Hood River County

Hood River County, Oregon

601 State St
Hood River, OR 97031
Phone: (541) 386-3970
Fax: (541) 386-9392

On northwestern border of OR, east of Portland; organized Jun 23, 1908 from Wasco County. Name Origin: For the river and the town; the river was named for either Samuel Hood (1724-1816), or for Arthur William Acland Hood (1824-1901), admirals in the British Navy

Area (sq mi):: 533.56 (land 522.35; water 11.21) Population per square mile: 40.70
Population 2005: 21,284 State rank: 26 Population change: 2000-20005 4.30%; 1990-2000 20.80% Population 2000: 20,411 (White 70.70%; Black or African American 0.60%; Hispanic or Latino 25.00%; Asian 1.50%; Other 19.10%). Foreign born: 16.40%. Median age: 35.30
Income 2000: per capita $17,877; median household $38,326; Population below poverty level: 14.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,815-$23,676
Unemployment (2004): 7.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.70% Median travel time to work: 19.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 16.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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The Hood River County Sheriff's Office said the 40-year-old man was found Sunday lying face down in a ditch.
Hops Fest started as a tribute to the great, fresh-hopped microbrews of the Pacific Northwest, and that still is the reason that thousands of people attend," said Kerry Cobb, Executive Director of the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce, which puts on the event.
com)-- Hood River County and the Columbia River Gorge are jumping into the summer season with a wide variety of activities in June, where you'll find something for everyone.
In May 2010, the three branches of the Hood River County Public Library in Oregon, which served a community of 21,000 people, closed their doors for economic reasons.
In addition, recent polling in Hood River County -- home to the proposed casino -- reveals local support for a casino in the county has sunk to an all-time low with just 22% of county voters expressing support for a casino and 56% opposed.
For more information on staying and playing in Hood River, contact the Hood River County Chamber of Commerce (www.
Hood River County has primarily fruit orchards, and Washington County has a combination of berry and vegetable crops and nurseries.
For an incident in the Gorge near the county line with Hood River County Sheriff, responders may include MCSO, Corbett Fire, Cascade Locks Fire & Rescue, Hood River County Sheriff, Mountain Wave Emergency Communications, and Pacific Northwest Search and Rescue.
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In Oregon, Washington County and Hood River County landed at the top of the healthy list, while Harney and Klamath counties fell to the bottom.
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