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Boardman, Oregon
City
Boardman Chamber of Commerce and water tower
Boardman Chamber of Commerce and water tower
Motto: On the river, on the way
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Country United States
State Oregon
County Morrow
Incorporated May 20, 1921
Area
 • Total 4.17 sq mi (10.80 km2)
 • Land 3.79 sq mi (9.82 km2)
 • Water 0.38 sq mi (0.98 km2)
Elevation 308 ft (94 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,220
 • Estimate (2012) 3,335
 • Density 849.6/sq mi (328.0/km2)
Time zone Pacific (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) Pacific (UTC-7)
ZIP code 97818
Area code(s) 541
FIPS code 41-07200
GNIS feature ID 1136082
Website www.cityofboardman.com

Boardman is a city in Morrow County, Oregon, United States on the Columbia River and Interstate 84. As of the 2010 census the population was 3,220. It is part of the PendletonHermiston Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Boardman is in northeastern Oregon, along Interstate 84 south of the Columbia River. The city is 308 feet (94 m) above sea level. It is 25 miles (40 km) west of Hermiston and 164 miles (264 km) east of Portland.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.17 square miles (10.80 km2), of which, 3.79 square miles (9.82 km2) is land and 0.38 square miles (0.98 km2) is water.

Climate

Boardman has a steppe climate (Köppen BSk).

Climate data for Boardman
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 70
(21.1)
74
(23.3)
80
(26.7)
92
(33.3)
102
(38.9)
106
(41.1)
109
(42.8)
107
(41.7)
100
(37.8)
88
(31.1)
76
(24.4)
68
(20)
109
(42.8)
Average high °F (°C) 41.3
(5.17)
47.9
(8.83)
57.8
(14.33)
65.6
(18.67)
74
(23.3)
81.4
(27.44)
90.1
(32.28)
88.5
(31.39)
79.4
(26.33)
66
(18.9)
51.1
(10.61)
41.4
(5.22)
65.4
(18.56)
Average low °F (°C) 27
(-2.8)
29.2
(-1.56)
34
(1.1)
39.6
(4.22)
46.8
(8.22)
53.7
(12.06)
58.8
(14.89)
57.7
(14.28)
48.7
(9.28)
39
(3.9)
32.9
(0.5)
27.9
(-2.28)
41.3
(5.17)
Record low °F (°C) -13
(-25)
-13
(-25)
10
(-12.2)
21
(-6.1)
30
(-1.1)
35
(1.7)
39
(3.9)
39
(3.9)
25
(-3.9)
11
(-11.7)
-9
(-22.8)
-15
(-26.1)
-15
(-26.1)
Precipitation inches (mm) 1.23
(31.2)
0.85
(21.6)
0.67
(17)
0.65
(16.5)
0.69
(17.5)
0.5
(13)
0.22
(5.6)
0.29
(7.4)
0.39
(9.9)
0.6
(15)
1.14
(29)
1.32
(33.5)
8.55
(217.2)
Snowfall inches (cm) 1.9
(4.8)
1.3
(3.3)
0.2
(0.5)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.1
(0.3)
0.5
(1.3)
2.7
(6.9)
6.7
(17)
Avg. precipitation days 9 7 6 5 5 3 1 2 3 4 9 9 63

History

Boardman was homesteaded in 1903, by Samuel Herbert Boardman, the first superintendent of the Oregon State Parks System. Boardman and his wife worked for 13 years to develop irrigation for their land; during those years his wife taught school, and Boardman at times worked on railroad construction projects. The Union Pacific Railroad passed through Boardman, where it had a station. The community was platted in 1916 at about the same time Samuel Boardman went to work for the Oregon State Highway Department and became involved in the development of roadside parks.

The Boardman post office opened in 1916. The city was incorporated in 1921. During construction of the John Day Dam on the Columbia River in the 1960s, the city had to be moved south, further from the water. Lake Umatilla, behind the dam, covered much of the original city.

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,220 people, 964 households, and 759 families residing in the city. The population density was 849.6 inhabitants per square mile (328.0/km2). There were 1,017 housing units at an average density of 268.3 per square mile (103.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 60.1% White, 0.7% African American, 0.9% Native American, 2.4% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 33.0% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 61.7% of the population.

There were 964 households, of which 53.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 21.3% were non-families. 14.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.34, and the average family size was 3.70.

The median age in the city was 27.5 years. 35.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.9% were from 25 to 44; 18.8% were from 45 to 64; and 5.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 53.3% male and 46.7% female.

2000 census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1920 113
1930 100 −11.5%
1940 110 10.0%
1950 120 9.1%
1960 153 27.5%
1970 192 25.5%
1980 1,261 556.8%
1990 1,387 10.0%
2000 2,855 105.8%
2010 3,220 12.8%
Est. 2015 3,354 17.5%
source:

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,855 people, 853 households, and 686 families residing in the town. The population density was 798.2 people per square mile (307.9/km²). There were 947 housing units at an average density of 264.8 per square mile (102.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 55.24% White,1.93% Native American, 0.70% Asian, 0.39% African American, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 38.74% from other races, and 2.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 50.12% of the population.

There were 853 households out of which 53.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.5% were non-families. 14.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.33, and the average family size was 3.66.

Riverside High School Boardman Oregon
Riverside High School

In the town the population was spread out with 38.1% under the age of 18, 11.0% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 15.0% from 45 to 64, and 5.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 25 years. For every 100 females there were 109.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.8 males.

The median household income was $32,105, and the median income for a family was $32,543. Males had a median income of $30,000 versus $21,765 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,297. About 16.3% of families and 20.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.2% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Boardman Airport, owned by the Port of Morrow, is 4 miles (6.4 km) southwest of the city. It is a public airport used mainly for transient and local general aviation.

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