Hermiston is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 17,201 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Hermiston is the 31st largest community in Oregon.
Hermiston is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Hermiston is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hermiston who work in office and administrative support (13.01%), sales jobs (9.95%), and farm management occupations (6.21%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Hermiston spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.96 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
In terms of college education, Hermiston is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.72% of adults 25 and older in Hermiston have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Hermiston in 2010 was $20,460, which is lower middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $81,840 for a family of four. However, Hermiston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Hermiston is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hermiston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hermiston residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Hermiston also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 33.27% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hermiston include Irish, English, Dutch, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Hermiston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.