Demographics

The City of La Grande has approximately 14,000 people within our city limits and over 26,000 when combined with the surrounding communities within Union County. As the commercial center of northeast Oregon, we draw from our surrounding counties of Baker (population 16,005) and Wallowa (population 6,856) for shopping, work and recreation. Our school district is growing with a student enrollment of approximately 2,350 students. Eastern Oregon University adds to our local population with a student enrollment of approximately 3,500 students and approximately 450 faculty and staff.

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City of La Grande, OR

Population

Total Population

13,951

Population
Growth Rate

0.57%

Median Age

35

Diversity Index

31.500

Housing & Income

Households

5,706

Total Housing Units

6,132


Owner Occupied

3,046

Renter Occupied

2,661

Vacant

426

Median Home Value

$218,683


Average Home Value

$241,601

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.49%


Per Capita Income

2.02%

Income Projection

Median Household

$51,758 $56,611


Average Household

$70,401 $77,721


Per Capita

$28,893 $31,924

Workforce

Total Businesses

682

Total Employed

6,927

Workers 16+

5,869

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

78

Employed

1,423

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

18

Employed

1,346

2021 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

66

Employed

910

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

106

Employed

705

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

59

Employed

684

2021 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

47

Employed

612

Some
High School

314

Graduated
High School

2,411

Associates
Degree

913

Bachelor's
Degree

1,695

Graduate
Degree

884

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

5,616

Non-Resident Commuters

193

Drive Alone

4,270

Carpooled

702

Public

0

Work At Home

265