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Pratum is an unincorporated community in Marion County, Oregon, United States. It is located northeast of Salem on Howell Prairie near the Pudding River. Pratum is Latin for "meadow". The community was settled in the late 19th century by a group of Mennonites, many of them of Swiss extraction. A branch of the narrow-gauge Oregonian Railway was built through the area in about 1880, and the station there was called "East Side Junction". The railway was eventually converted to standard gauge, and is still in use today by the Willamette Valley Railway. In 1895, the station was renamed "Enger" by a Mr. Larson, who opened the first store there. "Enger" was confused with Eugene, however, and the name of the station changed to "Pratum" in 1898. Pratum post office was established in 1887, and was originally called "Switzerland", then "Enger" and finally "Pratum" in 1898, matching the railroad station. The post office ran until 1964. Pratum School, built in 1928 and part of the Silver Falls School District, is still operating. The community is part of the Salem Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Unplug yourself and have a laid-back vacation at Pratum, United States. This city offers countless opportunities to click pictures for your travel journal. When planning a trip to Pratum, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Eugene. Take a short trip from Pratum and set some time aside to explore the Eugene. Dotted with places like Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Portland Japanese Garden, International Rose Test Garden; it will definitely be a good idea. To reach Pratum, hop on a flight to airport which is the nearest major Eugene Airport. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Pratum.

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Facts and Stats for Pratum*

  • Pollution Statistics in Pratum

    Know the pollution level of Pratum before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 10 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 29.17 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 16.67 (Very Low)
  • Pratum: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Pratum for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Pratum.

    • Burglary and Theft 42.5 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 38.89 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 35 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 40 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 32.5 (Low)
    • Drug offense 65 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 85 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 13.89 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 47.5 (Moderate)
  • Living in Pratum - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Pratum is 193.86 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 60.43 (High)
    • Climate Index 88.2 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 11.15 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 12 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 69.85 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 37.04 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.7 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 108.86 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Pratum

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Pratum

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 77 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 44 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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