Oregon Union County Public Libraries

By | January 1, 2023

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Union County, Oregon. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Oregon Union County.

1. Library System ELGIN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 260 N 10th St, Elgin, OR 97827
Phone Number: (541) 437-2860 Union 11,586 10,859

2. Central Library ELGIN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 260 N 10th St, Elgin, OR 97827
Phone Number: (541) 437-2860 Union N/A N/A

3. Central Library LA GRANDE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR 97850
Phone Number: (541) 962-1339 Union N/A N/A

4. Library System LA GRANDE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 1006 Penn Ave, La Grande, OR 97850
Phone Number: (541) 962-1339 Union 133,024 N/A

5. Library System NORTH POWDER CITY LIBRARY
Street Address: 290 E St, North Powder, OR 97867
Phone Number: (541) 898-2175 Union 2,318 765

6. Central Library NORTH POWDER CITY LIBRARY
Street Address: 290 E St, North Powder, OR 97867
Phone Number: (541) 898-2175 Union N/A N/A

7. Central Library UNION CARNEGIE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 182 N Main St, Union, OR 97883
Phone Number: (541) 562-5811 Union N/A N/A

8. Library System UNION CARNEGIE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Street Address: 182 N Main St, Union, OR 97883
Phone Number: (541) 562-5811 Union 10,110 8,778

Overview of Union County, Oregon

Union County is a county located in the state of Oregon. The county was named for the town of Union, located within its boundaries when it was carved out of Baker County during the Civil War . As of 2000, the population is 24,530. The county seat is located at La Grande.

Economy

The initial economic interest in the area was mining, but most of the mines were in the portion Baker County annexed in 1901. Farming (wheat, fruit, vegetables, and grass seeds), cattle, sheep raising, and timber have replaced mining as the primary economic forces in the county. Nearby mountains and streams offer hunting, fishing, skiing, and camping, which attract vacationers. The Forest Service owns 47% of the lands inside the county boundaries.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 5,280 km² (2,039 mi²). 5,275 km² (2,037 mi²) of it is land and 5 km² (2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.10% water.

Adjacent Counties

  • Umatilla County, Oregon- (west)
  • Wallowa County, Oregon- (east)
  • Baker County, Oregon- (south)

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there are 24,530 people, 9,740 households, and 6,516 families residing in the county. The population density is 5/km² (12/mi²). There are 10,603 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (5/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 94.29% White, 0.51% Black or African American, 0.85% Native American, 0.85% Asian, 0.62% Pacific Islander, 1.22% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. 2.45% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 9,740 households out of which 30.00% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.10% are married couples living together, 8.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.10% are non-families. 26.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.45 and the average family size is 2.94.

In the county, the population is spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 12.10% from 18 to 24, 23.50% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 95.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $33,738, and the median income for a family is $40,520. Males have a median income of $33,028 versus $21,740 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,907. 13.80% of the population and 8.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.60% of those under the age of 18 and 9.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

History

Population growth in eastern Oregon during the early 1860s prompted the State Legislature to split Umatilla and Baker Counties from Wasco County in 1862. Further settlement in the Grande Ronde Valley led to the creation of Union County from Baker County on October 14, 1864.

The establishment of a county seat resulted in competition, based on geography and on economic and population growth, between La Grande and the city of Union. The county seat alternated between Union and La Grande until it permanently came to rest at La Grande in 1905. Between 1875 and 1913, adjustments were made between Union County’s borders and the borders of Baker, Umatilla, and Wallowa Counties.

Cities and towns

According to countryaah, Union County, Oregon has the following cities and towns:

  • Cove
  • Elgin
  • Imbler
  • Island City
  • La Grande
  • North Powder
  • Summerville
  • Union