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B
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$147,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$650
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Pendleton Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    183
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    88
    41
  • Robbery
    24
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    372
    500
  • Theft
    2,381
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    154
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$46,913
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    43%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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Pendleton Reviews

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This is a small town and is very family orientated, Crime is very minimal here, and we are close to the Blue Mountains, many people go up to hunt or to simply enjoy the beauty of nature, We live a few miles away from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, and I have had the honor of growing up with and working around these people for many years, Although I am Latina, I have great respect and appreciation for different cultures beside my own. We are also know for our world famous Pendleton Round Up, it is great to see our little town visited by so many rodeo fans. A few things i wish we had more of was more community activities, we are friendly as is but it would be nice to have more involvement. Another thing that I would like to see is more diversity in the town, it seems like surrounding towns have a lot more diversity than we do. Other than that I am glad to have grown up here and would recommend it to anyone considering moving here!
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This community is one of the older in Eastern Oregon, yet it continues to thrive as it grows. It is at a central point to other surrounding areas further east, west, north and south. There are many things to see and do year around. It is the gateway to the Wallowa Mountains of Eastern Oregon as well as the Blue Mountains. There are many amenities within this community, plus it is home to the world famous Pendleton Round-up and Pendleton Woolen Mills. Wildhorse Casino with its many amenities now includes a world class golf course, there are also regularly bookings of some big names in entertainment. Tribal has also gifted the whole region with a wonderful bus system which connects with local surrounding communities as well as to major communities to the north , east and west. The schools are above average and the newly expanded local hospital boasts of state of the art medical treatments.
I have lived in Pendleton Oregon alomst my whole life. I can't seem to want to leave. It's a very small town where everyone, knows everyone. I live next to a old couple. He is a retired vetern of viteman war, His wife is a Vitenamese he meet during the war. They are always outside working on their garden any bringing over fresh fruit and veggis. In return we bring them dinner. Because, of the small acts of kindess that happens. I feel this is why i stay around Pendleton. Plus Round-up happens every September and causes tons of travlers to come and join us.