Deschutes County

Deschutes County, Oregon

1300 NW Wall St Suite 200
Bend, OR 97701
Phone: (541) 388-6570
Fax: (541) 385-3202

In central OR, east of Eugene; organized Dec 13, 1916 from Crook County. Name Origin: For the Deschutes River, which traverses the county; from French '[river] of the falls.'

Area (sq mi):: 3054.77 (land 3018.15; water 36.61) Population per square mile: 46.80
Population 2005: 141,382 State rank: 7 Population change: 2000-20005 22.50%; 1990-2000 53.90% Population 2000: 115,367 (White 92.90%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 3.70%; Asian 0.70%; Other 4.30%). Foreign born: 2.80%. Median age: 38.30
Income 2000: per capita $21,767; median household $41,847; Population below poverty level: 9.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $26,926-$27,880
Unemployment (2004): 6.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.30% Median travel time to work: 18.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 5.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Bend County seat (62,937)
  • Redmond (18,017)

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    A Portland man was detained by construction crew members and held for police after allegedly catching him trying to steal a trailer from a storage yard in Sisters, according to the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office.
    The child was hospitalized Wednesday with "life-threatening overdose symptoms," the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office said Thursday.
    The 70-year-old, from Bend in the state of Oregon, is blaming the supermarket chain (yes, it's still going) for her injuries, and is suing in Deschutes County Circuit Court.
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    Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel had said many of the college's public safety operations were illegal though school officials denied wrongdoing.
    Presently, he serves on the boards of Deschutes County United Way, High Desert Museum, and Pacific Coast Banking School.
    On-Point opened three branches in Deschutes County in 2010 to serve members who live and vacation in the area and to offer financial services to new members.
    The Business Development Forgivable Loan Fund was created to increase employment and capital investment in Deschutes County and help offset the cost of business relocation to and within the region.
    Published by Deschutes County Historical Society, distributed by University of Washington Press.
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