Hood River County

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Hood River County, Oregon

601 State St
Hood River, OR 97031
Phone: (541) 386-3970
Fax: (541) 386-9392
www.co.hood-river.or.us

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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