Hood River, Oregon

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Population in 2017: 7,686 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +31.8%
Males: 3,558  (46.3%)
Females: 4,128  (53.7%)
Median resident age:

34.8 years
Oregon median age:

39.3 years

Zip codes: 97031.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $51,777 (it was $31,580 in 2000)
Hood River:

$51,777
OR:

$60,212

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $30,084 (it was $17,609 in 2000)

Hood River city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $394,885 (it was $141,000 in 2000)
Hood River:

$394,885
OR:

$319,200

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,096.

March 2019 cost of living index in Hood River: 100.5 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.9%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 75.1% for other race residents, 13.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Hood River, OR (2010)
    • 5,10871.3%White alone
    • 1,74824.4%Hispanic
    • 1482.1%Two or more races
    • 1041.5%Asian alone
    • 260.4%Black alone
    • 220.3%American Indian alone
    • 60.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 50.07%Other race alone

Races in Hood River detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Oregon and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Hood River, Oregon as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Hood River is 2,561 to 1.


Crime rates in Hood River by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2011

2015

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(15.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(15.2)
3
(44.3)
2
(29.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
6
(91.1)
8
(118.0)
6
(88.0)
2
(28.7)
3
(41.4)
3
(39.7)
8
(103.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
24
(364.4)
24
(354.1)
34
(498.4)
24
(344.5)
12
(165.7)
14
(185.3)
15
(193.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
155
(2,353)
168
(2,479)
172
(2,521)
145
(2,081)
46
(635.1)
150
(1,985)
231
(2,974)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
20
(303.7)
20
(295.1)
13
(190.6)
10
(143.5)
5
(69.0)
18
(238.2)
32
(412.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(30.4)
2
(29.5)
2
(29.3)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
2
(25.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)178.9184.4189.1124.661.9119.4196.3

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Crime rate in Hood River detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 16 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
Oregon average:

1.53
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Hood River, OR City Guides:

Ancestries: American (7.8%), German (5.7%), European (4.2%), English (3.7%), Irish (3.3%), Scottish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 400 feet

Land area: 2.05 square miles.

Population density: 3,743 people per square mile   (average).

Hood River, Oregon map

1,200 residents are foreign born (12.0% Latin America).

This city:

15.5%
Oregon:

9.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,877 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,662 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gresham, OR (46.6 miles , pop. 90,205).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Portland, OR (55.6 miles , pop. 529,121).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (820.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

White Salmon, WA (1.5 miles ),
Bingen, WA (1.6 miles ),
Odell, OR (2.3 miles ),
Mosier, OR (2.5 miles ),
Wind River, WA (3.3 miles ),
Lyle, WA (3.4 miles ),
Rowena, OR (3.5 miles),
Parkdale, OR (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 45.71 N, Longitude: 121.52 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,596 (+46.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,595 (65.6%)

Area code: 541

Distribution of median household income in Hood River, OR in 2017
Distribution of house value in Hood River, OR in 2017
Hood River satellite photo by USGS

Hood River tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.2%
Oregon:

4.6%
Historical population in Hood River, OR
Historical housing units in Hood River, OR

Population change in the 1990s: +1,154 (+24.7%).
Most common industries in Hood River, OR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (10.9%)
  • Health care (8.3%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.7%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.6%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.8%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Educational services (4.2%)
  • Utilities (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.5%)
  • Educational services (11.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.7%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Hood River, OR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Carpenters (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
  • Art and design workers (4.0%)

Average climate in Hood River, Oregon

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Hood River, Oregon environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 66.7. This is about average.

City:

66.7
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.42. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.42
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Hood River-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Oregon state average. It is 181% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 116.5 miles away from Hood River center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 108.2 miles away from the city center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 117.9 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 401.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 413.3 miles away from Hood River center
On 11/8/1980 at 10:27:34, a magnitude 7.2 (6.2 MB, 7.2 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.0 ML) earthquake occurred 347.2 miles away from Hood River center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hood River County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Landslides: 2, Mudslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hood River topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Hood River:

  • HEART OF HOSPICE, LLC (1020 WASCO STREET, # C)
  • HOSPICE OF THE GORGE, INC (1630 WOODS COURT)
  • PROVIDENCE HOOD RIVER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 810 12TH STREET)
  • HOOD RIVER CARE CENTER (729 HENDERSON ROAD)
  • RAY YASUI DIALYSIS CENTER (1125 MAY ST)

Airports and heliports located in Hood River:

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Amtrak station:

HOOD RIVER (1205 B ST.) - Bus Station . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hood River:

  • Mt Hood Community College (about 45 miles; Gresham, OR; Full-time enrollment: 11,847)
  • Concordia University-Portland (about 55 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 3,996)
  • Clark College (about 55 miles; Vancouver, WA; FT enrollment: 9,330)
  • Clackamas Community College (about 58 miles; Oregon City, OR; FT enrollment: 4,261)
  • Portland State University (about 58 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 21,450)
  • Lewis & Clark College (about 59 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 2,864)
  • University of Portland (about 60 miles; Portland, OR; FT enrollment: 4,030)

Public high school in Hood River:

Private high schools in Hood River:

  • HORIZON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 212, Location: 700 PACIFIC AVE, Grades: PK-12)
  • MID-COLUMBIA ADVENTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 52, Location: 1100 22ND ST, Grades: PK-10)
  • NEXT DOOR KLAHRE HOUSE SCHOOL (Students: 18, Location: 965 TUCKER RD, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Hood River:

See full list of schools located in Hood River

Library in Hood River:

  • HOOD RIVER COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $785,648; Location: 502 STATE ST; 69,188 books; 2,568 audio materials; 4,160 video materials; 27 state licensed databases; 14 other licensed databases; 196 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Hood River is the "Deuce de Sport Tourist Town of Oregon"-Hood River is famously known as the "Windsurfing Capital of the World" during spring, summer,& fall AND the "Skiing and Snow-Fun Capital of the Northwest" during fall, winter, & spring.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Hood River: Port of Hood River Boat Ramp (A), Hood River Waterfront Park Amphitheatre (B), Columbia Area Transit Office Dispatch and Garage (C), Hood River Waste Water Treatment (D), Hood River Public Works Department (E), Columbia Center for the Arts (F), Hood River Fire and Emergency Medical Services (G), The History Museum of Hood River County (H), Department of Motor Vehicles Hood River (I), Hood River Public Health Department (J), Hood River Municipal Court (K), Hood River County Public Works Department (L), Hood River County Library (M), Hood River City Hall (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hood River include: Hood River Alliance Church (A), Immanuel Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Saint Mark the Evangelist Church Columbarium (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Rivers and creeks: Indian Creek (A), Hood River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Hood River include: Eliot Park (1), Jackson Park (2), Waucoma Park (3), Coe Park (4), Mann Park (5), Wilson Park (6), Port Marina Park (7), Morrison Park (8), Winans Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: International Museum of Carousel Art (304 Oak Street), Hood River County Historical Museum (300 East Port Marina Drive), Mt Hood Railroad (110 Railroad Ave), MT Hood Railroad and Dinner Train (110 Railroad Street), Columbia Gorge Limousine (Tours & Charters; 1360 Barker Road), Hood River Film Festival (Tours & Charters; 4079 Barrett Drive), Fruit Loop (Tours & Charters; 3020 Thomsen Road), Gorge Wind Guide Service (Tours & Charters; Post Office Box 1594), Apple Valley Country Store (Tours & Charters; 2363 Tucker Road).

Hotels: Columbia Gorge Hotel (4000 Westcliff Dr), Lone Pine Motel (2429 Cascade Avenue), Hood River Hotel Historical-Pasquale'S Ristorante - Hotel- Ristorante (106 Oak Street), Best Western Hood River Inn (1108 East Marina Way), Comfort Suites Hood River (2625 Cascade Avenue), Riverview Lodge (1505 Oak Street), Oak Street Hotel (610 Oak Street), Prater's Motel (1306 Oak Street).

Court: Oregon State - Judicial Branch- Circuit Court- Trial Court Operations (309 State Street).

Birthplace of: Cecil D. Andrus - Politician, Jesse Merz - Schoolteacher, Don Wakamatsu - Baseball player and coach, Alex Arrowsmith - Singer-songwriter, Bobby Gene Smith - Baseball player, Chuck Thomsen - Politician, Lucas McCathy - College football player (Cornell Big Red).

Hood River County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Hood River and their reported violations in the past:

HOOD RIVER, CITY OF (Population served: 6,710, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
ICE FOUNTAIN WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 5,125, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-27-2009), St Compliance achieved (NOV-05-2009), St Public Notif requested (NOV-16-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-23-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-17-2006)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-22-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 29 regular monitoring violations
USFS MULTNOMAH FALLS/WAHKEENA (Population served: 3,200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 6 minor monitoring violations
OPRD WEST MAYER STATE PARK (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2008)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
USFS LOST LAKE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 200, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-05-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-05-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-05-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUL-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-10-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUL-2013. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-10-2013)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
  • 29 other older monitoring violations
OPRD STARVATION CRK PK/RA (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In OCT-12-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In SEP-01-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-26-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-05-2011)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
OPRD VIENTO STATE PARK (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - Between JAN-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: COLIPHAGE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-04-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2013)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Hood River that have no violations reported:

  • USFS EAGLE CREEK CG (Population served: 255, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Oregon:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.1%
Whole state:

63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.9%
Whole state:

8.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
36 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
18 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Hood River in 2000:

  • 42 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Hood River (2011 data):

  • Centerpointe Community Bank: at 2500 Cascade Avenue, branch established on 2007/09/04. Info updated 2010/09/21: Bank assets: $80.2 mil, Deposits: $68.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Hood River Branch at 115 Oak Street, branch established on 1890/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Hood River Branch at 1309 12th Street, branch established on 1954/11/29. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Columbia State Bank: Hood River Branch at 2650 Cascade Avenue, branch established on 1993/05/12. Info updated 2011/08/09: Bank assets: $4,785.2 mil, Deposits: $3,892.8 mil, headquarters in Tacoma, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 104 total offices, Holding Company: Columbia Banking System, Inc.
  • KeyBank National Association: Indian Creek Branch at 1920 Twelfth Street, branch established on 1980/09/22. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • Washington Federal: Hood River at 2149 W Cascade Ave #103, branch established on 1975/01/01. Info updated 2011/12/19: Bank assets: $13,653.0 mil, Deposits: $8,905.8 mil, headquarters in Seattle, WA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 174 total offices
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Hood River In-Store Branch at 2249 West Cascade Ave, branch established on 1997/09/12. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

For population 15 years and over in Hood River:

Marital status in Hood River, OR
  • Never married: 39.1%
  • Now married: 42.4%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

For population 25 years and over in Hood River:

  • High school or higher: 82.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.3%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.9
Oregon average:

11.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Hood River
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hood River, OR (based on Hood River County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,6931
Evangelical Protestant2,54524
Mainline Protestant1,5057
Other8443
None13,759-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
This county:

3.77 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Hood River County:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

4.25 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Here:

13.68 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.8%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Hood River County:

27.3%
Oregon:

25.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.8%
Oregon:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

46.9%
Oregon:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.6%
Oregon:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Hood River:

28.3
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Hood River:

21.8%
State:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Hood River:

10.0%
Oregon:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Oregon:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

31.8%
Oregon:

33.1%

General health condition:
Hood River:

55.2%
Oregon:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.1%
Oregon:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Hood River, OR Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 15$107,422$85,9381$275
Streets and Highways 13$64,062$59,1340$0
Police Protection - Officers 13$89,672$82,7740$0
Financial Administration 7$36,441$62,4700$0
Other Government Administration 4$33,914$101,7422$6,012
Parks and Recreation 2$8,797$52,7820$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 2$11,160$66,9601$1,346
Judicial and Legal 1$4,612$55,3440$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 57$356,080$74,9644$7,633

Hood River government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $3,655,000 ($475.54)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,561,000 ($463.31)
    General - Other: $950,000 ($123.60)
    Sewerage: $728,000 ($94.72)
    Regular Highways: $369,000 ($48.01)
  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $2,645,000 ($344.13)
    Sewerage: $2,010,000 ($261.51)
    Police Protection: $1,666,000 ($216.76)
    Water Utilities: $1,456,000 ($189.44)
    General - Other: $1,196,000 ($155.61)
    Regular Highways: $942,000 ($122.56)
    Central Staff Services: $549,000 ($71.43)
    Financial Administration: $438,000 ($56.99)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $426,000 ($55.43)
    Parks and Recreation: $332,000 ($43.20)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $287,000 ($37.34)
    Parking Facilities: $227,000 ($29.53)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $385,000 ($50.09)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $507,000 ($65.96)
    General - Other: $92,000 ($11.97)
    Police Protection: $75,000 ($9.76)
    Local Fire Protection: $47,000 ($6.12)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $16,000 ($2.08)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($0.26)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,310,000 ($690.87)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $130,000 ($16.91)

Hood River government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,047,000 ($526.54)
    Other: $1,151,000 ($149.75)
    Parking Facilities: $654,000 ($85.09)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,000 ($0.26)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $866,000 ($112.67)
    Interest Earnings: $562,000 ($73.12)
    Fines and Forfeits: $465,000 ($60.50)
    Special Assessments: $11,000 ($1.43)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,387,000 ($310.56)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,198,000 ($155.87)
    Other: $723,000 ($94.07)
    Water Utilities: $550,000 ($71.56)
    General Local Government Support: $184,000 ($23.94)
  • Tax - Property: $3,679,000 ($478.66)
    Other License: $1,162,000 ($151.18)
    Other Selective Sales: $971,000 ($126.33)
    Public Utilities Sales: $795,000 ($103.43)

Hood River government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,206,000 ($3019.26)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,698,000 ($2953.16)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $508,000 ($66.09)

Hood River government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $640,000 ($83.27)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,090,000 ($1442.88)

7.12% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($66,827 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.12%
Oregon average:

8.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Multnomah County, OR  1.05% ($63,683 average AGI)
from Wasco County, OR  0.68% ($46,277)
from Klickitat County, WA  0.56% ($48,944)


6.72% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($55,120 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.72%
Oregon average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Wasco County, OR  1.26% ($35,125 average AGI)
to Multnomah County, OR  0.94% ($48,567)
to Klickitat County, WA  0.72% ($73,565)
Businesses in Hood River, OR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Nike1
Ace Hardware1Payless1
Best Western1Quiznos1
Comfort Suites1RadioShack1
Curves1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen1Sears1
Decora Cabinetry2Starbucks2
FedEx3Subway1
GNC1Taco Bell1
Goodwill4U-Haul1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
Lane Furniture1UPS2
MasterBrand Cabinets9Vans1
Maurices1Vons1
McDonald's2Walgreens1
New Balance2Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Hood River:

  • KIHR (1340 AM; 1 kW; HOOD RIVER, OR; Owner: COLUMBIA GORGE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KOTK (1080 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KEX (1190 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKAD (1550 AM; 50 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-WASHINGTON, INC)
  • KODL (1440 AM; 5 kW; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: LARSON-WYNN, INC.)
  • KKSN (1520 AM; 50 kW; OREGON CITY, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • KFXX (910 AM; 10 kW; VANCOUVER, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC (DE))
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hood River:

  • KBNO-FM (89.3 FM; WHITE SALMON, WA; Owner: WORLD RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KQHR (90.1 FM; HOOD RIVER, OR; Owner: KBPS PUBLIC RADIO FOUNDATION)
  • KCGB-FM (105.5 FM; HOOD RIVER, OR; Owner: COLUMBIA GORGE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KMCQ (104.5 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: MID-COLUMBIA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K215CR (90.9 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K256AC (99.1 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING NORTHWEST, INC)
  • KLVP-FM (88.7 FM; CHERRYVILLE, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KYYT (102.3 FM; GOLDENDALE, WA; Owner: HAYSTACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KACI-FM (97.7 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: COLUMBIA GORGE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KZRI (90.3 FM; WELCHES, OR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KMSW (92.7 FM; THE DALLES, OR; Owner: M.S.W. COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C..)
  • K273AJ (102.5 FM; ELWOOD, OR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K273AI (102.5 FM; ARIEL, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K232CK (94.3 FM; HOOD RIVER, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • K220HR (91.9 FM; HOOD RIVER, OR; Owner: KBOO FOUNDATION (KBOO-FM))

TV broadcast stations around Hood River:

  • K36FG (Channel 36; HOOD RIVER, ETC., OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • K20EH (Channel 20; HOOD RIVER, OR; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • K28CQ (Channel 28; HOOD RIVER, ETC., OR; Owner: COLUMBIA GORGE TV, INC.)
  • K34FK (Channel 40; HOOD RIVER, ETC., OR; Owner: COLUMBIA GORGE TV, INC.)
  • K50CE (Channel 50; HOOD RIVER, OR; Owner: COLUMBIA GORGE TV, INC.)
  • K53EI (Channel 53; HOOD RIVER, OR; Owner: COLUMBIA GORGE TV, INC.)
Hood River fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Hood River fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 866ft / 264mTotal length
  • $37,212,000Total costs
  • 358,275Total average daily traffic
  • 97,852Total average daily truck traffic
  • 273,329Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Hood River, OR - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 81950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Hood River, OR
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Hood River)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 55 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Hood River, OR)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 55 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 151 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Hood River)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 307 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Hood River)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 86. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 146 took place in 2007, and the least - 9 in 2017. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Hood River, OR When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (44.4%), and Outside Fires (37.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Hood River, OR
    • 65244.4%Structure Fires
    • 55137.5%Outside Fires
    • 17712.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 906.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Hood River, OR
Most common first names in Hood River, OR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John9677.3 years
James7671.7 years
William7575.9 years
Mary6781.4 years
Charles6277.3 years
George6278.3 years
Robert6074.8 years
Margaret4681.5 years
Helen4380.0 years
Frank3578.1 years
Most common last names in Hood River, OR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3779.6 years
Johnson3077.6 years
Williams1981.0 years
Moore1975.5 years
Jones1977.4 years
Miller1877.6 years
Anderson1777.3 years
Wilson1783.1 years
Taylor1674.6 years
Brown1578.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Hood River, OR
  • 65.3%Utility gas
  • 18.5%Electricity
  • 6.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.1%Wood
  • 3.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Hood River, OR
  • 79.4%Electricity
  • 18.7%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Hood River compared to Oregon state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

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  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: architecture and engineering occupations (population 5,000+)"
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