Stanfield is a city in Umatilla County, Oregon, United States. Take a look below for 10 interesting and fun facts about Stanfield, Oregon, United States.
1. The population was 2,043 at the 2010 census.
2. It is part of the Pendleton–Hermiston Micropolitan Statistical Area.
3. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.53 square miles (3.96 km2), all of it land.
4. The location was originally named “Foster” for John R. Foster, of Portland, who was an associate of Allen & Lewis.
5. The firm had interests in the Umatilla area and purchased 4,000 acres northeast of Echo.
6. They established a large ranch there and a store and small community followed; they were all named for Foster.
7. In 1882, the Oregon Railway & Navigation Company siding and stop was named “Fosters”.
8. A post office with the name of Foster was established in 1883; the name was changed to Stanfield in 1909 for Robert N. Stanfield Jr., who later became a U.S. senator from Oregon.
9. Recently, some hutterites from the Ritzville colony in Washington have purchased roughly 8,800 acres of farmland near Stanfield. They presently belong to the Dariusleut sect.
10. The median age in the city was 31.8 years. 31.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.6% were from 25 to 44; 24.8% were from 45 to 64; and 8.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.5% male and 49.5% female.