Joseph

Nestled amidst the spectacular Wallowa mountain range in northeast Oregon lies a charming town.

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Welcome to Joseph

Nestled amidst the spectacular Wallowa mountain range in northeast Oregon lies a gem of a town, often hailed as the "Little Switzerland of America." With a rich tapestry of history, art, recreation, and agriculture, this town offers a unique experience like no other.
 
Joseph hailed as the finest little town in Oregon by its proud locals, is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, art aficionados, historians, and those who like to explore small locally-owned stores. Its streets are lined with specialty shops and galleries showcasing world-class fine art, local clothing, delectable baked goods, chocolates, wines, and coffees, among other delights.
 
The surrounding landscape is a paradise for cyclists, motorcycle riders, photographers, horse lovers, hunters, and fishing enthusiasts, offering a myriad of outdoor adventures. Throughout the year, Joseph hosts several signature events, town art walks, tastings, music events, and more.
 
Wallowa Lake State Park, just a few minutes south of town, offers a wealth of outdoor adventures. Whether you're camping, swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, biking, or wildlife watching, this park has something for everyone.
 
The park features the Wallowa Lake Marina, complete with a sturdy boat ramp and a spacious dock. Additionally, an on-site store offers a variety of amenities including kayaks, fishing gear, fishing licenses, jet ski rentals, paddle boats, souvenirs, snacks, and more.
 
When you're at Wallowa Lake State Park, take advantage of the breathtaking views by riding the Wallowa Lake Tramway. This scenic tram ride takes you up Mount Howard, where you can indulge in the stunning sights and delicious offerings at Summit Grill, including their renowned clam chowder and grilled sandwiches. Don't forget to explore the beautiful nature trail at the peak of Mount Howard for more incredible photo opportunities. Keep in mind that the tramway operates seasonally, typically from May through October, so plan your visit accordingly to enjoy this unforgettable experience.

Overview for Joseph, OR

1,252 people live in Joseph, where the median age is 54.5 and the average individual income is $29,097. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

1,252

Total Population

54.5 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$29,097

Average individual Income

Around Joseph, OR

There's plenty to do around Joseph, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Car-Dependent
Walking Score
39
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including The Dog Spot, The Blythe Cricket, and Arrowhead Chocolates.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 0.06 miles 67 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining 0.4 miles 72 reviews 4.7/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.04 miles 117 reviews 4.6/5 stars
Dining 0.41 miles 3 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.11 miles 70 reviews 4.3/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.15 miles 23 reviews 4.3/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Joseph, OR

Joseph has 591 households, with an average household size of 2.06. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Joseph do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 1,252 people call Joseph home. The population density is 1,381.05 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

1,252

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

54.5

Median Age

47.12 / 52.88%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

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25-64 Years

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65-74 Years

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75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
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591

Total Households

2.06

Average Household Size

$29,097

Average individual Income

Households with Children

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Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Joseph, OR

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The following schools are within or nearby Joseph. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
K - 12th
3/5

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