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.
Pendleton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Pendleton is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pendleton who work in office and administrative support (13.91%), sales jobs (7.34%), and management occupations (6.50%).
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 15.20 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
In terms of college education, Pendleton is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.30% of adults 25 and older in Pendleton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Pendleton in 2010 was $22,952, which is middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,808 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, Norwegian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Pendleton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.