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Time Zone: The communities of Malheur County are split between two time zones. Some communities are located in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and they observe daylight saving time. The other communities are located in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and they observe daylight saving time.

The community of Vale is the Seat for Malheur County.

Malheur County was founded in 1887 and was created by taking area from BakerCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Malheur had a population of 30,745 people. This is a decrease of 2.75% since the last Census (which gave a population of 31,615 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Malheur represented 0.92% of the total population of Oregon, making it the state's 20th most populous county (out of 36 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201031,313-0.96%+1.85% since 2009
200930,745-2.75%-0.28% since 2008
200830,832-2.48%-0.52% since 2007
200031,615The Last Census

More information can be found on the Malheur County Census Page for Malheur County.


Below are some of the communities located in Malheur County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Malheur County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Ontario   10,94210,9850.39% decrease  
Nyssa   2,9673,1636.2% decrease  
Vale   1,8801,9764.86% decrease  
Jordan Valley   2272395.02% decrease  
Adrian   1401474.76% decrease  

Websites for Malheur County

Official Website:   www.malheurco.org/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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