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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    A+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Hermiston is a town in Oregon with a population of 17,346. Hermiston is in Umatilla County. Living in Hermiston offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Hermiston there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families live in Hermiston and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Hermiston are above average.
About Hermiston...
Population
17,346

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$156,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$737
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    188.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    5.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    40
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    473.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,608.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    251.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    20%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    27%
    13%

Working in Hermiston

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,923
National
$55,322

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Hermiston Reviews

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Hermiston Oregon Is a simple town with an average population of 18,415 people. In the town of hermiston there is much to do fun wise in hermiston including our movie theater, public pool, numerous parks, bowling ally and even weekly video game competitions. There are, however, a ton of different places to eat including fast food franchises, sports bars, dinners and ever family owned restaurant. Hermiston also has a very friendly community.
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I would like people to be a little more friendly and respectful. Also be willing to explain and understand that there are different views.
Let’s treat everyone the same, doesn’t matter your sex, weight, kids, no kids married, other heritage or religion.
This place is also very old school and not a lot of changes happen. So willingness to be ok and open to new ideas which could help immensely should be welcomed and listened. Plus people should be ok to ask questions and not feel bad for doing so. Some family restaurants would be a wonderful addition to the area. Especially a Red Robin because there are lots of big family’s and few little restaurants.
I have lived in Hermiston for almost 12 years. I like the fact that this town is not super small but its not super big. There are some things that we could like more public facilities like stores because I feel like there are places around the town that a barren and could have some things that the public could go to. I really enjoy some of the events that the city organizes like plays, 3 on 3 basketball, and even the community dinners from organizations for families to come and enjoy. Our town also does a lot of fundraisers where all the money collected goes to schools for educational purposes, enhancements in the city, and to our local hospital. Every city has some sort of crime rate, but Hermiston's not bad at all. I feel safe and I believe that our police department is doing a fine job. I just wish there was more diversity in this town. The majority of the people are white or from a Hispanic background.