Pendleton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 16,881 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Pendleton is the 32nd largest community in Oregon.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Pendleton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pendleton is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pendleton who work in office and administrative support (15.93%), sales jobs (7.76%), and teaching (6.77%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Pendleton spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.84 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The education level of Pendleton citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.27% of adults 25 and older in Pendleton have a college degree.
The per capita income in Pendleton in 2010 was $22,893, which is middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,572 for a family of four. However, Pendleton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Pendleton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pendleton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pendleton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Pendleton include Irish, English, French , and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Pendleton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.