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Prineville, Oregon

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Welcome to Prineville ...

The city of Prineville is located in Crook County<1> and is the County Seat for Crook County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Prineville has a population of 10,720 people<2> (see below for details).

Prineville was established in 1877 and was incorporated in 1880.

The community of Prineville is 2,850 feet [869 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Prineville is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Area codes for Prineville: (541) & (458)<4>

The ZIP code for Prineville: 97754<5>

Websites for Prineville ...

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Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Prineville had an population of 10,720 people. This is an increase of 15.85% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 45.73% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Prineville had a population of 9,253 people (which is 44.11% of the total population of Crook County). This makes Prineville the county's most populous community.

The population of Prineville represents 0.24% of the total population of Oregon (which has 3,831,074 people), making it the state's 53rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,253 people, the population of Prineville increased 25.79% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,356 people).

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

Communities near Prineville ...

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

  • Redmond [Deschutes County]
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    • Redmond [Deschutes County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Prineville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,293 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redmond have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redmond
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Redmond<8>
  • Powell Butte [Crook County]
  • Alfalfa [Deschutes County]
  • Terrebonne [Deschutes County]
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    • Opal City [Jefferson County]
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      • Opal City [Jefferson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the northwest of Prineville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Opal City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opal City
    • Post [Crook County]
    • Crooked River Ranch [Jefferson County]
    • Culver [Jefferson County]
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      • Culver [Jefferson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<6> to the northwest of Prineville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,686 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Culver have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Culver
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Culver<8>
    • Metolius [Jefferson County]
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      • Metolius [Jefferson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<6> to the northwest of Prineville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 820 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Metolius have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metolius
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Metolius<8>
    • Scissorsville [Crook County] - Historic
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      • Scissorsville [Crook County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<6> to the east of Prineville
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Scissorsville. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<9>

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 Prineville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Prineville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Prineville. 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 Prineville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Prineville. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Prineville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Prineville ...

Looking for more information about Prineville? 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 Prineville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Prineville.

Adding Prineville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Prineville 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 Prineville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for State of Oregon:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Oregon's counties, including Crook, 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 Prineville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Prineville - 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 Prineville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Prineville 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Prineville) 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 Prineville. 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 PrinevilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prineville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.3030, Longitude: -120.8410    
<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.
<9>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






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