Irrigon, Oregon

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Irrigon is a city in Morrow County, Oregon, United States, on the Columbia River and U.S. Route 730. Irrigon was incorporated in 1957. The Umatilla Chemical Depot, and the Umatilla Chemical Agent Disposal Facility, is located four-miles south of the city, northeast of the intersection of I-84 and I-82. Three-miles west of Irrigon is the Irrigon Hatchery. The population was 1,702 at the 2000 census.

Irrigon is part of the PendletonHermiston Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Irrigon is an agriculture and food processing based community. The largest employer is Western Alfalfa, Inc.,[4] a company that makes prepared livestock feeds.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km²), of which, 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (10.79%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,702 people, 565 households, and 441 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,376.5 people per square mile (530.0/km²). There were 609 housing units at an average density of 492.5/sq mi (189.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 72.91% White, 0.18% African American, 1.12% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 22.91% from other races, and 2.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 27.26% of the population.

There were 565 households out of which 40.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.8% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.01 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.5% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 96.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.1 males.

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