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The population of La Grande is approximately 12,450 (1990), 13082 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,000 (1990), 5395 (2010).

The amount of land area in La Grande is 10.387 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from La Grande to Washington DC is 2215 miles. The distance to the Oregon state capital is 253 miles. (as the crow flies)
La Grande is positioned 45.32 degrees north of the equator and 118.08 degrees west of the prime meridian.

La Grande elevation is 2,788 feet above sea level.
La Grande per capita income is $25,263 (1993).

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La Grande location: in northeastern Oregon

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Climate & Weather

The climate for La Grande is a four season climate
La Grande average annual precipitation is 19 inches per year.
La Grande average annual snowfall is 31 inches per year.
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La Grande history:

Known to the Native Americans as "The Valley of Peace," the Grande Ronde Valley was a popular stop on the Oregon Trail.Between 1842 and 1860 more than 300,000 pioneers found this beautiful spot a welcome stopover before proceeding acrossthe Blue Mountains to the west. The first permanent settlement was Grande Ronde City, now the city of La Grande, in 1861. The name of Union Countyreflects the patriotic sentiment inspired by the Civil War.
La Grande became the permanent county seat of Union County in 1909.
To learn more about the Oregon Trail, go to the La Grande Chamber of Commerce page and click on the Oregon Trail. It is an interesting and informative page about those pioneers.
The incorporation date of La Grande: 1885

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La Grande attractions:

La Grande is one of the few towns the Old Oregon Trail runs right through (B Avenue). North Powder also holds that distinction. The town of Union has a spur of the trail and houses the Union County museum. La Grande celebrates her pioneer heritage during Oregon Trail Days/Rendezvous, an annual event the third weekend in August. A pioneer encampment, arts and crafts, entertainment, a buffalo barbecue, an oldtime fiddlers contest and a Dutch oven cook off are all parts of the fun.
Morgan Lake, Birnie Park, Ladd Marsh Wildlife Area and Nature Trail-6 miles west of LaGrande. Hilgard State Park, 8 miles west of La Grande. The Oregon Trail Interpretive Park at Blue Mountain Crossing, 12 miles west of La Grande. Indian Rock Overlook (for four wheel drive vehicles only).

NIGHTINGALE GALLERY: Location: In Loso Hall on the campus of Eastern Oregon State College in La Grande. Eastern, the only four year college east of the Cascades, offers theatrical, cultural and artistic amenities not often found in rural communities. The Nightingale Gallery is the showplace for both student and traveling art exhibits.
See the Chamber's page for more information on these attractions.

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