfm?story_no=2776
accessdate = 2006-12-10
] Cite web
url=http://www.hermiston.or.us/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7B915F09C5-C53D-4BBD-88B4-44287549123D%7D
title=Population Trends
accessdate=2006-12-10
publisher=City of Hermiston
year=2006
work=City of Hermiston (Official Website)
]

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 13,154 people, 4,964 households, and 3,360 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,035.4 people per square mile (786.2/km²). There were 5,383 housing units at an average density of 832.9/sq mi (321.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 78.9% White, 0.9% African American, 0.90% Native American, 1.58% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 15.07% from other races, and 2.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 24.08% of the population.

There were 4,964 households out of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,354, and the median income for a family was $42,881. Males had a median income of $32,100 versus $20,951 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,075. About 11.9% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.7% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Hermiston School District is composed of one high school, two middle schools, and five elementary schools.

Transportation

*Hermiston Municipal Airport

Annual events

* Farm City Pro Rodeo, annual rodeo held in August [ [http://www.farmcityprorodeo.com FarmCityEntry ] ]

Trivia

* The first Shari's restaurant, built in 1978, is located on Highway 395 in Hermiston.
* It is the location where former Laker forward and NBA All-Star A. C. Green converted to Christianity. Cite web|url=http://www.sacredhoops.com/ac_green.html|title=AC Green, Main Man of the Month|accessdate=2006-12-10|publisher=SacredHoops.com|year=2006|work=Sacred Hoops|format=HTML]
* The world's largest Wi-Fi cloud is located in Hermiston. Cite web | url=http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,69234-0.html | title=Wi-Fi Cloud Covers Rural Oregon
accessdate=2006-12-10 | publisher=CondéNet Inc. | date=October 162005 | author=Associated Press | work=Wired News
]
* Hermiston is well-known for the watermelons grown there. Cite web | url=http://capitalpress.blogspot.com/2006/08/watermelon-worth-price.html | title=Watermelon worth the price | accessdate=2006-12-10 | publisher=Capital Press Agriculture Weekly, Press Publishing | date=August 222006 | first=Gary L. | last=West | work=Blogiculture ]
* Each year, a truckload of watermelons and other local produce are distributed free of charge in Portland, Oregon's Pioneer Courthouse Square. cite news | last = Hudson
first = Terry | title = Hermiston melons, seeds hit in Portland | work = Tri-City Herald (Online) | publisher = Kennewick, Washington: Tri-City Herald | date = August 161997 | url = http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/oldnews/1997/0816.html#anchor596414 | accessdate = 2006-12-10
]
* Boise State University quarterback and 2007 Fiesta Bowl Most Valuable Player Jared Zabransky is from Hermiston.

References

External links

* [http://www.hermiston.or.us/ City of Hermiston]
* [http://www.hermiston.k12.or.us/ Hermiston School District]


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