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Welcome to Hermiston ...

The city of Hermiston is located in Umatilla County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hermiston has a population of 17,706 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Hermiston.

Hermiston is 470 feet [143 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Hermiston lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Hermiston: (541) and (458)<4>

The ZIP code for Hermiston: 97838<5>

Websites for Hermiston ...

Official Website: www.hermiston.or.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hermiston had an population of 17,706 people. This is an increase of 5.74% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 34.61% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hermiston had a population of 16,745 people (or 22.07% of the total population of Umatilla County). This makes Hermiston the county's most populous community.

The population of Hermiston represents 0.44% of the total population of Oregon (which has 3,831,074 people), making it the state's 31st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 16,745 people, the population of Hermiston increased 27.3% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 13,154 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Hermiston.

Communities near Hermiston ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hermiston.

  • Boardman [Morrow County]
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    • Boardman [Morrow County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Hermiston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,794 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boardman have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boardman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boardman<8>
  • Irrigon [Morrow County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irrigon
    • Irrigon [Morrow County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Hermiston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,799 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irrigon have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irrigon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irrigon<8>
  • Echo [Umatilla County]
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    • Echo [Umatilla County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Hermiston
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 705 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echo have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Echo<8>
  • Power City [Umatilla County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Power City
    • Power City [Umatilla County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the north of Hermiston
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Power City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Power City
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Stanfield [Umatilla County]
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      • Stanfield [Umatilla County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the southeast of Hermiston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,107 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanfield have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stanfield<8>
    • Umatilla [Umatilla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Umatilla
      • Umatilla [Umatilla County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northwest of Hermiston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,360 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Umatilla
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Umatilla<8>
    • Cold Springs [Umatilla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Springs
      • Cold Springs [Umatilla County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Hermiston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cold Springs
    • Ordnance [Umatilla County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ordnance
      • Ordnance [Umatilla County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Hermiston
    • Plymouth [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
      • Plymouth [Benton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Hermiston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
    • Paterson [Benton County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hermiston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hermiston.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hermiston. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Hermiston.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hermiston. See our Newspapers Page for Hermiston.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hermiston ...

Looking for more information about Hermiston? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Hermiston, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hermiston.

Adding Hermiston to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hermiston in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Hermiston was

We also found Hermiston on a map titled Auto Trails Map of Oregon (1925).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Hermiston on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Oregon

About Umatilla County

About Oregon

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Hermiston: www.hermiston.or.us/

The official website for Umatilla County: www.co.umatilla.or.us/

The official website for State of Oregon: https://www.oregon.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Oregon's counties, including Umatilla, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hermiston.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hermiston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (458) is an overlay for area code (541).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Hermiston). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hermiston or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hermiston) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hermiston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HermistonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hermiston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.8399, Longitude: -119.2907    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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